Abandoning vs. Pausing Books

by Lindsey At what point do you abandon or “pause” a book? When I was younger, I prided myself on always finishing books, even if it meant slogging through the ones I didn’t enjoy. The older I get, the more ruthless I am about abandoning books, or pausing books with the intention of returning to […]

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Books with Lists

by Marina And my lists will go on . . . . I like making lists. Lists of things to do and buy (you know, that old reliable grocery list), places to visit, books to read (which you can do in BiblioCommons, as I’m sure you are well aware), movies to watch, plants to grow, […]

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New Book Group Discussion Kits for the Summer!

by Jackie We’ve recently added a large batch of new book discussion kits to our collection! Whether you belong to a private club, a Sno-Isle Library book club, or you are wanting to start your own, these kits are a great way to connect with your community and spark discussion about the big questions. See […]

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Urban Fantasy Spotlight: Fever

by KP Big City Life with a Side of the Supernatural. Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested. Welcome to another edition […]

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The Perfect Pair: Board Games and Books

By Kaley I love reading, but I am also completely obsessed with board games. I meet up with a group of friends every week and we dive into another world. We start wars and build armies, we come up with ways to defeat a pandemic, evil monsters, and robots; or we just try to make each other laugh by creating […]

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LibraryReads List June 2017

by Marina Well, the trend of books about parents losing their kids continues in June’s collection of LibraryReads titles. Not to continue to bring the list down, there’s also a requisite World War II historical novel on there. But this list has some beautiful book covers! In keeping with the new format introduced last month […]

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Urban Fantasy Spotlight: Bone Street Rumba

by KP Big City Life with a Side of the Supernatural. Have you ever been curious about urban fantasy? Exactly what is it? In general, urban fantasy novels are set in contemporary times, and contain supernatural elements. One Friday out of each month, I’ll highlight an urban fantasy book for the interested. Welcome to another edition […]

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Whidbey Reads: Interview with Ashley Ream

by Kaley As The 100 Year Miracle continues to fly off the shelves of our libraries, we’re gearing up for a visit with Whidbey Reads author Ashley Ream​. Her visit is still roughly a month away (come on, June 7 and June 8!) but she graciously took some time out of her schedule to do an interview […]

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Growing Up Girl: Coming of Age Stories

by Lindsey One of my favorite fiction genres is the coming of age story. These books focus on the growth of the main character(s) from youth to adulthood. Along the way, the characters often lose their innocence, gain wisdom, and develop a stronger sense of self. Being a woman, I feel an affinity for stories […]

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LibraryReads List May 2017

by Marina May is Get Caught Reading Month! LibraryReads titles for May are here! There has to be a connection somewhere . . . . Obviously, I’m more than happy to get caught reading. Duh! I work in a library. Result: I always have more books than the time to read them. Which means I try […]

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