Category Archives: Books Checked Out

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

Reading Africa

  BOOKS CHECKED OUT By Janet Clapp Africa is the second-largest continent in the world, home to incredibly diverse people and wildlife in approximately 50 countries. Most people know little…

And the verdict is…

BOOKS CHECKED OUT By Janet Clapp Despite the fact that jury duty is one of those law-related obligations many Americans attempt to avoid, courtroom drama entertains plenty of us. Witness…

Vermont Politicians

BOOKS CHECKED OUT By Janet Clapp Vermont may be a small state, but it has its share of well-known politicians. Currently Senator Bernie Sanders is in the national spotlight because…

To read or not to read, that is the question

BOOKS CHECKED OUT By Janet Clapp Perhaps the most-quoted and familiar writer in the English language is William Shakespeare. His plays and sonnets are required reading in most high schools….

Dear…

BOOKS CHECKED OUT By Janet Clapp Remember the old-fashioned letter — the handwritten or typewritten paper that would arrive in the mailbox, a tangible item touched by the person who…

Thank you very much!

BOOKS CHECKED OUT By Janet Clapp Thank you. It’s one of the first phrases we teach our children or that we learn in a new language, so we can express…

BookAutumn

Falling For Autumn In Vermont

BOOKS CHECKED OUT By Janet Clapp Forget springtime in Paris when there is autumn in Vermont. New England fall colors surpass those found anywhere else. There’s a reason that the…

BooksBanned

Freedom to read: Banned books

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By Janet Clapp The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian This novel about a teenage boy begins with Junior’s dog being shot because his family…

Coming to America

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP America the melting pot, the land of opportunity, a country of immigrants. Most of our ancestors came here from other lands. What is…

Photography

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP A picture is worth a thousand words. With the proliferation of smartphones and other portable devices that take pictures, it has never been…