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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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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

woman holding book and reading; water in the background

You know, Summer Reading... for adults! There are so many new books hitting the shelves right now that I hardly know where to begin. Here are a few of the new titles that I've been reading about. Now, understand, I haven't read them, yet... but they have my interest piqued! NEW BOOKS Into the WaterBibWidget […]

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10 to Try Check-In: May

10 to Try 2017 Reading Challenge

Confession: I didn't really think 10 to Try was going to  "work" for me. I read pretty broadly already (it's kind of my job, after all), so I wasn't sure I'd be trying anything different or new. But five months in, I'm finding that I'm picking up books that I might not've read otherwise - […]

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Beyond cinco de mayo: Celebrating Mexican History and Culture

In the U.S. on cinco de mayo, which means May 5th in Spanish, margaritas are half price at Mexican restaurants and bars and avocados are often sold out in stores and markets. While lots of people enjoy a cool margarita and homemade guacamole on May 5th, not many know why that day in particular is celebrated. On May 5th, 1862, […]

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Head for the Hills

Woman hiking through a dense forest alone

It's raining, it's pouring.........  still! Will we ever see the sun again? Man, I hope so. In the meantime, let's grab our GoreTex, lace up our hiking boats, and head for the hills. We live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Let's get out there and explore it, come rain or come shine. […]

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