Category Archives: Books Checked Out

Our reviews and recommendations on the books we think are worth checking out.

Fairy Tales Aren’t Just for Children

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Once upon a time, you probably heard a fairy tale or two. From “Beauty and the Beast” to “The Wild Swans,” there are numerous stories…

A reading vacation

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Vacation, whether it’s a tour of Europe, a sojourn to the seaside, or a trip to the mountains, is a time away from the everyday…

Take a Pass

JANET CLAPP BOOKS CHECKED OUT You can save yourself money and enjoy some of the interesting sights of Vermont by borrowing a park or museum pass from the library. Sometimes…

Guides for the Golden Years

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Time marches on. One morning you’re a sprightly youth with no cares in the world, and then before you know it, you’re a gray-haired senior…

The Great American Read

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Lists are fun in today’s world of listicles, online quizzes, and top tens. My favorites are booklists, which are abundant in the forms of bestseller…

Flying into the past

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Flying in an airplane these days often means cramped seating, luggage fees, long lines at security checkpoints, and many other inconveniences. But about a century…

Tables of Content

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Have you ever had the opportunity to sit down to dinner with an author? This is your chance. At the Rutland Free Library on Friday,…

Books, books, books

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT The joy and power of reading is a common theme among writers. As editor and author Sara Nelson writes, “Part of the appeal of books,…

Based on the book

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Pop some popcorn and settle in to read books that inspired movies. This year the nominees for the Academy Awards included several movies based on…

Feeling Blue?

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Constantly sad? Always gloomy? Do you know somebody who is? Some people lead unhappy lives; some people suffer from clinical depression. Here are some books…