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Sep 22, 2015

Support for Check It Out comes from Avery Brothers.    

Check It Out: CJ Box

Jul 21, 2015

 

One of the connections I like to make between books and summer vacations is to read a story set in the place that you'll be visiting. Today I'm recommending author C.J. Box and his mystery series featuring Wyoming fish and game warden, Joe Pickett. Reading any of the Joe Pickett series will transport you to the Wyoming and Montana mountains.

Check It Out: Minimalism

Jul 14, 2015

For readers interested in downsizing or just minimizing the clutter and chaos in their lives, a useful guide for adopting a minimalist lifestyle is Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. She promises that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again.

Check It Out: The Life We Bury

Jul 7, 2015

A good mystery thriller unravels thread by thread, making it impossible to put the book down. The plot grips you as tension builds, and you wait for the inevitable... sure you know what will happen next!

But a great mystery thriller leaves you doubting even what you were so certain of, and makes you question what you thought you knew about the characters. As I eagerly turned the pages of Allen Eskens's debut novel The Life We Bury by the light of my bedside lamb at 2 a.m., I knew I had found the latter. 

Shanren
Janine Calsbeek

Yunnan province in southwestern China spreads between the tropical jungles of Burma and Vietnam on the South and the Himalayan heights of Tibet on the north; it's a massive land with dynamic features and history. Shanren, comprised of musicians from this region, joins together the features and traditions that have been shaped by these dynamics as well as the by the band members' studies and travels throughout the world.  

Laughing Her Lips Off

Jan 15, 2015

FM90’s Gretchen Gondek visits with local author and humorist Jenny Herrick about enjoying life and overcoming challenges through laughter.