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Library Chicken: Books You Can Be Seen Reading in Public

Library Chicken: Books You Can Be Seen Reading in Public

Suzanne’s recent reads includes a Gothic-ish murder mystery, children’s literature from Isabel Allende, Lizzie Borden, and a few hyped books that just DID NOT do it for our Book Nerd.

Library Chicken: We're Back! And the Best Books of 2019 So Far

Library Chicken: We're Back! And the Best Books of 2019 So Far

Look! Suzanne is back! And she’s got a big list of her favorite 2019 reads so far.

Book Nerd: The Brave New World of Science Fiction

Book Nerd: The Brave New World of Science Fiction

The science-fiction/fantasy genre has never been more exciting — or more inclusive. Suzanne examines the new directions of an old favorite and highlights the genre’s new must-reads.

Library Chicken Update: 7.5.18

Library Chicken Update: 7.5.18

Suzanne’s on a roll with everything from great but depressing World War I novels, weird fiction, cozy mysteries, and plucky autobiographies.

Library Chicken Update: 6.6.18

Library Chicken Update: 6.6.18

Road trips equal audiobooks and other reading revelations in this week’s catch-up edition of Library Chicken.

Library Chicken Update: 5.16.18

Library Chicken Update: 5.16.18

Suzanne’s winning at Library Chicken despite the fact that the book world is full of dark corners and her husband needs to renew his library card already.

Library Chicken Update: 4.25.18

Library Chicken Update: 4.25.18

Suzanne’s budding obsession with scurvy carries her through some frozen wastelands, plus more short stories, more Woolf-adjacent biographies, and some snarky grammar in this week’s Library Chicken.

Library Chicken Special Edition: Short Stories for your Spring (and Summer)!

Library Chicken Special Edition: Short Stories for your Spring (and Summer)!

All that short story reading has paid off: Suzanne has the definitive guide to the best short stories for your middle school or high school homeschool (or for your own personal reading list).

Library Chicken :: 3.28.18

Library Chicken :: 3.28.18

Spooky stories, murder mysteries, and more good stuff keep Suzanne's library card busy this week.

Library Chicken Update :: 3.21.18

Library Chicken Update :: 3.21.18

Suzanne's still reading stacks of short stories, plus a not-as-fascinating-as-you'd-think history of diagramming sentences, some feminist classics, and the occasional novel.

Library Chicken Update :: 3.7.18

Library Chicken Update :: 3.7.18

Suzanne continues to push the limits of just how many short story collections one reader can tackle in this week's edition of Library Chicken.

Library Chicken Update :: 2.21.18

Library Chicken Update :: 2.21.18

Even the flu can't keep Suzanne from short stories, bookish memoirs, surprisingly intense popular fiction, and a little Vonnegut.

Book Nerd: Delightfully Doleful Books for Dark and Dreary Winter Days

Book Nerd: Delightfully Doleful Books for Dark and Dreary Winter Days

When the weather outside is frightful, Suzanne embraces the dark side with a gloomy, Gothic reading list that makes a bleak winter day seem positively cheerful by comparison.

Library Chicken Update :: 1.31.18

Library Chicken Update :: 1.31.18

On a particularly good Library Chicken week, Suzanne's reading short stories, British detectives, a little Virginia Woolf fan fiction, a charming novel totally worth the library hold list, and more.

Library Chicken Update :: Top 10 Fiction Books Read in 2017

Library Chicken Update :: Top 10 Fiction Books Read in 2017

Suzanne's best fiction reads of last year include more than one addictive series, plus haunted houses, Sherlock homages, classic Hollywood in space, and more.

This Week in Library Chicken :: 1.17.18

This Week in Library Chicken :: 1.17.18

Suzanne kicks off a new year of library chicken with mysteries, biographies, short stories, and some decidedly weird fiction.

Library Chicken Update: Top Nonfiction Books Read in 2017

Library Chicken Update: Top Nonfiction Books Read in 2017

Suzanne's favorite nonfiction reads of 2017 grappled with race in America, considered communities forged by disaster, illuminated under-appreciated women in history, and more.

Library Chicken Update :: Top 10 Kids/Young Adult Books Read in 2017

Library Chicken Update :: Top 10 Kids/Young Adult Books Read in 2017

Suzanne picks the best 10 children's and young adult books she crossed off her TBR list in 2017 in this Library Chicken roundup.

Library Chicken Update :: 12.5.17

Library Chicken Update :: 12.5.17

Haunted houses, apocalypses, imperialism, and more Library Chicken.