Big Five Publishers Are Being Jerkwads to Libraries

Hello Bloglandia! If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you'll know I LOVE my libraries. I've always got movies, books or audiobooks checked out or on hold; I buy most of my reading material from their annual used book sales (with help from Finn McSpool); I visit libraries while on vacation; … Continue reading Big Five Publishers Are Being Jerkwads to Libraries

Ready for a Reading Challenge?

Hello Bloglandia! I've got good news, bad news, reading news, and free books for you! Good News...I'm not dying and, while there's still some residual anxiety, the Big Health Scare is now over. More on that next week. Bad News...well, not really bad unless you're addicted to my blogging blather. During Big Health Scare, to … Continue reading Ready for a Reading Challenge?

A Little Break with Kurt Vonnegut

Hey Bloglandia, As part of my Summer Reading Mania, I decided to grab my copy of Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut from my overstuffed bookshelves. Well, more than just grab. I read it, too. Now, Vonnegut and I go way back. In high school, when my English teacher was trying to get me to read something … Continue reading A Little Break with Kurt Vonnegut

Throwing Down the Reading Gauntlet

Reading. It should be a means of escape. A way to unwind after a long day of reality. A way to curl up with a tasty beverage and relax. It's not! It's a means to win things and to beat out the competition!!! Well, in the summer anyway. Summer Reading Programs - Bring it On!! … Continue reading Throwing Down the Reading Gauntlet

Making Your Friday Even Better

What could be better than it being Friday? Okay, besides your boss coming up to you and saying, "You know this winning lottery ticket? I think you deserve it." I can't top that, but I do have a whole pile of free books for you. I mean, you're going to need something to read when … Continue reading Making Your Friday Even Better