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One Thousand!

1000 what you ask.

Here at the Nevins Library we don’t just have this awesome blog from which you can get book (and more) recommendations. We also have a Tumblr Blog called A Book A Day

And, on A Book a Day we just hit 1000 books/movies/podcasts/albums and more recommended!!!

Here’s just a taste of what sorts of books you can get recommendations for on it.

Mystery/Thriller Monday

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When it comes to Mysteries I have read a lot, and I love recommending them. I’ve recommended everything from Police Procedurals to Cozies, to very very Thrillers.

Totally Random Non-Fiction Tuesday

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I’m a sucker for prose random non-fiction (i.e. non-fiction meant to be consumed by those who don’t know anything about a topic). Here’s one of my favorite books, but, I’ve also recommended everything from books about space to World War II to all about the DC Universe. (There have also been some changes to Tuesday in the new year, but, have no fear, Non-Fiction will still be recommended).

Weird & Wonderful Wednesday

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Science Fiction and Fantasy get their own day. This particular book isn’t totally indicative of what is usually recommended, but it’s one of my favorites. I’ve also recommended everything from Zombies, to Speculative Fiction, and everything in between.

Youthful Thursday

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Who doesn’t like children’s books. And, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t still read them either. I mean, I liked it as a kid, I like it now. Honestly, there could be so many different favorite ‘Youthful’ tomes that I’ve read since it covers both children’s books as well as middle readers, middle grade, and young adult books. But, King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub and he won’t get out is my favorite picture book repeating phrase. Go Page!!! (Like Totally Random Non-Fiction Tuesday, this particular day is going through some changes in 2019).

Not A Book Friday

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I mean, we’re all here for books right, but, sometimes you just want to sit around and watch something, or listen to something. This here is the day for you then. Everything from an underrated classic (with a librarian protagonist) like The Mummy to Die Hard (the non-christmas Christmas movie), and sometimes a great Soundtrack or Podcast as well. (And one amazing website).

Comic Book Saturday

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Comic books are my Kryptonite. And I’ve read a lot of them. (They really help up my books read per year too *shifty eyes* Shhh… don’t tell anyone). But, in all seriousness. Whether you’ve been reading Superman and Batman and X-Men all your lives, or you want to know about some amazing non-cape wearing graphic novels. I recommend graphic memoirs, and from all genres (there’s mysteries, so so many fantasies, some science fiction, and basically, if you can find it in a prose book, someone has written a graphic novel in that genre too).

 

So, come visit us at A Book A Day. You don’t have to have a Tumblr account, and if you still use an RSS feeder you can even get updates every day that way.

I will say that you’ll probably want to have some scrap paper nearby though, for all the additions to your TBR.

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All The Places We Are

by Danielle Kimerer

Here at the Nevins Library
There are many ways to get
Books that can indeed carry
You from Boston to Tibet

But did you know that we have got
Programs of all forms
From a Boxwood in a pot
To a weatherman on storms?

It is therefore quite great
Then for me to say
That there are more than eight
Places through which our message we convey

First, we have our website proper
It has Slides and Posts galore
For any program looker, shopper
And if you stay awhile, even more

We then have the site on which you’re reading this
Through book and program posts we aim
For you to find your bliss
And if your TBR pile grows, we’re not to blame…

Have you read our Newsletter yet?
It comes out once every fourth week
Has events for all ages you can bet,
And gives you more of what you seek

Or if you prefer to read in print
Our illustrious director has a MethuenLife column/section
Of all our programs you can get a hint
And have time for a bit of coffee-fueled reflection

We also have a Facebook page
You can like, follow, and such
Come take a look or engage
We’d like that very, very much

Our Twitter has lots of info, that’s true
With hashtags, mentions, and more, by threefold
Hey, there’s even a weekly haiku
Going out to all 1000+ followers we currently hold!!

Our Instagram may just make you tarry
Over pictures of our books and displays
Or here and there of our beautiful library
We love any and all praise

We have two Tumblrs
Nevins Teens and A Book A Day
I promise we’re not mumblers
Join us, read a meme, stay and play

The LoopWeekly we’re sometimes in
And usually we’re on the Commonwealth Calendar at MassBook
The former will give you a grin
The latter also has the whole state over which you can look

Okay I’m done, this time I swear
We’re all waiting to see you today
Whether it’s on your way home, or just getting some air
All the books you could want and not one cent to pay



Ways to Follow the Nevins Library

Nevins Buzz
Facebook
Twitter
Nevins Teen Tumblr
A Book A Day Tumblr
Instagram
Methuen Life
LoopWeekly
Commonwealth Calendar


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A New Way to Tumble into Books to Read

tumblr_logo_white_blue_32Here at Nevins we want to match the right book to the right person. Sometimes that means having a chat at one of the desks about what we’ve read recently. Sometimes it means that someone goes to our website and fills out the What Should I Read Next form, and we give you super personalized books that we think you’d love to read. Or sometimes it could be that you’ve read a review or seen an interesting book right here on this blog.

Today starts another adventure in recommending books. A bit of the Nevins Memorial Library on Tumblr called “A Book a Day…”

If you’ve never been to a Tumblr before it’s a cross between, Twitter where you only have 140 characters to write your message, and a blog platform such as WordPress where you can write hundreds or thousands of words. Complete sentences are welcome on Tumblr, but not required. Also, like on Twitter there are hashtags that you can click on and find others who have made posts on Tumblr on the same topic.

On “A Book a Day…” a new book will be posted (almost) every day. From Mystery/Thriller Monday to Comic Books Saturday (and Sometimes Sunday) hopefully there will be something for everyone.

There are multiple ways that you can follow along on “A Book a Day…”

If you have a Tumblr account feel free to follow us. We won’t inundate your dashboard too much, and will try to follow back too.

And, have no fear. You don’t have to be a Tumblr member to read the blog. If you use something like Feedly to keep track of the blogs you read you can “Add Content” and search for nevinslibrary.tumblr.com, or if there’s a search function in your RSS reader you can use that to follow us as well.

Or, like with any other website, you can bookmark us and when you need something new to read or watch, browse through the posts that have been made since your last visit.

Finally if you have any questions, or suggestions of books or any media that you’ve loved, feel free to send us a message using the “Suggest a Book or Ask the Librarian a Question” link on the right of the page. There is no such thing as too many books to read or too many movies to watch.