Ep. 9 – New Year, New JMRL

On The Same Page is a new podcast from the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library to keep you in the loop and on the same page about what’s happening at your library.

Happy New Year! In this episode we hear from Abby and Erica about their reading resolutions for 2018, as well as from a few staff members from around the system. After that we talk to recently retired Library Director John Halliday and newly christened Library Director David Plunkett.

Erica plans to read (yes, we know this is an extreme amount) 200 books in the calendar year, and tackle the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. [Ugh, sorry Rick, we mangled your name. It’s actually RY-er-don as pronounced by the author himself here.]

Abby would like to read 175 books in 2018, more works by Octavia Butler, and five romance/historical fiction/westerns, and read more books set outside the US.

They will be keeping track of their progress using Goodreads.
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Here are the recent reads and resolutions from our staffers:

Mary N. read: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons; The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser; Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake; A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge; Renegades by Marissa Meyer; A Line In The Dark by Malinda Lo; Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz; She mentioned the Feminist Literature for All Ages wiki list she’s working on.
In the new year she hopes to read all the books on that list.

Hayley read All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely and hopes to complete a reading challenge in 2018 (like the ones by PopSugar or BookRiot)

Heather read A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz. She hopes to put down more books she isn’t into in the coming year.

Liz read Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. For 2018 she hopes to read more nonfiction.

Sarah read The Secret of the India Orchid by Nancy Campbell Allen and The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn. She hopes to read the Man Booker longlist and continue to choose diverse books in the coming year.

Corey read All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (which you will like if you liked The Raven Boys). In 2018 she hopes to read more books she loves.

Megan read Crooked Kingdom (a Six of Crows novel) by Leigh Bardugo. She plans to read more middle grade books in 2018.

Holly read News of the World by Paulette Jiles. She plans to participate in her church’s Christian book reading challenge in 2018.

John read American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Just Getting Started by (musician) Tony Bennett. He plans to write more books in retirement. If you want to read his writing check out his previously published titles.

David read Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar and Robert’s Rules of Order to prep for upcoming meetings of the library Board of Trustees. He plans to read La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman in 2018 and hopefully also the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling. *heavenly music plays*

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