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K.L. Kranes

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May 2017

BBQ With a Side of Books

On a humid, but cool afternoon at a BBQ, I found myself having a long, in-depth conversation with two near-strangers about the topic of food and books, or rather, an odd graphic novel.

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Dragon Tales and Carnival Fails

It's the season of the carnival. And this weekend I had one goal and one goal only: brave creaky carnival rides. Seems simple. It wasn't.

Friday 5: Summer Pool Reads to Start Off the Season

It's Memorial Day Weekend in the US and where I live that means the pools are opening. Now, I know that this time of year people like to create "beach read" lists. But I don't always go to the beach for my summer vacation. I do however, go to the pool. So, instead, here is a "summer pool reads" list to kick off the pool season.

Fanfiction 101 for a Fanfiction Newbie

I am new to the world of fanfiction. However, I just finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and now my interest is piqued. So, I decided to see what all the fuss was about.

More of the Coolest Libraries Around the World

A few months ago I wrote a post on the 10 coolest libraries in the world. It was hard to limit it to just 10. So I decided to update the list!

10 for Tuesday: 10 Books Stuck in My Head Forever

Some books just stick with you, for whatever reason. Sometimes it's not even because they are particularly amazing. It's just that something about them lodges in your brain like the lyrics to some random song and never leaves. So as my 10 for Tuesday, here are 10 books I read a long time ago, but still think about often and I can't seem to get out of my head.

Back to Basics: My Retail Rebellion

It is said there are 4 basic essentials in life: food, water, clothing, shelter. Personally, I'd add books to that. But, otherwise it's hard to argue with this logic. These are the things you need. However, how much and in what quantities do you need these things is the question...

Animals Are People Too: Digging into Dog Lit

Like with books and movies about children, I cannot watch a movie or read a book where a dog gets hurt or dies. For those of you who feel the same way, here are some safe dog-based lit books I found that should not make you cry (at least not because a dog dies) and you will be very happy that you read.

Online Book Club: Good Idea or Waste of Time?

If you are a Harry Potter fan, you may be aware that J. K. Rowling herself is launching an online Harry Potter Book Club this June. I've been skeptical of online book clubs. But, I decided it was time to make an informed decision about them. So I did some research into the best and worst parts of online book clubs to see if they were for me.

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