It’s that time of year again, where people are making resolutions and breaking resolutions. I tend to be more interested in and successful at book-related resolutions, which are more fun than regular resolutions, anyway.
For me, I have a few random literary resolutions this year. I always hesitate to pre-plan my reading too much because, quite frankly, I flit from one interest to another fairly quickly, so I know I am just setting myself up to fail if I have an overly rigid agenda of what I want to read for even a couple of months, let alone an entire year. But I have developed three that I think are achievable.
Continue reading “What are Your Reading Goals for 2018?”
For 2018, we’re ringing in the New Year with some new features that focus on buzz-worthy books, movies, and television shows!
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You guys always are hearing from me about what I am reading, but enough about me for one week!
Continue reading “Discussion Thread: Summer Reading”
In thinking about true crimes of passion I could relate to, the title of this book most definitely caught my eye!
John Gilkey’s claim to fame as a career criminal was not how much he stole but what he stole: rare books, mostly. Why specialize in stealing rare books? Writer Allison Hoover Bartlett wanted to find out and by following his story provides a look not only into the motivations behind his crimes but also into the world of legitimate rare book collectors, stories of other book thieves, and the story of the man who tracked Gilkey down, Utah antique book dealer Ken Sanders.
Continue reading “Allison Hoover Bartlett’s The Man Who Loved Books Too Much”
Now, here’s some food for thought. Literally!
Do you plan your cooking around your reading? Do you plan your reading around your eating? Or do they never correlate in your mind?
I must confess, it isn’t something I thought a lot about until I recently was catching up with Elise Bishop, one of my former college professors/bosses. She’s a regular blog reader, and when I told her I was always open to blog post idea suggestions, she told me I ought to write about the connection between literature and food. Thanks for the great suggestion, Mrs. B.!
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They say never judge a book by its cover, but let’s be honest: we all judge books by their cover, don’t we?
Continue reading “2016 Library Challenge:A Book Based Entirely on Its Cover”
Do you practice tsondoku?
You know, the practice of acquiring books and then leaving them unread, usually in piles, so they at least can keep each other company?
Well, you might have a little harder time finding a book for this challenge. . . .
Continue reading “2016 Library Challenge: A Book You Own But Have Not Read”