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Fall Reading Recommendations

What’s the best book you’ve read lately? Or do you have a few titles you love and always recommend to other readers looking for their next book? We’d love to hear from you this hour on Focus!

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Mary Beth Neebel left her job in the corporate world to start a small, independent bookstore in May 2006, and she’s never looked back. This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with Neebel about her store’s local author book signing series. She invites authors who write about central Illinois or are from this part of the state to do readings at “I Know You Like A Book,” her store based in Peoria Heights, Illinois. We’ll find out about some exciting titles that are new this fall. Kelly Strom, collections manager at the Champaign Public Library, also joins us. She’s got a long list of new titles out this fall that she’s excited to tell us about and has a few recommendations for readers of any age.

Continue reading for a book list!

Adult Books:

Onward Toward Where We’re Going Toward by Ryan Bartlemay

Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Perish, Cherish by David Rakoff

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher

Freud’s Mistress by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman

Gardening In Miniature:  Create Your Own Tiny Living World by Janit Calvo

Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly

Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman

The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

Catching Fire by Stephenie Meyer

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

City of Bones Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott card

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Maze Runner by James Dashner

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton

Inferno by Dan Brown

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Zealot: the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Children’s:

Rachel and Sammy by Jannifer Powelson

Young Adult:

Catching Fire by Stephenie Meyer

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

City of Bones Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Maze Runner by James Dashner

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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    closer survey Ana close what’s good to read
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    from Champaign Public Library whats you but you’re reading this day
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    program continues after the new welcome to
    welcome to focus on Jim meadows in Today Show is for people who love books

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    added features people who love books by the special features of the books
    talking a little about the book business in the latest on reading habits what is specially what’s new
    what’s new and interesting to read these days with me today in the studio is Kelly strong collections
    manager at the Champaign Public Library welcome back alley thank you for having me
    and Mary Beth Mabel who runs I know you like a book an independent bookstore
    are in Peoria heights Mary Beth welcome to the program thank you for having me
    and feel free to join us have you read something recently that affected you so

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    do you so much you have to tell your friends about it do you belong to a book club in what is your group
    group reading now are toll free number is 1 800 2229
    9455 that’s 1 800 222 wyll
    email us at will dash talk.illinois.edu
    edu Maribeth you know I was just looking things on the internet in
    2006 there was a documentry the came out of the morning
    the decline of the independent bookstore and that’s the year that you open your

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    independent bookstore well I tend to go against the tide at cats
    I was I was wondering you know I used to live in Peoria and I remember in the 90’s there was an end
    is an independent bookstore in downtown Peoria heights where I am I know you like a book
    book is located it was a very nice store at last a few years
    that it went away how are you how are you keeping your story
    your store going as an independent business at a time when I’m gone
    a lot of people say book stores are in the climb well I think I have a little

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    little bit of a different marketing mix my store sells bells new books
    books and used books and about a year and a half after I open
    open the store I put in a wine bar add a ball soul increase
    Creasy type of sidelined items sold better to Phoenix helps to
    to sustain St the book selling business a wine bar mitis
    might just work well by itself in a lot of location I’m wondering do wine bar paper
    patron stick around browser books are is it the other way around actually I got

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    I got the idea from one of my customers with c** in nearly every Friday
    Friday by booking say you know I’m going to go to one of the fires in the
    in the heights and have a glass of white wine and read my book and I thought well
    well if I could open one here for half days longer and his people come in
    men have a glass of wine browser books of bookclubs love it
    love it to and so it is worked out well I know that a lot of Public
    public libraries including Champaign Public Library Kelly not one but a little coffee

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    coffee shops in and places to drink coffee there how does that affect of
    the patronage of a library hopefully um it bring people
    people in Canada make them feel comfortable here to be able to sit down and read a book in
    and have a cup of coffee or latte to enjoy the relaxing and taking it
    taking everything that Siri has to offer okay um
    remind people of a the the phone number to contact us if you have something to say about
    about a book that excited you recently are questions for our guests

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    are toll free number is 1 800 2229 455 that’s 1 800
    800 222 WILL email as it will dash talk
    talk dot Illinois .edu are you can I contact me on Facebook or Twitter
    Twitter @ focus 580 up Mary Beth
    understand you like to show cancelled local authors authors with roots are who write about
    write about to downstate Illinois GS redo new releases
    the inception of the store stablish what we call our local office

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    series and a phony people now because of the
    self publishing have books out there and don’t have
    a lot of means to get them out into the public so what we do
    we do is win level of income sentences I just got this book
    started off with the book signing me to at least one per month usually true from
    promod okay can you can you tell me some of the local authors
    who have been doing well that your fun oh there so many night and I must scream

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    distinguished honors with our local office series is meant for anyone who has time
    Titus central Illinois some of the authors are published by big publishing
    houses of a message said our self published book 3 come out the same
    saman and give them the opportunity to showcase books of
    pool number of some hear that I really really enjoy
    Folsom children’s books as well as history books about Willis novels
    the last when you just had is a fantastic novels

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    buy a gentleman in Bryan Burrell me the title of the book is on word
    Lorde tour what were going toward
    that sounds pretty in ink manic it’s a great day to novels
    it is published by id chief publishing which I believe is out of New York
    New York and rain told me right now that his publisher is actually a
    getting into your penis market
    I think it’s going to be an international bestseller it’s just a really well written

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    written fiction about us two men that were basically
    grew up in central Illinois who have discovered
    cover their father committed suicide and its house after affects
    live through these are two men who are not Brothers at the dirty war brothers located
    all I see two brothers who won who 440 find out um
    where did committed suicide Can Am is it goes into effect
    left um how do you know is is this could be pretty grandma

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    this could be pretty redemptive how does this how to display out or would you be giving too much away
    what is where I know it is bolt fits a Bears part center TX
    extremely humerus and parts that are quite touching the other thing that
    dad I think people in central Illinois what about it isn’t there so many to
    how many to descriptive parts Rico I been there I’ve driven down there
    you really captures spirit OK area I’m trying to not break
    riders spend much time in Indian land in central Illinois

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    the one I think of this is the late Philip Jose farmer which is almost a surprising City
    what’s the science fiction writer and spend alot of time away from this planet but I know I
    I know I’ll suspect also I was Spencer set some of this novel specifically
    and some verses of central Illinois Peoria have you ever seen a strong reaction
    action from raiders from patrons Georgia George this book we had a
    does a really nice signing and up Morton Pumpkin Festival
    festival signing out there so I’m just hoping it really takes off

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    okay let me go over to Kelly’s from now over the library
    you have about you brought upon a box with you what what you want what do you have that you would recommend right now
    right now well I have lots of things recommend someone that
    one that I was brought in um that I actually in reading right now because of October
    like to read scary box to prepare myself for Halloween holiday
    and so I am reading one right now called help for the haunted by John Searles
    that’s not very twitch TV and a little scary and Ally

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    adalat mysterious can you be more specific
    it is about it takes place in the 70’s and 80’s
    it’s about to girls who grow up in a family were their parents
    provide some sort of nebulous service for people who think they are haunted or have family
    family members who are haunted by demons and so the parents
    Aaron stepmom prays over them constantly in the dad a claim that he sees
    seize different beans and and perform exorcisms per se

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    but um they work with the person trying to figure out a way to ease their
    is there mind and the common life down after
    followed by these bean now what do you look for in women
    Ninon horror fiction and I don’t I don’t know exactly what’s the meaning of physical affection
    do you like somebody keeps you up at 9 does a dozen trace a hair in the back of your neck that certain things
    you know my taste very through the years in and I certainly Redbox
    things to 54 but when I do it or I like things that basically keep me on the

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    on the edge of my seat you know I want to know um I want to find out about
    something scary that’s happening in a way that they find out about it and solve the problem
    difference in a mystery or suspense novel because they’re often times is something
    thing at it to it as it to the horror genre like maybe there’s apparel
    paranormal occurrences or um some sort of supernatural
    natural bee or just a mysterious loans
    do you know your basic accounting so yeah I like I like to go to read something that’s kept

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    factors that okay John Searles if I’m looking at the correct Johns
    Searles um is a is the editor at large
    Cosmopolitan magazine and the offer to other novels boy still missing and strain
    strange but true Mary Beth I’m wondering over at your store is there a particular phone
    the following for horror fiction is there anything that hot right now off
    there’s always stirs always love
    interest in horror fiction in once again when we together

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    focus on local office we have a book that really well bye
    actually of works at a library in central Illinois
    name is Sylvia shoals and the book is called fractured spirits haunt
    hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital & Peoria State Hospital for people who
    people who want somebody with that was in an old mental hospital that used to
    used to a exist in in Bartonville just south of of Peoria
    I think some of the buildings are still standing of a hospital itself is long gone

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    that’s correct a hand up at the time when it was built considered white
    white progressive interms of Mental Health but then
    send after a long period of time I think it’s working women to live
    and so into its its a good setting for um scare
    scary stuff to happen on iOS what is focus
    focus on Jim meadows and we are talking about up about books books for phone
    fall and my guests this morning ara ara Mary Beth

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    best maple with the you like a book no excuse me I know you like a book is
    what is the correct is the correct title of the name of your independent bookstore
    in Peoria heights and Kelly stroma Collections Manager for the champagne
    campaign Public Library and their sharing a sum of their book recommendations for the
    the fall we invite you to do the same give a call toll-free at 1 802
    3222 94551 800 222 WI
    illl R Us send me a question by email it will dash Tongkat Illinois

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    illinois.edu are contact me at Twitter or Facebook that focus
    focus 580 we were on Kelly I know
    we were looking at a report earlier and I think I sent you a copy of a big server
    survey that was a put up at the National Endowment for the Arts
    about a book reading habits apparently they didn’t even larger survey about
    about just about all the all the are all the artistic media that other people Arkansas
    consuming these days but we were focusing on the book part and dumb

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    there’s there’s there’s a lot of numbers here I stand up
    Marybeth we get this is Debbie get this release over to you as well I’m sorry I
    sorry I don’t believe I receive it okay so I’m going to talk to Kelly hear about it
    one thing I gather is um one thing I saw a sentence
    the percentage of people who read for fun that is read books that they do not absolutely
    have to read for school or work has held about steady over the years
    despite everything despite the Internet to spike short attention span

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    spans an extra distractions is is is is that a surprise for yours at something
    something that you can just tell by the library traffic is going is happening no its not surprise
    surprise I’m supposed to hire a people still use or public
    Public Library in our book stores on a regular basis books are just as popular as they ever were
    never were and maybe even more so because the access to them its so much easier right now
    okay with young couple weather what were the some things you somewhere of a ticket
    particular interest in we were talking before the program about what you saw about young people reading

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    cat there was a statistic that um Americans age 18 to
    224 r reading more now than they were in 2008 and I have Siri on it
    Siri yeah okay so this is what I think I think this is the kids to grow up
    what Harry Potter and the whole crazy nights of Harry Potter
    Harry Potter in the popularity Gotham even more and more interested in books
    books and they kept with that branch off and other things
    as they grow older and hat now we have a whole new group of kids

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    kids who are orchids are young adults who are reading more than maybe generations before
    4 because of this phenomenon and um
    the other thing that goes wrong with this is the genre of young adult literature is Drake
    gigantic right now just huge you go to bookstore huge arias
    area code is single early to teen books for young adult book and
    um I think they’re really gunning for that type of population as of Qatar
    are are used to have a better bail bond to them they’re going to grow up

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    does readers if they’re good readers kids are going to grow up and be great readers and on the other thing 2
    thing to actually that want to play on Thursday new genre book stores now you see call new adult
    dont that is specifically for people in their 20’s set maybe is a transition between
    between young adult books confusing but teen books and adult book
    there’s something about the cold noodles that’s interesting Marybeth can you feel a sin on this refers
    first of all how are you doing what are you seeing in terms of a just young adults Sales
    store with everything thats thats been said im getting alot

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    young adults in and what I find fantastic
    is that once they’ve gone through the Harry Potter and then I think you graduate the Twilight
    white light the Twilight series with big and firm there ICO
    a lot of young adults going towards the classics
    can I have a hard time keeping my class accept section stock
    when you say classics what’s the material are they going 40 everything
    Jane Austen to f*** your wife

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    yeah yeah its it’s really fun of Hemingway
    weight of one of the big things that I want
    the new novel for child has a couple years is called the Paris wife
    wife and it is a novel face tanners Hemingway
    wade in his first wife first year in Paris and when people read
    read that special young adult ice age you should pick up Hemingway’s removal
    moveable feast which is actually his account of their first

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    first year in Paris together makes nice companion book and people just love
    just love it like to know if you’re speaking of classics elite weeds are some of the books Eli
    she likes in Raleigh 20th century classics East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    Steinbeck which I confess I really only nobody James Dean movie but I think there’s more to
    more to it than anything in the same backwards and you can’t go home again by Thomas Wolfe
    and I think what would I think what what what teams have been released
    Billy influential book for the 20th century wine Springfield Ohio Santa at 7

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    stories by Sherwood Anderson in which of the home town is near
    not fed furred falls at all it’s a list of the
    the more of what is septic look at a small town American Life
    life is like and I think there’s been a really big for dish in off at the 20th century
    anyway in literature thank you very much sleep for those for those tweets Indiana
    go ahead and contact us on Facebook and Twitter at focus 580
    zero the new adult category berry best you have to do you have that can

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    that category as such an ear store no I don’t
    young adult mix in with my children section
    but the Chive not really familiar with the new adult category
    okay um we are talking about books and new book
    new books here at the at the on focus with a
    Kellys ROM of the Champaign Public Library in Mary Beth middle of a rhino you like a book in PA
    in Peoria heights tell if you have a couple books you have one of them hear about college

    00:19:45

    how much football is like it looks like a couple of big books just about the whole
    holtfield college football which we think about a lot here in Indian in Champaign Urbana
    tell me about the 101 have with you will the one I brought to the
    do that at that I can put on the list for your listeners and I want to run in today’s come forth
    fourth and long the fight for the soul of college football by John you a b****
    bacon South like the food bacon and this particular WA
    ur1 what is the day of the jackal hard look at 4 program

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    Penn State Ohio State Michigan Northwestern what’s a particular interest to a bar
    Big Ten with first and obviously you follow the teams around what do the practice
    the practices follow them to their lunch into their classes taught
    ministration just called to spend time immersing himself in in the world
    world college football and wrote about his findings and um there’s 2 things in there as you can
    imagine and not the guy is this a brighter huku comes as a football fan
    send as a lover of the game yeah but what is Cantonese

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    Saint general sense what what do you find sister Big O
    the controversies of about the news talk briefly touches on
    the sanctions against Ohio State of course the hull Penn State
    state map um the ideas of um
    off the responsibly the given to the players in
    in games and not so much in finding careers for the
    search for the outside Field that’s fourth and long the fight for the soul of

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    call of college football by John u bacon what is the second book you have about
    college football is well and I’m looking at the lakes steer and bull
    what’s the title is the system the glory and scandal of big time
    college football and is it doesn’t color covers round does going to different address
    similar ground but its on nationwide Big Ten internet written by
    I am the very well known investigative journalists Jeff benediction Armen Kitaen who I think
    390 XP on and yeah it goes outside

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    the big 10 and um is maybe in even harder look
    at some of the bad things are going on in college football in maybe a way that
    what are looking at the possibly that we need to change this around their needs to be some changes made 2
    made to the NCAA expectations you know one of the things I
    Xipe scene discussed in the news media in among commentators more in in the last
    last few years is the idea that maybe after all this time Ave
    college football being a purely amateur sport at least in theory that

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    because of there so much money going in the game that the college football players in cell
    selves should be paid to these books deal with the subjects I think
    think the does the army contain won the system the green skittle Big Ten college for
    college football that when does touch on um the economics of it um
    that’s how much I think the John bacon book by temperature Benedict
    Garmin contain wonderfully does so does dota 2 books 4th and long is the money really Focus
    focuses on Big Ten teams and that’s my John u bacon in the system the glory

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    glory and scandal big time college football by Benedict in Catan
    college football as a whole umm let me go back to let me go back
    go back to you marry bath in MN 11 of the check ins on some of the books that you were looking at
    looking at right now and then and again some of those and some of those authors with router contacts
    Texan Inn in central Illinois and one of them I was struck by was won
    that the listeners I believe this American life on weekends in W
    wyll what ever heard of that’s the late David Rakoff

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    yes you are good to have I work at the station airs in the air
    there’s that show b*** up um tell me tell me a little bit more about David Rakoff
    how tall is wonderful wonderful writer is he said he was country
    contributor For This American Life and he passed away about a year ago
    before he did he wrote what I think it’s just of phenomenal bucket
    Apple title love it 211 called love
    dishonor marry die cherish perish

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    most unique thing about this novel
    is that it’s written entirely inverse converse
    inverse its its poetry but its actual nap after
    after all this time narrative vs it’s is it like Longfellow coming back
    cars are the different servers where is it sold on my high school
    poetry that made of think its called iambic pentameter
    ok and Shakespeare

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    fix a highwayman okay I’ll remember that
    it’s now here’s my blank spot in my high school English classes but I am a zombie
    I’m hoping that I hope I’m hoping that a lot of folks listening know what you’re talking about yeah
    is it it tells a story totally running poetry and
    what is love Osseo a lot of us don’t
    read poetry that much after we get out of high school and college
    and this book is so we’ll go so well done that lyrics

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    excited to find out what happens next its just I think it’s so
    book that is a keeper don’t want to load it out to anyone
    want to keep it on yourself you can go back to it languages chest
    just beautiful with descriptions are gorgeous that’s love dishonor
    honor marry die cherish perish by the late to the light
    David Rakoff and then this is this is a book of something now in your store
    yes that’s okay we’re going to take a quick break now and come back

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    comeback actually Kelly has another book which I think contains passages of iambic pentameter
    pentameter um be interesting to find out about this one were here more
    more about it in the moment as we continue our discussion of books for fall here on focus
    wyll this is focus on WI
    UIL LMG medicine were talking about books for fall
    and my guests today are a bookseller and a librarian
    very best Naples is with a I know you like a book that’s her book store in Peoria

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    REI Heights DMV website R&R Facebook page it best to go to marry off
    we have souls probably the Facebook pages Moore update
    updated and that would be at you like a book youl IKEA
    a pillowcase you like a book and Kelly Strom is the collections manager
    manager for the Champaign Public Library and OU Fox have a website is there a Facebook page for the library
    library to their shirts you can access that through our website champion.org okay we were talking
    talking just a moment ago about a David Rakoff book love dishonor marry die cherish

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    cherish perish written in iambic pentameter and jelly
    another recent book written in iambic pentameter can you tell me about the
    what is a quince in this one is called William Shakespeare’s Star
    Star Wars and it by ear and ocean and it is
    is of the story of Star Wars written in Shakespearean style iambic
    pentameter and I have one party here to read if you would like please do
    ways to write its about those in Star Wars fans out there is take place

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    pastry the time when Lucas living with his aunt and uncle and wants to take off on his own fart so much
    call Mike and they need him back at their place to help with the harvest so just like a soliloquy
    aqui no no cat this part sew here to SoCal
    sing but harvestime I need the most without here in the desert
    where to get dessert to the only one more season this year I shall Macon
    making up at harvest time to hire more hands to help in Kansas salgo
    next year to the Academy to pilot is a noble trade fibroid

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    what family is nobler still I pretty understand I need the loop
    Luke now I did like that little of that that little trailer phrase pairing
    desert and dessert I’m on my way
    Eminem always a little suspicious of these culture mashup books and there are certainly a bunch of them now
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Killer
    whole lot of one said I don’t know about do you think that they work on
    on any staun on any state on on any level Beyond

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    the most simple parity popular I can say that
    Amita the wanted you mentioned have been on bestseller list have been widely popular with R
    champane as well as on a national level um I don’t know that
    don’t know that I can speak for um for the veracity of this Shakespeare
    Experian take your b*** my job is to get things that are popular with
    popular with the people make sure that we have them at the library for everyone to experience on their own
    how to make their own decisions so they been great people of them

    00:29:40

    I’m wondering um very best of do these BookBook Smoove well with you
    your store are us play to in this is interesting
    here because we were talking about authors from central Illinois a no Shakespeare
    Experian readings we are just a signing with woman name
    Lisa Kline Wiesel’s father used to be a columnist
    for the Peoria Journal Star Jerry’s archery club yes in German
    when was the long time sports columnist does what he was best known for icing for

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    revealing movies plays in classical music cetera et cetera Journal Star
    that’s what I remember meeting at about Lisa Kline lisa is a form
    former professor of English and she writes
    young adult novels and most of them are based on Shea
    Shakespearean plays really yes to wonderful her first one was off
    sofilia and she was just at the store when called
    love disguised of one is Lady Macbeth daughter

    00:30:50

    so does she keep her narrative with in the world that shakes
    Shakespeare created our Chien Ryder vs friends like these two modern setting
    what she doesn’t really translates and which doesnt she takes the basic story
    index bands on it further than what Shakespeare wrote
    who wrote and the saying that I really love about this writing is that she made
    what makes female characters much stronger than Shakespeare ever
    forever dead that’s very interesting so its still in the world that includes

    00:31:25

    who did the events of the Shakespeare plays but maybe she finds out some other things
    things are going on of states that were yes that’s very interesting
    CNN in a young and young adult a contact sofilia she I take a cheater
    chicos for the younger characters but actually a lesson
    lyrics something there to get someone in their hair
    love disguise first base de Leon one of
    Shakespeare’s comedies rather than tragedy I’m trying to remember the comedy

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    I know there’s one word where are women dresses up as a man but I forget which one it is
    what is the name of a dice ok
    the whole premises water shakespeare’s first used with also his
    is true love stanza
    okay um hears a female we got from a married who’s right
    is Right loser of writing about a local office in Farmer City Kansas know about
    how about Stacey Coverstone she is from Farmer City and uh

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    the actually listed as a bestselling author and several categories on Amazon
    based on the East Coast Ashia specializes in a mug
    are the categories contemporary historical western romance is she in
    CN Jackson ricin Supima renter books there always entertaining to read
    her website is Stacey Coverstone that Stacey with the Wind covers
    Bridgestone .com Andaz up Mary rights pharmacy is very proud of her so
    so I keep that that that that offer rental East Stacy Coverstone formula

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    formally of of Farmer City and Stacey Coverstone .com I’m just
    just been fun but I produce at the plate Shakespeare play with trying to remember the name of is 12
    elf night okay umm you don’t I wanted to ask a
    the both of both of you just a little bit of what’s the role of a
    ebooks is is is is is wash your own business do
    motor stores sell ebooks is that something you do Mary Beth I
    I would have the option to do that through the American Booksellers Association

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    sociation but I choose not to of one of the reason
    reasons is because I’m not fat technically proficient
    and the other thing is it doesn’t really fit with my business model
    model my business model is this my story is a destination point
    it is placed calm and relax and browse and Reed
    real books in fact I have a number of customers
    Fathead various types of readers that come in and Bible

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    iBooks because they miss the feel of a book famous
    miss turning a page they miss looking at a really neat
    cover soul of a book sale date fair competition form
    for me but I’m comfortable with my brick and mortar store
    that’s very interesting now the Champaign Public Library killing understand does
    does provide ebooks now I’m wondering how that’s working out we actually do alot an electron
    electronic media right now we are part of a large consortium that provide ebooks

    00:34:55

    2 people for free and its of overdrive is the name of the company in Ark
    dark horses called mymediamall you can get to that your website champagne
    .org and then click on downloadable when you do that you’ll see the option for my media mall
    which is both ebook for all different kinds of readers we don’t exclude and eReaders
    and then I’m also downloadable audiobooks to listen to as well b******
    which is equally popular we also have something called video which is a magazine
    what you download onto your e readers which is fantastic you could see the cover you turn

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    return to flip on your screen to turn the page is just as you would a magazine
    we have that we also have preloaded Kindle to check out at the library
    library so we have okage maybe 2000 for Kindles anime
    the theme for instance is the mystery Kindle it’s pretty loaded with like
    like 50 different mystery title if you really a mystery lover you can come in tights
    how to cancel trial many books you can check out a mystery Kindle in in have all different story
    right there for you to read and then the last going to be getting student something cold

    00:36:05

    which is not only downloadable audiobooks what is also movie
    movies TV and music now of a lot of this except for
    except for the Kindles on loan
    really don’t involve going to the library is a place you go to the library website
    download from there and Mary Beth I get it if you were to sell ebooks
    books that would probably be threw your website my correct there
    so that I’m just wondering that does change the experience

    00:36:40

    Marybeth you talked about of people with candles come to your
    your store because they miss the experience of books but I’m wondering if they also miss the
    is the experience of going to the bookstore which is just a little different
    different from a from looking at a bunch of book covers on a screen in reading free samples
    exactly and in fact it’s the hole
    discussion and I’m not talking just about book clubs in talking about customers
    customers that come in and start talking to another customer about books reading

    00:37:15

    red and what they like in recommendations book reading is very very interactive
    active and I just don’t think you get there benefits
    All Souls to my knowledge to date you can’t get an eReader
    readers signed by an awesome um yeah I’m trying to say
    trying to take away that would work but I don’t
    okay you know we just dumb of just go with it
    tweetIn from um from grace about a house divided

    00:37:50

    devour the Ice and Fire series this summer now I’m I’m I’m I’m looking around desperately
    my computer screen about the Ice and Fire series can either you tell me anything about
    Oris at the fire n ice fire and ice I’m here we are okay
    this is a are you there View familiar with a series of the George RR Martin
    I do not know race place tweets amor
    where SOIC where where where were we’re so blind this one this one area I see several
    several things called fire and ice but um and there is off

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    is a fire n ice a 2003 novel in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter
    but I after that my eye my knowledge about this goes the Warriors series
    is a children’s fantasy series written by Erin Hunter about
    about warriors of the Thunder clan 104 groups of feral cats living
    living in the wilderness tell me grace is that the one I know
    it’s not where I am i producing thanks for talking about the George R Martin books
    nnnn how does books for losing 4 with special with the TV show

    00:39:00

    TV series huge gigantic you yeah TV series will always
    Parkmoor interest thank goodness for people wanting to come in and actually read
    the books or read a company books that might explain a topic even further
    brother 113 Tristan peak now I’m feeling now I’m feeling feeling very
    very sorry that I couldn’t make the original connection to a duel George RR Martin
    Martin Mary Beth do the book Smoove well at your store I guess they do
    think im all out with us and Kelly about the

    00:39:35

    television series are the members of Charlene Harris with a vampire 1
    yeah yeah yeah
    when that was out of the cable stations we couldn’t keep outside
    that’s it that’s that’s very very interesting that happens and it happens with
    writers that I would have thought from of wood
    would have been considered genre riders to go to smaller devoted b*** smaller
    smaller reader ships that’s a certain me how I knew of New Deal the name my reputation

    00:40:10

    Jason of George RR Martin decades budgies he sees your name
    while he’s definitely been around for awhile but now now is quite popular
    from Champaign had a comment on on on fire n ice good morning around the air
    4000 & A
    1000 pages long and there’s a map
    kinds of different characters you follow through out and
    complex December 21

    00:40:45

    kind of stories with the magic fairy similar to
    I can’t think of The Hobbit series of a kind of the Lord of the Rings Jr
    RR talking on the cob
    character killed off
    okay don’t don’t don’t don’t fall in love with any of the characters
    the characters do in Temple
    5008 o’clock help

    00:41:20

    okay will Jeff thank you very much for filling me n and you know that’s one thing
    dancing im 11 saying I thought of is that there’s something so into
    Tyson about a series of books because you’re walking into a whole world after while
    well you get to know that world you must Marybeth you must you must you must see
    mercy customers coming in who are really who are really in love with a particular Siri
    series of books this true and I think that works both of the adult level is well
    is well is the Children’s level I get to mention of a book signing

    00:41:55

    I’m going to have a week from Saturday to woman
    central Illinois Jennifer Paulo and she doesn’t
    does a series of children’s books called Rachel
    Sammy series rachel is a raccoon and Sami is a skunk
    and what Jennifer does is write about it
    ecology in Illinois books like Rachel and Sammi
    learn about the Prairie Rachel in Sammy’s about forest Rachel

    00:42:30

    about trees latest signing is Rachel and Sammi
    learn to conserve and I think a scared mortorcycle middle
    middle school children start reading the first once they want to read everyone to see
    the series learning something about a Recology as well as really enjoying
    Siri catching up on I’m catching up on of what we were talking about
    about a few minutes ago about ebooks Katrina tweets to I said yes ebooks can
    what can be signed by authors there are services that allow for you book signings the bigger

    00:43:05

    the biggest right now is called Arthur graph not quite sure how it works but apparently it
    it is possible let’s read what’s repeat the name again of The Office coming for you
    coming for your signing in thats Jennifer Poulsen um author
    author of The Rachel and Sammi Siri yes and I really really looking at
    local wildlife native wildlife in Illinois and
    and and and have ever have you seen the following for her in your children
    Department are you still getting no she’s gay

    00:43:40

    she’s getting know when we have sightings hear the people that have started to return books come back
    come back for more self working out well okay we still have
    few minutes left I’m enough for you to get a suggestion in on a favorite
    favorite book or give a question for our guests Marybeth Maple Ave I know you like
    do you like a book in Peoria heights and Kelly strum at the Champaign Public Library
    are phone numbers 1 800 222 94551 800 222
    wyll the email address will dash talk it Illinois .edu

    00:44:15

    are you can reach me at Foca Duff Twitter and Facebook at focus 5
    580 and the Kelly I wanted to go back to you with the I’m with
    with with the book list actually I just have a KaiKai just have a question coming in one drink
    you were already recommending Kelly of a book for Halloween
    does the weather you are you Mary Beth have a recommendation for a book for Halloween for kids
    kids stumps my ass
    why I supposed to depends on the the age of the earth

    00:44:50

    of the child and what sorts of things are interested in um my kids always
    kids always like I can’t think of the authors first name um maybe Mary Beth Moses I think I
    when is the last name and She Wrote books like which witch is which in
    are you familiar with out one know I’m not one sign in
    his favorite when he was younger was the group goosebumps Arrow OK
    still popular photo spots are still popular which
    which witch is which um quick look in your eyes by Pat Hutchins

    00:45:25

    um about identical twins were invited to a Halloween party this address is witches real
    which witch is which has the story continues so that’s a
    16 gestion for for a Halloween right there you had what is a knot
    fiction book what is totally different jelly from a non fiction books in football
    talking about earlier tell me about the garden gardening in miniature
    well I just wanted to bring in the spectrum of all the things we have available the library
    librarian in this particular one I have checked out because I am a gardener and um

    00:46:00

    um I thought was the end of the season now maybe we like to look at the bottom pictures free
    free the next year or things maybe we could do indoors in this one is called gardening in miniature
    nature by Janet Janet with a Niger anit Calva
    salvo and I know it goes over the phone I’m on the pill
    is happening now with the fairy garden and other things like that were people are are
    are using a space if maybe 12 by 12 or so and then there buying
    buying miniature plants in the creatine like little world forgetting will prop

    00:46:35

    little chairs at the putting by the plants because you’re so tiny they appear to be
    BBC like big trees if you put a little too you’re next to them and secreting these these
    these awesome little world examples in here off of different things at people
    people of John and ideas for different plants you can buy that would meet your qualification
    Caitian but they’re making like little lake sexy boathouse Suzanne dance
    dads forest path all in this little tiny space and Anna
    anime somebody’s like I said are available to do indoors is indoor house plants

    00:47:10

    can’t I type of situation in some of them are just maybe ideas for us to do next year
    that’s gardening in miniature who is the author of the book Janet kalvo
    okay I know with any time I see a DIY book that gets Maya
    Maya curiosity a look at thinking well maybe I’ve never done anything from DIY
    but but but but the dream is is still there is that
    that a category for you by Mary Beth at your store the people coming looking for things on
    um yes I would say so we have a smell during off

    00:47:45

    everything of souls Church DYI
    why I feel tired popular most of Versailles believer
    are used books but that makes them favorable some people that’s
    that’s something I was wondering cause you to have a mix of new in used I don’t know if this is a
    off of an approaching other stores are going towards now but two people to buy certain
    certain books new and certain books used yeah
    yes I believe they do off and it all depends upon

    00:48:20

    is there interest in a guy there a collection some people like
    what used books but they want them all hardcover by certain officer
    if they love the offer but are Nintendo and keeping the books forever
    never fails by the used paperbacks so it is very
    okay it’s just everybody has everybody has their own strategy I guess as to
    as as to which the goal for exactly okay I once had
    had a woman come in and all she wanted was Brown books because she was

    00:48:55

    she was doing her family room I have her I love her to things like that
    like that but I’ve never actually heard directly that this is the book 50
    cystic or yes okay I’m glad you can provide service
    your running out of time here but I do want to get one last
    last mission of a of a both of your places for people who are looking for books of course the public like
    Blake library in your community work every you live is a fun place to go to shampoo
    Champaign Public Library in Champaign you also have a Facebook page as well

    00:49:30

    what is your own website Kelly Strom think you very much for being on the program with
    with me today to talk about fall books and Mary Beth maple
    best of luck in Indian times like these with your store
    I know you like a book and that’s all I guess on Prospect in downtown
    downtown Peoria heights that’s true and undefined you online
    online where’s the best way to where’s the best place to go if you go to face
    Facebook would you like a book okay so that’s really that that’s

    00:50:05

    that’s really the best way to get connected to do to get connected to you there yet
    yes this okay well thanks to the both of you for being on the
    the program today and again if you have suggestions in comments about books
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