Category Archives: Audiobooks

A Troublemaker by Any Other Name

by Marina M. His name was Rolihlahla. It means “troublemaker” in Xhosa. But the world knew him as Nelson Mandela. And, as a result of his life’s work, on July 18 we honor him, and the political and social changes he achieved, with Mandela Day.

Also posted in Books, Film/TV | | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cold Comfort

by Marie B. Many a reader turns to uplifting literature in difficult times.  While I certainly enjoy reading life-affirming tales of second chances, overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and happily-ever-afters, my true comfort zone in reading material is decidedly bleaker. In fact, nothing makes me feel cozier than hunkering down with a mystery or thriller.  You […]

Also posted in Books, Staff Picks | | 4 Comments

Quick Listens

By Hannah K.  I love having someone tell me a story. Yes, I love reading books too, but that doesn’t temper my love for audiobooks. The right narrator can craft new life from a text. Not necessarily better than reading something yourself, but listening to a book can create a completely different experience. It’s a […]

Also posted in Staff Picks | | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Narrator Spotlight: January LaVoy

by Marina M. To me, audiobooks are synonymous with car travel. I can’t remember the last time I was in my car and listened to the radio. It’s either an audiobook or some of my favorite podcasts playing while I tool around town. (I also adore Office Ladies but I’ll leave the better words said […]

| Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tuck into a Classic

by Craig B. If you’re like me, you’ve suddenly found yourself with a lot of spare time on your hands. Without seeming too presumptuous, my fickle bandwidth indicates that you’re doing exactly what I’m doing: binge-watching television shows. I’m currently on Season 5 of Downton Abbey. As a member of that sliver of humanity that […]

Also posted in Books, Staff Picks, Uncategorized | | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Always Available Audio

By Kristi S.  We are in unprecedented times, and I don’t know about you all, but I am looking for an escape. When I get really stressed or sad, I find the best thing to distract me is an audiobook. If you are also looking for an escape, give one of our many no-wait audiobooks […]

Also posted in Staff Picks | | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Roll The Dice: What’s Your Moral Alignment?

By Isaac H. You’ve got your rations and pack set. Your potions and weapons are secured. Your spell and incantations prepared. Adventure beckons. Now to decide what type of wayward adventurer you want to be. The character moral alignment system is a set of classifications for a character’s actions, ideals and ethical views. If you’ve […]

Also posted in Books, Musings | | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Coming Soon: Prose Bowl 2020

By SnoIsleLib_Suggests It’s almost time for Prose Bowl 2020, the contest where readers from Sno-Isle Libraries choose their favorite book from the past year. The contest begins on March 4, 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 vote on […]

Also posted in Books, Prose Bowl | | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Great Courses

by Craig B. I’m a hermit by nature. A shiftless layabout. A couch potato. While you, a socially adjusted human being, are having dinner with your friends, I’m eating Fancy Lads Snack Cakes in a post-nuclear wasteland. While you’re counting footsteps in the local park, I’m eating cookie dough off my Snuggie. But my life […]

Also posted in Film/TV, Staff Picks | | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

2019 Sno-Isle Staff Favorites

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) Throughout the first month of 2020, we asked Sno-Isle staff to send us their favorite titles from the previous year. It’s a tradition we’ve upheld over the years and this year we have even more lists! All submissions had to be published or released in 2019 and staff were […]

Also posted in Books, Film/TV, Staff Picks | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment