Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Blood and Bruises

These are the lengths I go to in order to acquire free books at a library conference. Yes, those are bruises on my arm and blood that dripped from my finger onto my conference schedule, both the result of carrying 325 books from the exhibit hall floor back five blocks to my hotel.


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Words That Will Instantly Make Me NOT Want to Read a Book

I rarely read books like these.

Note: I am not standing in judgment of you if you love one of these categories. Read away. Please don't judge me either.

These are in order from slightly annoying to completely and totally avoided.

Graphic Novel...There's something about the sparsity of the text that disappoints me.

Sappy Children's Book...especially when the kid on the cover oh-so-badly needs a time-out.

Gothic Novel...My mom's favorite genre. I think I read every single gothic novel there is when I was a child.

Romance with Brawny Man on the Cover...Self-explanatory, I think.

Books in a Series. One of my odd pet peeves. 

Thriller. I'd go so far to say I don't really care for any books by male authors, but that sounds a little extreme.

Religious Fiction. And Preachy Religious Nonfiction.

TV or Movie or Toy Tie-in. I instinctively know: Not well-written.

Scary. I have never done scary. I will never do scary.

See also:



You might like Odd Things Other People Hate in Books:

Faces on the Cover  Rose Quartz Reads
Women Who Constantly Need Rescuing. Utopia State of Mind
Biker Gangs  One More Stamp
Short Sentences. Of. Only. One. Or. Two. Words.  The Fictional Reader


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pencil Pants: Back from the Library Conference

I just got home from an amazing library conference.

I am happily stacking and snapping my finds. More about that later.


I put on my pencil pants and plan to spend the day writing.



I'm reading (still) Hamilton, along with Anne Lamont's newest, Hallelujah Anyway, as well as The Not-Quite States of America, and my online book group's A Pair of Jesus Boots.

What are you reading today?



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Art Night



My library assistant and I dressed up as famous artists for Art Night at our school last year. Can you name who we are? Any suggestions for who we should dress up as this year?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Things that Will Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Book

















Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Book Fair is Over and the Library Conference is Coming

What I'm Reading


What I Did Last Week
The Scholastic Book Fair!

What I'm Doing Next Week
The Texas Library Association Conference!

Whew! Need I say more?



Happy Easter, everyone!



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Annie Shares a Flower


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