Oh, stuff and rot. Got much busier than I'd anticipated and look how much I've left hanging, just over the past week or so. It's not like I have a life outside the blog or anything. Still, I feel such shame. Worse, looking back over recent posts I see the distinct lack of self-editing and… Read More Resuming popular v. literary debate, in brief
What am I saying… they're all like this. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result, yet you still do the same things over and over. Getting the same result. Ha. In my case, this translates to: I have the best of intentions to… Read More Sunday Salon: June 24, 2012. Wot a week, wot a week.
My librarian pal and co-worker, Virginia, and I have been working on a National Library Week celebration event for the past several months. Actually, the date falls outside the official week proper but libraries deserve more than a one-week celebration, I’m sure you’ll agree. Putting together library programs is a big part of my job… Read More In Which Lisa Throws Around Names
Weirdly enough, I don't often post here as a librarian. Or, I should say, about being a librarian, specifically. But lately there's a continually rising trend so disturbing I can't keep mum about it any longer. Namely, libraries are – or are planning to start – getting rid of physical books in favor of digital/eBooks.… Read More Books vs. eBooks, Libraries vs. Publishers
One whole week into 2012 and as far as I know I haven't broken a single resolution but then again that's not saying much as I can't recall what I resolved. Oh, wait! I think one was something about my knees and taking positive action to improve my pain situation. If working out qualifies then… Read More The Sunday Salon: January 8, 2012
Introduction, of a General Nature: Time to start gathering 2011 into a big ball to tie a ribbon around it, considering tomorrow's le fin de la fin. Often I'm keen to start picking up the stray bits before it's reached this date, so I guess that means 2011 could have been worse. That comes as… Read More This is the end…
Such a long time since I've had the luxury to sit down and just chat. I miss that. So much going on here I barely know what day it is. And I'm exhausted. I'm not sure if it's age, unaccustomed activity or what but I feel like I was hit by a truck after all… Read More To make a long story even longer…
My new review policy is up on my "My Review Policy" page. Take a look if it's of interest. Ignore if it's not. Quite a change from how it used to be. I'll explain why in subsequent posts and slowly turn this ship around in a slightly different direction. Worry not, I'll still include some… Read More My new book review policy.
The good thing about writing your own blog is you have sole creative (shut it) control and answer to no one. The bad thing is when life intervenes there's no one to point at and say, "YOU TAKE OVER FOR A WHILE!" And of course this would have to happen during BANNED BOOKS WEEK, when… Read More Lisa’s Grand Banned Books Giveaway
I'm warning you; it's long (That's what she said.) Good morning, my lovelies! Err… Afternoon, actually. Route 66 Museum Here's a photo from our 2011 summer vacation, for no other reason than I haven't posted a whole lot of pictures yet. Time is the culprit. Time is my nemesis. Also, the wasting of… Read More The Sunday Salon – August 20, 2011 , or: