The Book Binge and the Book Purge

BONUS POST!  It’s that kind of day.  I need to write my feelings.  This is far better than eating my feelings, believe me. I talk a lot about how I get books.  I rarely buy them, but when I do I go big!  I follow the instagram feed for Serpentine Books, you know, one ofRead more

Managing the TBR Pile…. er…. Bookshelf

It has been almost a year since I shared a picture of my To Be Read collection of books.  It takes up 2 of 6 bookcases in my bedroom. I like having books where I sleep.  I think I sleep better for it. Most people don’t have such a  large collection of things to be read.Read 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

The TBR Pile: How I Actually Get Books

I have a massive TBR shelf.  In fact, it is technically a bookcase and a pile and 2 ebook readers.  I actually spend very little money on books.  For me, buying a copy means I love it so much I want to keep it incase I need to read it again.  Either that or IRead more

TBR Shelf: Suggestions From Friends

About 2 years ago I asked my friends to suggest books for me to read.  I was looking for about 20 titles.  I got a list of 14 books The Beatitudes Book I Buffalo Bill’s Defunct Wallflower in Bloom Elantris The Passage Jurgen The Swan Thieves Succubus Blues Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A MostlyRead 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