Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: Disneyland December 2017 (part 3)

You have read about my first few days in Disneyland and California Adventures.  Today is going to be the last post about being in the park. For our final day in the park, it was just three of us.  While five people were difficult to coordinate, three people are much easier, especially when there isRead more

Two Weeks of Wikipedia!

It is not a secret that I am a Wikipedia fan.  I research it, I edit it, I present at conference about it, I write about it, and I go to conference about it.  These days it pretty much one of the two things I speak about; the other being about events in academic libraries.Read more

What I Did On My Summer Vacation: HARRY POTTER!

What is it like being an adult fan of Harry Potter, traveling with other adult fans of Harry Potter, at a theme park for families who may or may not be as much as a Harry Potter fan as you are?  It’s pretty freaking awesome!  Bonus: I have no fear regarding roller coasters (it’s myRead more

Recollection Wednesday: A Walk In The Woods

I admit it, I only readA Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail a few weeks ago.  As soon as I did, I knew I needed to read Wild as well.  I have read other Bryson books (and talked about them here).  I have read other ‘journey’ stories.  The two books wereRead more

Weekly Meeting: Wild

Today I am discussing Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Challenges: This is my real-life book club selection for May.  Our theme is travel books. What You Should Know: This is a memoir There is a movie adaptation There is a lot about the effect her mother’s death had on her life.Read more

Recollection Wednesday: Notes from a Small Island

I have only had a chance to read a few Bill Bryson books.  Of those few, Notes from a Small Island is my favorite.  I read this before I went to the UK.  I only read it because it was listed in one of the Book Lust books. Even though I had not been planning my tripRead more

Weekly Meeting: In a Sunburned Country

This week I read In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. Challenges: It is listed in Book Lust 2 What You Should Know: Bryson is a travel journalist. His books are a mix of his experience as a traveller and history of what he is covering. In this case: Australia. He is funny, but it is observationalRead more

Leaving on a Jet Plane- Reading While Travelling

I m sitting in a hotel in Washington DC for the WikiCon USA conference writing this.  This is becoming one of my favorite conferences to attend since it is all about Wikipedia. I am one of those readers who brings many books to read while away.  This is why I like having ebook readers.  It isRead more