October 19, 2015 § Leave a comment
It has been far too long.
Do you have any bookish topics you’re itching to discuss? Or do you have any recent book blog posts or book-related articles to recommend to me? Please let me know!
August 4, 2015 § 7 Comments
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme started by The Broke and the Bookish. Click here to see their blog post and links to the many other book blogs that participate!
I love fairy tales. When I was in middle school I read every one of Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books I could get my hands on. I read Arabian Nights, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm. I would soak up the stories and then tell them to younger children, changing names, adding details, embellishing or de-emphasizing sections, subtracting parts, or otherwise altering them as I saw fit. I was creating my own retellings of the fairy tales I loved, unconsciously perpetuating a very old tradition.
As I got older, I started to reach for other people’s retellings. Here are some of my favorites…
May 1, 2015 § 6 Comments
I think everything I say in this video also applies to Bookstagram and bookish accounts on Tumblr (Booklr? Is that a thing?) and probably also Facebook and much of the book blogging community. Do you see the problems I mentioned? What is your approach to book buying vs. borrowing? Do you prefer to buy only new books?
April 28, 2015 § Leave a comment
Finally – another post! You must have been wondering if I gave up. I didn’t: I am still here, and you can expect to hear from me at least once more this week.
I’ve made myself a work schedule that includes several hours per week just for blogging; the trick will be sticking to it. I’ll do my best; that’s all I will say.
I hope you enjoy hearing a little bit about libraries from an inside perspective! I could have gone on and listed more (potentially) surprising things about librarianship, but I’ll save them for later.
April 20, 2015 § 2 Comments
I am cooking up a few new posts and videos, which I hope to release soon. In the meantime, here is a brief update on my reading so far this month, punctuated by photos from my Instagram account…
April 15, 2015 § 10 Comments
It is a bad habit of mine, trying to do everything. I want to read everything, write everything, make everything, go everywhere and see everything. (If I had a dollar for every time my mother has told me I try to do too much, I could probably afford to go everywhere and see everything. ) I hope you don’t mind if I just think aloud about this problem for a little while.
I have discovered that I am simply not organized enough to do this new effort – this blogging and Booktubing – justice. Don’t be alarmed (or relieved?) – I’m not giving up. I simply need to take a step back and refocus: organize my time, adjust my plans, double-check my priorities.