All You Knead is Love

By Hannah K. Romance and food make the perfect pairing. Especially romance novels about food. There’s nothing like a well-cooked meal and a well-written happy ending to warm your heart. via GIPHY

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Best Served Cold

by Lisa C. Best friend stab you in the back? Romantic partner stepping out on you? Two-faced co-worker steal the Henderson account? What are you going to do? Well, in real life you might try to address these injustices in a positive manner that allows you to heal and move on. However, if you are […]

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Adult Pairings for Childhood Favorites

By Kristi S. What’s your favorite childhood book? I am often asked this question, and I have the hardest time answering. My mom got me a Sno-Isle library card for my second birthday, and I never stopped reading. I loved flipping through picture books, devoured any children’s mystery series, and escaped to so many worlds. […]

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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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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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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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Quick Listens

By Hannah K.  I love having someone tell me a story. Yes, I love reading books too, but that doesn’t temper my love for audiobooks. The right narrator can craft new life from a text. Not necessarily better than reading something yourself, but listening to a book can create a completely different experience. It’s a […]

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The Misfits

by Lisa C. I may be a total misfit, but I’ve reached the point where the usual comfort viewing and reading suspects aren’t quite soothing my social distancing woes. Imagining happy, boisterous gatherings and adventurous travels is just making me itch to do the same. Instead, I’m seeking inspiration and fortitude from another favorite archetype: […]

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Prose Bowl 2020: Round 3

  By Hannah K. Welcome back to Prose Bowl 2020! And we’re back! It’s been an unusual time to say the least, but we’re eager to get back into the swing of things with our next round of Prose Bowl 2020. We started with 80 titles, and now we’re down to the final four!

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Beyond Bestsellers: Ta-Nehisi Coates

by Lisa C. Ta-Nehisi Coates began his career as an attention-grabbing essayist and journalist who gained recognition for his insightful and razor-sharp explorations of race relations in America. His first book was the critically acclaimed memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. The hugely successful, best-selling work, Between […]

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