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10 to Try: May is for Mysteries

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I am not the biggest mystery fan. I know - this is blasphemy when May is Mystery month and one is a librarian who is supposed to love ALL the books. It's good to know one's weak points, I guess. When I first saw the 'Try a New to You Genre' square on the 10 […]

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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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Four Novels About Communication Glitches/Blips/Errors/Surprises

Communication and time travel? Communication faster than the speed of sound? How about general communication enhancement? Take a trip with these novels of mishaps and you maybe grateful for the limitations of conversational methods currently at your disposal! CrosstalkBibWidget Imagine having a tiny chip implanted in your brain so that you can instantly exchange thoughts with […]

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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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