Blogging, Book reviews

I’m alive and I wrote a book review! Book Review: “Literary Places” by Sarah Baxter — MuggleNet.com Book Trolley

OMG, it me! I'm alive! Here's proof: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv7dameHahy/ I've been living in sunny Florida for over a year now, being a librarian, living with my boyfriend, and spending most of my time and money being a Disney passholder (see Instagram account, which is basically all Disney now). It is quite excellent. I still volunteer at… Continue reading I’m alive and I wrote a book review! Book Review: “Literary Places” by Sarah Baxter — MuggleNet.com Book Trolley

Thoughts from literary places

Thoughts from Literary Places: Hannibal, MO

Allow me to take you on a journey to a literary place! This is the second "Thoughts from Literary Places" post I've done (read the first one here about Jane Austen in Bath), inspired by the Vlogbrothers' "Thoughts from Places" videos. I love visiting places that are significant to literary history, and I just so… Continue reading Thoughts from Literary Places: Hannibal, MO

Bookshops

City Lights Books

This past April, I checked off a bookstore from my "bookstore buck list" (a list I haven't actually written down, but hey, there's another post idea!). This was City Lights Books in San Fransisco, California. This bookstore is known for being the hub of the beatniks of the 1950s, most famously Alan Ginsberg and Jack… Continue reading City Lights Books

Bookshops, Rants & Reflections

Friendship and bookstores, from Prairie Lights to City Lights

Iowa City, Iowa. The location of the infamous Iowa Writer's Workshop. Also the location of Prairie Lights Bookstore, a charming, 3-story bookstore (with coffee shop) where I reunited with a friend I hadn't seen in over a year. Both being book lovers, and Iowa City being (kinda, sorta, actually not at all) equidistant from our… Continue reading Friendship and bookstores, from Prairie Lights to City Lights

Rants & Reflections

Why I buy books faster than I can ever read them

Soooo...I've acquired almost 30 books this summer.  This is probably the largest amount of books I've acquired in the shortest amount of time. (No, not all of them were purchased; about 1/3 were from a free book exchange at a park near my house--what do you think I am, made of money?)  My LibraryThing catalog… Continue reading Why I buy books faster than I can ever read them

Thoughts from literary places

Thoughts from literary places: Jane Austen in Bath

Well, I'm back in the US with thousands of photos, dozens of stories, lots of new friends, 6 college credits, and 13 new books.  I also have 7 drafts in my WordPress dash waiting to be written, edited, and posted.  Let's get to work! So as I said in my last post, I took a… Continue reading Thoughts from literary places: Jane Austen in Bath

Blogging

Why I haven’t been reading

Hi.  Well, this is awkward. I haven't been reading books lately.  It's horrible.  Why? Because I'm currently studying abroad in Bath, England!  I am on a 5 week summer program that is now 2 weeks gone and I do not have time to read for pleasure.  All the reading I do is for my two… Continue reading Why I haven’t been reading