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Books we're reading at the station and recommend to you.When we're not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR's "What We're Reading" (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what we've been reading. Here's a list of books recently read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you!

Good Read: 'Templar' by Jordan Mechner


Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's another in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Templar by Jordan Mechner, reviewed by Brittany Adams and read by AJ Boston.

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Templar is an engrossing tale filled with adventure, romance and intrigue set during the mass arrest of the famed Templar knights in 1307.  Martin of Troyes, a Templar Knight, sneaks out of his barracks with his two friends late one night, only to return to find that the King of France has accused the Templars of various acts of blasphemy and treachery and has ordered their immediate arrest.  Martin himself is later arrested, but manages to escape. While attempting to avoid the King’s men, he meets up with a bandit and a priest who show him a letter from high-ranking members of the Templar Order that tells of a plan to hide a vast amount of treasure amassed during the Templars’ time in the Holy Land.  Martin and his companions plot a heist to retrieve the treasure, resulting in an exciting story set against a backdrop of a fascinating time in history.  Templar is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys medieval history or anyone who just loves a good adventure. 

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Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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