/Melinda Borie

About Melinda Borie

Melinda is a librarian at the Floyd County Library.

Looking Back: Books on History

The end of the year is a good time to take stock of our past. It's also the time every "best books of the year" list comes out. In honor of this happy convergence, here are some of the best books of the year in the field of history. The Five: The Untold Lives of [...]

By | December 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pulitzer Prize Winners with Books on Harvey Weinstein

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism was awarded jointly to the publications The New York Times and The New Yorker, for reporting on the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct allegations. Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who wrote the winning work for the New York Times, published a book on the story, She Said, on [...]

By | November 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Read Native Authors

With Indigenous Peoples Day last week and Native American Heritage Month coming up next month, it's a good time to be thinking about reading books by American Indian authors. The library is here to help with the following great reads. An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo (2019). This collection of poems by the Poet Laureate [...]

By | October 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Horror reads for Halloween fans who don’t usually read horror

With our neighbors decorating their homes for Halloween and planning their seasonal parties, spooky season is upon us! If you're not a longtime fan of horror authors like Stephen King and Ania Ahlborn, it can be tough to know what to pick up when you want to be scared. I've got you covered with some [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From Page to Screen Guide

Books have been made into movies and television shows so often in the last few years that it can sometimes be a surprise to learn that a given media property isn't based on a bestselling novel. With the spring release of the film After, the 2014 novel by Anna Todd has seen a burst in [...]

By | August 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hot Summer Mysteries

With news that the hit television program Veronica Mars was back for a much-delayed fourth season after more than a decade off the air, I've found myself hankering for a fun mystery read to round out my summer repertoire. (If you want to watch the show, the three original seasons plus the new one are [...]

By | July 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brush up on American history

As you may know, the hit musical Hamilton was just playing across the river in Louisville, calling many of us to see it, listen to it, and learn more about the founders of our nation. As you're even more likely to know, next week brings July 4, Independence Day in this country (reminder: the library [...]

By | June 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Read With Pride

With the last weekend of June has gone the Southern Indiana Pride Festival, but if you're not quite finished with LGBTQ+ reads this summer (and honestly... why would you be?) I have some excellent recommendations for you! The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (2017, 391 pages; available in print and ebook [...]

By | June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Satisfy Your Game of Thrones Cravings

With the series finale last week of HBO's hit show Game of Thrones, many of you may be wondering what your next move is. Where else will you get vast landscapes full of political intrigue, strange creatures, and mysterious magic? Your local library, of course! What follows is a list of my recommendations to tick [...]

By | May 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn at home with our online resources!

Did you know that your Floyd County Library card does more than check out books? Even if you do, you might be surprised to find just how many cool things you're able to access and use, in the building or at home. I'm going to focus today on two of our learning resources, Gale Courses [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments