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Book Tour Stop – Chicago June 2017

Even though I had a trip through Chicago in May this year, I didn’t leave the airport to enjoy the city. The last time I was here was about 5 or 6 years ago when I came out for a training on October. That week had been rainy and yucky. The first time I wentRead more

Reading Monday: Your Probably Already Read This One…

This week I finally tackled The Martian– finally! I saw the movie like a month ago when it finally aired on HBO.  You are probably not surprised that I loved both the book and the movie.  Probably because most of you enjoyed both. This was not the only book I finished this week, I also finished TheRead more

Weekly Reading: Post Vacation Roundup

OMG I did NOT read much on my vacation.  In fact, the entire vacation was focused far more on writing and knitting than it was on reading.  That and buying a new car.  It’s pretty and my 40th birthday present to myself. I will write more about my trip to Florida in another post.  IRead more

Weekly Meeting: Welcome To Night Vale

This week I finally got to read Welcome to Night Vale.  For those who don’t know, this is a novel that is an extension of the podcast.  I first got this book at ALA in San Francisco and gave it to my sister-in-law.  She loved it and it got her hooked on the podcast.  Christi gotRead more

Harry Potter Re-Read Coming in June!

I may have mentioned this already, but at the end of June I am going to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with my family. We are all very excited, except maybe my mother.  She is excited for different reasons.  She is the only one of the 5 of us who has not readRead more

Looking Back at the ALA Mid-Winter Conference

I spent 4 days at the mid-winter conference for the American Library Association.  It was easy to go this year as it was right in my city: Boston.  I thought it would be easy and fun to be able to go home each night.  I mean, I only live 30 minutes away.  Little did IRead more

Weekly Meeting:The Tsar of Love and Techno

Part of Which Challenges: Conference Read Down What You Should Know: This book is a series of interconnected short stories. It takes place in the USSR/Russia Discussion: There were no discussion questions for this book, it was just released.  Discussion guides are typically released with the book when it is expected that Book Clubs willRead more

The BEA and ALA Shelves

The TBR Shelf: BEA Read-Down

For the most of the past 10 summers I have gone to NYC for Book Expo (BEA).  For those who don’t get to hear me talk about it, BEA is the publishing industry’s conference.  Primarily you spent 2.5 days walking in circles on an expo floor grabbing free books.  There are conference sessions, but IRead more