Category Archives: Books

Tomato Mania

By Alyssa S. It’s the warmest, most flamboyant part of the growing season. There’s been a long, slow, damp buildup to real summer weather in the Puget Sound region this year. How are your tomatoes doing? Mine are on the slow side, and most everyone I’ve discussed it with locally is experiencing the same. I’m […]

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If You Like POSE…

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) One of my favorite COVID-19 activities has been watching television shows with my friends from a distance. Sometimes we watch simultaneously and chat online; sometimes we watch on our own time and discuss via text as we go. After Pose was added to Netflix last month, we’ve been enjoying this FX […]

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Grill, You Know It’s True

by Marie B. Summer is finally here and we are enjoying the great outdoors without a fleece jacket (mostly).  One of my own favorite summer pastimes is picnicking.  I might not be going far these days, but I still enjoy spreading out a blanket or setting up a lawn chair and enjoying a meal alfresco.  […]

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A Troublemaker by Any Other Name

by Marina M. His name was Rolihlahla. It means “troublemaker” in Xhosa. But the world knew him as Nelson Mandela. And, as a result of his life’s work, on July 18 we honor him, and the political and social changes he achieved, with Mandela Day.

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Book Anticipation

By Jennifer K. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where all the books you want to read are all on order, or have long wait lists, or just haven’t been published yet? That’s where I am now. So I thought I’d tell you about some of the books I’m anticipating, and why.

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Self Care With Nerd Art

By Isaac H. As the world slowly re-opens from the Covid19 pandemic (safe and timely or otherwise), it’s a good time for self care. There is a lot going on right now and sometimes it can help to move your attention away from the news and everyday happenings and problems of life. One of the […]

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Nostalgic Summer Horror

by Hannah K.  Something about a hot summer day makes me want to curl up with a creepy read for a good old-fashioned scare. The kind of stories that take you back to the summer days of childhood- riding bikes and telling ghost stories with your friends. While I never joined a group of misfit […]

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Ice Cold Summer

by Lisa C. “I have never tasted ice cream. Diana tried to explain what it was like, but I guess ice cream is one of those things that are beyond imagination.” – Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery The sun is shining (sometimes), the temperature is rising (sometimes), and that can […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Toni Morrison

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) “What I’m interested in is writing without the gaze, without the white gaze. … In so many earlier books by African-American writers, particularly the men, I felt that they were not writing to me. But what interested me was the African-American experience throughout whichever time I spoke of. It […]

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Fantastic Heists

By Kristi S.  It all started with Mistborn: The Final Empire, recommended to me by a coworker (thank you, Grant). I was pulled in by page one and my love for the fantasy heist genre was born. There’s nothing like the thrill of following characters as they pull off a major theft, but it becomes […]

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