Author Archives: Craig Burgess

Say Goodbye to the Old and Hello to the New

by Craig B. Sno-Isle Libraries has just launched a preview of its new website which allows Sno-Isle staff to integrate our lists and posts right into our website! Because of this new flexibility, Sno-Isle Libraries is retiring the BiblioFiles blog. But don’t fret! You can still find staff lists and blog posts by selecting Staff […]

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Top 10 Stephen King Movie Adaptations

by Craig B. I was nine years old in the summer of 1980 when my mother took me to see The Shining. I know this might spark some debate about proper parenting techniques, but you really should consider it water under the bridge. I’m still here, I’m reasonably functional, and since Mom had already taken […]

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Black Lives Matter

by Craig B. Black Lives Matter is an organization that was founded in 2013 after George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator in Sanford, Florida, was acquitted for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager who was walking through his neighborhood. Since that time, Black Lives Matter has been one of the most active and vocal […]

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Hidden Gems on Kanopy

by Craig B. I’m already a cinema junkie by nature, but during our recent stay-at-home orders, I’ve ratcheted up the regimen. If black belts could be handed out for eyestrain, I’d be a sensei master. To broaden my expertise, I’ve been taking advantage of every nook and cranny the internet has to offer. Kanopy is […]

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Prose Bowl 2020: The Final Round

  By Craig B. Welcome to the Final Round of Prose Bowl 2020! We’re down to the final competitors in Prose Bowl 2020, and we have one of the most unexpected match-ups in Prose Bowl history! From a field of eighty titles, two books fought their way through the brackets (and an ongoing pandemic) to […]

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Tuck into a Classic

by Craig B. If you’re like me, you’ve suddenly found yourself with a lot of spare time on your hands. Without seeming too presumptuous, my fickle bandwidth indicates that you’re doing exactly what I’m doing: binge-watching television shows. I’m currently on Season 5 of Downton Abbey. As a member of that sliver of humanity that […]

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The Great Courses

by Craig B. I’m a hermit by nature. A shiftless layabout. A couch potato. While you, a socially adjusted human being, are having dinner with your friends, I’m eating Fancy Lads Snack Cakes in a post-nuclear wasteland. While you’re counting footsteps in the local park, I’m eating cookie dough off my Snuggie. But my life […]

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Time to Travel, Part Two

by Craig B. About a year ago, I posted a list of my favorite time travel flicks. It wasn’t hard to come up with a healthy docket. Rather than a pocket-sized selection of cinematic chronological conundrums, there’s actually quite a few. Too many, in fact. Time travel flicks multiply like rabbits. Since I’ve never personally […]

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Welcome to the 17th Century

by Craig B. Cinematically, Thanksgiving has gotten the short end of the stick. The time-honored tradition of sitting down for a holiday flick-fest starts right before Halloween and doesn’t slow down until late December. All the other stops on the holiday road get THEIR movies. So where’s Thanksgiving’s rich movie tradition? It’s a fine, unassuming […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Neil Gaiman

By Craig B. My first taste of Neil Gaiman was in the early 90’s when my cousin introduced me to The Sandman series. I was a borderline batcaver with a dark trench coat and an inelastic haze of Aqua Net. I tried to be a batcaver, at any rate: black clothes, hair dye, spooky music, […]

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