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About Melinda Borie

Melinda is a librarian at the Floyd County Library.

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

Nonfiction on Women

I'm a believer in good nonfiction. Done right, nonfiction can be as compelling as novels, and it teaches us about our world in a more direct way. In observance of Women's History Month, I've prepared a list of six exciting and educational books about real women, in chronological order: Mistress of the Vatican by Eleanor [...]

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

Today from Jessica Khoury: Last Of Her Name

As winter winds down, I find myself craving a bit of fun and sparkle, and I doubt I'm alone in that. Jessica Khoury delivers in Last Of Her Name, her sixth book for young adults, a 400-page space opera that poses the age-old question: what if Anastasia, but in space? Stacia Androvna, 17, has grown [...]

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

Heart/burn

Valentine's Day is coming up, and that means romance is about to be all around us. Depending on your appetite for love, this may or may not be to your taste, but fear not! I'm bringing a Choose Your Own Adventure spirit to this Valentine's Day recommendation post. Think of yourself as Goldilocks and these [...]

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

Readlikes for Non-Reads

One of the things I've learned to do in my time as a librarian is to recommend books to people. Like with so much else in life, there are no one-size-fits-all book recommendations. There is no such thing as a universally-loved book. So, in order to find the right fit for the person I'm recommending [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Other Lands

  I read a book recently so fantastic that I made my best friend use her selection for our book club to pick it, just so I would have an excuse to read it again. It is called In Other Lands (2017, 437 pages) and it was written by Sarah Rees Brennan. It begins with [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments