Megan Hicks

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Reading Interests: 
Pretty much anything!
What I'm Reading Now: 
"Carry On" by Rainbow Rowell

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Welcome to Staff Picks: February Edition! February may have been a short month, but San José Public Library bloggers still got plenty of good reading in. Check out or reserve these titles at your local library branch today! The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes The Last Black Unicorn , a hilarious, edgy, and heart-wrenching collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. Why I Like it: This book is THE funniest book that I've ever read. Tiffany's writing was so clever and it was a fast read. There...Read more...
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Welcome to another month of Staff Picks! With the 2019 Academy Awards® happening at the end of the month, San José Public Library bloggers have nominated their favorite books turned into movies for you to discover. Grab some popcorn and check out this shortlist of books (and their DVD/Blu-Ray adaptations) at your local library branch ! The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje My favorite book turned into a movie is The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje . I loved the movie and went looking for the book. I always have an expectation that movie adaptations won’t do justice to the...Read more...
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In the blink of an eye, 2018 has passed and we are now settling into 2019. This January, instead of a monthly roundup, we are going to share what San Jose Public Library bloggers picked as their favorite stories that they read in all of 2018, which could be new or older books. These include mysteries, biographies, graphic novels, and more. So lets get down to it: here are the best of the 2018 best! Be sure to let us know your favorite reads of 2018 in the comments below. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand , Brodi Ashton ,...Read more...
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Jack the Ripper, motorcycle racers, gangsters, oh my! San Jose Public Library bloggers have been enjoyed a wide variety of books in November. Find out what staff has been reading below and add a few to your December TBR list! The Five by Hallie Rubenhold I read The Five by Hallie Rubenhold in November. It is a fascinatingly thorough look at the five women murdered by Jack the Ripper: Mary Ann (Polly) Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine (Kate) Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly. Rubenhold's thesis is that, while their killer has become one of the most well-known criminals in...Read more...
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Welcome back to Staff Picks! After an extended break, we're back with great book and audiobook recommendations from San José Public Library bloggers. Staff has read some fascinating titles last month: fantasies, biographies, graphic novels, and everything in between that they want you to read. I know I have added these to my TBR list, and you'll want to as well!.Read more...
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A Brief History of Stephen Hawking Brilliant astrophysicist Stephen Hawking passed away on Pi Day, March 14, 2018 in Cambridge, United Kingdom at the age 76. Stephen Hawking was a groundbreaking cosmologist who published incredible research for over 50 years, developing theories, critiques, and arguments about concepts such as black holes, the Big Bang, and quantum mechanics. Stephen Hawking not only published a massive body of work, he also permeated our mainstream with cameos in famous sci-fi and comedy shows, movies, and music. What Stephen Hawking Meant to Others As a student taking astronomy courses on the side in my...Read more...
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Prepare for Star Wars: The Last Jedi by learning more about the back stories of some of the characters of the saga's universe.Read more...
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August is here, the weather is clear, and that means it's time for the annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest! Explore music from featured artists at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest at your library.Read more...
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When I was a kid, I was always told that I would grow out of video games. I don't want to admit how many years have gone by since I was first told this, but so far I'm still waiting for that day. My first love was the Classic 8-bit NES. I loved the system (I even had the infamous NES Power Glove ), especially the first The Legend of Zelda game. I spent what felt like eons wandering around, developing problem solving skills, mapping, and hand eye coordination trying to find each hidden secret in order to beat Ganon...Read more...
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Do you love YA fiction and want to talk to everyone you meet about the newest books you've read? The San Jose Public Library system is home to great YA book clubs where you can do just that, including Santa Teresa Branch's club , The Never Ending Readers! The Never Ending Readers is a club created by two of Santa Teresa's Staff, Samantha and Laura, who love talking about YA books. This club is for both teens and adults who love to have fun. They meet on the last Friday of every month from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Some of...Read more...