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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...

Book review: 'Glitter and Glue: A Memoir' by Kelly Corrigan

Feb 27 2019
I am a huge fan of Kelly Corrigan. Her wit and humor are so refreshing, and she has a way of making you laugh and cry on the same page. Up front, you must know that this is more fan mail than review.   Daughters can often spend most of their teenage years trying to escape from a mother's grasp –...

The retroactive Academy Awards

Feb 25 2019
Confession: For someone who “doesn’t care about the Oscars,” I actually do care about the Oscars. They serve as a useful snapshot of a given year in film history. What we as moviegoers value often differs from what Academy voters value. Not only that, but what Academy voters value tends to change...

Book Review: 'The Foundling' by Paul Joseph Fronczak

Feb 15 2019
The difficult part about writing a review of Paul Joseph Fronczak's The Foundling is deciding what can be said that won't give away what happens in this unbelievable story. More than...

Book review: 'A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy' by Sue Klebold

Jan 30 2019
I remember where I was the day Columbine happened. Anyone in Colorado on that fateful day will know where they were when the massacre happened. I was struck by the thought of finding out what the perspective would be on the other side of the coin. I discovered I had never really given any thought...

Music roundup: Favorite albums from 2018

Jan 30 2019
If 2019 were a road trip to Los Angeles, we’d only be to about Keystone at this point. But as we drive further into the new year, I want to take a look through the rearview at the year that was, and blast some good tunes while we’re at it. The following is not necessarily a ranking of the best...

How Caspar Babypants saved my life

Jan 30 2019
In 1993, scientists from the University of California at Irvine released a study that sparked The Mozart Effect. Even though the study had nothing to do with children (it involved college students listening to Mozart...

In the beginning

Jan 8 2019
Right now at Anythink Wright Farms we have a display called “To Great Endings and New Beginnings.” At one table are books and films with memorable last lines, while the other table features, you guessed it, items with memorable opening lines. I’ve been fascinated with great last lines for years; I...

Review: 'Alligator Candy' by David Kushner

Jan 7 2019
In Alligator Candy, David Kushner revisits his brother Jon's disappearance in October of 1973. His memory of the events are those of a 4-year-old struggling to make sense of what was...

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