So Long, Folks!

 

Well, the time has come to formally change out of our blogging hats and move our creativity to a different social media venue.

A lot has changed since the blog started in 2014, including how teens talk and share online. We think there might be better ways to communicate than a blog, and we’re going to focus on finding that path now.  We’ll be posting loads more on Instagram – including links to booklists, events, and bookish memes – so be sure to follow us there!

Our website will remain the same great resource that it’s always been for finding books, movies, tv shows, and music, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our virtual reference help if you’re in need of assistance finding what you need.

 

Cheers,

Your Sno-Isle Teen Blog Team

 

 

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BookTube: Problems Only Book Lovers Understand

There’s nothing like the joy of getting lost in an excellent book… but how about all these other pesky problems that come up while you’re engrossed in a world between the pages? This video featuring LeVar Burton’s is oh-so-relatable!

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BookTube: Your Favorite Authors’ Favorite Words

Do you have a favorite word? One that’s fun to say or evokes a visceral reaction that makes you happy deep, deep down in your nerdy heart? Check out Epic Reads’ excellent compilation of your favorite YA authors answering that very question.

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Readers’ Corner: DIY – Decorate Your Space

Beginning a new year always makes me want to revamp my space, organize my stuff, and upgrade my furniture, but after the holidays, I find I have more ideas than green bucks to make that happen.  This week, I discovered the DIY section at my library, and now I can get crafty and use unexpected materials to fill in the gaps in my room.  With so many groovy photos, this list of books will show you great projects that require minimal effort, yet add instant charm and change to any space.  So go ahead, save your dollars, get courageous, and DIY!

 

Robyn @ Darrington Library

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BookTube: Jenny Han Talks Love and Coziness on The Daily Show

Have you seen the Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han’s lovely book To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before? The sequel is rumored to be a top priority for Netflix in 2019, and we love this interview with Jenny Han about keeping her characters true to themselves, even in film adaptations.

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Booktube: Most Anticipated Books of 2019

This is the time of year where many BookTubers are creating their lists of their Best Reads of 2018 and lists of the books coming out next year that they’re most excited about. The fabulous vlogger Thoughts on Tomes created a great video list of her most anticipated upcoming releases for 2019 – are you also excited about any of her selections? Did she miss something else coming out that you’re extremely excited about? Let us know in the comments!

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Readers’ Corner: Graphic Novels to Inspire Empathy

Two of the best ways to combat negativity in the world around us is to be informed and to nurture your empathy. This week’s booklist, Graphic Novels to Inspire Empathy, features timely titles about young activists and other heated issues.

With a narrative deepened through visual art, these graphic novels create a layered experience that affords the opportunity to expand the emotional understanding of their subjects. We hope this Readers’ Corner booklist will inspire empathy, help you dream bigger, live bolder, and build a better world.

 

Marissa and Robyn @ Mariner & Darrington Libraries

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Readers’ Corner: If You Liked Dumplin’

Did you catch the Netflix premier of Dumplin’ on December 7th? This movie based off the delightful novel from author Julie Murphy spotlights a full figured teenager, a beauty pageant, and a love affair. 

The hilarious, quietly poignant, and provocative Willowdean finds herself, although largely overweight, someone who is worthwhile and deserving happiness. This heroine is a great role model for self-empowerment. The novel is full of positive messages and lessons about not letting your appearance define you or what you do. This week’s Readers’ Corner is full of fun Dumplin’ read-a-likes promoting diversity and inner beauty that will keep you going strong, or going home!

Check out our November 29th BookTube post to watch the official trailer!

 

Marissa and Robyn @ Mariner & Darrington Libraries

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BookTube: Top 5 Book-to-Movie Adaptations for 2019

For your viewing pleasure, The Artisan Geek has a great list of the book-to-movie adaptations scheduled for release next year. There’s also a great Book Riot list of upcoming adaptations: Which one are you looking forward to most?

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BookTube: The Sun is also a Star-Behind the Scenes of Creating a Book Cover

Have you ever wondered what it takes to design a book cover? Who does it? How? Well, look no further! Go behind the scenes with Dominique Soler, who is a tactile topographer, and created the cover for The Sun is also a Star, by Nicola Yoon.

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