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The Castle of Cagliostro

I'm not a die hard Miyazaki or Lupin fan, but I thought The Castle of Cagliostro was bizarrely charming. The movie starts with a typical…
recommended by LPL_KevinC

I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

ICHtHBaO—talk about a mouthful—is equal parts earnest, playful, and laidback with an added dash of melancholy for good measure. 20+ years… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Dear White People

Timely topic and worth watching, though I wished I had read the book first for a better understanding of the many characters who populated… More
recommended by LPL_TriciaK

Harbor Me

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson has done it again! I predict that her latest book "Harbor Me" will receive the…
recommended by LPL_Childrens

Mr. Wolf's Class

Mr. Wolf is a new teacher at Hazelwood Elementary School. When he first arrives, he finds his classroom in a total mess. Through very…
recommended by LPL_LindaC

Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy

Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy: Disco Fever – I don’t often laugh aloud while reading. I usually give the typical “air out of my nostrils snort” when… More
recommended by LPL_MargoM

Macanudo No. 1

Macanudo has everything I want in a comic strip -- talking animals, breaking-the-fourth-wall humor and, of course, "sensitive…
recommended by LPL_PeteF

Learn to Play Electric Guitar

This is an excellent resource for kids and teens learning to play guitar. It's straightforward and well-paced in terms of difficulty and,…
recommended by LPL_MattS

The Lost Path

The Lost Path is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel set in a forest teeming with dark, strange power. Long ago a young couple was…
recommended by LPL_JennyC

It Comes at Night

It Comes At Night is a horror film that plays with your expectations. If you come into the film expecting what the trailer sets up, that…
recommended by LPL_MargoM

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Lolly has lost his brother to gun violence and now he’s so angry all the time. How can he escape the pressure of his unbearable feelings?… More
recommended by LPL_JennyC

Wolf by Wolf

"Once upon a different time, there was a girl who lived in a kingdom of death. Wolves howled up her arm. A whole pack of them -- made… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Mob Psycho 100

by ONE
I have been waiting for this! A newly English-translated and published version of Mob Psycho 100, which shows off ONE's comedic take on his… More
recommended by LPL_ColtonS

The umbrellas of Cherbourg

I didn't know I liked musicals until Umbrellas of Cherbourg turned me into a puddle. So beautifully melancholic.
recommended by LPL_KevinC

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

On Lennon’s debut solo album, he tried to exorcise some of his demons. The result is a classic album that’s heavier in subject matter and… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Fire Force

When people randomly start bursting into flames taking anyone close down with them there is only one group who can stop it, the Fire Force.… More
recommended by LPL_WillG

This Place

This Place: 150 Years Retold is a collaborative work of Indigenous authors and artists filled with deeply emotional and enlightening…
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

Tell the Machine Goodnight

What does happiness look like when it’s prescribed by a cheek swab and a handheld Apricity™ machine? A contentment consultant and her circle… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Dixit

Word association and beautiful images join forces to create a game that is artistic and tricky. Players take turns saying a word or phrase… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Throw

Ruben Degollado packs a lot in this tiny debut novel set in the Rio Grande Valley of the early 1990’s. His multi-faceted characters and the… More
recommended by LPL_RebeccaR

The Seven Deadly Sins

As far as manga goes, this one seemed a bit too silly and lewd when I first got into it, though by the end of the first volume it becomes…
recommended by LPL_ColtonS

Silver in the Wood

An eerily beautiful retelling of the Green Man tale that had me enthralled from the very first line. For such a short book, there was an…
recommended by LPL_KimberlyL

Trekking the National Parks

Fans of Ticket to Ride will appreciate this quicker map style game. Opponents race each other across the States to try to snatch up marbles… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS

I Love This Part

Anyone who's been in my vicinity in the past year has heard me sing the praises of Tillie Walden's "On a Sunbeam". So when I saw… More
recommended by LPL_CentennialC

The Silmarillion

More history than novel, this beautiful and poetic history of Middle Earth was the literary jewel (Silmaril pun) of Tolkien’s eye. Driven… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

Bears Vs Babies

If you're a fan of The Oatmeal or still own your childhood Garbage Pail Kids, you'll love the gross creativeness of this quick card game.…
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Voices

From the very first pages a constant sense of encroaching dread is impossible to shake as you begin to read Voices, the new book by David…
recommended by LPL_WillG

Severance

The apocalypse arrives in fever form, decimating the world and leaving Candace, formerly an unenthusiastic but dedicated Bible manufacture… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

The Three-body Problem

One woman’s experiences in the Chinese Cultural Revolution come back to haunt humanity in this dense, critically acclaimed first contact… More
recommended by LPL_IanS

The Everlasting Rose

The lush world of Orléans continues as Camille learns how to use new powers to disguise herself and attempt to save her sister Belles and… More
recommended by LPL_EricaS

Laid-back Camp

by Afro
Laid Back Camp is the first slice of life manga I have ever read and it has finally convinced me to dive deeper into the genre. If you've… More
recommended by LPL_WillG
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