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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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Comics Crush: Ongoing Women-Led Series

Cover of the comic Lady Killer by Joelle Jones, showing a Tiki Party

Now is a great time for ongoing comic series by and about women, and there are a handful of titles that I am seriously in love with. They range from the fluffiest of the fluff to the totally serious and intense, but a commonality I've found among them is a tendency to portray interesting, flawed individuals. […]

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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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The Best Database You’re Not Using

Testing & Education Reference Center is an amazingly useful resource. It's especially great for students, job seekers, and anyone preparing to take a big test. You can use it to build résumés, take online practice tests, read Peterson test prep ebooks, and more. It's definitely in my Top 5 Favorite Premium Databases. (Side note: You know you're […]

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