Readers Advisor

Readers Advisor

I’m Mary K.–librarian, mom, blogger, reader. I believe there’s no such thing as too many books–if you do, too, you’re in the right place! Browse this page for great finds from across our collection. What will you read next?

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Redecorating for Spring Print Email

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In a new book based on their popular blog, Sherry and John Petersik catalog 243 easy and attractive ways to update your home.  The bright photo-filled chapters in Young House Love are full of out-of-the-box strategies for improving the whole house, from the bedroom to the exterior.  Ideas range from free (rearranging furniture) to inexpensive (using a fabric pen to design a pillowcase) to pricier but worth it (hanging wallpaper on a focal wall).  The Petersiks are known for making their own suburban ranch-style house look great on a budget, and their suggestions for repurposing what you already have can help your house shine this spring.