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Book Review: 'The Whisper Man' by Alex North

Nov 5 2019
Let me tell you how worth the wait for The Whisper Man by Alex North was. I couldn't put this book down. From the title of...

6 new and notable novels

Oct 31 2019
I was captivated by Kate Quinn’s 2019 novel, The Huntress. It’s an epic work of historical fiction that adeptly covers...

Book Review: 'Before We Were Yours' by Lisa Wingate

Oct 24 2019
For the hundreds who vanished  and for the thousands who didn't.  May your stories  not be forgotten.  For those who help today's orphans  find forever homes.  May you always know the value of your work  and your love. These words are printed at the beginning of...
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Challenges we face with ebooks

Oct 22 2019
Why do we have to wait so long for ebooks? At Anythink, our mission is to “open doors for curious minds.” Getting people what they want, when they want it is an important part of making Anythink a destination for our community. Since we launched ebooks and downloadable audiobooks at Anythink 10...

Elevated Reading: The Highlands and 'Kazu Jones and the Denver Dognappers'

Oct 17 2019
As Denver grows, so does its national recognition as a hip, up-and-coming place to live. Denver’s hippest places are on full display in...

Protecting your skin: Resources for understanding melanoma

Oct 17 2019
Imagine having an appointment with your doctor, a regular yearly checkup, and everything is going well as usual – that is, until your doctor says,"Hmm, this mole looks kinda funky. You mind if I do a quick biopsy just to check it?" When this  happened to me, I felt confident – I'm a young and...

The thrill of the heist

Oct 9 2019
A heist story turns its audience into the accomplices of a crime. Other stories ask us to like or empathize with their characters. A heist story asks us to discard the ethics and morals we abide by in our daily lives. The main characters are criminals, stealing something that was never theirs to...

Elevated Reading: 'Tallgrass' and the history of Japanese internment camps in Colorado

Oct 3 2019
This is the first post in Elevated Reading, reviews that will focus on both fiction and non-fiction books that take place in Colorado, and the history behind those subjects. Tallgrass, a novel by Sandra Dallas, is a fictional novel inspired by the very real internment camp of Granada, also called...

So you want to write a book: Steps to take before Chapter 1

Oct 3 2019
It starts with the whisper of an idea; a concept, an inspiration, a fresh take on something that has already been done. Perhaps it’s something you’ve seen, or a song that you heard. Perhaps you’ve read something and thought “I can do better.” Perhaps you’ve read something and thought, “What great...

New haunted reads for Halloween

Sep 20 2019
Halloween season is here and I, for one, am ready for it. My family lives for trick-or-treating, Halloween costumes, pumpkin patches, copious amounts of candy and flickering candles. To help set the ominous atmosphere, I decided years ago that I would only read creepy books for the entirety of...

Review: 'Rumple Buttercup' by Matthew Gray Gubler

Sep 20 2019
Sometimes it's necessary to depart from your normal and branch out into something fun and youthful. Being a fan of Matthew Gray Gubler's work in the show Criminal Minds, I have been waiting for his children's book...

Book review: 'The Stranger in the Woods' by Michael Finkel

Aug 20 2019
I was slightly intrigued by The Stranger in the Woods when I sat in on...

Boarding school reads for back to school

Aug 20 2019
The summer is winding down (thank goodness), and it’s that time where parents and kids alike are ready to head back to school. Like many of you, I grew up reading boarding school books, and would wistfully imagine returning to ivy-laden dorms tucked under stone walkways, where teachers wore robes...

Year of the Rocket Man

Aug 16 2019
As a child Reginald Dwight was shy and lonely, but possessed of an astonishing natural gift for the piano. Flash forward to Aug. 25, 1970, when the then 23-year-old would give a mind-blowing performance at the ...

In praise of Pixar

Aug 16 2019
It happens to every adult: that moment – after years of loving Pixar movies as hilarious, exciting yarns about anthropomorphic toys and fish and, well, Cars – when you...

Dungeons and Dragons, Understood

Aug 16 2019
Stranger Things doesn’t hold back when it comes to its blatant love of Dungeons and Dragons (commonly called D&D); in fact, some would argue that the hit show is its own version of D&D – it certainly seems to play out that way. At the end of the last season, one character leaves a small...

Book Review: 'The World According to Mister Rogers" by Fred Rogers

Aug 8 2019
I have such fond memories of watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood. I didn't wholly appreciate the essense of what Fred Rogers did through his program until I recently watched the documentary,...

The fabulous films of Quentin Tarantino

Jul 27 2019
One of the things I’m most excited for this summer is the release of Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood. Fellow Anythinker Nicole Falcone and I are big fans of Tarantino’s work, so in honor of Hollywood’s release on July 26, we’ve decided to share some thoughts on our...

Potty train like a pro

Jul 26 2019
After what feels like two years, but has just been a little over one, I can proudly tell you that my child is potty trained. I went into the process feeling prepared and optimistic. I had all of the relevant tools and resources to guide me on the journey. I had backup plans for my backup plans in...

Elevated Reading: 'Sand' and the history of the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado

Jul 26 2019
"We live across the thousand dunes with grit in our teeth and sand in our homes. No one will come for us. No one will save us."  Thus begins the description for...

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