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Misunderstood Sayings... and Books that Prove the Counterparts True

Sep 22 2023
Author's note: This post has been updated to include more accurate information about the origin of these quotes and their contexts. Recently, it’s been coming up a lot that certain phrases, idioms and quotes have received somewhat of a “telephone game” treatment. These quotes have been given...
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Warrior: The Resurgence of Bruce Lee's Vision

Sep 21 2023
During the pandemic lockdown in 2020, many individuals, including myself, indulged in binge-watching numerous shows, both old favorites and new discoveries. One of those discoveries for me was the underrated TV series...
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A Reader's Rove

Sep 5 2023
I long to take a book lover’s journey around the world. But a very specific one. I guess we could call it a Reader’s Rove, because I want to visit all the marvelous places in the world that celebrate reading and libraries. Anythink is such an incredible environment that fosters curiosity and...
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How to Make This Halloween All Treat, No Trick!

Aug 30 2023
Happy spooky season! The first day of fall is just around the corner, and it’ll be October before we know it. Why wait until the last minute to get ready for one of the best days of the year? It’s time to start planning the details of your costume, figure out your decorations, and decide what you...
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Book Eight: For Lucinda Riley

Aug 23 2023
In 2013, author Lucinda Riley embarked on an ambitious quest: to write seven interwoven novels about seven adopted sisters. Each book would feature one sister, and each sister would set off on her own quest to learn about her heritage. All seven books would include dual timelines and multiple...
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Fact or Fanfiction?

Aug 21 2023
When I say “fanfiction,” you don’t say it’s an embarrassment to the world of literature!  Just like any genre that has unorthodox origins, there are plenty of unfair preconceived notions about fanfiction. One is that fanfiction only serves the obsessive fans who want to nitpick, tear apart or...
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When was the last time you went adventuring?

Aug 21 2023
Let’s go on an adventure! Not the kind where you have to stress about finding plane tickets for or invest a large sum of money in. Those adventures are grand, but they're too formal for every day. And sometimes they're even scary. Leaving the house for an unplanned grocery trip can even be scary,...
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How does the story end?

Aug 10 2023
Maybe it's the completist in me, but I just can't stand an unfinished story. You know, like when you’re watching a TV series, and you find out after you're invested that it got canceled unexpectedly. Even worse in my opinion is a book series that the author doesn’t finish! The most infamous example...
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A Year in the Life

Aug 4 2023
I love the movie "Julie and Julia." It’s got it all. Cooking. Whimsy. Streep. And the “year in the life” trope that I am the ultimate sucker for. I think it’s the promise of redemption. I know that at the start of the year, our character will be struggling in some way. A catalyst will lead them to...
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What is Intergenerational Trauma?

Aug 3 2023
You may have heard the term “intergenerational trauma” being thrown around a lot in the last year. And even if not, you’ve likely heard of some of these 2022 movies and TV shows in which intergenerational trauma was a major theme: "Everything Everywhere All at Once," "The Whale" and "Encanto." Last...
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The Evolution of Video Games: From "Pong" to Virtual Realities

Aug 2 2023
Nestled within the enchanting realm of our Wright Farms branch, step into a world of gaming as you enter The Studio. Our current focus is centered around an array of video games with a variety of experiences that we invite you to participate in. From our cutting-edge PlayStation 5 VR racing setup...
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Zero to Hero

Jul 12 2023
Like many kids growing up, I always wanted to be a superhero. I wanted to fight crime and save people from danger. I wanted to be like Wonder Woman, agile and strong, or swing from builds and swoosh through the air like Spiderman. Comic-Con played a huge part in my early 20s as it offered both a...


Jun 28 2023
Happy Pride Month!  The LGBTQIA+ community is one that prides itself on words and language, slang and nicknames. It is best described as a culture with varying ideologies and opinions, all overlaying principles and messages of equality and acceptance. LGBTQIA+ is an inclusive acronym used as a...
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Let's Bake a Cake

Jun 21 2023
  PLAN Let’s bake a cake. What kind? Do we think chocolate? Vanilla? Lemon? Ooh, lemon. Now it’s time to consult several cookbooks from the library; options are important. This recipe looks amazing: lemon cake with buttered rum syrup and honey frosting. But how about this one: lemon and blueberry...

Agatha Christie, Author and Mystery

Jun 20 2023
Agatha Christie became an author of mysteries in 1920, with the publication of her first novel, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles.” Just six years later, Christie herself became a mystery, when she disappeared for eleven days in December, shortly...
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The Success of "Succession"

Jun 15 2023
My father and I agreed about many things. “Simon & Garfunkel.” “...
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What's in a Name?

May 26 2023
“Hi, this is Anythink Wright Farms. My name is Zesha. How can I help you?”  “Hi...what’s your name?” “Zesha. With a Z.”  “Oh... Okay. Anyways, I need help with...”  That is a real conversation that I’ve had while at work. It’s just one example of the many variations of conversations that I’ve...
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The Butterfly Effect in Action

May 24 2023
Butterfly effect [noun]: a situation in which an action or change that does not seem important has a very large effect. My butterfly effect started with a simple question from my dad. "What do you want to watch?” It was May 15, 2018, and a new show called “Safe” had just premiered on Netflix. It...
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Is May (Not So) Secretly Star Wars Month?

May 2 2023
There are many holidays celebrated within the Star Wars universe, like Boonta Eve on Tatooine and Naboo’s Festival of Light, or even the galaxy-wide Empire Day. As fans, we have plenty of ways to celebrate on Earth, too, from May the 4th to Life Day on November 17. Still, many fans don’t realize...
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Cult Classics and Classic Cults

Apr 20 2023
cult  [NOUN]  a relatively small group of people having beliefs or practices, especially relating to religion, that are regarded by others as strange or sinister or as imposing excessive control over members. a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular thing. a person or thing that...