Book Bingo: Collection of Poetry

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

collection of poetryOur guest blogger today is Rebecca Hoogs, Associate Director of Seattle Arts & Lectures. Rebecca curates and manages the Literary Arts Series, Poetry Series, Hinge, and SAL Presents. She is the author of the poetry collection Self-Storage. She’s here to share some poetry titles to help you fill the “Collection of Poetry” square.

Poetry, I would argue, is the perfect summer reading. Even when the content or language is dense, it feels spacious surrounded by the bright white sunlight of the page. Poems offer breathing room. And books of poetry are even better: there is no need to read chronologically; you are free to meander, stop, start, get lost, pop into that little metaphor without a care for time. You don’t always know where you’re going to end up—in fact, the journey and the surprise of where you arrive are the pleasures. Reading a good poem is like having a glass of wine with lunch—an indulgence that encourages you to slow down and savor each word. Continue reading “Book Bingo: Collection of Poetry”

Book Bingo: Out of Your Comfort Zone

comfort zone2.jpgJoin The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

Finding a book that is “Out of Your Comfort Zone” might not be the most… comfortable of books to choose; but, let me toss out a few recommendations. We might be able to find something fun or a different viewpoint than you typically read about.

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Book Bingo: Recommended by an Independent Bookstore (Nonfiction)

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

independent bookstore Our guest blog today is from the staff of Ada’s Technical Books & Café in Capitol Hill; Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe is home to the kinds of books, gifts, workshops and events that beckon to the geek {and the geek in all of us.} Here are a few suggestions of nonfiction to help you fill that Summer Bingo Recommended by an Independent Bookstore square!

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Book Bingo: Set in a Place You’ve Always Wanted to Visit

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

set where you've wanted to visit I am not a frequent or world traveler so it’s been fun compiling a list of books for of places that I’ve always wanted to visit. Guatemala was my fourth grade school report assignment and Vietnam is where family-in-law members are originally from. And, stories by friends of Malawi visits have given me glimpses of this struggling country and its people. Being a knitter, stories from Scotland always peak my interest even when there are not sheep involved. And, I work mainly with non-fiction information so it’s logical that my suggestions include non-fiction as well as fiction.

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Book Bingo: Young Adult Book

Join The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Arts & Lectures for our 2nd annual Summer Book Bingo for adults! Follow us throughout the summer for reading suggestions based on each category.

YAEven if I wasn’t a Young Adult librarian, I would still read tons of YA literature.  While I love the maturity and intellectual demands of adult literary fiction, sometimes a YA novel just hits that sweet spot of delivering a fully satisfying read that is challenging and fresh, yet doesn’t require too much time or mental energy to complete. Continue reading “Book Bingo: Young Adult Book”