I almost never get my monthly wrap-up posts out early, so I guess I'm starting the year with something different! It just fit the calendar best to post this today, and I don't expect to finish anything else before Monday, so I hope you don't mind. This month was full! I got through more books... Continue Reading →
Spell The Month in Books // January 2021
Hello, Reader! Today I'm back with another Spell the Month in Books. Starting next month, I'm going to experiment with making Spell the Month a formal linkup, so if you have enjoyed these posts and are considering writing your own, keep an eye out! I still have a couple different hosting platforms to research, but... Continue Reading →
You Mean You Don’t Just Read All Day? Or, What it Takes to Become a Librarian // Semester 2 Overview
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 →
Book Review: The Common Rule by Justin Whitmel Earley
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 →
Mini Bookshelf Garden Tour: Profiles on My Indoor Plants
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 →
Tackling the TBR #16
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.
First Line Friday // January 15, 2020 Featuring Eubeltic Quest by Nadine C. Keels
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 January 13, 2021
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 →
Cover Reveal: Becoming Miss Knight by Kellyn Roth
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!
Winter Book Bingo Reading Challenge 2021!
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!