The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
A Reading Life
A Reading Life
Everett Public Library staff
Networks & feeds
Archives
March 26  |  by Lisa, Everett Public Library staff
March new music: a horse of a different color edition When I was a kid, one of my favorite scenes in The Wizard of Oz was when Dorothy, wide-eyed and full of wonder, was pulled through Emerald City by the Horse of a Different Color. Not one to bow its shaggy mane to conventional horse ways, this amazing beast would periodically change its color to various vibrant shades to suit its fancy. I see a similarity between Dorothy's...

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
March 23  |  by Everett Public Library staff
Heartwood 5:2 - The Green Child Herbert Read’s three-part novel, The Green Child, starts out with a bang. In the first paragraph, a South American dictator’s assassination...

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
March 19  |  by Leslie, Everett Public Library staff
Erik Larson's new book I'll read anything by certain non-fiction writers. Timothy Egan has gotten me to read about the dust bowl era in

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
March 17  |  by Richard, Everett Public Library staff
It came from the 300s You may have an image of the library, and library workers, as lovers of order and method. While there is definitely some truth in that (it is handy to actually know where a book is located after all) there is also a surprising amount of chaos just underneath the surface.  Take the vaunted Dewey Decimal System for example. The idea is a noble one: assigning all non-fiction work a simple number code based on subject so similar books are grouped together and easy to find on the...

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
March 13  |  by Ron, Everett Public Library staff
Terry Pratchett remembered There are plenty of opportunities to read about his life, so I thought I’d share how Terry (as I called him in my head) affected me.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
March 12  |  by Jennifer, Everett Public Library staff
Here there be monsters I have a bedtime ritual. I go to bed, do a little reading, maybe do a little writing (because some stupid part of me, no matter how old I get, still wants to be a writer but I can’t say it out loud because for me, it’s right up there with saying "I want to be a space cowboy when I grow up!"). Then I have to watch a horror movie. I have to.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
March 9  |  by Carol, Everett Public Library staff
Favorite 65X series: plot-your-own stories edition Don't even ask. I know what you're wondering. "Carol, what the heck is a 65X? And why should I care?" In cataloger-speak, that's how we code subject headings and genre terms. Generally, 650s are subject headings and 655s are genres. Relax, though. You're not getting a lesson in cataloging, though I'd be happy to talk your ear off about MARC, RDA, and FRBR.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
March 5  |  by Ron, Everett Public Library staff
Science fiction - no longer just for nerds I’m in a rut, in a rut, in a rut rut rut root, rutabaga!

Ah, blessed escape.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
March 3  |  by Everett Public Library staff
Spot-Lit for March 2015 Get the jump on these highly anticipated new releases coming out in March.
Click the link below to read more or to place titles on hold.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 27  |  by Everett Public Library staff
Stranger Than Fiction: After Dark in the Library What does happen at the library when the doors have closed and the people have left? Do all the characters contained in our many volumes come out to talk amongst themselves? Is it o.k. to skate through the stacks? You can answer these questions and many more by attending our after hours gala: Stranger Than Fiction: After Dark in the Library.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 25  |  by Carol, Everett Public Library staff
Meet Everett's boy in the boat If you're like me, you accepted the challenge of reading this year's Everett Reads! selection,

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 23  |  by Lisa, Everett Public Library staff
New music picks for February We get a lot of great new music in every week at the EPL, so sometimes it's hard to keep up. I got the chance to peek through the latest stack of new arrivals down in the cataloging department and wanted to give you a preview of what's about to hit the shelves.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 19  |  by Leslie, Everett Public Library staff
Northwest Flower and Garden Show books If you're like me, you didn't make it down to last week's Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle and even if you did, it's unlikely that you had time to attend all of the author seminars. Never fear because your local public library has your back. I was pleased to see that the library has almost all of the gardening books that authors were selling at the garden show. Why not just borrow them from...

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 17  |  by Richard, Everett Public Library staff
Morbid curiosity It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens. Death (A Play) by Woody Allen



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 12  |  by Jennifer, Everett Public Library staff
For better or for worse Once upon a time there was love and passion. When passion’s embers were banked and didn’t burn so intensely there was still love. And familiarity. 27 years of marriage witnessed both tenderness and dismay, the dismay being a wet towel left on the bathroom floor, the tenderness in caring for someone who ate bad shrimp. A good marriage is fluent in short hand and silences. A good marriage is being able to unbutton your jeans after pizza and beer. A good marriage is...

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 10  |  by Carol, Everett Public Library staff
Jackaby or waiting for sequels Well, shoot. You deserve an explanation for what you are about to read. I want you to know, dear reader, that I did not plan this. When I wrote my last post about how I wanted to approach my reading this year and featured some book titles that were of particular interest, I did not intend on reading one immediately afterward. So please do not hold me to this pace, as there is

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 6  |  by Ron, Everett Public Library staff
Spies like them It’s a new year, time for a clean start and all of that. 2014 was my year of the hard-boiled detective. And so I wonder what 2015 will bring.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 4  |  by Everett Public Library staff
Spot-Lit for February 2015 The Notable New Fiction list for February is here.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
February 2  |  by Everett Public Library staff
Everett Reads! 2015 February means only one thing here at the Everett Public Library: It's time for Everett Reads! At this time of year we encourage all of Everett to read a single book, discuss it, and come meet the author. This year we are very excited to be talking about the book

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 29  |  by Linda, Everett Public Library staff
Did you know? (pasta edition) That the difference between noodles and macaroni is eggs?



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 26  |  by Lisa, Everett Public Library staff
Mexico: the cookbook Every once in a while a book comes along that you just fall in love with. Right now I have stars in my eyes, and they only shine for Mexico: The Cookbook by chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte. Here is a book that speaks to almost all of my interests. At the very base level, it's a beautiful volume. The hot pink dust jacket is decorated in traditional Mexican

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 22  |  by Leslie, Everett Public Library staff
Best blue books Occasionally a library patron will be searching for a book and can only remember that it has a certain colored cover. It's usually hard to find books just by color, but here's a group of blue books that you'll surely want to find. They obviously all have blue covers, but they are also about some sort of human frailty. I've read almost all of them in the last month. Mostly, they're all excellent!



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 20  |  by Margo, Everett Public Library staff
Pizza  evolution My early memories of making pizza consisted of splitting an English muffin in two, slathering it with ketchup sauce, sprinkling cheese and if we had any, adding sliced bologna.

Since those days my culinary skills have developed and my palette has become more discriminating.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 16  |  by Richard, Everett Public Library staff
Out with the old, in with the new The end of the old year and the beginning of the new tends to be a time of reflection and planning for the future. A byproduct of all this activity is the creation of many, many, book lists: the two major types are of the ‘best of 2014’ and ‘books to look out for in 2015’ variety. Now, if you are a person who sees the glass as half full, this is great since you have lots of titles to choose from. If you are a half empty type, however, you look at all those...

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 14  |  by Jennifer, Everett Public Library staff
Send in the clowns Clowns have always scared me, yet I seek out the most terrifying clown images. A few years ago there were reports of a clown standing on a dark Northampton street, under just enough light to make it scary as hell. It’s not illegal to stand on a dark street corner dressed as a clown. It should be.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 12  |  by Everett Public Library staff
Spot-Lit for January 2015 The new Spot-Lit list of notable new fiction is here.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 8  |  by Ron, Everett Public Library staff
Year-end roundup 2014 Meatloaf sandwich, fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Mmmmm. Comfort food. As I look back at 2014, I realize that I indulge in comfort books. So many books I want to read but dang it, Perry Mason is so entertaining. And comforting.

And so I overindulge in Mr. Mason.



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 5  |  by Carol, Everett Public Library staff
New year, new TBR I am waving a white flag of surrender, admitting defeat, giving up. I had an uber-ambitious list of reading resolutions in 2014 and I did not complete it. However, I did manage to cross off 8 of the 12, meaning it's by far my most successful set of resolutions I've ever attempted. Here's a last look back at what I wanted to read last year:



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
January 1  |  by Heartwood, Everett Public Library staff
Heartwood 5:1 - <i>Tristram Shandy</i> Tristram Shandy
by Laurence Sterne  (1713-1768)
749 pgs.  Everyman’s Library, 1991.
Originally...

»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
December 30  |  by Lisa, Everett Public Library staff
2014: my year in short stories Every year I like to set some reading goals for myself; it's about the closest thing I come to making New Year's resolutions. This year I set out to read 75 books (I just barely made it!), start reading graphic novels, and start reading short story collections. I managed to do all three, and have compiled a list of my favorite short reads (graphic novel or otherwise).



»» Click to continue reading this blog post.
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
» More life
 


HeraldNet highlights

Restored Crusader revealed
Restored Crusader revealed: Pilots reunite on 60th anniversary of ‘last...
Tie the knot in a barn
Tie the knot in a barn: Farms in Snohomish County serve as wedding venues
Housing hotbed
Housing hotbed: Why one part of Snohomish County attracts builders like flies
All the right moves
All the right moves: Mukilteo belly dancer finds peace in competition