Category Archives: Books Checked Out

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

Summer Treats

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP Summer retreats create strong emotions, whether the places are camps for children crowded in cabins and singing around the campfire with s’mores, or…

Good old summertime

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP Summer in Vermont: emerald green mountains, brilliant blue skies, and golden sun shining benevolently on sparkling sapphire water. After months of cold and…

Artful Novels

BOOKS CHECKED OUT  |  By JANET CLAPP A picture is worth a thousand words, or so the saying goes. Sometimes a picture inspires the creation of a story, as in…

England

BOOKS CHECKED OUT  |  By JANET CLAPP The recent news about the royal baby and the British parliamentary elections captivated the attention of many Americans. There is some logic to…

Vermont Life

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP Looking at license plates as you go about your daily business, you will probably spot at least one from out of state. Vacationing…

Parks and wreck

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP Our national parks are fascinating places where plants, animals, and geological or historical features are protected and set aside for the enjoyment and…

Queen for a Day

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP What would it be like to be a queen? Here are some books that tell the inside story of female sovereigns. ‘Empress of…

Just the Facts

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP Facts can be fascinating. Consider the popularity of board games like Trivial Pursuit, television game shows like “Jeopardy,” and activities like trivia night…

Hot Reads

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP Imagine hot sun beating down mercilessly. Imagine lush vegetation that never withers from cold or snow. When you think of eternal summer, what…

One Year at a Time

BOOKS CHECKED OUT | By JANET CLAPP 365 days. Long yet short. In the amount of time it takes for the earth to revolve around the sun, lots can happen….