I'm officially finished with my second semester of library school, so to celebrate, my girlfriend and I went for a little vacation at a nearby lakeside town. We stayed at this bed & breakfast called the Allyn Mansion, which was possibly the coolest place I've ever spent the night (and I've spent the night in… Continue reading Bookstagrams & Summertime
Hi everyone! I discovered a NEAT THING and wanted to share. So, while writing a collection development paper about audiobooks this semester, I came across SYNC Audiobooks for Teens. In a nutshell, you can get free, high-interest YA audiobooks all summer long. From May 5 through August 17, SYNC will give away two popular audiobook… Continue reading SYNC: Free Summer Audiobook Program for Teens
As soon as my coworker arrives with our rental van this morning, we'll be heading to Toronto for a weekend at World Pride! It's going to be an exciting, gay adventure, and I can't wait. I was hoping to be able to write my review of Marya Hornbacher's Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia before leaving,… Continue reading Friday Favorites: LGBTQ Books
I've decided to start a little weekly meme wherein I highlight some of my favorite books---whether it be within a genre, or with a certain theme, or from a certain time period. Anyone is welcome to play along! Feel free to steal my image and/or post your own favorites in the comments! MEMOIRS A lot of… Continue reading Friday Favorites: Memoirs
So I saw this list of bookish questions on the totally awesome book blog booknerderie, and I just couldn't resist answering them for myself! What are your top three book pet peeves? 1. Books that switch between various characters' points of view. Right when I'm really getting into one character's story, it's interrupted for another… Continue reading Bookish Questions
I'm currently up to my ears in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, a big book if ever there was one, with most editions clocking in at around a thousand pages. I started reading it on February 16, which means that I'm already more than month in (and about two-thirds of the way through the book). All I have… Continue reading Big Books: Love ’em or Hate ’em?
In honor of Galentine's Day, I've been thinking about fictional characters with whom I'd love nothing more than to have a nice, intimate Galentine's Day party. We could sit around, drink beer, reminisce about fighting the good fight against Voldemort/the Capitol/Miss Trunchbull ... you know, the good old days. On my invite list: Professor Minerva… Continue reading 10 Fictional Women I Want to Celebrate Galentine’s Day With
Happy Valentine's week, everyone! In anticipation of this delicious holiday, I've compiled a list of my favorite chocolate-filled children's and YA books. I'm lucky to have savored quite a few in my day. Enjoy. Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells. Sweet, dear Max is one of my favorite children's book characters, so of course I can't help… Continue reading Delicious Chocolate-Themed Books
I just finished reading The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them. Many people have strong opinions about whether or not books can change lives. I've heard fellow readers vehemently exclaim everything from "Books don't change lives; people change lives!" to "I was never the same after reading… Continue reading Books That Change Lives: A Logical Approach
Happy October, fellow book lovers, and welcome to All Hallows Read! October is my favorite month for many reasons. The leaves are beautiful. The cider is delicious. Hot tea is back in vogue. The autumn beers are on tap. We get to dress up in fabulous costumes. Aaaand ... I break out the scary books.… Continue reading All Hallows Read: Join Me This October!