Author Archives: Marie B.

Rome: The Eternal City

by Karin T. I love Rome for its food, fashion, art, history and ancient ruins. The soaring umbrella pines. The wisteria in spring. Rome offers hundreds of paintings, sculptures, monuments and churches I want to see, and just one glorious week to see it all. But my philosophy of travel is to see a few […]

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A Conversation with Author Matthew Sullivan

by Marie B. Whidbey is smack dab in the middle of Whidbey Reads, where the community reads one book and Whidbey community libraries host a wide range of programs related to the book’s themes.  The 2019 selection is Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan.  You’ll have a chance to meet Sullivan at […]

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Prose Bowl 2019 – The Winner Is…

by Marie B Four weeks of fierce competition has brought us to this glorious day.  In case you missed it, here’s a recap.  Round 1 presented readers with the challenge of selecting their favorites from among 60 titles across six genres.  Many worthy opponents fell at the first hurdle.  Round 2 gave the top two from […]

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Whidbey Reads… a Mystery!

by Marie B What would you do if someone you barely knew left you all their worldly possessions following their death by suicide?  That’s just what happens to Lydia, the deceased’s favorite clerk at the local bookstore, one of his favorite haunts.  As Lydia peels back the layers of Joey’s life, she realizes there was […]

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Prose Bowl 2019: Round 1

by Marina M It’s March Madness Time! And we all know what that means . . . lots and lots of bracket-based elimination competition. And while the most well known bracket competitions are athletic in nature we here at Sno-Isle are continuing our tradition of a book based bracket. Welcome to Prose Bowl 2019! In […]

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Get Ready for a Bookish Brawl!

by Marie B It’s almost time for Prose Bowl 2019, the contest where readers from Sno-Isle Libraries choose their favorite book from the past year. The contest begins on March 1, when we’ll provide contest details and the first opportunity to vote right here on the BiblioFiles blog.  Each week you’ll have a chance to […]

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Bon Voyage, Armchair Travel!

by Marie B Vacations exist only because they serve as breaks from the norm. Alas, our vacation by book must come to a close now. I hope you’ve enjoyed traveling with us via Beyond Bestsellers: Armchair Travel. If you missed the boat, you can still take our quiz and discover your reading destination. Did you travel […]

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Invention in fact and fiction

by Gabriel C. While most of us will never create a brilliant new machine that will change the world in our garage, I think we can all appreciate the thrill and excitement of the inventor. I love reading stories about the process of invention, whether they are true histories or invented themselves! 

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Beyond Bestsellers: Armchair Travel

By Marie B Whether you enjoy reading someone else’s real life exploits, immersing yourself in a locale by way of a great story, or simply looking at the pictures, books can take you where you want to go. This month for Beyond Bestsellers we’ll look at books with a focus on places other than home.  […]

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Appetite for Mystery

by Marie B. Here we are at the tail end of another year. I don’t know about you, but time seems to fly faster and faster as my own odometer ticks upward. Never mind, because this is one of my favorite times of year. I love the frosty mornings, the skeletal remains of the deciduous […]

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