Monday, December 18, 2017

HO! HO! HO! We think everyone should get a Book this Year!

We SO agree with this statement! Everyone gets a BOOK this year. It is so hard to decide which are the books you loved reading most this past year. What books you'd love to share with friends, what to recommend to customers. Have you decided what were your favorite reads for 2017? I  select favorite reads in genres, Mysteries- I loved so many but Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz, The Dry by Jane Harper, A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena are at the top. It's so hard to choose.  Fiction- I loved  The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders- of Course. I actually listen to Lincoln in the Bardo on the . 160+ voices. Just amazing! American War by Omar El Akkad, a southern end of days, and Exit West by Moshid Hamid were amazing reads as well. Exit West opens your eyes to he plight of refugees.
The Young Adult/Middle Grade book Refugee by Alan Gratz also opens our eyes to what refugees, children, suffer on their way towards freedom. The young adult book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a book I feel should be read by everyone. Set in a tough area of town, family, gangs, young black men, white police men, tragedy.  A top 5 read of the year for me! What is your favorite genre? Mine might be fantasy books right now.
Katherine Arden's books, The Bear and the Nightingale and her new book The Girl in the Tower are fabulous! Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson  is a wonderful story with Faeries, a Rook, a painter... .

We appreciate you all shopping with us this past year.  Thank  you for shopping small with us in Poulsbo and in Bremerton. Happy Holidays and may we all have a wonderful New Year.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this tradition- Jolabokaflod Iceland's Christmas Book Flood,

 I have visited Iceland three times. I have so enjoyed each visit from, the Icelandic Horse riding, to the Black  Sand Beaches, to wandering Reykjavik and their wonderful bookstores. Given I own two bookstores, I always go into bookstores when I travel. Do you? I have just learned of this awesome Christmas Tradition Jolabokaflod- Christmas Book Flood! Everyone receives books on Christmas Eve. LOVE this! How awesome would it be if everyone around the world received books on Christmas Eve!
A new favorite Christmas book is The Little Reindeer  by Nicola Killen. A little girl and a lost reindeer.  So Cute. I love the illustrations! 
 Awesome board books are the Finger Puppet books. A new Holiday title is  Baby Reindeer finger puppet book. Perfect for little hands!
A  PNW favorite author  Martha Brockenbrough  has a new Holiday book- Love Santa. A young girl learns about  her Mom's involvement in the writing of Santa's letters. So Heartfelt!
Check out the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Holiday catalog for more book ideas. Thank you for continuing  to shop small with us, supporting an Indie Bookstore. 
We hope you stop in either store, Poulsbo or Bremerton, to see us about other book choices. You can always visit our website as well. Happy Holidays