Category Archives: Books

Nevertheless, She Persisted

By Kristi S.  A wonderful thing about working in libraries is that you rarely run out of reading material. Occasionally, though, I have weeks where none of my holds arrive and I am left to scour the stacks. Like many patrons, I find the choices overwhelming. Recently, I realized when browsing that I gravitate towards […]

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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 […]

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Thinking and Drinking

by Melleny T. Pairing knowledge and adult beverages is nothing new (pairing stupidity and adult beverages is also nothing new, but I digress). In case you didn’t know, pub trivia is a thing, and apparently a big enough thing to have controversy. In many communities, it’s even a library thing. If you’re a dedicated nerd and […]

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Adventure and Calamity at Sea

by Alyssa S While I don’t own a boat, and the longest water voyage I’ve ever taken was an overnight ferry from Ireland to France, I do love a perilous, eventful sea story, whether fact or fiction. I’m fascinated by the Shackleton expedition, by Polynesians and Vikings and their ability to navigate long distances without […]

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Eat It

by Marie B. Who likes food?  Me!  If you’re human, chances are you do, too.  You probably already know how important three square meals a day are, but what about the time between meals when your stomach feels as if it’s rubbing against your backbone?   Enter the snack.  Snack food is so important that February […]

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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 […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: David Sedaris

            By Isaac H. As we move towards Valentine’s Day and the stresses and toilings of the holiday season began to cool off, there’s no better time to have a good laugh and enjoy and interesting story. One of this generation’s most talented comedians and authors, David Sedaris has shown […]

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Some Good Romances by Authors of Color

By Jennifer K. If you follow book news, you may have heard that the Romance Writers of America has cancelled the 2020 RITA awards. Further digging will lead you to a massive scandal that has rocked the romance novel world for the past month. It’s a pretty complicated business, but there have been allegations of racism, […]

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Mephistophelian Reads and Watches

By Isaac H. Have you ever read a story or watched a movie and, for some reason, the villain seemed more charming and endearing than the hero? Alternatively, have you ever really enjoyed a story only to notice the protagonist was something of a villain themselves? If you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you’ll […]

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True Stories from the Roaring Twenties

By Hannah K. Welcome to 2020! I’m a little late in wishing you a Happy New Year, but it’s still January, so I’m going to ask you to let this one slide. 2020 New Year’s celebrations were awash in Jazz Age finery. People wanted to celebrate like a Great Gatsby party, with flapper fashion, craft […]

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