Bestseller Time Capsule

by Lindsey A. A few months ago I discovered a website (it’s not pretty) that lists past New York Times Best Sellers by week. What this generates is a literary time capsule from the time you were born. I turn 36 next month, specifically on July 31. I’m an Eighties baby, raised on a diet of Care […]

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A Journey Through the Ottoman Empire

By Kristi S. I have a confession: I am addicted to taking online quizzes. The reward of vague self-awareness is greater than the risk, in my opinion. I will drop everything to find out important things like what kind of potato I am (I am the down-to-earth mashed potato, by the way). So, when I […]

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When (Natural) Disaster Strikes

by Jocelyn R. Tornadoes. Earthquakes. The tail-end of a hurricane. These are the natural disasters I’ve personally experienced. I still remember the tornado siren going off when I was in first grade, and the long minutes that followed as we crouched down in the hallway with our arms over our heads, waiting to see what […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Cooking Lists From You!

by Jackie P. Are you hungry yet? As all meals must come to an end, so, too, must this month’s Beyond Bestsellers challenge. What did you read this month? Share in the comments! Mad props to WarriorofMartok, and their Cooking, Supernatural Style book list. I love this creative interpretation of the theme: smozog000 shared their […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Food Board Games and Book Pairings

By Kaley C. It’s been awhile, but I’ve got another round of Board Games and Book pairing ready for you. This one is food-themed so we can celebrate this month of Beyond Bestsellers while playing these super fun games.

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A Life of (true) Crime

By Kristi S. I was raised on true crime. I recognize that this is a weird statement, but it is completely true. I’ve had insomnia all my life, so instead of struggling to sleep I would stay up with my mom watching investigations unfold. We loved Dominick Dunne, 48 Hours Mystery, and Psychic Detectives. To […]

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Beyond Bestsellers: Cooking

by Jackie P Whether you’re looking for a recipe, information, or a good story, food-centric books can be found all over the library. This month, for our Beyond Bestsellers reading challenge, we’re looking at books focused on food and cooking. We have no-wait access on the ebook version of the acclaimed The Cooking Gene by […]

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Unladylike: The Way of the Uncooperative Woman

By Emily Z. This all started with a book about female serial killers. I don’t quite remember how, but that book led to a book about being a single lady before it was cool. From there I discovered books about or by remarkable, multifarious women who were all very different in their approach to being […]

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New Book Group Kits for the New Year!

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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Self Help(less)

By Emily Z. Are you ready to revolutionize your new year’s resolution? Deep-dive into a personal epoch of self-help, self-control, and self-confidence? Me neither. It’s dark outside, it’s cold, and maybe, like me, you’re having regrets about downing so many deviled eggs like they were Jello shots (or vice versa) over the holiday(s). It’s time […]

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