I spent last week in China. It's always fun to travel the world in the library.
And it's going to be a fantastic week, book-ish-ly speaking....I'm headed to the Texas Library Association Conference in the wonderful city of Austin, Texas. I'm not sure what the week will hold, but some of the things I'm especially looking forward to are:
(1) Learning about Makerspaces in the library
(2) Hearing Dick Allington share his always-daring thoughts on reading
(3) Bringing home lots and lots and lots of new books to share with the students at my school!
What are you reading today?!
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine 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.