Author Archives: Kristi S.

Adult Pairings for Childhood Favorites

By Kristi S. What’s your favorite childhood book? I am often asked this question, and I have the hardest time answering. My mom got me a Sno-Isle library card for my second birthday, and I never stopped reading. I loved flipping through picture books, devoured any children’s mystery series, and escaped to so many worlds. […]

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Fantastic Heists

By Kristi S.  It all started with Mistborn: The Final Empire, recommended to me by a coworker (thank you, Grant). I was pulled in by page one and my love for the fantasy heist genre was born. There’s nothing like the thrill of following characters as they pull off a major theft, but it becomes […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: John Grisham

By Kristi S. DUM DUM. If you read that in a particular tone, you probably love a legal thriller. And if you love a legal thriller, you are probably a fan of John Grisham. Grisham has written over 40 books, most of which involve exciting legal drama inspired by his own experiences. He was a […]

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Family Fun on Hoopla

By Kristi S.  Well, it is official. Kids are going to be home for the rest of the school year. If you need something that will keep your kids from interrupting your Zoom meeting, or you are just looking for some lighthearted family fun, check out the wide variety of options on Hoopla! With Hoopla, […]

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Always Available Audio

By Kristi S.  We are in unprecedented times, and I don’t know about you all, but I am looking for an escape. When I get really stressed or sad, I find the best thing to distract me is an audiobook. If you are also looking for an escape, give one of our many no-wait audiobooks […]

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

By Kristi S.  A wonderful thing about working in libraries is that you rarely run out of reading material. Occasionally, though, I have weeks where none of my holds arrive and I am left to scour the stacks. Like many patrons, I find the choices overwhelming. Recently, I realized when browsing that I gravitate towards […]

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That’s What She Read

By Kristi S.  With the release of the podcast Office Ladies, I have decided to re-watch the series yet again. This time, I find myself thinking of what the characters of The Office might be reading. I mean, not a lot of work gets done in their office so I am assuming they all have […]

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Sweet Surprises

By Kristi S. Merry December! By now, you’ve probably spent a month eating discounted Halloween candy, gorging on pie, and generally overeating in preparation for winter hibernation. Or is that just me? Either way, the feast is not over because we are entering the sweetest month of all. And one of my favorite ways to […]

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If You liked Hocus Pocus…

By Kristi S.  We are deep in spooky season and I just have one question: how many times have you watched Hocus Pocus? I have a fraught relationship with this movie. As a kid, everyone in school was talking about the Sanderson Sisters and I so badly wanted to get in on the conversation. Unfortunately, […]

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Crossing Borders

By Kristi S. I’ve written before about the power of fiction to both educate and entertain. Obviously, nonfiction is incredibly important, giving voice to real experiences, but fiction adds extra emotion for me. For that reason, I turn to fiction when I am looking to take a deep dive into current events. I want to be […]

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