A Taste for Murder!

Food shows up as a main ingredient in much of the literature that we read and detectives worldwide have a special need for a good meal. Many of my favorite mysteries take place over over some kind of food or beverage. Who can solve a murder on an empty stomach? The bodies continue to pile up for…
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2016: Year of the Yellow Books

While browsing for books online or in your local bookstore this year, you may have noticed an abundance of yellow book covers practically radiating in your direction. It's not just you! According to the Wall Street Journal, yellow is THE book jacket color of the moment, prized for its ability to "pop" both in person and on…
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Remembering George Michael

Finer minds than mine have already done a beautiful job of eulogizing the late George Michael, but I'll give it a shot: I adored this man. It's easy to dismiss the 1980s pop music landscape as little more than froth and frivolity, synthesizers and silly hair. But we too easily forget how bold, daring, sexy, and subversive that decade truly was. Along with Prince, Madonna…
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It’s “Snow” Scary!

What is it about a snowstorm that creates the perfect setting for a horror story? Is it the claustrophobic feeling of being trapped for days or the howling wind and bone-shattering cold? Maybe it's the possibility of ancient monsters lurking in the ice. If a forecast for snow sends chills down your spine, try these…
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2016 Staff Favorites from Bothell, Kenmore, Kingsgate & Kirkland Libraries

Do you ever wonder what books the staff at your local libraries read? What movies they watch? What music they listen to? Well, wonder no more! Each December, staff in the North Region (that’s the Bothell, Kenmore, Kingsgate, and Kirkland libraries) compile lists of their favorite books, movies, and music for the year. These titles weren’t…
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