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‘Today Will be Different’: Maria Semple’s not-so-different novel

‘Today Will be Different’: Maria Semple’s not-so-different novel
Anna Huener, Staff Writer December 17, 2020
I picked up Today Will be Different excited, looking for a story as well-crafted as Where’d you go, Bernadette? While Semple’s latest book is witty and engaging in the same ways, it is also disappointingly similar to her previous one.

Literature we Love: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Literature we Love: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Anna Huener September 22, 2020

One of my favorite reads this past summer was Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. Set in the late 1800s, Morgenstern’s debut novel follows the creation and story of the famous “Cirque de Reves”,...

10 books to read this Summer

10 books to read this Summer
Anna Huener June 4, 2020

While 2020 has been an obvious rollercoaster, things are starting to slow down in terms of school, and heat up in terms of weather. With even more free time comes the inevitable; boredom. Some of these...

Literature we love: The Bunker Diary and The Wrath and the Dawn

Literature we love: The Bunker Diary and The Wrath and the Dawn
Anna Huener April 14, 2020
When one reads a story of a kidnapping, the expected result is an unsettlingly dark story. Kevin Brooks brings this disturbing effect to new levels in his novel The Bunker Diary.

BHS librarian Abbey Pasquence departs after four years

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Pasquence poses for a picture at her last day working at Burlington High School.
Sam Beste February 20, 2020

Anyone who has been inside the Burlington High School (BHS) library may have been welcomed by a bubbly and friendly blue haired librarian: Abbey Pasquence. People at BHS know Pasquence as helpful, caring...

Speaking Volumes: a collector’s goldmine for books, records and more

Henry Padnos February 12, 2020

Speaking Volumes in Burlington, VT  is located at 377 Pine Street, behind Meyer’s Bagels, and the Barge Street Canal. The shop is home to a widespread selection of books and records as well as...

Literature we Love

Literature we Love
Anna Huener November 20, 2019

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Casey McQuiston’s Red, White, and Royal Blue is the gay romance novel we’ve all been waiting for. Red, White, and Royal Blue is the story of two...

Literature we Love

Literature we Love
Anna Huener October 8, 2019

Afternoon of the Faun, by James Lasden For those who like a good read with a political spark, Afternoon of the Faun is a riveting story fueled by current issues. Author James Lasden writes a compelling...

What’s Up With That? The Kelly Collection

The law school diploma of Agnes Kelley, the first woman to graduate with one in the state of Ohio. | Photo: Courtesy
Lucy Govoni February 28, 2017

Every day hundreds of students pass through the library, however few know of the Kelly Collection of books. Near the beanbag chairs and in the upstairs corner of the library, students can find the Kelly...

Technology Reduces Need for Library Books

Abbey Pasquence and Sean Fleming both work in the Offensend Library at Burlington High School. | Photo: Lucy Govoni/Register
Lucy Govoni February 22, 2017

Technology is a central to the learning at Burlington High School. There are smart boards in many classrooms, students turn in their assignments online and every student has a Chromebook. Unfortunately,...

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