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The Bookmark

Learn what to read next! We talk about new books, bestsellers and books in many different genres. Discover what other people are reading and recommending. All book and movie titles mentioned in the podcast are listed in the blog post at http://tscpl.org/podcast/

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Episode 100: Bookish Balderdash

This week we are playing a game called Bookish Balderdash with guest star Debbie Stanton. The rules of the game are as follows: -One person (the "Dasher") reads the synopsis of a book. -The other players make up what they think is the first line of the book. -After all players have submitted their first line to the Dasher, the Dasher mixes them up and adds the slip of paper with the real first line. -The Dasher reads the first lines out loud to the other players. -Each player picks which first line they think is the real one. -The Dasher reveals the real first line of the book. The points are given as follows: -1 point for every vote their answer earned. -2 points for correctly guessing the REAL answer. -3 points to the DASHER if no players guess the real answer. -3 points to any player who writes an answer very similar to the real answer. -As a bluff, you can vote for your own book but you will not earn a point for this vote.

35mins

23 May 2022

Rank #1

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Episode 99: Books for your Summer Reading List

Start your summer off right with these sizzling new reads! The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

31mins

16 May 2022

Rank #2

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Episode 98: Julie's Reading Recommendations

This episode Chris and Miranda are joined by TSCPL star, Julie Nelson. Julie's taking us on a trip to Maine, and whether it's living off the grid or visiting a summer camp, we're enjoying our visit. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

36mins

9 May 2022

Rank #3

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Episode 97: What YOU Are Reading

One of our favorite ways to engage other readers is through a Facebook post asking you what you are reading. This episode, our hosts review titles you've shared. They also have recommendations for similar books. Listen closely, you may hear your name or recommendation. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

31mins

2 May 2022

Rank #4

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Episode 96: Discussable Books

In this episode, we discuss books that we find generally discussable. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

29mins

25 Apr 2022

Rank #5

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Episode 95: Using TV Series to Suggest Books

Do your TV watching preferences match your reading preferences?  Our hosts discuss TV series they have enjoyed and come up with book suggestions that are inspired by these viewing choices.  In addition to a to-be-read list, you may end up with a to-be-watched list from this episode. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

31mins

18 Apr 2022

Rank #6

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Episode 94: Fiction and Nonfiction Mash-Up with Megan

Special guest Megan joins us this episode to share some of her recent nonfiction reads. Based on her titles, Chris and Autumn then recommend fiction books that they think Megan will enjoy. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

31mins

11 Apr 2022

Rank #7

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Episode 93: Going Back to Earlier Reads

Take a trip back to the books you read 10 years ago.  Do you remember them?  How much of them do you remember?  Our hosts examine their Goodreads lists from 10 years ago to discuss what was memorable, which books they rated and thought would be memorable, and which ones they don't really remember. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

32mins

4 Apr 2022

Rank #8

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Episode 92: Reading Turn-Offs

Do you have any books or book topics that are an immediate no for you?  Our hosts spend this episode discussing book turn-offs. They've got lists including the kind of drama and types of characters.  Whether it be content or writing style, sometimes you just have to shut the book.  We agree, though, that sometimes a favorite author will keep us reading when we normally wouldn't. On this episode of The Bookmark, Autumn, Chris, and Miranda discuss how knowing what readers don't like helps them when recommending new titles.

33mins

28 Mar 2022

Rank #9

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Episode 91: Books We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Books

Ever read a good book that you can never seem to drop into conversation? This week we talk about those books that people don't necessarily ask for, but are good recommendations.  There are various reasons these books don't get recommended.  Sometimes it's a tough subject matter, like death.  Other times it's the "how" to get on the topic of recommending books like cookbooks, photo collections, map collections, and even some graphic novels. Any way you can talk about these books we don't talk about is a mission accomplished. The Bookmark is your place to find your next great book. Each week, join regular readers Miranda Ericsson, Chris Blocker and Autumn Friedli along with other librarians as they discuss all the books you’ll want to add to your reading list.

31mins

21 Mar 2022

Rank #10