LibraryReads List October 2017

by Lindsey A. October – one of the best months ever – is upon us and with it comes all the cozy trappings of autumn. It’s one of my favorite times to read. I like to curl up on my love seat with a flannel blanket and a candle burning, and completely lose myself in […]

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Parallel Narratives, or Entwined Storylines

by Jocelyn R. (SnoIsleLib_JocelynR) I recently realized that I find some novels appealing because they contain parallel narratives. Parallel narratives are generally entwined storylines that are connected to a person, place or object like a diary or piece of art. Why do I enjoy reading stories with parallel narratives? Well, often one of the parallel […]

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Mind Your Language: Mischievous Linguistic Histories

by Emily Z. Today I want to talk about some troublesome terms, namely slang words and swear words. There are a goodly number of books examining the shifting, spreading nature of the English language as a whole. The books featured here though are about English’s naughty words (figuratively and literally) and those who try to […]

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LibraryReads List September 2017

by Kimberly P. Autumn is starting to chill the air, leaves are shifting colors, and students are begrudgingly returning to school. That can only mean one thing: it’s September, and a new LibraryReads list is out! Grab your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, your favorite sweaters, and curl up with these new titles. The most popular kid […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories Lists

by Brian H. Be inspired to read a true story title from one of these Beyond Bestsellers participant created lists.  True Stories theme for August has wrapped up and we are looking forward to Westerns for September.  But really, you can add a list on any of the themes at anytime.  Read and recommend to […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Nonfiction For People who Think They Hate Nonfiction

​By Kaley C. I always thought I hated nonfiction. I’d try to read it on my lunch breaks or after work, but found myself unable to focus and suddenly in need of a nap or snack. I kept choosing books I felt would be interesting subjects, but still couldn’t sit down and read anything like when I read fiction. Eventually, during a […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Metaphorical Journeys

by Marina M. A journey starts with a single page . . . As happens with many people that read a lot (or anything at all, really), I find that some books make a difference in my life. They take me on a journey, if you will. Not a physical or literal journey. More metaphorical. […]

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All Shook Up

by Kim P. “The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.”–Elvis 2017 marks the 40 year anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Widely regarded as the “King of Rock & Roll,” Elvis’ life has grown into a mix of myth […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: True Stories

by Brian H. True Stories Inspire We are halfway through this month’s theme, True Stories. Community readers have been inspired! The lists of True Story and Mystery titles are coming in steadily. Literary journalism is an area of true storytelling that I have a great interest in. My daughter Lily has just completed her journalism […]

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New Book Discussion Kits for Autumn!

by Jackie P. 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 want to start your own, these kits are a great way to connect with your community and spark discussion about the big questions. See the new kits below: […]

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