Sunday, October 19, 2014

What I Read This Week: October 19, 2014

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  • Magazines
  • Books
    • I am still working my way through The Valley of Horses. I'm about 2/3rds done and our leads still have not met. Interesting...

Friday, October 17, 2014


I'm just going to leave this here.

Hat tip.

The Friday Find: Sock It To Me

When I was growing up, I always said that, no matter how old I got, I would never give up fun socks. Well, I traded in fun sock for tights, but the spirit of the idea still exists. This pair of socks would make my middle-school self pretty darn giddy.

I found these on ModCloth.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

No Read-a-Thon For Me

It was a tough choice, but I've opted not to participate in read-a-thon this October. There is just too much going on. As restful as read-a-thon could be, the idea of sleeping in trumps all at this point. I hope to return for the next read-a-thon in the spring.

Best of reading to everyone who is partaking on Saturday! I'm with you in spirit.

Why I Love... Randomness

Not every book I read is a deliberate choice. Sometimes, I find books simply by chance. Something random will jump out at me from the bookstore or library shelf and scream "Read me."

For example, in preparation for a read-a-thon a year or so ago, I was perusing the YA section of the library. As I was browsing the shelves, I found a book that was clearly misshelved. Being the librarian that I am, I pulled this book from the stacks with the intent to deliver it to a reshelving cart. Instead, I got distracted by the pretty cover and decided to read the back summary. This is how I discovered The School of Essential Ingredients - one of my favorite books.

That is not the only book I've discovered randomly, but it is the first story that comes to mind. Random encounters on the metro or while reading book lists have also brought me to stories I ended up loving or, at the very least, enjoying for a time. When you're a reader, you're always on the lookout for a new title to try. Sometimes, the best titles find you.

Serendipity can be awesome sometimes.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

What I Read This Week: October 12, 2014

Twas bachelorette party weekend. Thank goodness it's a three day weekend. I want more sleep. Speaking of sleep, I need to stop watching sports until midnight. It's thrown off my reading groove... not to mention making it harder to get out of of bed in the morning.

The list this week is paltry due to wedding things and hockey games. (Go Caps!) I also debating whether or not I can do Read-a-Thon this coming Saturday. Might have to make a last minute call on that...
  • Books
    • Still at it with The Valley of Horses. I want to spend several hours in a row with it (cause I have a feeling it's about to get good), but I have not yet found the time. (This is a pro in read-a-thon's favor.)

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Friday Find: Squee or Eek?

Now this is some graffiti I can get behind. If you give a mouse a book...

I found this image here.