Author Archives: Lindsey A.

My Childhood in Books

by Lindsey A. In February, I was fortunate to attend the 15th Annual Western Washington University’s Children’s Literature Conference. I watched presentations from Pam Muñoz Ryan, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Sophie Blackall, and Kevin Henkes. A common theme among these youth authors and illustrators was their personal history of reading; specially, what led them to become […]

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LibraryReads List April 2018

by Lindsey A. Spring is finally here, and with this rebirth we have a crop of exciting new publications! At the top of the list is one of the books I voted for, Circe by Madeline Miller. Miller’s debut novel, The Song of Achilles, is one of my favorite books, and she continues in that vein […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Romance Lists

by Lindsey A. It’s the end of February… and the end of romance! Just kidding. Romance will go on forever. We have reached the end of this month’s Beyond Bestsellers theme, though. As I said in my last post, the romance I chose to read this month was The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Beyond the Regency

by Lindsey A. We’ve reached the midpoint of our February edition of the Beyond Bestsellers reading challenge. I hope you’ve found a historical romance to read this month! You can also take our quiz to see a number of different lists with reading suggestions. If you haven’t created a list, please do. We love sharing […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Romance

by Lindsey A. Welcome to your February edition of Beyond Bestsellers, Sno-Isle Libraries’ community reading challenge! I hope you’re all back in the swing of things. Jocelyn’s Epic Fantasy post will bring you up to speed with the second wave of the reading challenge. Each month we will read books from different themes, and participants can […]

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Fictional Bucket Lists

by Lindsey A. We’re all familiar with the idea of the bucket list – a list of things you would like to do over the course of your life. A fictional bucket list is a list of things you would love to do, see, eat, and characters you would love to meet within the fictional […]

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LibraryReads List January 2018

by Lindsey A. There is nothing quite like the excitement of a new year of books, and 2018 is no exception. January’s LibaryReads list has arrived, so start adding to your lists! It looks like we have a number of series continuations this year, including the third in Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series, the third […]

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Historical Teens

by Lindsey A. Recently I was talking with someone about youth lit. She told me she prefers middle grade to young adult because YA is “all about vampires.” That is so not true! I could tell this was someone who hasn’t looked at the genre in a while, because she’s about a decade late in […]

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Narrator Spotlight: Star Wars

by Lindsey A. With Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi just around the corner, the time is ripe for a Star Wars post! But really, is there ever a wrong time? Recently I read From a Certain Point of View, a collection of forty stories by different authors that re-imagine the original movie from […]

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Once upon a Crime: Stella Cameron

by Lindsey A. We have one more author visiting for Oak Harbor Library‘s Once upon a Crime series! This series features local authors of mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. Previous authors interviewed include Marty Wingate, Robert Dugoni, and Kevin O’Brien. This week we feature an interview with author Stella Cameron. On Oct. 31, Stella will visit the […]

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