Author Archives: Dawn

Dawn’s Gift Book Suggestions

by Dawn I’m not saying I’m some sort of Grinch, but man do I hate shopping for the holidays. Crowded malls, constant carols, and all that pressure to find just the right present…not my happy place. But there is something wonderful about finding just the right thing for that someone special. Over the next few […]

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Pacific Northwest Book Awards: 2016 Shortlist

by Dawn The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association has announced its 2016 Book Awards Shortlist!  The list of 12 books came from 250 nominations, and are all books written by Northwest authors and published in 2015. The final 6 winners will be announced in early January.  How many have you read? Which is your favorite? See […]

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Gifts from the Heart: Do-It Yourself

by Dawn Every year my family does a Pollyanna gift exchange (otherwise know as a Secret Santa), where we each get assigned one person in the extended clan. Lately it has sadly disintegrated into mostly gift cards, which seems a little pointless to me, but every now and then something wonderful comes from it. Undoubtedly the best […]

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Do you have a passion for fashion?

by Dawn I’d like to believe I’m immune to the lure of the ever changing and fickle fads of the clothing industry, but it simply isn’t true. There is too much art in it for me to ignore. I love the colors, the textures, the craftsmanship, and most of all the innovations. I find tremendously […]

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Dreaming of a Cruise Ship Vacation

by Dawn  I never thought I would be the sort of person to go on a cruise ship, but a few years ago my brother was working for one, so I got to go on a cruise for free!  I really loved was how much reading I got done.  Between ports there are long stretches […]

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Happy President’s Day!

Our libraries are closed today, but our website is up!  If you’ve run out of reading material, don’t forget you can download books, audiobooks, videos, and more from our website. For the blog today,  I wanted to share some fun things related to the White House (and avoid getting into a political discussion). Most people […]

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New Read Resolutions

2014 was a great year for books and reading, and 2015 is looking to be equally terrific. Do you have any reading resolutions for the new year? Want to get out of a rut and read all kinds of interesting new things? Find recommendations from Sno-Isle’s crack Readers Advisory team here! Do you want to […]

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Guest post: author Christopher Moore

Last week, over 60 Sno-Isle staff attended a fun and informative training on helping readers find humorous books.  One of the highlights of the training was having author Christopher Moore (author of A Dirty Job, Lamb, and Bloodsucking Fiends, to name just a few of my favorites) do a Q&A via Skype.  Mr. Moore was […]

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Question of the Week: What sequel do you wish for most of all?

I am not a series reader. I make some exceptions (the Mary Russell books by Laurie R. King, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, and plenty of graphic novels), but for the most part I am super annoyed when I get to the end of a book and discover it was just setting me up for the next […]

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Question of the Week: Which book makes you feel like you are on vacation?

Every year around this time, I find myself thinking:  Surely spring must be coming soon!   And for a few sunny days I really believe it has happened.  But the Pacific Northwest is not so kind, and more often than not we get stuck with more rain, more grey, and more cold. In an idea world, […]

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