by Melody Dworak on April 7th, 2017
I already love audiobooks (I’m an aural-o-gist!), so I didn’t think twice about whether to binge-listen to the S-Town Podcast or not. I split the seven-“chapter” (episode) podcast into two days of listening while editing image files at work and baking a lasagna at home. Now I’m scouring Facebook, Twitter, and even Reddit for any extra morsel of commentary, any images of the characters or the setting, to satisfy that emptiness completing the podcast listening left.
As my own personal auralogist, I decided to come up with a “listen-alike” list inspired by the thematic elements of S-Town. Here’s that bibliographic homage to the show.
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by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 13th, 2017
The Book Madness brackets have been updated to show titles advancing to the Second Round.
2017 BOOK MADNESS – CHILDREN’S BRACKET
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
- Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
- Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
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by Candice Smith on June 26th, 2016
I first heard about this missing persons case from the podcast Missing Maura Murray, created and hosted by Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pilleri. On the evening of February 9, 2004, Maura had a minor car accident on a winding road in New Hampshire; a person who lived nearby came out to offer assistance, but Maura said that she’d called AAA and didn’t need help. When the police showed up a few minutes after being called, they found Maura’s car and many of her belongings, but she was not there. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
In True Crime Addict, author James Renner recounts how he became involved, seven years later, in trying to find out what happened to Maura. Read the rest of this entry »
by Candice Smith on December 18th, 2014
We recently received this book that I’ve been pretty excited about since I ordered it almost two months ago, and I wanted to recommend it to anyone looking for something to read during the holidays. Be warned, it’s not your usual holiday read; on the other hand, it does take place in December, so the setting is timely.
On December 3, 1957, in a small town in Illinois, seven-year-old Maria Ridulph disappeared from the front yard she was playing in; her body was discovered five months later. The case quickly gained a lot of attention and was investigated thoroughly, but there were very few clues to go on. The case remained unsolved for 55 years, until new evidence came to light in 2011. And now, the book is here.
I wonder if any of our patrons remember this happening? Just the next state over, a small girl taken from her family during the holiday season…surely not something you forget hearing about. I imagine this could be a very interesting, if not powerful book for some readers who spent time wondering just what happened. Here’s your chance to find out.
Right now, the book is still being processed…but did you know that putting a hold on a book will speed up the processing? Get to it before I do!