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 […]

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The Misfits

by Lisa C. I may be a total misfit, but I’ve reached the point where the usual comfort viewing and reading suspects aren’t quite soothing my social distancing woes. Imagining happy, boisterous gatherings and adventurous travels is just making me itch to do the same. Instead, I’m seeking inspiration and fortitude from another favorite archetype: […]

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Prose Bowl 2020: Round 3

  By Hannah K. Welcome back to Prose Bowl 2020! And we’re back! It’s been an unusual time to say the least, but we’re eager to get back into the swing of things with our next round of Prose Bowl 2020. We started with 80 titles, and now we’re down to the final four!

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Beyond Bestsellers: Ta-Nehisi Coates

by Lisa C. Ta-Nehisi Coates began his career as an attention-grabbing essayist and journalist who gained recognition for his insightful and razor-sharp explorations of race relations in America. His first book was the critically acclaimed memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. The hugely successful, best-selling work, Between […]

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Prose Bowl 2020: Round 1

  by SnoIsleLib_Suggests It’s March Madness Time!

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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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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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Ten for ’20

by Lisa C. It has recently been brought to my attention (thanks colleagues and this New York Times article) that there are some who claim that a new decade hasn’t started and won’t start until January 1, 2021. Well, is 2020 the start of a new decade or the end? In any case, there is one […]

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That’s What She Read

By Kristi S.  With the release of the podcast Office Ladies, I have decided to re-watch the series yet again. This time, I find myself thinking of what the characters of The Office might be reading. I mean, not a lot of work gets done in their office so I am assuming they all have […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Where the Crawdads Sing

  by Julie T. Murder, mayhem, and the magic of reading! Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens has spent several months on the New York Times Bestseller list, garnering a #1 spot and hundreds of library requests.  Reese Witherspoon helped catapult this character-driven, coming-of-age tale into the literary stratosphere with her Book Club x Hello […]

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