10 To Try – Graphic Novels with Lynda Barry

I don't think of myself as someone who reads comics or graphic novels, yet I am someone who faithfully clipped Ernie Pook's Comeek by Lynda Barry from the back pages of Seattle Weekly for years. This quirky strip focused on the daily adventures of young Marlys, her moody teenage sister Maybonne, and little brother Freddy […]

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Back to the Prairie with the Ladies of Little House

As someone who grew up watching Little House on the Prairie (and never stopped), it's possible that I experience a disproportionate level of excitement every time a former cast member publishes a memoir. Wanna know my best book of 2016? Little House in the Hollywood Hills: A Bad Girl's Guide to Becoming Miss Beadle, Mary X, […]

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Make Pre-loaded Audiobooks a.k.a. Playaways a.k.a. Players Work For You

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If you enjoy listening to audiobooks, but don't enjoy the process of downloading them from Overdrive or being tied to a cumbersome CD player, you might be the perfect candidate for Playaway audiobooks. These pre-loaded MP3 players are pocket-sized and come to you with the book of your choice already installed. They are super portable, […]

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Nostalgia Meets Modernity in Ruth Chew eBooks

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Does anyone remember Ruth Chew, a prolific author and illustrator of children’s books pertaining to all things magic? I first encountered Ms. Chew after receiving The Trouble With Magic in second grade. In it, a brother and sister find a wizard named Harrison Peabody trapped in a bottle of air freshener purchased on clearance at […]

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