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Book Lists

  • 5 Broadway Backstage Books

    Anyone who spends longer than a few minutes with me knows that I like theatre, particularly musical theatre. When the lights dim, the house hushes, and the first notes of the overture start—there aren’t many moments more magical than that. Continue reading

  • 5 Cozies for a Snowy Day

    The forecast called for snow this weekend. Schools, libraries, and businesses closed early Friday in anticipation of the impending Snowpocalypse. Up to ten inches was cited in most reports. Like many, I stocked up on groceries, made sure my bookshelf was full, wrapped myself up in a blanket, and braced for impact. Continue reading

  • 5 Literary Cookbooks

    After reading through Winnie-the-Pooh as a kid, nothing would have pleased me more than plopping down and sharing a pot of honey with the unflappable bear. Food is a common thread in most books, whether they be a children’s ode to stuffed animals or a Dickensian novella. Simply put: most characters have got to eat… Continue reading

  • 5 Books About Political Campaigns

    The 2018 Midterms are upon us. Political advertisements are dominating the airwaves. Mailboxes are stuffed to the brim with candidate mailers. Canvassers are still exploring communities, trying to get every voter to turn up. While politics can be polarizing, all candidates are connected by these actions: the art of the campaign. Continue reading

  • 5 Picture Books for Halloween

    The leaves are changing color, the days are getting shorter, and Halloween is creeping up. This is the time of year I get into ‘spooky book mode’. I put away all the bright summer reading and go straight for my stack of Halloween reads– atmospheric stories that put me in the holiday spirit. Continue reading