Surviving Your Summer Road Trip

By Kristi S. Are you planning a road trip for this summer? If you are, I both admire your courage and question your sanity. A road trip sounds like my literal nightmare. The motion sickness, the confinement, dealing with other drivers, the fact that the majority of your vacation is effort rather than relaxation. I […]

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Solstice Musings

by Denise D.  A Year in Reading Settling into the short days and long nights of late December, one often reflects on the year nearing its end. For me, that meant looking at My Completed Shelf in Bibliocommons. What did I read in 2017? What did I love? Other Worlds Turns out, I spent a lot […]

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Continuing Edutainment

by Marina M. Learning: it’s not just for school I like to know stuff. That’s probably why I chose librarianship as a profession. And what I learned while I was getting my degree is that I really enjoyed the research aspect of all those papers I had to write. For both my undergraduate and graduate […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Star Wars

by Lindsey A. With Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi just around the corner, the time is ripe for a Star Wars post! But really, is there ever a wrong time? Recently I read From a Certain Point of View, a collection of forty stories by different authors that re-imagine the original movie from […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Full Cast Family

by Marina M. It’s a well-known fact that the members of the Readers’ Services Team are pro-audiobook. Therefore, we have a lot of opinions on the narration of those audiobooks. And it’s usually just one narrator, right? How about listening to an audiobook with the feeling of being at the theater? I’m talking about books […]

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What are You Listening to?

by Emily Z. Yes, you. What audiobook are you listening to that is really doing it for you? We genuinely want to know. Is it something you’ve read before? A new author? How did you come across it? What piqued your interest? Is the narrator absolutely bringing it? Quite a few of us at Sno-Isle […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Nonfiction For People who Think They Hate Nonfiction

​By Kaley C. I always thought I hated nonfiction. I’d try to read it on my lunch breaks or after work, but found myself unable to focus and suddenly in need of a nap or snack. I kept choosing books I felt would be interesting subjects, but still couldn’t sit down and read anything like when I read fiction. Eventually, during a […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Metaphorical Journeys

by Marina M. A journey starts with a single page . . . As happens with many people that read a lot (or anything at all, really), I find that some books make a difference in my life. They take me on a journey, if you will. Not a physical or literal journey. More metaphorical. […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

by Emily Z The right narrator can make or break an audiobook experience. To complicate matters, if a book or series has a wide cast of characters, the narrator might find themselves overwhelmed. What if there’s a bubbly teen girl character, stuffy older male characters, a smooth young Londoner, a Sikh Scotsman, and a whole […]

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Audiobooks Are The Answer!

by Liz Feeling like your “to be read” list is getting out of control? Double up with an audiobook! Looking to be entertained while doing mundane chores? Audiobooks have got you covered! Allergies got the best of you and need to give your itchy eyes a rest? Do I really need to say it? Okay, here […]

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