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August is Read a Romance Month which is perfect because it's hot outside aaaaaand hot inside the pages (oh my!) Whether you're a regular reader or not, we've got some great insights for why romance matters and how you can find your steamy (or sweet) reads. Warning: there are some terrible romance-related puns in this one.  Show notes: https://lplks.org/blogs/post/045-isnt-it-romantic-read-a-romance-month Bookish News: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is Lucasfilm's first non-Star Wars or Indiana Jones Film in a loooong time. The book’s sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengence is coming out this winter (and you can join the holds list now!) Two Book Minimum: The Source of Self-regard by Toni Morrison (Rest in Power) Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher (author of Reviving Ophelia) For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood -- and the Rest of Y’all Too by Christopher Emdin Hothead by Damon Suede RrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrOMANCE! We wanted to bring you a little guide that you can refer back to all year! Listen up for themes, tropes, and recommendations! --------------- 2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/LPLBSG2019 Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond. This episode was produced by Jim Barnes in the Sound & Vision studio. Our theme song is by Heidi Lynne Gluck. You can find the Book Squad Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or SoundCloud. Please subscribe and leave us comments – we’d love to know what you think, and your comments make it easier for other people to find our podcast. Happy reading and listening! xo, Polli & Kate

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