Author Archives: Michelle C.

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. Beyond Bestsellers is a new community reading challenge at Sno-Isle Libraries! 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 […]

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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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Jane Austen Movie Adaptations

By Michelle C. Are you obsessed with Jane Austen’s novels? Have you watched the movie versions over and over, eagerly awaiting each new release? Do you have fights with your friends about which version of Pride and Prejudice is best (Colin Firth–always Colin Firth)? Then this is the blog post for you! Some of my favorite […]

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Reality TV: Hidden Treasures

by Michelle C. Reality television often gets a bad rap. It’s too dramatic. The situations are fake. People are painted as villains or heroes. But how can I mind that when those are the things I like about fiction! I like to slip into someone else’s world for an hour or two–even if it’s not […]

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