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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!

Staff Pick from Calloway Co. Library: 'Snow White and Rose Red'


Looking for a good book to read, but not sure where to start? Make a visit to your public library! Here's the first in our series of recommended reads from the staff at the Calloway County Public Library, Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm, reviewed by a young reader at the library and read by Emily Robertson. 

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Review: The story is not about the Snow White we normally think of, who takes a bite from a poisoned apple and lives with dwarves. In this tale, Snow White and her sister Rose Red live in the forest with their mother. One winter, a bear comes knocking at their door needing shelter. The mother lets the bear in and the girls play with him by the fire at night. He comes in each night 'til one morning, he tells Snow White he will not be back that summer. Snow White is especially upset. Later in the woods, the girls meet a very rude dwarf that is in trouble. On three other occasions they meet this rude and very mean dwarf. On the last occasion, the dwarf becomes angry with them and the bear appears and "saves" the girls, but he really isn't a bear. The dwarf had placed a spell upon him. In the end, they all live happily ever after. This is a really nice fairy tale that reminds me of what a fairy tale is and what lessons it should tell its audience. Part of that is being entertaining, which it is.

Staff Picks from the Calloway County Public Library is an ongoing series on WKMS. Hear more staff picks on Sounds Good, and read them online at

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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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