Author Archives: Stacey

You’re Going to Love These Guys

By Stacey Some characters just resonate more than others for many different reasons: funny, romantic, moral, intelligent, dogged, loyal, quirky, honest, sexy. I asked the Stanwood staff to name a few of their favorite fictional men.   Predictably, most mentioned was the morally upright attorney and father, Atticus  Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird.   […]

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Sno-Isle Staff’s Favorite Audio Books from 2015

by Stacey Sno-Isle staff were asked to share a few of their favorite audiobooks from last year. What resulted was an eclectic list of 40 audio books that offers something for everyone. Here are a few of Sno-Isle staff’s favorite audio reads from last year: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is a psychological thriller and […]

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2015 Agatha Awards Nominees

by Stacey The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery.” The Malice Domestic, the group behind the awards, describes the nominees as mysteries best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. Mysteries falling into this sub-genre have two defining characteristics: These titles contain no explicit sex and, These titles have no excessive gore or gratuitous violence. And the 2015 […]

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Jeff Yeager: The Ultimate Cheapskate

Ultimate Cheapskate’ to speak in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Stanwood   Jeff Yeager, who bills himself as The Ultimate Cheapskate, will give free December presentations in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Stanwood. The talks will take place at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at Edmonds Library, 650 Main St.; 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W.; […]

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One More Chapter

by Stacey   You know the books I am referring to. You are reading in bed and keep calculating what time you can read to and still get 8, maybe 7, I can live with 6 hours of sleep. Or maybe you are listening and have been sitting in the car parked in the driveway […]

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Thoughts on Reading a Book Again

by Stacey Originally, I was going to title this post better the second time around.  As I contemplated books I have reread and questioned other readers, it came to light, not necessarily better, but a different experience. Many of us reread books we read as a teen, often as required reading. Revisiting as an adult  […]

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Magical Realism

by Stacey Magical realism is a genre of literature that blends realistic elements with magical elements. Magical realism is often associated with Latin American literature, particularly authors Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende. In English literature, the go to author is Alice Hoffman. The seminal book associated with magical realism is One hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García […]

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If you are a baby boomer: books and media to revisit

by Stacey When was the last time you were asked for ID? My last time was at the Kingdome-double proof I am a baby boomer. Do you remember card catalogs and no talking in the library? How about rotary phones? Getting up to change the channel? Fortunately, I only remember there being 5 or 6. […]

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Why everyone’s listening to books!

There is no denying the rising popularity of audiobooks. Seems like everyone’s listening. Sno-Isle libraries offer free digital downloads through Overdrive, Hoopla and 3M. Overdrive alone offers over 13,000 titles. A gifted narrator brings the story to life. The right voice for the right book is essential. I particularly enjoy listening to books where the […]

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Horse Stories

Anyone who works around books has seen trends come and go. Feng Shui, eating paleo, macrame, vampires… So what is always popular? Horse Stories! For our youngest equine fans: A child creates her dream pony by drawing it on paper  and imagining the adventures they would go on. Harry keeps a horse in his room.  A trusty […]

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