Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Readathon: Accumulating

It begins!

I had one book in from the library and grabbed some unread cookbooks to start my pile for readathon. Earlier tonight, I also created a list of books to possibly grab from the library on Thursday. Lady B and I are meeting downtown that night for dinner, but first I'm going to swing by the main DCPL branch and load up on titles. The stuff I have at home is leaving me feeling, "meh." That definitely means a visit to a collection bigger than my own is an order. Oh darn... a field trip to a massive library. Whatever will I do?

C'mon Saturday! I can't wait to get my readathon on.

YouTube Tuesday: ChooChoo

Sunday, October 16, 2016

What I Read This Week: October 9 and October 16, 2016

Wowzers! It has been an incredible past few weeks. The Husband and I went on a wonderful trip to London and France. We walked all over the place and saw many fantastic places and museums. All that walking meant we could EAT ALL THE FOOD. And, oh, was there a lot of delicious food to me had. My stomach is sad that it no longer gets to eat pastries every day.

This post covers the past two weeks of reading.
  • Work
    • American Libraries AL International Digital Supplement - I mostly skimmed this issue, but I loved seeing the innovate projects from libraries around the world.
  • Books
    • I am [thisclose] to finishing The Land of Painted Caves. Traveling by train and plane for hours on end was incredibly helpful. If not for that, I think I would be reading this book until Christmas. 
  • Other
    • ALL THE MUSEUM THINGS. While we were on vacation, we visited the British Museum, the Papal Palace in Avignon, the Space Center in Toulouse, and the Musee D'Orsay (among others). We read all the English language placards we could find. I even managed to muddle my way through a large chunk of the French ones as well. Learning! It's fun!
Reading on the plane.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Friday Find: Readathon

Guess what! Read-a-thon is on October 22. Some enterprising designer created stickers to help you track your read-a-thoning in your bullet journal. I love it when my favorite things combine.

You can find these in the WreckingBallDesign Etsy shop.

You better believe I'm creating a spread in my bullet journal for read-a-thon. I can't wait to sit down and plan that out!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Why I Love... Travel Reading

The Husband and I returned from a wonderful trip to London and France earlier this week. As much as I love seeing the sights, eating delicious food, and walking through new areas, I also love one of the side benefits of long distance travel - uninterrupted reading time. We had both long flights and train rides to settle in with our books. He loves his Kindle and I stick with door-stopper books.

Reading during travel is great because it's an excuse to ignore everything else and just dive into a book. You don't have chores, work, or other obligations bearing down on you while you're in transit. You are "stuck" in one place for, in some cases, long periods of time. I think the best way to spend those hours is with a good book. You can blissfully ignore the world (and scary airplane takeoffs and landings) by surrounding yourself with a great plot and intriguing characters.

Friday, October 07, 2016

The Friday Find: Cut It Out

Here's something I never thought to look for. Book cookie cutters!

You can find this awesome thing in the KatoBakingSupplies Etsy shop.