Author Archives: Kaley C

If You Liked the Night Circus…

By Kaley C. It took me an embarrassing amount of time to read The Night Circus. A very eager colleague of mine with similar reading tastes was insistent that I’d love it, and they were right! It’s not a straightforwardly fantasy novel, but pretty darn close and would be a great suggestion for those looking […]

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Casting Call: Strong Female Leads

By Kaley C. I’ve subconsciously found myself drawn to books with a female-centric story lately or just those focused around a heroine navigating tricky situations. I think it’s possibly the excitement leading up to Geek Girl Con, something I’ve attended for years now and have grown to really love. Our own Lead Librarian for Readers’ Services, […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: LGBTQIA+

By Kaley C. As August comes to an end, so does this month’s Beyond Bestsellers. I was pleased to see so many ebooks and eaudiobooks check out! Now, on to our lists: A popular trope in books centered around LGBTQIA+ narratives is a tragic ending. Not so on staff member Jennifer K’s list! I’ve written […]

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Accio, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!

By Kaley C. I have excellent news for Harry Potter fans: From August 27th – September 10th you’ll have unlimited access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone twenty years ago at the behest of my younger sister, and the series has had a hold of […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Reading the Rainbow – LGBTQIA+

By Kaley C. I’m so excited to take you all into another month of Beyond Bestsellers. We’re exploring LGBTQIA+ books this round, a personal favorite of mine. These novels and narratives feature folks that identify as LGBTQIA+, but the range of subjects or topics are wide. Here, I’ll share some different genres and titles that’ll pique your interest […]

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Pride 2018: These Characters Have Been Out

By Kaley C. ​Happy Pride to those who are celebrating this month! In the growing sea of LGBTQ+ literature, I’m a huge fan of stories with characters that go beyond coming out. While those narratives need to be told, I have found myself drawn to characters who identify as unapologetically LGBTQ+. In this post you’ll find intrigue, suspense, love, and even a […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Food Board Games and Book Pairings

By Kaley C. It’s been awhile, but I’ve got another round of Board Games and Book pairing ready for you. This one is food-themed so we can celebrate this month of Beyond Bestsellers while playing these super fun games.

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Whidbey Reads Presents: An Interview with Jim Lynch

By Kaley C. Jim Lynch’s Before the Wind features an unmoored family that lived and breathed sailing only to fall into dysfunction. His rich descriptions of our local waters and boats transport you to the marina. You’re left sympathizing with Josh, who is bewildered after his family seems to have fallen apart. Sailing is something […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Epic Fantasies From Books to Films

By Kaley C Are you, like me, a bit of a book purist? More specifically, when you find out about a soon-to-be-released TV show, do you need to read the book first? I can’t help it. There’s always more exciting details that can’t be put into production. Don’t get me started about Peeves the Poltergeist being left out […]

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Biblio Files on Bibliophiles

By Kaley C. Arguably one of the best things about working in a library is constantly being surrounded by books. And I mean it less in a SWAT team way and more like Belle when she realized it was the best plus side to hanging out in a mansion with this guy way. Besides all […]

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