Evvie Drake Starts Over

Evvie Drake Starts Over

May 19, 2020

What do you do when the book you love ends too quickly? It’s the predictable dilemma that accompanies every good book and the nemesis of every reader. I didn’t expect to love Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes, it was a happy accident tha...

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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

May 12, 2020

This is one of my all-time favorite books. I come back to it at least once a year when I am feeling depressed or unmotivated and it never fails to sweep me back up into a positive attitude.

When I first picked it up at the behest of a friend, I ...

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Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered

Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered

May 5, 2020

I am in fact a Murderino.  The podcast My Favorite Murder is one of my favorite things.  I only discovered it at the beginning of 2019, and I am nearly caught up to their weekly releases (over 300 episodes!).  I am fascinated by true crime, lov...

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Midwest Made

Midwest Made

April 28, 2020

My love of The Great British Baking Show knows absolutely no bounds.  The pastels, the politeness, the pastries…I eat it all up.  And while I’m a fairly proficient baker, many of the challenges are still quite foreign to me.  I’ve never h...

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What Would Your Pet Read?

What Would Your Pet Read?

April 21, 2020

With working-from-home becoming the new-norm, we are all spending more time than usual in the company of our pets—much to their delight, horror, or indifference depending on species and personality.

And maybe we've gone a little crazy not be...

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A Few of Our Favorite Recipes

A Few of Our Favorite Recipes

April 14, 2020

To help you complete the Spring 2020 Adult Reading Challenge—as well as keep you sane during these trying times—we'll be doing several "staff picks" lists with our recommendations for some of the challenge activities.

This week we're sharin...

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Our Favorite Podcasts

Our Favorite Podcasts

April 7, 2020

To help you complete the Spring 2020 Adult Reading Challenge—as well as keep you sane during these trying times—we'll be doing several "staff picks" lists with our recommendations for some of the challenge activities.

First up, "Listen to a...

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Iron-Willed & Tea-Powered

Iron-Willed & Tea-Powered

March 31, 2020

Pride & Prejudice with vampires, werewolves, and steam-powered airships. 

If your immediate reaction was one of giddy glee or burning curiosity, then Soulless by author Gail Carriger may very well be just the book for you.

 

Soulless by Ga...

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Books that read like Hallmark Movies

Books that read like Hallmark Movies

March 24, 2020

When people find out I’m a librarian, they often assume that I read a lot of literacy fiction. Spoiler, I do not. I actually do not read a whole lot of books, maybe one a month. When I do read a book, I tend to read items that are light, fluffy,...

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Dinner Dilemna

Dinner Dilemna

March 17, 2020

When I’m not reading, running, or shuttling my children to commitments, I’m almost always wondering what I’m going to do about dinner. An average cook, who loves to eat, I’m forever gathering ideas. In the event you find yourself similarly...

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