Author Archives: Michelle C.

Movies to Escape Winter

by Michelle C.  Picture this. A toasty fire in the fireplace. A comfy couch with lots of throw blankets. A person, dog, or pillow to cuddle up with. And a movie that helps you escape the gloom of a Pacific Northwest winter. This time of year I like to watch movies that feature sunshine, travel, […]

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Genre Movie Challenge: Part Two

by Michelle C. & Grant P. A couple weeks ago, your Sno-Isle Libraries’ Movie Critics, Michelle C. and Grant P., listed our top movie in each of the library’s movie genres (ex. Action, Comedy, Television, etc.). We each have very different tastes in movies and some fun was had in the comments about which list […]

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Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

by Michelle C. Have you been watching The Vietnam War on PBS? I’ve long been a fan of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s documentaries. Their in-depth research into different times within American history results in unforgettable documentaries. Although each documentary has a definite point of view, there always seems to be a good mix of […]

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Back to School Movies

by Michelle C.  I’ll admit it. I am one of those people who loved high school. Recess was also never my favorite subject in elementary school. Math was. The first day of school always filled me with joy. New pencils just waiting to be sharpened. The waxy smell of crayons. An attempt at curled bangs […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Mystery Lists

by Michelle C. Our resourceful participants have been busy this month creating lists and sharing their favorite titles from Beyond Bestsellers: Mysteries. I want to share some of these lists and encourage other participants to share their favorites as well! ree86 created a fun list called Beyond Bestsellers: Dying for a Vacation: Visit exotic locales […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Historical Mysteries

by Michelle C. If you are just joining us, we are participating in a new reading challenge called Beyond Bestsellers. Each month we will read a different theme and discuss what we liked and what we didn’t like about that theme. We will also be offering reading suggestions from library staff and customers for each theme. […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Mysteries

by Michelle C. We are starting off Beyond Bestsellers with the theme of mysteries! If you have not heard of Beyond Bestsellers, check out our post from earlier this week. Beyond Bestsellers is a new community reading program where we will be reading books from different themes each month. Participants can engage by creating lists […]

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Beyond Bestsellers

by Michelle C. Have you read every Dean Koontz or Danielle Steel? Are you looking for something new to read that you don’t have to wait in line for? We invite you to read along with us for the next five months as we discover new books, take a walk outside our comfort zone, and share each other’s favorite […]

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Television Spies and Spooks

by Michelle C. There is something incredibly fun and romantic about the notion of spies (although I imagine the reality is a lot less exciting). Unlike with a James Bond film, in television there is so much that can be developed with the spy thriller. Some of my favorite spy shows use humor and absurdity to […]

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Always the Bridesmaid, Never the Bride

by Michelle C. Wedding season is starting. A great way to learn the dos and don’ts of wedding etiquette is to watch the horrific, but hilarious, outcomes of the wedding gone wrong in movies. Some of my favorite tropes in the wedding genre are the bride and switch, childhood marriage promise, crazy in-laws, and the bridesmaid’s […]

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