Author Archives: Kimberly P.

Beyond Bestsellers: Put Some South in Your Mouth

by Kimberly P. It often comes as a surprise to folks in the PNW that I’m a Southerner born and raised. I work hard to smooth out my Southern twang accent, but words still trip me up. I just can’t shake my Southernisms. For instance: It’s skillet, not frying pan. Buggy, not shopping cart. Lightnin’ […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Not Your Typical Epic Fantasy

by Kimberly P.  I have been looking forward to our Beyond Bestsellers: Epic Fantasy challenge for months now. I live for fantasy, and often enjoy writing my own stories based on fantastical worlds. But the downside to my addiction to fantasy is that, after a while, I need an escape from the genre’s common tropes. […]

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Urban Fantasy Spotlight: The Mortal Instruments

by Kimberly P.  Big City Life with a Side of the Supernatural. Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested. Welcome back to […]

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Sno-Isle Staff Favorites of 2017

by Kimberly P. Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot. . . As the year winds down, it’s the customary time of “year-end” lists. Best movies of 2017, Best Books of 2017, Best Dressed of 2017. . . If you can think it, there’s probably a year-end list for it. At Sno-Isle, we’ve put together a list […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Manga & Manhwa

by Kimberly P.  In honor of Beyond Bestsellers: Graphic Novels, I’ve been devouring my favorite form of graphic novels–manga and manhwa! Manga and manhwa are comics created in Japan and South Korea (respectively) and have a distinct style. Black and white illustrations fill their pages. They reflect every genre from romance to speculative fiction to […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Horror, the Final Chapter

by Kimberly P.  Happy Halloween! It’s my favorite day of the year and (sadly) the last official day of our Beyond Bestsellers: Horror theme. What horror subgenre were you surprised you liked? What book did you read that really got under your skin? I Put A Spell On You . . . I’m a sucker […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Horror, Part Two

by Kimberly P.  Welcome back, my creatures of the night. It’s mid-October and only sixteen days separate us from Halloween. How goes your Beyond Bestsellers: Horror reading challenge? Did you discover a book that wiggled beneath your skin? My fascination with the darker half of life started at a young age. In a Dark, Dark […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Horror

by Kimberly P.   A chill of the grave taints the air. Trees rattle, shuddering off dry leaves that crunch underfoot. An ever-present gloom settles over the horizon, concealing a menace that waits. And hungers. You’ve guessed it, participants, it’s October and we’ve reached our fourth Beyond Bestsellers theme: Horror! Horror fiction explores mankind’s darkest […]

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LibraryReads List September 2017

by Kimberly P. Autumn is starting to chill the air, leaves are shifting colors, and students are begrudgingly returning to school. That can only mean one thing: it’s September, and a new LibraryReads list is out! Grab your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, your favorite sweaters, and curl up with these new titles. The most popular kid […]

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All Shook Up

by Kim P. “The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.”–Elvis 2017 marks the 40 year anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Widely regarded as the “King of Rock & Roll,” Elvis’ life has grown into a mix of myth […]

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