Blurring the Lines: The Hebrides in Fact & Fiction

By Marie B. Have you ever found yourself reading a novel and thinking, “What/where/who is that?” This happens to me all the time. I usually read at night, and my favorite works of fiction have me turning pages and reaching for my computer for some impromptu research long after I ought to be sleeping. The […]

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Self Help(less)

By Emily Z. Are you ready to revolutionize your new year’s resolution? Deep-dive into a personal epoch of self-help, self-control, and self-confidence? Me neither. It’s dark outside, it’s cold, and maybe, like me, you’re having regrets about downing so many deviled eggs like they were Jello shots (or vice versa) over the holiday(s). It’s time […]

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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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DK, Oh Yeah!

by Marina M. Most people will say there’s an author or two (or thirty) that they favor. Others will share their genre preferences. Sometimes–SOMETIMES–you can even pin somebody down to reveal their one true favorite book. For right then, at least. Because favorite books change with the season, the mood, the color of your hair, […]

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Mind Your Language: Mischievous Linguistic Histories

by Emily Z. Today I want to talk about some troublesome terms, namely slang words and swear words. There are a goodly number of books examining the shifting, spreading nature of the English language as a whole. The books featured here though are about English’s naughty words (figuratively and literally) and those who try to […]

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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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Morbid Curiosities: True Tales of Medical Misadventure

by Emily Z Lindsey’s fabulous post about plague fiction reinforces my belief that the history of medical care is a morbidly mesmerizing topic with unusually broad appeal. I gravitate more towards apocalyptic science fiction and its nightmarish, speculative medical issues, but I was also once a history major and know historical fact can sometimes be even stranger […]

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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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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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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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