Best Reindeer Picture Books

You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen, but do you know Olive the Other Reindeer? Borrow these fun and heart-warming picture books from your local library this season, and remember, there would be no gifts under the tree without reindeer! Best Reindeer Picture Books List created […]

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3 Teen Romance Books with Mystery Letter Writers

While there are often big publishing trends—Dystopias! Superheroes! Thrillers with the word "girl" in the title!—sometimes you come across much smaller, often coincidental, trends. I read three books recently that all shared a plot point in common. This was an entirely unintentional reading choice, but made for an interesting comparison. These three recently published teen […]

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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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A Readable Feast: Diwali Treats!

Welcome back to A Readable Feast, where I convince my wonderful coworkers to share their most treasured recipes with us! This time around I've landed a real gem, folks. The Indian holiday of Diwali (or Deepavali) is just around the corner and one of my lovely coworkers has shared a favorite Diwali-related recipe with me. […]

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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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Get to Know E. Lockhart

Young adult author E. Lockhart will be making an appearance at the Covington Library on Saturday, November 4 at 2 pm in conversation with author Deb Caletti and we couldn't be more excited. Lockhart has written ten books and a few short stories for teens and teens at heart since 2005, all of which are […]

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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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