Author Archives: Marina

Shakespeare, Modernized

by Marina Today we celebrate Shakespeare! April 23rd is Talk Like Shakespeare Day and we celebrate both his birth and death on that day. I’m a fan of Shakespeare. Of his plays, at least. The comedies more than the tragedies. I guess I don’t really know much about the man himself. Besides what might be true in […]

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LibraryReads List April 2017

by Marina Ahhh . . . April showers! Well, it’s raining another batch of top ten books as voted on by library staff around the country. What can be better than that? At least it’s an excuse to keep you out of the real rain. Because there’s no need to get your books wet. But […]

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Literary Pets

by Marina Dogs rule . . . . Many of the Readers’ Services Team are dog lovers as shown by the number of times we’ve snuck photos (or videos) of our own pets into our blog posts. We like other animals too, no doubt, but dogs seem to inspire our content more. Although, there’s this […]

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Prose Bowl Finals

We made it! The decision of Sno-Isle’s Prose Bowl 2017 is imminent. Below you will find the final poll that will determine the champion title. We’re down to the top two from the original sixteen! In the semi-final round your votes knocked out This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! and The Summer Before the War. And the […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Read by the Author

by Marina Combating the Commute I have a bit of a commute. Not a long one. But twenty-five minutes, give or take, each way. You know, depending on traffic. Or the weather. (Can’t call myself a Washingtonian without adding those conditions. You know how it is.) So, rather than besiege myself with the repetitive nature of […]

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LibraryReads List March 2017

by Marina It’s March! The month when many people are rooting for one college basketball team or another. But if you aren’t a sports fan then you need to root for something else, right? How about these upcoming releases? Librarians around the country are already giving them rave reviews. The top title of the March […]

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Nostalgia

by Marina When I was a kid I was a fanatic for books about horses. And sometimes dogs. And The Baby-sitters Club. But mostly horses. I started out by devouring the Billy and Blaze series. Multiple times. And then anything by Walter Farley–my absolute favorite was Man O’ War. (I still have my paperback copy.) Marguerite […]

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Embrace the (Reading) Season

by Marina Reading for the weather I recently had a conversation with a co-worker about my reading habits. The temperature was hitting the mid-teens outside. I looked at my OverDrive bookshelf and realized I had downloaded Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman and The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960 by Douglas […]

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LibraryReads List February 2017

by Marina February is a month of contradictions. On one hand we have the hearts and chocolates associated with Valentine’s Day. On the other hand, it’s also Black History Month, which contains a lot of struggle and obstacles to overcome (along with pride and courage). And on the last hand (wait, how many hands do I […]

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Delectable Desserts

by Heather O. Baking has been one of my passions since I was a kid. When I took a quarter of home economics in middle school, I was on cloud nine (especially because I’d taken agriculture the previous quarter and all we did was pull weeds. Gardeners, you have my full admiration). What Type A […]

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