Beyond Bestsellers: Graphic Novels

By Kaley C. Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to the last round of Beyond Bestsellers before our December break. It’s my all time favorite method of reading: graphic novels and comics. I’m so excited to share some of the books I’ve read with you in the past few months. You couldn’t see it, but trust that […]

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LibraryReads List October 2017

by Lindsey A. October – one of the best months ever – is upon us and with it comes all the cozy trappings of autumn. It’s one of my favorite times to read. I like to curl up on my love seat with a flannel blanket and a candle burning, and completely lose myself in […]

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Italy through the Ages

by Lindsey A. For years I’ve had a love affair with Italy. I’ve never been there, I don’t know when I’ll manage a trip abroad, but I dream of Italy often and I love reading about it. As a historical fictionista, my tastes naturally run toward books that explore Italy’s past. There are many to […]

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Parallel Narratives, or Entwined Storylines

by Jocelyn R. (SnoIsleLib_JocelynR) I recently realized that I find some novels appealing because they contain parallel narratives. Parallel narratives are generally entwined storylines that are connected to a person, place or object like a diary or piece of art. Why do I enjoy reading stories with parallel narratives? Well, often one of the parallel […]

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Gay Historical Romance

by Lindsey A. Historical romance is one of my favorite genres to read but let’s face it – it’s not very diverse. Fortunately, though traditional publishing still has a long way to go, it’s starting to acknowledge that many readers want to see more representation (of all kinds) in their romance. One of the biggest […]

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LibraryReads List August 2017

by Lindsey Hello, August! The dog days of summer are here! I don’t know about you, but I’m already anxious for autumn. My lawn has dried to a yellow crisp and I’m ready to feel rain again. If you’re hoping to spend the last days of summer reading, the new LibraryReads list features a nice […]

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New Book Group Discussion Kits for the Summer!

by Jackie We’ve recently added a large batch of new book discussion kits to our collection! Whether you belong to a private club, a Sno-Isle Library book club, or you are wanting to start your own, these kits are a great way to connect with your community and spark discussion about the big questions. See […]

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Plague-Ridden Reads

by Lindsey “Bring out yer dead!” Who can forget this classic scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail? History has shown us that humanity does not fair well during times of plague and pestilence. I don’t know why I love reading about pandemics and epidemics. It’s a morbid subject. The decimated populations, the crime stemming […]

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LibraryReads List May 2017

by Marina May is Get Caught Reading Month! LibraryReads titles for May are here! There has to be a connection somewhere . . . . Obviously, I’m more than happy to get caught reading. Duh! I work in a library. Result: I always have more books than the time to read them. Which means I try […]

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Audio Spotlight: Stories that Take You Away

by Denise A few weeks ago, Marina shared audiobooks that eased her commute. Like Marina, I rely on audiobooks for company while on the road. Whereas Marina tends toward nonfiction audiobooks, I thrive on fiction. My eyes on the road, a section of my mind relaxes by wandering into fictional worlds brought to life by […]

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