Author Archive: Kaite Stover

Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands. Follow her on Twitter at @MarianLiberryan.

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18 Books to Read While Your Friends Browse the Bins on Record Store Day

18 Books to Read While Your Friends Browse the Bins on Record Store Day

Thursday night, Kansas City Public Library rocked the house with some honest conversation about the state of the music scene in Kansas City. After the panel discussion, which was recorded live for the Real Modern Show podcast, panelists repaired to the library’s rooftop for hors d’oeuvres and hot jams. The Blackbird Revue, a popular local band, […]

8 Great Books to Pair with Your Favorite Podcasts
By February 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

8 Great Books to Pair with Your Favorite Podcasts

Podcast fans talk about their favorite radio shows with the same enthusiasm readers talk about their favorite books. The Kansas City Public Library and KCUR 89.3 have smashed the two formats together into one event, reBOUND, an annual book exchange and podcast party hosted by the Young Friends of the KCPL and Generation Listen KC. At […]

A #bloggersdesk in Kansas City

A #bloggersdesk in Kansas City

Cindy and Lynn threw down the gauntlet, and I just picked it up, brushed it off, and put it on my desk. It’s here somewhere, I swear. The banana is for color. The voodoo doll is for inspiration. The stack of books is stuff that needs blogging. I think of it as my own tiny […]

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Discussable Duets: Pairing fiction and nonfiction

Discussable Duets: Pairing fiction and nonfiction

It may be the height of summer, but the F season is right around the corner. I’m not talking about FALL, I’m talking about FOOTBALL. If you’re group plans their reading only a few months in advance, why not try to grab that elusive demographic–the male reader–and answer a pertinent question posed by many American […]

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Book group crystal ball #BEA14 (part one)

Book group crystal ball #BEA14 (part one)

For librarians and other professional book lovers, going to Book Expo is like riding the Polar Express to the North Pole to meet Santa. Every galley, every publisher book buzz panel, every in-booth author signing, generates the kind of giddy excitement usually reserved for an 8-year-old stuffed with sugar plums. This year there were manymanymany […]

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Biblio-couture

Biblio-couture

Wondering what to wear to the next book discussion? How about what you’re reading? The creative minds at Litographs have designed posters, t-shirts, and totes with the text from your favorite classics and a few contemporary titles. ALL of the text. This poster of Pride and Prejudice? The entire book fits within the frame and […]

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BookFeed #91: 6 Mysteries to start a WTF? discussion

BookFeed #91: 6 Mysteries to start a WTF? discussion

Welcome to our irreverent new blog post feature that shamelessly apes those quirky, articulate smart mouths over at Buzz Feed. We heart their sassy ways of writing about books. 6 Mysteries to start a WTF? discussion at book group 1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Mini-book report: On her fifth anniversary, Amy disappears from her […]

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Blood Tells: When the crime is in the DNA

Blood Tells: When the crime is in the DNA

The most discussable mystery novels come with rich characters possessing complex and realistic reasons for their realistic actions and dripping with atmosphere. Such is Laura McHugh’s debut, The Weight of Blood. Fans of Daniel Woodrell’s Ozark operas, Winter’s Bone or The Maid’s Version, will find similar layered characters with deeply buried secrets and a steely […]

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Discussable Duets: Pairing fiction and nonfiction

Discussable Duets: Pairing fiction and nonfiction

For book groups that gravitate towards fiction, but ask for nonfiction just to shake things up, consider pairing a novel with a narrative nonfiction book that share a similar theme. For Mystery Month at Booklist, pair these two books. Say Nice Things About Detroit by Scott Lasser tells the story of a former son of […]

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S.: A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

S.: A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

If you really want to mess with your readers’ minds, then give them a book that is a classic literary mystery surrounded by marginalia written by two strangers, and stuffed with letters, postcards, maps, and a decoder wheel. And you’d better give them at least two months to read said book. But it won’t matter, […]

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