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Book Trailers

All of us in this age of media have watched dozens of trailers—those thrilling and attention-catching filmed excerpts used to advertise and promote movies and television programs.

A recent marketing phenomenon is the book trailer. A broad variety of little videos out there celebrate individual books. Publishers, authors, teachers and plain old enthusiastic readers have embraced this strategy of creating visual book ads. Seems nonsensical, doesn’t it? Using moving images to promote reading? Yet, in a similar way, music videos promote sound recordings. Read more about Book Trailers

Memoirs by Rock Goddesses

It's the time of the year when all the "Best Of" lists start appearing, including the annual lists of staff favorites at The Urbana Free Library (you can find on the Staff Favorites 2016 page on the website) . I always find it fascinating to see what other people enjoyed reading over the past year. When I reflected on my reading from the last twelve months, I was surprised to discover that I read more non-fiction titles than I usually do, many of them memoirs . Read more about Memoirs by Rock Goddesses


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