Category Archives: Prose Bowl

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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Prose Bowl 2018: Winner!

by Kimberly P. Many Entered . . . but There Can Only be One.  Welcome to our final stage of Prose Bowl 2018. You voted, they fought, and in the end, only one remained standing, triumphant amidst the broken spines and ripped pages of its competitors. To recap, our Finalists were: Combat was vicious. Grant’s […]

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Prose Bowl 2018: Finals

by Michelle C. Voting closed. Winner will be announced March 28! After two rounds of voting we are down to the final round for Prose Bowl 2018. Prose Bowl is our chance to vote on popular books from the past year and determine which was the Sno-Isle Libraries favorite book of the year. We started […]

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Prose Bowl 2018: Round 2

by Grant P. Thanks for voting! The finals open March 21. Welcome back to Prose Bowl 2018. We started with twenty-four worthy contenders last week, and after tallying the nearly 1,700 votes using only an abacus, we have our winners from each of their genre brackets. Now the real battle begins, ROUND 2! The Hunger […]

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Prose Bowl 2018: Round 1

by Kimberly P.  Thanks for Voting! Round 2 opens March 14. Welcome folks to Prose Bowl 2018 where you’ll determine Sno-Isle’s favorite book for 2017! Round one is all about genres. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to decide the top favorite for each of the following categories: Crime Fiction, General/Historical Fiction, […]

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Prose Bowl 2018

by Jocelyn R. Finals March is just around the corner, which means it’s once again time for Sno-Isle Libraries’ Prose Bowl. This online competition will decide our communities’ favorite read of 2017. We’ve narrowed it down to 24 of the most popular, recent books (AKA the contenders) and we’re looking for your help to find […]

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Prose Bowl 2017: Welcome to the Winners’ Circle

Now that we’ve announced The Underground Railroad as our Prose Bowl winner, it’s time to reveal our bracket champions! Our astute players that dominated the Predict the Winner portion of the contest are as follows: Sheri M. Melleny T. Debby C. Susan N. Serena S. Peggy N. Toka S. Sandra H. David O. Danielle B. Jean L. […]

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Prose Bowl Winner!

The votes are in, the smoke has cleared and the fat lady has sung — we have a winner! 16 books removed their dust jackets and grappled to be this year’s Prose Bowl champ, and the honor goes to… “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead! Thanks to all of you who participated; we’ll announce our prizewinners […]

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Prose Bowl Finals

We made it! The decision of Sno-Isle’s Prose Bowl 2017 is imminent. Below you will find the final poll that will determine the champion title. We’re down to the top two from the original sixteen! In the semi-final round your votes knocked out This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance! and The Summer Before the War. And the […]

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Prose Bowl 2017 – Semi-Finals

Welcome to the Prose Bowl 2017 Semi-Finals! The competition is heating up! We started with 16, but eliminated 12 titles in the previous rounds. In Round 2 we lost Isabelle Allende, Anne Tyler, James Lee Burke, and Elizabeth Strout. Only 4 remain. Now it is time for the Semi-Finals! Did your favorite make the cut? Are […]

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Prose Bowl – Round 2

The first cut is the deepest. You voted in Round 1. We tallied. 16 became 8. We lost Mary-Louise Parker, James Patterson, Anna Quindlen, and that wacky podcast turned novel, Welcome to Night Vale. Now it is time for Round 2 of the Prose Bowl 2017! Are you ready? Is your favorite still in contention? Are […]

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