Tags

Happiness Tag

Hey! The Untamed Shrews tagged me in a tag, and I'm super HAPPY about it... Yes, this is, in fact, the Happiness Tag, which is great because I'm a big fan of happiness. I'm also a fan of non-bookish tags because, let's be honest, they all start to look the same after a while. Check… Continue reading Happiness Tag

Blogging

Quick update and, oh yeah, I love you!

I love you! Just wanted you to know. I love blogging just for blogging, but the people who read and like and comment and who I read and like and comment on have made it 3089287409 times better, so thank you! I love you! There's too many of you to name by name, but you know… Continue reading Quick update and, oh yeah, I love you!

Book reviews

“One for the Money” review: or, I listened to an audiobook! Here’s how that went.

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Recorded Books: 2011. Narrated by C.J. Critt. I read a Stephanie Plum novel! And I listened to an audiobook! Or rather, I listened to a Stephanie Plum audiobook! Woot! Explanation: I'm taking an Adult Pop Lit/reader's advisory class (which I've said before, sorry) and had to read many… Continue reading “One for the Money” review: or, I listened to an audiobook! Here’s how that went.

Book reviews

“This One Summer” review: singing the song of purple summer

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. First Second: 2014. Hello, blog! I miss you a lot. *hugs* Let's start catching up on reviews, shall we? I read This One Summer this summer because I had heard wonderful things about out it, and a YA graphic novel was quick enough to fit in among… Continue reading “This One Summer” review: singing the song of purple summer

Blogging

You might not be able to read this post

It's July 12th! What's special about that? Today the people of the internet are coming together to raise awareness about net neutrality. Why should you care? I'm going to let Google and Fight for the Future (one of the hosts of the July 12th internet-wide day of action) explain. First, a Google definition of net neutrality,… Continue reading You might not be able to read this post

Recommendations

Rose Recommends: July | Rethink normal!

Hi! Just a post to prove I'm alive. I have not been reading any blogs lately because: 1. ALA, 2. planning/throwing a wedding celebration for my brother and sister-in-law, and 3. school work. What's been going on in the book blogosphere? Any good posts I need to know about? Send them my way! I am… Continue reading Rose Recommends: July | Rethink normal!

Book Events

My first American Library Association Conference: there are no words, but I’m gonna try

This post is totally going to be like a Dear Diary entry from my writing days of old in which I literally just talk about everything that happened to me in the last 2 days. This should help my brain process the awesome and be a good memento when I read back years later. Plus,… Continue reading My first American Library Association Conference: there are no words, but I’m gonna try

Book Events

Printer’s Row Lit Fest 2017

It's that time again! Summer has arrived, and with it, books! Printer's Row Lit Fest is the largest outdoor literary festival in the Midwest, and it takes place each summer in the Printer's Row neighborhood of Chicago. This year was my 4th year attending the fest, and I am yet to be disappointed. The author line-up… Continue reading Printer’s Row Lit Fest 2017