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Book review: 'Bird Box' by Josh Malerman

Jun 5 2019
I know there are a lot of people out there that will question, Bird Box is a book? The answer is yes, and, as a completely...

Daily doses of wonder

Jun 4 2019
Is it wrong to review a book if you’re only about halfway through it? I first flipped through Year of Wonder while working at the library. It seemed like a cool book, but one that I...

A summer of YA

Jun 3 2019
As the last days of school slowly tick down, parents and teens alike are wondering: What are we going to do this summer? As a librarian and an author, I'm happy to shout: read YA!  In case you weren't aware, YA (short for young adult) literature has experienced a massive explosion of popularity in...

Review: 'A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming'

Jun 3 2019
Kerri Rawson had internal alarms going off on that cold February day. Her father had taught her about stranger danger, not to open doors to unknown people, to always be overly cautious. Even in her adulthood, she often recalled the lessons taught to her by her father, Dennis. He was a strong,...

The warm fuzzy feelings of fandoms

Jun 3 2019
Throughout May, Anythink encouraged our customers to dive deep into fandoms, explore super powers and create their own pop culture narratives in celebration of Pop...

Denver Pop Culture Con 2019 giveaway: How to enter for your chance to win tickets

May 1 2019
Anythink is celebrating all things pop culture this May with Pop It, an opportunity for you to unleash your inner superhero with programs and experiences for all ages. As part...

Poetry Picks for Kids: 'Early Bird' by Shel Silverstein

Apr 25 2019
Before printed material became mass produced, information, stories and poems were passed through memorization and recitation from person-to-person. While I am lucky enough to have polished my memorization skills through years of theatre and voice, I am also someone who struggles remembering the...

Celebrating poetry and Ursula Le Guin

Apr 24 2019
On January 15, 2018, Ursula Le Guin finished editing her latest collection of poetry and sent off the revised manuscript. On January 22, 2018, she died. In October of the same year, this work was published as...

Another nod to Mary Oliver

Apr 23 2019
As much as I wanted to highlight another poet for National Poetry Month, Mary Oliver will always be my go-to. I've read many books of poetry but none have captured me like Oliver's works. It saddens me that we will not have any new...

Building friendships through the magic of Neil Gaiman

Apr 23 2019
I started working at Anythink in Bennett towards the end of 2018, knowing nothing about working in a library at all. My previous life's forte had been all medical office and public safety. So jumping into a world of books was very different for me, aside from the fact that I've always been an avid...

Darkness into light: the first image of a black hole

Apr 19 2019
Scientists have known about the theoretical existence of black holes for about 100 years, but it wasn’t until last week that anyone had ever seen one of these wondrous cosmic objects. Thanks to the team behind the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) we now have the first-ever image of a black hole (click...

Poetry Picks: ‘Benjamin, Who Came From Who Knows Where’ by Mary Oliver

Apr 15 2019
Yes, the Anythink blog is quite fond of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning poet Mary Oliver who passed away in January of this year. During last year’s Poetry Picks, Maria shared...
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In praise of IMDB trivia

Apr 12 2019
If you, like me, have seen at least one movie before, I urge you to go to imdb.com right now and type a movie’s title into the search bar. A wealth of information pops up. Cast and crew, reviews, and even showtimes for new releases. But we don’t care about any of that...

Review: 'Blue Horses' by Mary Oliver

Apr 10 2019
I truly love the late Mary Oliver's poetry. Most recently, I finished her Blue Horses collection. She had such a sincere love for nature and all that it contains. Oliver had the most...

Celebrate National Poetry Month with some 'Cake'

Apr 3 2019
One of my favorite lines in all of poetry comes from Alexander Pope’s “An Essay on Criticism,” which defines true wit as “what oft was thought, but ne’er so well expressed.” These nine...

Getting to know the new guides at Anythink Bennett

Apr 2 2019
The end of 2018 came with some exciting new staff changes for us here at Anythink Bennett! We gained a new part-time wrangler, Becca, and a new part-time concierge – me. We've also welcomed two new and very awesome guides to...

Making ink: an unexpected cookbook review

Apr 2 2019
In my reviews, my focus so far has been cooking and exploring the world through cookbooks. I love to do both. When I visit...

Borrowing blue 2.0: seeing blue in nature

Mar 20 2019
I have the blues – but in a good way. After all, Colorado skies are often blue, and having previously lived under skies that stayed grey for long stretches of time, I tend to notice and appreciate how frequently the sky looks blue here. At times, this recurrence has led me to wonder: why does the...

The Black Olive Caramel Awakening: A recipe review

Mar 4 2019
On Vegetables by California chef Jeremy Fox is a highly appealing book even without the content. It was featured on the shelf at Anythink and I was drawn to it like I’m drawn to a beautiful art book. Published...

Photographing America's pastime

Feb 28 2019
It may not look like it outside, but Major League Baseball begins its season (on the earliest Opening Day ever) in less than a month. To pass the time until then, I’ve...

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