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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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!
What are my favorite books read in 2020? While on the surface it could be difficult to pick anything good or favorite from 2020, there definitely were some good books that came across my desk. Here's a look at my Top Ten.
How do you feel about poetry, Readers? If you're not a fan, don't click away yet - this post isn't ALL about poetry, but it does play a part. Today's photo prompt in Elza Kinde's #NewYearsReads2021 challenge is "Book Spine Poetry." I love seeing favorite book titles used to make something new and fun! I've seen this a few times before on Instagram (more specifically, bookstagram), but I have never given it a shot myself. But, I decided this time I would try. I had a blast searching through my shelves for inspiration and the best lines, and I am happy with what I came up with. I ended up making two little "poems," and I couldn't decide which I liked better, so I am going to share them both Let me know what you think in the comment section!
Today's post is a kind that I rarely write. I'm going to share some thoughts I've been mulling over the past few days and just speaking from my heart. This post isn't about books, but I believe it is more important than more of the posts I write. Grab your cup of coffee (mine is iced, despite the season), settle into your couch, and read this post as you would listen to a good friend because that is how I am writing this post: as if to a friend who asked "What's on your mind?"