A Reading Life

Bountiful food, cooking books are satisfying summer reads

By Carol, Everett Public Library staff There’s still time to complete another summer reading challenge before the August 31st deadline! Today I present to you… Continue reading

Book review: Sad history, pleasant characters in ‘Before We Were Yours’

By Margo, Everett Public Library staff Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is a gripping and powerful read. The characters are well-developed and the… Continue reading

Sci-fi ‘Grasshopper Jungle’ has teen angst, humans-turned-bugs

By Jesse, Everett Public Library staff I’ll admit it. I am very excited. The first total solar eclipse to span the United States in over… Continue reading

Harken back to first-wave punk rock with 1970s-band X

By Ron, Everett Public Library staff Music is filled with infinite possibilities but musicians use few of them. Hence, a whole lot of music sounds… Continue reading

Drill down on woodpecker info at Everett Public Library

By Linda, Everett Public Library staff Did you know that a woodpecker’s ‘tongue’ wraps around its brain to act as a shock absorber when it… Continue reading

Consider these poignant, award-winning reads this summer

By Carol, Everett Public Library staff How is it already August?! In case you’re just joining us, there’s still about a month left to complete… Continue reading

‘Aftercare Instructions’ is raw dive into who we think we are

By Jennifer, Everett Public Library staff I remember going to Planned Parenthood in my early 20s because I didn’t have health insurance and needed birth… Continue reading

New releases available to read at Everett Public Library

from established, new, and emerging authors — are some of the most anticipated new releases of the… Continue reading

Lose your way into fantasy, folklore at Everett library

By Richard, Everett Public Library staff Camped out at the very end of the Dewey 300s range, past the more sober sections on politics (320s),… Continue reading

Everett Public Library staff summer reading recommendations

By Carol, Everett Public Library staff How’s your summer reading challenge coming along? One of this year’s challenges is to read a book recommended by… Continue reading

Japanese pop punk band Shonen Knife captures plenty of genres

By Ron, Everett Public Library staff It’s time to enter the garage. Via Japan. But first, let me tell you a little story. The year… Continue reading

Pick up these new tunes at Everett Public Library

Listen Up! July New Music Arrivals By Lisa, Everett Public Library staff Here’s your short list of what’s been pouring through the doors at the… Continue reading

Truly adult comic books worth reading at Everett library

By Jesse, Everett Public Library staff I love virtually all comics and graphic novels. From Pokémon manga, to Congressman John Lewis’s masterful graphic memoir, March,… Continue reading

Graphic novels (aka comic books) for the uninitiated

By Carol, Everett Public Library staff Hey there, summer readers! Have you accepted our summer reading challenge? While the summer reading program for kids and… Continue reading

Grief, unrequited love, bookworms charm in ‘Words in Deep Blue’

By Jennifer, Everett Public Library staff Sometimes when a book is so good, I think about leaving a note inside of it when I return… Continue reading

More ways to cook with your cast-iron skillet

By Julie, Everett Public Library staff Enjoy this review, complete with an example of her excellent cooking, from Julie for the book: The Cast-Iron Pies… Continue reading

Likable, if unlovable, characters ‘Hello, Sunshine,’ and ‘Less’

By Linda, Everett Public Library staff Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave Sunshine MacKenzie is a culinary star! What started as a YouTube video series quickly… Continue reading

July’s new titles to check out at Everett Public Library

from established, new, and emerging authors — are some of the most anticipated new releases of the… Continue reading

Non-beach summer reads recommended by Everett Public Library

By Richard, Everett Public Library staff As summer arrives in our neck of the woods, the library and publishing worlds are already knee-deep into summer… Continue reading

Get to know lobsters (and lobster recipes) with these reads

By Linda, Everett Public Library staff Did you know that in 1880s Massachusetts servants went on strike so they wouldn’t have to eat lobster more… Continue reading