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My Valentine’s Day Blind Date with a Book

I’m going on a blind date for Valentine’s Day… without my husband. From what I’ve heard, my date is tall, dark, and likes to wear black. My date also happens to be a book -- and the matchmaker was the Seattle Public Library. This February, the library is once again sparking book love by offering a Blind Date with a Book at the Central Library. Use the color-coded chart to find out a little bit about your potential match: a green heart means sci-fi romance, rainbow means LGBTQ, and red means Galentine’s Day books for ladies. I decided on black, [...]

February 11th, 2019|

Rockstar Librarian Nancy Pearl on Her Debut Novel, “George and Lizzie”

Seattle is the kind of town where the phrase “rockstar librarian” is used without irony and raises no eyebrows. So it should be no surprise that, even after the last-hurrah-of-summer debauchery of Labor Day Weekend, Seattle’s own world-famous librarian Nancy Pearl filled the house to overflowing for a reading from her debut novel, George and Lizzie. (You may know her from Book Lust and More Book Lust -- she even has her own action figure.) I was lucky enough to be invited to the pre-event reception, where book lovers enjoyed wine and snacks and a special talk by Nancy Pearl. [...]

September 7th, 2017|

Are You a Girl Detective in Disguise?

Then let's solve some cases! Sometimes a lady just has to take matters into her own hands and investigate the mystery herself, be it a shady spouse, a sinister family secret, or a suspicious death. So here are some of our favorite books featuring girl detectives! Our featured sleuths range from former teen girl detectives to amateur crime-fighting adults, but they’re all tough, dedicated, and intent on justice. Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction Author: Erika Janik If you’ve always dreamed of donning a trenchcoat and solving [...]

October 4th, 2016|