Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Visitors to the Alamo



For more wordless photos, go to Wordless Wednesday.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy ReadsTo participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky at West Metro Mommy Reads.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Book-ish Wishes: All My Dreams Come True

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of having the book-ish things I have now. They were so far out of reach when your only income is your fifty cents an hour weekly babysitting job. Or they didn't exist in 1968. Instead of thinking about more things I wish I had, today I am grateful for the things I have.




A Book-ish Room of My Own



A Book-ish Job


Travel to Book-ish Places



A Plethora of Ways to Share Books with Others



Book-ish Co-workers




Fun Book-ish Events like Readathon



Book-ish Conferences



 
Meeting Up with Book-ish People Around the World


Meeting Authors



All the Books I Could Ever Want


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, May 7, 2017

The Texas Library Association Conference (with an Exclamation Point)

The annual conference for the Texas Library Association is held this year in San Antonio. Fiesta begins this week, too. And the Spurs are in the playoffs. Party, party, party.

But I am here for a more serious purpose: books. Here is the line for opening night at the exhibit hall.

I'd like to nominate this man for Librarian Spouse of the Year. His tag says: Line Holder. I am filled with envy.

I have a room with a view. A balcony that looks out onto the River Walk. Glorious.

We take a group selfie at the Alamo. Of course.

Happily, I win a bag of books from Sebco. And a bag of Lindor truffles.

A gift wrapped Bluebonnet book. So fun.

 I bring home a new puppet. Required, I think.


Here are all my treasures. Final book count? A whopping 325 books.


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, May 3, 2017

Three of Three Girls Reading





For more wordless photos, go to Wordless Wednesday.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy ReadsTo participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky at West Metro Mommy Reads.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Book Covers: Made Ya Look

























I have done a lot of posts on book covers.
For other book cover posts, try:
A Good Book Cover...
A Book Cover I'd Frame
Book Covers I Wish I Could Redesign
The Scariest Book Covers
Judge-a-Book-by-Its-Cover Covers





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!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dewey's Read-a-thon Mini-Challenge: One-Night Reads


Update: The randomly-selected winner is Book Bunny's Burrow. Since she is from Finland, I will let her pick a book from Book Depository! Congratulations!

Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon: My Kazillionth Time!

Pre-pre-pre-readathon

Oh happy day! It's time for Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon!



I've got my books all ready. I'm going with a New York City Theme this time, since I'll be heading to BookExpo at the end of May.
I do have one little fun addition: I will have a sidekick! My granddaughter, Annie, will get to participate with me for her very first readathon. Woo hoo! She's almost eighteen months old, so this should be very interesting!

Hour 0: Opening Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 
I'm here in Alvin, Texas, between Houston and Galveston.

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? 

All my books about New York City.

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? 
Coffee.


4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 
School librarian. Reader. Blogger. 
I love to read happiness books, travel stories, 
literary fiction and nonfiction, and children's books.

5) What’s one thing you’ll do different today?
I will read with my granddaughter, Annie.
It's almost time to start. Ready? Set? READ!



Hour 24


Closing Survey! 
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Hour One? It is very tricky, trying to read with a toddler.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year? I will compile a list from my Mini-Challenge: One-Night Reads.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? No. I love it as it is.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? The warmups were fun.
5. How many books did you read? Just two. And they were both board books.
6. What were the names of the books you read? One was a board book of nursery rhymes. The other was Where is the Green Sheep. I also read a little in my book, Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Books as an Adult.
7. Which book did you enjoy most? Both Annie and I love Where is the Green Sheep. Annie was crazy about Sled Dog School, though she mostly flipped through the pages of it.
8. Which did you enjoy least? I loved them all.
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? Absolutely likely. I would like to drum up prizes for the contests. And I'd like to do more with Twitter.