Tag Archives: Linda J.

Summer Book Bingo Returns!

Polish your library card, clean your reading glasses, dust off your Kindle — whatever you need to do — because today Seattle Arts & Lectures and Seattle Public Library launch Summer Book Bingo, the 2017 edition! Pick up a bingo … Continue reading

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Books for Giving: Nonfiction by Washington authors

Keep it local this season by reading (and giving) books by Washington state authors. Here’s a selection of  local authors’ nonfiction titles — a biography of the Romanov family confidante (Rasputin),  a look at some pivotal  feminists (Dead Feminists), an … Continue reading

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It’s back: Summer Book Bingo!

Are you ready to play along with the most fabulous adult summer reading program around? Great — because today Seattle Arts & Lectures and Seattle Public Library launch Summer Book Bingo, the 2016 edition! Pick one up at any of … Continue reading

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Hey, our pick for the Dublin Literary Award made the shortlist!

Do you follow the International Dublin Literary Awards? Here’s why you should: Public libraries around the world nominate books for the award, and you love public libraries. A healthy mix of U.S. and international novels make both the longlist and … Continue reading

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Seattle Reads: An interview with author Karen Joy Fowler

This interview originally appeared in The American Reader. Reprinted with permission of Carmen Maria Machado for our 2016 Seattle Reads celebration featuring Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Events with Ms. Fowler run Friday through Sunday, May … Continue reading

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There’s a new New Yorker waiting for me …

Most of the email I receive outside of work goes unopened. But not this one: I immediately click through to check out the newest edition of The New Yorker via Zinio, a service Seattle Public Library offers for free with a Library card. … Continue reading

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Girls, Girls, Girls! Coming to a book title near you

I made just one new year’s reading resolution this year: Read no books with the words “girl” or “wife” in the title. A few days into 2016 and I failed with American Housewife by Helen Ellis (a pure delight to … Continue reading

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