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Smells Like Halloween Spirit

October is upon us, which means it’s time to cram yourself full of pre-Halloween Halloween candy (otherwise known as “candy”), bitterly curse the Texas weather that’s prohibiting you from enjoying sweater season, crank up The Monster Mash on repeat (assuming it is, in fact, seasonally appropriate), and, most importantly, indulge in some Halloween-y reading. Regular … Continue reading

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Book Club: Where You’re Always on the List

Book clubbers, rejoice: we’re dropping the new reading list for our Bent Corners and Coffee Break book clubs. Here’s what we’re going to be reading/discussing/critiquing/relating to/praising/mocking for the next nine months (links are to the book’s Goodreads page):   October – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George November – News of the World by … Continue reading

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Trivia and Tacos: A Match Made in Heaven

Question: What are you doing the night of Wednesday, September 20? A) Scroll. Eat. Scroll. TV. Scroll. Sleep. B) Guarding your precious remaining drums of gasoline against fuel-crazed, Mad Maxian marauders. C) The same thing you do every night – try to take over the world. D) Dropping knowledge, feasting on tacos, and winning prizes … Continue reading

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C is for Cookie Decorating at the Library

Cookies are delicious. You don’t have to be a monster or a larcenous cereal bandit to know that. Cookies can also be beautiful, which we sometimes fail to recognize as we eagerly shovel their soothing sweetness into our mouths. At their best, cookies are supremely delicious AND beautiful, and nobody has perfected that glorious combo … Continue reading

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Get Serenaded at Date Night at the Library

As far as I’m concerned, the greatest barbershop quartet song ever is Baby on Board by the Be Sharps. This is partially due to my heavily Simpsons-coated world view, and partially because it’s the only traditional barbershop quartet-style song I know. Despite my lack of knowledge, I’m still highly supportive of four people getting decked … Continue reading