My Favorite Favorites of 2013

All month the interwebs have been aflutter with the best books of the year list. PW has one. So does EW. And of course there was #libfaves13 on Twitter. This got me thinking about the books I loved this year. So here goes (in no particular order) 1. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown because sometimes … Continue reading My Favorite Favorites of 2013

More Wednesday Reads

Guess what? I'm still on vacation (on my way to Slovenia and Germany now) . Lots of train and bus travel = lots of reading (and napping). This is what I'm currently reading/ planning on reading the rest of this week. I'm happy to report that I'm making an actual dent in my TBR pile, … Continue reading More Wednesday Reads

Wednesday Reads

I'm on vacation this week (Croatia if you're curious) and using my downtime to catch up on my reading which has fallen short as I finished up my Lethal edits.   What am I reading, you ask? I should warn you it's eclectic:   1. The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow by Rita Leganski 2. The Last Summer … Continue reading Wednesday Reads

Wednesday roundup

It's winter break ya'll and I'm on vacation. And by vacation I mean sleeping in my childhood bedroom, fighting with my sister, and reverting to my 17-year-old self. In light of anything profound, here are some things you might like to peruse: Sean Beaudoin (You Killed Wesley Paine)   Tells you how not to get published. … Continue reading Wednesday roundup

12/12/12 or My 12 Favorite books of 2012

Today is 12/12/12. It's also the start of 12 days of books on Twitter ( #libfavs2012 #12daysofbooks). It seems like everyone has an end-of-the-year-list (librarians love lists). I'm going to cheat a little and give you the whole damn list at once in the event you still need a holiday or hostess gift or are in desperate need for something … Continue reading 12/12/12 or My 12 Favorite books of 2012

Pop-up libraries

Recently, a new free public library popped up in my North Seattle neighborhood. No, it wasn't a new branch for Seattle Public Library (though it is mere blocks from the Greenwood Branch). It was a Little Free Library.   Mae West, Lola, Waffle and I discovered it on a dog walk last week. Of course … Continue reading Pop-up libraries

Don’t let the dog eat the book

Fact: In the span of four months, my dogs ate over $200 in library books . I cannot make this up.  As  librarian, it's pretty embarrassing to have to go to work and admit that your dogs ate your library books. As a friend, it's pretty shameful. No one wants to lend me books because my … Continue reading Don’t let the dog eat the book