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Category Archives: Good Books

And the Oscar Goes to… Books!

Ever since the dawn of the silver screen, film and books have been inextricably linked. Early, grainy film adaptations of horror classics like Dracula and Frankenstein, paved the way for blockbuster Hollywood classics also based on novels: The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and Mary Poppins, to name a few. Now, the 2016 […]

January 2011’s Author of the Month – Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy, a true Irish storyteller, had her name at the top of Britain’s most popular writers list and the New York Times Best Seller’s List. Binchy’s novels touch on issues such as parent-child relationships and the illusion of love. Her novels do not focus entirely on sex, but their appeal, instead, stems from the […]

Awful Library Books

  You read it right! Just picture it… you’re in the stacks perusing some books and you pull something that catches your eye. You start to look through and have this thought in your mind like, “Really? Is this really a book that people read?” Well, there is a blog dedicated to these types of […]

March 2011’s Author of the Month – Anne Rivers Siddons

Anne Rivers Siddons, born 1936, graduate of Auburn University, started her career off as – what people may call, a free minded writer. She knew she was meant to be a writer when she was fired for her powerful articles in an Alabama Newspaper in which gained national attention. It was her articles like these […]

If You Like Nevada Barr…

Mystery You May Also Like… Elizabeth Adler Nelson DeMille Susan Dunlap Sue Henry JD Robb Dana Stabenow

If You Like David Baldacci…

Suspenseful…Fast Paced…Intricate Plots…Twists and Double Crosses… You may also like… Steve Martini Stuart Woods Nelson DeMille James Grippando John Grisham Michael Connelly Lisa Scottoline Scott Turow Brad Meltzer Robert Ludlum Vince Flynn Richard North Patterson Robert K. Tanenbaum

If You Like Jeffrey Archer…

You May Also Like… David Baldacci Stephen Coonts Clive Cussler Nelson DeMille Jack Higgins Robert Ludlum Vince Flynn Stuart Woods W. E. B. Griffin

If You Like the author ??? Then Try…

Have you read all titles written by a certain author and want more like them? Keep checking in to our blog to get the latest Author Read-A-Likes A to Z! This Week check out the Authors that write like VC Andrews… Sally Beauman Robin Cook Marilyn Harris Victoria Holt Gloria Murphy Anne Rice Whitley Strieber […]

December’s Author of the Month – James Michener

Something we do every month at the Emerson library is recognize an author and display their books. This month we are spotlighting James Michener. James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907-October 16, 1997) was an American Author of more that 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations and […]

Let’s Get Digital

Talking Books is making things easier for it’s consumers! Digital Books are here! No more searching for the right cassette, flipping, rewinding, etc. The entire book is on one cartridge, making the casing smaller and less hassle with multiple cassettes. Just insert the digital book into the new player and push play. You’ll love the […]