Author Archives: Jackie Parker

Baking Bread

by Jackie I have a confession to make. I… don’t really go in for New Year’s resolutions. In my mind it really just seems like a set up for failure. At least for me. However, this year, I seem to have subconsciously made one: I haven’t purchased bread since January. I’ve been making it all […]

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When You Can’t Sit and Read

I find that with a toddler in the house, my reading habits have changed drastically. Since sitting down with a good book in the comfy chair is largely impossible as long as The Fruit Bat is awake, I’m just not reading as much as I used to. At least not traditionally. My audiobook consumption has […]

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What to consume after you finish the Serial Podcast

I confess that I spent my Christmas preparation with earbuds firmly lodged into my ears, riveted to the final episodes of the podcast Serial. I’m not alone in that. The free podcast has been downloaded over 5 million times. I’ve eavesdropped on patrons in my library talking about it, one of my Christmas guests was likewise […]

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The Author Next-Door: Guest Post by Valerie Stein

Valerie Stein has spent the last 30 years teaching, most recently as Library Media Specialist for a small independent school in Snohomish County. Valerie’s first book is a memoir of her mother’s journey through terminal illness, begun shortly after her death in 1983. The Best of It: A Journal of Life, Love and Dying was […]

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The Author Next-Door

Did you know that a wealth of authors live in the Sno-Isle area? Meet the authors next-door and celebrate reading and community while learning more about some of the published authors who live among us. Participate in an interactive panel of authors who write for all ages on a variety of subjects, from children’s picture […]

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Big Library Read: Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Sno-Isle Libraries is participating in a program offered by Overdrive, one of our ebook vendors.* It’s called the Big Library Read. For two weeks ending on Oct. 28, SIL patrons will be allowed unlimited Overdrive downloads of Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes. No wait list = immediate gratification, and the opportunity to get […]

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Funny Sci-fi

A few years ago I listened to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (because Wil! Wheaton! narrates it magnificently) and it hit just the right spot of humor, action, and irreverence. I’ve been looking for something that hits near that sweet spot ever since, and I almost don’t want to read anything else at the […]

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