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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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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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3 Great Reads for Mother’s Day

A teacup sits atop a stack of books

I tried several times to write an introduction for this article, but just couldn't think of the right thing to say. I could, however, think of the perfect person to write about Mother's Day: my mom. Please enjoy this Mother's Day booklist, featuring a special introduction penned by my beloved mother. I am the very […]

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Sounders v Toronto 2: MLS Cup Harder

Soccer fans displaying a tifo: a hoisted canvas painting and a flag made up pf fans holding up colored cards along with another bit on canvas that says "Champions."

This Saturday, May 6, the Seattle Sounders will be playing Toronto FC in their first rematch since the Sounders took the MLS Cup from their clutches on December 10 in a frigid nail-biter of a game at Toronto's BMO Field. Here's my favorite moment: The beautiful game indeed. *wipes eyes discreetly* Well, this weekend is […]

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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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