Hello, Reader! There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding what it means to be a librarian and what is required to get a library science degree. Even within the bookish community, it can be easy to assume that what you see is all there is when actually there is a lot more work, study, and... Continue Reading →
Happy Friday! Somehow this week feels longer than some, even though Monday was a holiday. My school started back up (all online for now) on Wednesday, and we've certainly hit the ground running. Four classes while working full time is going to be a lot of work! The material looks interesting though, so I'm sure... Continue Reading →
Hello, Readers! In previous seasons I have enjoyed writing and gotten a lot of engagement on posts talking about my gardening endeavors, so I thought you might be interested in an update on my indoor plants. I have a few new ones since my last Garden Chronicles post, and since it is the beginning of... Continue Reading →
I didn't realize when I drafted this post that it would go out on MLK Day. While I don't have an entire worthy tribute in me, I do want to take a minute to acknowledge this day before moving on to the bulk of my post. In the midst of the current political chaos, it is comforting to read and remember the hopeful words of Dr. King. Perhaps someday we will get closer to his dream.
What a week! After ten days off, being back at work this week has been a strange combination of relaxing and chaotic. For the most part, things have actually gone very smoothly. It has still been a tiring, though, and I know that isn't going to change anytime soon! My classes start back next week,... Continue Reading →
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s stand for the following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? To participate, make a post or comment answering the three questions, link up to the host (Sam)’s post, and check out... Continue Reading →
Happy Tuesday! We've got a treat today: the cover reveal for Kellyn Roth's upcoming novella. Becoming Miss Knight will be set between the second and third books in The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy. I have meant to read this series ever since I started hearing about it (about two years ago, I think), but to date I have only read one of the books. I loved it though, and I am sure I would enjoy the rest of the series if I ever got around to it, too!
It's one thing to set goals about reading, to say "I want to read more" or "this year I will read X number of books." It's another to know where to start and actually achieve your reading goals. My library knows that it can be overwhelming to look at or even just think about all of the books out there, and not know which to choose to read. They also wanted to encourage adults to read more, but to do it in a fun way. From this context the Winter Book Bingo Reading Challenge was born!
It's finally time for my first full book review of the year, featuring the last book I read in 2020! To be honest, I only read Where'd You Go, Bernadette because I heard part of it was set on Antarctica and I still hadn't marked that continent off my reading challenge. Also, since I knew... Continue Reading →
January is a month of new beginnings, goal setting, and optimism. This year, I put so much effort into crafting my year-long goals (discussed in this post) that I almost forgot to share my month-specific goals, too! It's a good thing I have gotten into a habit of outlining my posts a few weeks in... Continue Reading →