Author Archives: Amy

A Great Three Years

I’ve come to the end of my 3-year term as a member of Sno-Isle’s Readers Advisory Team. What a fun time I’ve had getting to share my love of reading with you! Of course, I will continue doing so on an unofficial basis at my library as I serve our customers daily. I kept the […]

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Question of the Week: What do YOU recommend?

I suggest a lot of titles to customers, plus my family and friends, but I don’t normally ask for recommendations (probably because I always have a tall stack of books waiting to be read). I’d love to hear from you. What have you recently read that was amazing? Shocking? Fun? Weird? Compelling? Here are a […]

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Question of the Week: What types of humor books do you like to read?

 In your opinion, what makes a book really funny? Do you read humorous fiction? Books by comedians? Funny essays? As part of a training session I’m working on, I’ve been looking at all the different categories of humor. There are way more than I had realized! I typically read humorous biographies and memoirs, but I’m […]

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Question of the Week: What is your favorite trilogy?

I read a lot of trilogies, and I often find that I love the first book in the trilogy, am slightly disappointed in the second, and really like the third one. Here are some trilogies that I enjoyed: 1.Smitten  2.Secretly Smitten  3.Smitten Book Club 1.Proof  2.Poison  3.Peril 1.Hostage in Havana  2.Murder in Miami  3.Payback in […]

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Happy Endings Only!

I went out to brunch recently with a longtime friend, and she asked me for some book recommendations, which I am always eager to give. She said the books must be lighthearted and have happy endings. No problem! I immediately logged onto Goodreads and shared a bunch of my favorites, and later I sent her two […]

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Question of the Week: What Have You Learned from a Book You Recently Read?

Occasionally I have a hard time finding non-fiction titles that capture my interest, so a couple of weeks ago, I decided to browse my library’s non-fiction audiobook section. I also checked out OverDrive’s eBook nonfiction titles. I found some great selections including Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat by Hal Herzog. According […]

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Question of the Week: What is your favorite animal story?

This morning as I watched my beagle run around the house with her treat and the treat she stole from my other dog, I was reminded of a book I read a while back: Fixing Freddie: A True Story about a Boy, a Mom, and a Very, Very Bad Beagle by Paula Munier. This funny […]

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Best Books of 2013

Have you seen the winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2013? They have 20 categories, plus a list of 20 nominees in each one. Whether you like biographies or paranormal romance, mysteries or humor, it’s nearly impossible not to find something to read from these lists! Check out the book trailer for The Light […]

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Question of the Week: What is your favorite time period in fiction books?

My favorite time period is actually not a time in history that I would have wanted to live through, but it makes for very riveting reading: World War II in Europe. Why? I love the suspense and action involved with spies and members of the Resistance. Aid raid sirens, ration books, secret hiding places–the horrors […]

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Question of the Week

What book-related websites are your favorites? Are there any you just discovered? If it wasn’t for Goodreads, I’d never remember what I’ve read and what books are on my to-read list. When someone comes up to me and says something like, “I can’t remember the title or author, but it was a coming of age […]

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