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Every week, librarians Rob and Michelle give listeners their recommendations on the latest books, movies and other materials to check out at their local library. Many of the recommendations are available to stream with Hoopla.

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Every week, librarians Rob and Michelle give listeners their recommendations on the latest books, movies and other materials to check out at their local library. Many of the recommendations are available to stream with Hoopla.

    12 - A history of the horror genre and why people like it

    12 - A history of the horror genre and why people like it

    In this episode, Michelle and Rob discuss the history of the horror genre, why people enjoy scary books and movies, and why it seems to have a resurgence every couple of decades. Rob discusses some of the writing that he does for film magazines, and Michelle brings some facts about human brains and why horror movies and books are more helpful than harmful. 

    Dive more into this with our blog notes.

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    • 27 min
    11 - Spooky Scary Reads for October

    11 - Spooky Scary Reads for October

    In this episode, Rob and Michelle take a look at some spooky books for all kinds of readers. Michelle shares a realization that she's been reading scary things for a while, even though she thought she was horror-averse, and Rob shares some classic horror favorites you can find through Hoopla and a new release Halloween night horror story.  

    Materials mentioned: Richard Matheson Thrillers: I am Legend, Someone is Bleeding, Ride the Nightmare, Fury on Sunday; Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge; The Elementals by Michael McDowell; The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater; Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson; The Shades of London by Maureen Johnson; Beware the Wild by Natalie C Parker.

    For links to all materials, check out the show notes on the blog!

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    • 22 min
    10 - 13 Classic Scary Movies

    10 - 13 Classic Scary Movies

    Listen as Rob and Michelle count down 13 classic scary movies you can find throughout the HMCPL catalog. Your hosts play TV and radio spots advertising the movies and discuss their own experiences associated with watching each one. Did we include your favorite? Miss one you think should have been included? Find links to all the movies discussed in the show notes on our blog! 

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    • 35 min
    09 - A conversation with author Grady Hendrix

    09 - A conversation with author Grady Hendrix

    Episode 09 features a conversation with best-selling author Grady Hendrix, in which we discuss favorite books and movies for the Halloween season, the inspiration behind the characters in his newest novel "The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires", which author's books he would remove from his hypothetical library, the candy that he thinks reaches it's most perfect form around Halloween, and his next two projects slated for release next year (both sound amazing). 

    Find links to the materials discussed in the show notes on our blog.

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    • 36 min
    08 - New Fiction and Nonfiction

    08 - New Fiction and Nonfiction

    This week's episode features new fiction and nonfiction from authors who had different careers before becoming writers. Rob Discusses Deborah Goodrich Royce's Thriller, "Finding Mrs. Ford" and "Monster She Wrote" by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson. Michelle discusses the new nonfiction by Lulu Miller, "Why Fish Don't Exist". Introducing The Library Game, a game show where your only chance is to offend someone else's taste in books, and a candid story about wasps. 

    Show notes are on our blog: https://blog.hmcpl.org/two-librarians-walk-shelf-episode-8-show-notes

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    • 19 min
    07 - Currently Reading and Watching

    07 - Currently Reading and Watching

    Michelle and Rob discuss books and movies they're currently reading and discuss whether they enjoyed them or not. Materials discussed in this episode are "The Girl from Widow Hills" by Megan Miranda, "Because Internet" by Gretchen McCullough, the 1988 Movie "They Live", and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Phillip K Dick. 
    Check out our episode notes, with links to our book recommendations here.

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    • 21 min

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