National Library Week

Posted April 10, 2012 in Events & Travel / 6 Comments
National Library Week

I’m a few days late with this (aren’t I always?), but National Library Week started Sunday, April 8! Through April 14, libraries across the country are celebrating… being awesome, I suppose. This year’s theme is “You belong @ your library,” to remind people that a library is a place where everyone belongs! That’s really the great thing about libraries — that they are for anyone. Old, young, rich, poor, gay, straight, handsome, ugly, the library doesn’t care! It’s there for […]

March Reads

Posted April 1, 2012 in Miscellaneous / 2 Comments

March was kind of a crazy month! What with a family emergency, picking up an extra shift at work each week, and having just as much coursework as ever, I haven’t had a ton of time for reading, but I did manage to read some good books! I’m also getting more into blogging, and traffic to this little site really grew this month. I really want to thank everyone who reads my posts, and especially those who comment! I love […]

Poetry, Aloud

Posted March 29, 2012 in Events & Travel / 0 Comments
Poetry, Aloud

It has been quite a week for me and poetry! It has somehow cropped up in my life an astounding number of times in the last few days. Yesterday, poetry make yet another appearance in my life. I work for my campus newspaper, The Griffin, as a writer and a copyreader for the Life & Arts section. I usually write about books (most of my articles for the paper actually appear in some form on this blog), so when the […]

Read More/Blog More Poetry, March: Allen Ginsberg

Posted March 27, 2012 in Blogging & Challenges / 4 Comments
Read More/Blog More Poetry, March: Allen Ginsberg

Welcome to the March installment of the Read More/Blog More Poetry event hosted by Regular Rumination! As I’ve said before, I don’t know much about poetry and even find it a little intimidating, but I am using this event as a challenge to broaden my literary horizons and learn more about this art form! In the last few days, I’ve actually had a few interesting conversations about poetry, stemming from the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair I attended on Saturday. […]

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Posted March 25, 2012 in Events & Travel / 4 Comments
Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Yesterday I went to the sixth annual Buffalo Small Press Book Fair at the beautiful Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. Held inside a beautiful, restored church complete with stained glass windows, the fair brought together small publishers, authors, poets, artists, zinesters, and enthusiasts of all of sorts! Hundreds of people filled the large space, milling through rows of tables set up for the vendors selling a plethora of book-related wares.

Reading Multiple Books: A Delicate Balance

Posted March 22, 2012 in Discussions / 13 Comments
Reading Multiple Books: A Delicate Balance

Jillian wrote a really interesting post yesterday about feeling overwhelmed by her TBR list. I can definitely empathize with what she said about the feeling of obligation to read a certain book at a certain time making her not want to read that book. Reading is something we do for enjoyment, but feeling as if we should read a particular book turns reading into an obligation — and there is nothing fun about doing something you feel obligated to do. Our […]

Top Ten Books on My Spring TBR List

Posted March 20, 2012 in Literary Lists / 10 Comments

For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, The Broke and the Bookish ask bloggers to list the top ten books on their TBR lists for spring. What a fun one! I’m terrible at planning my reading, but these are the books I hope to read this spring! I’m taking bets on how faithful I stay to this list 😛

Shelve Your Enthusiasm

Posted March 20, 2012 in Discussions / 2 Comments
Shelve Your Enthusiasm

In my last post, I wrote about my love for bookshelves. My bookshelf is my favorite thing about my bedroom; it provides a place where my beloved tomes can live together in well organized harmony. I think bookshelves are great because the titles they hold say a lot about us. What I didn’t talk about in that post, however, was what the actual shelves may say about us. Sure, your standard rectangular wooden bookcase doesn’t say a whole lot about […]

Case Studies: On Bookshelf Organization

Posted March 16, 2012 in Discussions / 6 Comments
Case Studies: On Bookshelf Organization

Case studies, book cases… see what I did there?! Oh dear, please ignore me. This habit for puns is getting out of control. I love bookshelves. I’m not talking about beautifully designed bookshelves that spark admiration and conversation (although I love those, too), but just having a bookshelf. I think a person’s bookshelves say a lot about her, and I love being able to display the books I’ve read and plan to read. It feels so autobiographical: here’s where I’ve […]

Gilmores Read More

Posted March 13, 2012 in Literary Lists / 9 Comments
Gilmores Read More

I have no shame in admitting that I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan. I love the characters, the lightning-fast banter and the unique mother-daughter relationship. And as an avid reader, I love Rory, TV’s most lovable book nerd. The girl, who grows from a bookish and slightly awkward high school student into a confident, vivacious college graduate over the course of the series, always has her nose in a book (or several!). Her intelligence and love for the written […]