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    My Top Ten of 2013 - Whitney L.

    Scandal Season one
    Today's Top Ten is from Whitney L. of RCL - Roseville.  And Whitney says, "Normally my list would feature all books as it is my favorite form of media, but I had a lackluster year with my choice of books so I had to throw in a couple of others to make it to a Top Ten." Scandal (TV Show) - This show made a total binge watcher out of me- and it also makes what goes on in Washington D.C. seem a little more interesting. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah - A story of a friendship between Kate and Tully spanning three decades-not the deepest book... Read More »

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    My Top Ten of 2013 - Charles M.

    Before Midnight
    Today's Top Ten comes to us from Charles M. of RCL - North St. Paul.  According to Charles: "The following is not a traditional best-of-the-year list, but a somewhat arbitrary mix of old and new.  Forgotten masterpieces and flawed curiosities rub up against new movies, some acclaimed, others not so much. The only unifying aspect is that these have all been released or nationally rediscovered sometime during 2013." Ten Notable Viewings from 2013 The Act of Killing sort of poses the question: what if the Nazis had won? In the case of the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s, they essentially did, and the perpetrators sometimes self-identified with violent icons from the American cinema to carry out their deeds. This is a... Read More »

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    My Top Ten of 2013 - Karen O.

    Call the Midwife
    Our Top Ten today, comes from Karen O. of RCL - Roseville.  Karen's "'Favorite Things' (library-type) of 2013 include a lot of great books, some old, some new, a few television series, and a music CD." 1. Slings & Arrows - TV series, out of Canada, hilarious and smart, about a troupe of actors who stage Shakespeare plays 2. Call the Midwife - TV series, British, compelling and engaging, about a troupe of midwives, religious and secular; it's about life and death 3. ... Read More »

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    My Top Ten of 2013 - Jessie J.

    NOS4A2
    Today's passionate and enthusiastic Top Ten list comes from Jessie J. of RCL - Roseville!  Over to you, Jessie! Jessie's Top Ten of Books Read in 2013 A list of my ten favorite books I've read this year, (not necessarily published this year,) and in no particular order. It was hard enough narrowing it down to ten, if I had to rank them - well that would be asking too too much! But here they are; the books that I loved so much I want everyone to read them too! 1. NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
    Absafrackaloutely amazing! The geekiness, the coolness, the maddening terrifyingness! Mr. Hill, I adore you. I loved ... Read More »

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    My Top Ten of 2013 - Marcus L.

    The Luminaries
    Today's Top Ten is from Marcus L. of RCL - Roseville.  Over to you, Marcus! Happy end of the year everybody. My list is a bit tardy because I had to finish the Booker winner The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton about 1860's gold rush New Zealand and it lives up to the hype. 834 pages of captivating storytelling. So this year, I have 11 great reads on my top Ten Plus: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki - A diary of a Japanese teen washes up on a Pacific Northwest Island ... Read More »

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