Author Archives: Kristi S.

A Game of Thrones

By Kristi S. Are you one of the 17.4 million viewers who tuned in to the start of the final season of Game of Thrones on April 14? Are you also one of the 17.4 million viewers who will be devastated and drifting aimlessly when the final episode airs on May 19? I am with […]

Posted in Books, Film/TV, Staff Picks | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Beyond Bestsellers: Humor

By Kristi S. Here we are in the merry month of May, and we are ready to celebrate the sunny days ahead with our next Beyond Bestsellers theme: Humor. If you need a refresher on what Beyond Bestsellers is all about, here’s a quick recap. Each month, we are challenging our reading habits by trying […]

Posted in Beyond Bestsellers, Books | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Inspiration and Margaret Atwood

By Kristi S. Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authors. I have a vivid memory of finishing the last page of The Handmaid’s Tale and taking that deep breath that comes when you set down a book and you know it will stay with you forever. The next morning, I showed up at the […]

Posted in Books, Staff Picks | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

A Fond Farewell to Beyond Bestsellers: Up Lit

By Kristi S. February is coming to an end, and so is our journey into Up Lit. Have you been uplifted this month? I have a definite tendency to read depressing books, so this month I set all of them aside in favor of something more upbeat. A life-changing quest After a glowing review from […]

Posted in Beyond Bestsellers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Beyond Bestsellers: Up Lit for Book Clubs!

By Kristi S. We are halfway through our February Beyond Bestsellers month. Where has your reading taken you? I hope you’ve already taken our quiz and found some titles you connected with. People are always searching the library for uplifting books, and it seems that book clubs are especially looking for the lighter side of […]

Posted in Beyond Bestsellers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Beyond Bestsellers: Up Lit

By Kristi S. February is here and it’s time for our new Beyond Bestsellers theme. If you need a reminder of what Beyond Bestsellers is all about, here’s a quick recap. For the month of February, we are going to be exploring Up Lit! Never heard of Up Lit? Neither had I until I started […]

Posted in Beyond Bestsellers | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Where My Ladies at?

By Kristi S. You know that old saying: behind every great man is a woman whose work he’s stolen? Well, that may not be the exact phrase but it has certainly happened often. For centuries (truly), women have gone unrecognized for their work. Colleagues snub their discoveries. Their intellectual ability is called into question. Their […]

Posted in Books, Staff Picks | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Ode to Parties I’ll Never Throw

By Kristi S. Every year around this time, I am seized with the spirit of the season and decide to throw a party. I put all kinds of cookbooks on hold, plan my menu, make a playlist, and Pinterest like crazy. Then, I remember that I hate parties and am not at all social. So, […]

Posted in Books, Staff Picks | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Wrapping Up Beyond Bestsellers: Magical Realism

by Kristi S. Well, the magic is gone and life is boring again. That may be a touch dramatic, but it is the end of November, which means it’s time to close the book on Beyond Bestsellers: Magical Realism. I’ve had so much fun reading around the world in this theme. I’ve never focused my […]

Posted in Beyond Bestsellers, Books | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Beyond Bestsellers: Magical Realism

By Kristi S. October is over, the magic of the holiday season is upon us, and we are just beginning the magic of a new Beyond Bestsellers theme. If my pointed clues weren’t enough for you to guess, this month’s theme is Magical Realism! If you need a reminder of what Beyond Bestsellers is all […]

Posted in Beyond Bestsellers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment