Category Archives: Books Checked Out

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

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Abraham Lincoln

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT February 12 is the birthday of one of our most famous and arguably greatest presidents. Below is a sample of the numerous titles, both fiction…

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Did You Like “The Girl on the Train?”

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Before there was the movie, there was the extremely popular book. For those who aren’t familiar with the story of “The Girl on the Train,”…

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Take a look

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT In the dark days of winter when white and gray dominate the landscape, the colorful pages of an illustrated book can be particularly appealing. To…

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If Walls Could Talk

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT If the walls of homes could talk, what tales would they tell about the inhabitants that lived there throughout the years? Here are four novels…

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College Prep

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT It’s college application time. For high school seniors, the deadlines are fast approaching. For younger students or older people who are looking into college after…

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Haunting Tales

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Candy, costumes, goblins, ghosts, jack o’lanterns and witches; Halloween has many facets. For some of us, Halloween is all about trick or treating. In Rutland,…

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Hail to the Voter

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT An important right and responsibility in our democracy is the vote. Elections matter, from municipal elections for justice of the peace to the national circus…

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Doggone Purr-fect Mysteries

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT “Curiosity killed the cat,” the saying goes. Dogs also have been known to stick their noses in all kinds of things, the more disgusting the…

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Great White North

Janet Clapp Books Checked Out Like many countries, our frozen neighbor to the north offers prizes to its outstanding writers; one of these is the Governor General’s Literary Award. As…

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Breaking news

By Janet Clapp Books Checked Out With the election season heating up, many of us are tuning in to the news. Because of online options, we have more sources of…