Monthly Archives: March 2015

Erika Reads…M.O. Walsh’s My Sunshine Away

Why do some memories, both good and bad, stay with us for years, and ultimately become defining beacons in our childhoods? And how much bearing do our adolescent selves have on the adults we turn out to be? M.O. Walsh’s … Continue reading

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Emily reads… Diane Thomas’ In Wilderness

I have a terrible confession to make. I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of a book club. I do spend my entire worklife talking about books, recommending books, and reading books, but still, the lack remains. … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Read the RoscoeBooks Blog

If your level of excitement and/or motivation to read yet another piece of Internet content falls somewhere between “root canal with no anesthesia” and “run a marathon…in Phoenix…in July…hungover,” well, hopefully what follows here will change your mind. We started … Continue reading

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The Pains and Perils of Historical Middle Grade Fiction

Everyone who works at RoscoeBooks is an adult (I think). However, I spend a lot of my day reading, researching, and recommending children’s literature, from the most bizarre board books to the latest Harry Potter/ Percy Jackson wannabe middle grade … Continue reading

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the favorites shelf

My bookcases are one of my favorites parts of my home. In fact, when I move – my books are the first thing I unpack. I thought this is what everyone does when they move, but according to my friends … Continue reading

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The Stack

It’s something of a joke among booksellers in general, and bookstore owners in particular, that while reading books is a crucial part of this job, most of us have precious little free time in which to actually, you know, read. … Continue reading

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A Second Look: On Rereading Favorite Books

“Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.” – J D Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Whether it’s … Continue reading

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Emily reads… Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant

I didn’t grow up fantasizing about King Arthur’s Round Table. I never read The Once and Future King. And since we’re telling the truth, I’ll confess that I only read The Lord of the Rings after I’d already seen the … Continue reading

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