Microhistories: Sating Our Curiosity One Book at a Time

by Jocelyn R. Sometimes kids go through a phase where “why” is their favorite question. But kids aren’t the only ones who like to ask that question. Some of us adults also seek knowledge about the world by asking why, and wondering how things came to be the way they are. Luckily for us, others […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories Lists

by Brian H. Be inspired to read a true story title from one of these Beyond Bestsellers participant created lists.  True Stories theme for August has wrapped up and we are looking forward to Westerns for September.  But really, you can add a list on any of the themes at anytime.  Read and recommend to […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories

by Brian H. True Stories Inspire We are halfway through this month’s theme, True Stories. Community readers have been inspired! The lists of True Story and Mystery titles are coming in steadily. Literary journalism is an area of true storytelling that I have a great interest in. My daughter Lily has just completed her journalism […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories

by Brian For the month of August, the Beyond Bestsellers theme is true stories! If you are just joining us, read this post to learn details about participating. Beyond Bestsellers is a new reading challenge where we will be reading books from different themes each month. Participants can engage by creating lists in the new […]

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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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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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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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Veterans Day

by Marina I recently finished listening to Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach. I wasn’t a huge fan of the narrator–her vocal inflections came across as too “cutesy” for me. Even though Roach writes humor with a deft hand in her scientific topics I felt it needed a narrator with slightly […]

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16 in ’16: Read a Funny Book Feedback

by Marina Well, we’re halfway through our funny book theme (and we only have TWO themes left of this whole challenge!!!) and that means it’s time for a feedback post. Where I share some of the books other participants have submitted to entice you to read even more! And if none of the selections below […]

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LibraryReads List September 2016

by Marina Another month, another list of 10 books highly regarded by library staff around the country to share with you all! Quite a few focus on the family (both in good ways and bad ways). It’s kind of a nice change from the thriller/mystery/historical/thriller/thriller/thriller we usually see. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s just […]

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