A Reading Life

Skanking to the music of days gone by with The Specials

By Ron, Everett Public Library staff Memory and music travel hand in hand, popping up in strange places, creating feelings associated with a certain time… Continue reading

Be free of precise recipes with cookbook ‘Meatless Meals’

By Linda, Everett Public Library staff Hmmm…. I wanted to write a review that isn’t a review for the cookbook Cook Without a Book: Meatless… Continue reading

Can biking help save the world? One author makes his case

By Kathy, Everett Public Library staff You may think Peter Walker, author of How Cycling Can Save the World, is engaging in hyperbole with the… Continue reading

America undone in “American War” and other dystopian works

By Jesse, Everett Public Library staff It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel….a little itchy and anxious to be… Continue reading

‘The Book Jumper’ imagines magic world where stories come alive

By Carol, Everett Public Library staff Bibliophile: bib·lio·phile \ˈbi-blē-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l\: noun :a person who collects or has a great love of books. SEE ALSO: Carol. Now… Continue reading

Book review: ‘Tragic Kind of Wonderful’ shows it’s hard to hide crazy

By Jennifer, Everett Public Library staff I’m crazy. I can say that. I’ve been tested and found insane. I mean, it wasn’t an inkblot test… Continue reading

Love Rock Revolution explores Olympia label K Records’ impact

By Ron, Everett Public Library staff Generally I assert that all change is bad. However, change within art forms is an exception to this iron-clad… Continue reading

New March releases for checkout from Everett Public Library

from established, new, and emerging authors (along with some previously unpublished stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald) —… Continue reading

Three books that examine video games, seriously

By Richard, Everett Public Library staff Don’t tell anyone, but I’m pushing 50 and I play video games. There I said it. For those in… Continue reading

Listen Up! Spring new music arrivals at Everett Public Library

By Lisa Labovitch, Everett Public Library It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to highlight some of our new music, so let’s quickly… Continue reading

Vancouver, the Canadian One

By Ron, Everett Public Library staff There is a saying: Nothing good ever comes out of Canada. I might be paraphrasing. Irregardless, other than currency… Continue reading

‘Princess and the Page’ a modern tale about wishes, consequences

By Linda, Everett Public Library staff Keira, the heroine of The Princess and the Page by Christina Farley, uses a magic pen to write a… Continue reading

Identity, otherness in reading ‘Watched,’ listening to Swet Shop Boys

By Jesse, Everett Public Library staff If you want to excite a Librarian, tell them that a book award is being announced. Seriously, try it.… Continue reading

These books will guide you through spring cleaning

By Carol, Everett Public Library staff Confession time: I am the absolute worst at keeping everything clean and neat. Some people are extremely organized, and… Continue reading

Teen version “Groundhog Day,” “Before I Fall,” examines choice

By Jennifer, Everett Public Library staff When I was young, I would hear my mother and her friends recounting their high school days. And not… Continue reading

Breaking personal bubbles, mystery afoot in ‘The Goldfish Boy’

By Linda, Everett Public Library staff In the book The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson, Matthew is a lonely boy with a germ phobia who… Continue reading

How to get your Danish literature, TV fix

By Richard, Everett Public Library staff If you haven’t noticed lately, Denmark has been taking the publishing industry by storm: Specifically, the Danes ability to… Continue reading

Pop, rock, Beethoven — all in Electric Light Orchestra’s sound

By Ron, Everett Public Library staff Since my early days as a li’l shaver, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) has been one of my favorite groups.… Continue reading

New book releases to check out from Everett Public Library

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

Review: ‘Target in the Night’ is punchy, graceful, ambiguous

By Heartwood, Everett Public Library staff Target in the Night by feted, recently deceased, Argentinian author Ricardo Piglia is a beautifully constructed novel featuring a… Continue reading