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Banned books, good librarians and romance reads: 'What We're Reading' host Tammy Bobrowsky

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Emily Henry's new book is "Happy Place."

A broken-up couple has to fake being back together in Emily Henry's lastest novel "Happy Place," but first, we get to know a little more about "What We're Reading" host Tammy Bobrowsky, a longtime KAXE/KBXE volunteer and producer.

Tammy Bobrowsky loves books, but no more than a lot of people, the What We're Reading host said.

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Tammy Bobrowsky
Tammy Bobrowsky is KAXE/KBXE's staff librarian and the host of "What We're Reading," which airs most Mondays and at other times during the KAXE Morning Show.

The Bemidji State University librarian in charge of collection development and electronic resources has served in numerous roles at KAXE/KBXE since first volunteering about a decade ago, including as staff librarian, a music DJ and a producer.

Bobrowsky joined the Between You & Me podcast with News Director Chelsey Perkins with one of her most recent interviews with author Emily Henry about her latest romance novel Happy Place. But first, the two talked how Bobrowsky became a librarian and a radio regular, the theme of book bans emerging in conversations with writers and which genre she'd pick up first, if given the choice (hint: it's not romance.)

More on Henry and 'Happy Place'

On any other occasion, a week at a beautiful beach cottage in Maine sounds wonderful: friends, food and fun.

But Wyn and Harriet have a big secret to keep. They’ve been broken up for five months and haven’t told their closest friends yet. Can they fake being together for a week, or will they discover they're still in love with each other?

Romance writer Emily Henry's fourth novel is a satisfying story filled fun characters, warmth and wit. Henry credited Jane Austen and romance movies as her writing influences, and attributed a boom in recent romance book sales to readers seeking comfort.

"The last two years have been really tumultuous for almost everyone ... but there's some comfort in reading in this genre," Henry said. " ... You know you at least have the guarantee of a happily ever after."

Looking for a good book recommendation? Want to recommend a book you've just read? Check out our What We're Reading page on Facebook, or text us at 218-326-1234.

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