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Check It Out! Blog

Welcome to Check It Out! Your reviewers are members of the staff of the Plainfield Public Library. If you love books, movies, and music as much as we do, please share your favorites with us. If you have thoughts about a reviewed title, let us know.


The Writer’s Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives edited by Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager

Reviewed by Lisa K. Do you love chatting with friends about the books you've read? (Of course you do!) Are you always looking for reading recommendations? (Of course you are!)  If you answer YES to these questions, then you need to pick up this book. It's full of interviews with 23 contemporary writers--all focused on… Read More

On Animals by Susan Orlean

Reviewed by Lisa K. Whether you share your home with pets, enjoy watching animal documentaries, or just love beautifully crafted writing, you'll appreciate Susan Orleans' latest book. An unapologetic yet down to earth animal lover, Orlean writes humorously and realistically about show dogs, tigers, mules, homing pigeons, animal actors, whales, and many more in this… Read More

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