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February 20, 2018

Staff Reads: Book Love At First Sight »

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked our staff what books they’ve fallen in love with at first sight. The insta-book love is real. Let us know your book loves in the comments below or on Twitter. #CRPreads

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I went a little crazy at ALA last year and picked up anything with a dark, brooding

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February 2, 2018

Staff Reads: February 2, 2018 »

Check out what our staff has been reading below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag  #CRPreads.


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I just finished reading They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Abdurraqib. Abdurraqib worked as a columnist at MTV news and has w…

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January 26, 2018

A Futile and Stupid Gesture movie review »

Futile and Stupid Gesture, A_paper_netflix_tie-inOn Wednesday, January 24, the Netflix original movie A Futile and Stupid Gesture premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before debuting on Netflix Friday, January 26.

The movie, which stars Will Forte and Domhnall Gleeson, was inspired by Josh Karp's 2006 biography of Doug Kenney.

Next week w…

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January 19, 2018

Staff Reads: Follow Your Dreams »

Books can have such a profound influence on our mindset. To help you kick start the New Year, New You, we’ve recommended life-changing books that have impacted us the most and inspired us to follow our dreams, or not to.


Brave EnoughI have a few books that I’ll turn to again and again for self-…

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January 5, 2018

Group Reads: What did you read over the holidays? »

Happy 2018!  For our first blog post of the year, we asked our friends on Twitter what they read over the holidays, adn here's what they said.

Share what you read over the holidays in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.

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December 8, 2017

Staff Reads: December 8 »

For the last staff reads post of the year we asked our staff what they’re looking forward to diving into over the long winter break. Check out the responses below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.


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November 21, 2017

Kirk Landers: Constructing an Angry Veteran »

JKLandersMugThe beginnings of Alone on the Shield originated when President George W. Bush landed on an aircraft carrier in full battle regalia and stood beneath the Mission Accomplished banner for a prolonged photo op orchestrated by a military band.

As a Vietnam veteran, the event made me crazy. A man who …

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November 13, 2017

Mastering Stand-Up author shares “The Successful Comedian’s To-Do List.” »

9781613736920In Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian, author Stephen Rosenfield shares how to become a professional stand-up comedian and kiss your day job good-bye. Mastering Stand-Up provides a 12-item “Successful Comedian’s To-Do List” and includes 40 sharply written …

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November 10, 2017

Staff Reads: November 10 »

Check out what our staff has been reading below and share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.


I am currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I finally found a used copy at The Brown Elephant in Andersonville and started reading it last week. I

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November 9, 2017

“The whole concept could have gone extinct in 1942, in 1983, in 1999, and in 2008, but it didn’t. It’s still here, and it’s better than ever.” Pinball Wizards author Adam Ruben talks pinball’s place in America’s history »

Adam RubenIn today’s technology-centered world most people think of pinball as a game from the past. But pinball is the one quintessential arcade game that continues to grow and evolve with the times, reflecting the zeitgeist of every era it passes through and today enjoying yet another renaissance. Pinball

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