Creepify Your Crypt

You're reading and watching some seriously spooky stuff. You've settled on a great costume. You've bought enough candy to rot your teeth a thousand times over. What else can you do to get yourself in an appropriately hair-raising mood? You need to create a suitably scary atmosphere, of course! It's time, my friends, to creepify […]

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Washington Apples!

Ah, Fall. Return of the rain, and...new, crispy Washington apples! Sinking your teeth into a crunchy local apple may inspire you to consider planting one or two of your own apple trees. Here in the Pacific Northwest where the ground doesn't freeze, you don't have to wait until spring thaw. Just make sure the trees […]

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Gratitude, Your Way

Gratitude doesn't take much time. But it does take reflection and a bit of mental effort to bring gratitude into your day. There's a lot not to be grateful about, and yet there is almost always something we can reflect on positively, at some point in the day. I have a family member who hasn't been […]

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Reading Is Easier with the Dyslexic Font from Overdrive

OverDrive is the only US eBook provider to offer a dyslexic font option as a reading setting. Select this option in the OverDrive app, Libby, browser-based OverDrive Read, and at the OverDrive website. Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for people with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble […]

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Afraid of Friday the 13th?

This week marks the second (and last) Friday the 13th of the year, and the fact that it takes place in October makes it all the sweeter for fans of the Friday the 13th movie franchise (and the horror genre overall).  However, if you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th), this day […]

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10 to Try Check-in: October

October is gorgeous in the Pacific Northwest. We get sunny but crisp days interspersed with the rainy gray that I'm grateful for after such a hot, smoky summer. So what better month to celebrate our beautiful corner of the country by Reading a Book by a PNW Author for 10 to Try?  Deb Caletti's What's Become of Her is […]

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The Right Way to Zombie Paintball

Last Halloween, I discovered the most amazing thing: zombie paintball. As a new resident of Washington, I have never seen this before. They take you out on a truck lined with paintball guns, then you simply shoot at zombies wandering around in a field. I could not stop laughing and started getting serious about getting in […]

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