Category Archives: Books

Beyond Bestsellers: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

By Jennifer K. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah was one of the big bestsellers of 2015. And why not? It’s a terrific read. The novel tells an epic story of courage and endurance in World War II France, focusing the complicated relationship between two women. One is Vianne, a farm wife and mother who just […]

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All You Knead is Love

By Hannah K. Romance and food make the perfect pairing. Especially romance novels about food. There’s nothing like a well-cooked meal and a well-written happy ending to warm your heart. via GIPHY

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Best Served Cold

by Lisa C. Best friend stab you in the back? Romantic partner stepping out on you? Two-faced co-worker steal the Henderson account? What are you going to do? Well, in real life you might try to address these injustices in a positive manner that allows you to heal and move on. However, if you are […]

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Adult Pairings for Childhood Favorites

By Kristi S. What’s your favorite childhood book? I am often asked this question, and I have the hardest time answering. My mom got me a Sno-Isle library card for my second birthday, and I never stopped reading. I loved flipping through picture books, devoured any children’s mystery series, and escaped to so many worlds. […]

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Tomato Mania

By Alyssa S. It’s the warmest, most flamboyant part of the growing season. There’s been a long, slow, damp buildup to real summer weather in the Puget Sound region this year. How are your tomatoes doing? Mine are on the slow side, and most everyone I’ve discussed it with locally is experiencing the same. I’m […]

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If You Like POSE…

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) One of my favorite COVID-19 activities has been watching television shows with my friends from a distance. Sometimes we watch simultaneously and chat online; sometimes we watch on our own time and discuss via text as we go. After Pose was added to Netflix last month, we’ve been enjoying this FX […]

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Grill, You Know It’s True

by Marie B. Summer is finally here and we are enjoying the great outdoors without a fleece jacket (mostly).  One of my own favorite summer pastimes is picnicking.  I might not be going far these days, but I still enjoy spreading out a blanket or setting up a lawn chair and enjoying a meal alfresco.  […]

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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.

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Book Anticipation

By Jennifer K. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where all the books you want to read are all on order, or have long wait lists, or just haven’t been published yet? That’s where I am now. So I thought I’d tell you about some of the books I’m anticipating, and why.

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Self Care With Nerd Art

By Isaac H. As the world slowly re-opens from the Covid19 pandemic (safe and timely or otherwise), it’s a good time for self care. There is a lot going on right now and sometimes it can help to move your attention away from the news and everyday happenings and problems of life. One of the […]

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