That's right, it's Beer Lovers Day!! Which means, even though it's only 7:30 a.m. here in Portland, Finn McSpool has already been pouring hoppy goodness onto his cereal. As for me, since it's a bit too early to celebrate, I'm sharing a post from St. Patrick's Day a couple years ago in which Finn and … Continue reading Happy Beer Lover’s Day
Hello Bloglandia! Even though the sizzling temps this week in Portland are making it feel more like it's still August, it is indeed September. And that means it's time for re-evaluating a few things. In normal times, it would be time to head back to school and this period is known as la rentrée by … Continue reading Mrs. Morris Meets Death…for free
Happy Saturday Bloglandia!! In case you missed it earlier this week, this week on The Book Owl Podcast I celebrated my 10th episode with a quiz to find out just how big of a book nerd you really are, and I dared to anger book lovers by revealing which movies might just be better than … Continue reading It’s the Book Nerd Quiz!
Hey Bloglandia! If you've ever been called "four eyes", you're going to love this latest episode of The Book Owl Podcast that shows just how fascinating glasses really are...no matter what that jerk bully told you in second grade! Enjoy!! To listen, you can click the image below to head right to the episode's page. … Continue reading The History of Eyeglasses: What Venice, Monks, and Syphilis Have to Do with Seeing Clearly — The Book Owl Podcast
Hello Bloglandia! If you've been wondering where Finn McSpool has been lately, well, he's been in the exact same place at me: Stuck at home with no prospects for travel for a very, very long time thanks to the moronic... [very long rant redacted in exchange for...] Okay, I won't get into the ridiculous embarrassment … Continue reading Finn McSpool Embarks on a Mini-Escape
Hello Voters of Bloglandia! You have spoken...and you didn't have to stand in a long line to make your voices heard. Okay, it was only a book cover survey, but hey, democracy is democracy, and I just want to thank every one who voted and commented on the cover choices I presented a couple weeks … Continue reading Cover Survey Results: And the Winner Is…
Happy Halloween Bloglandia!! Finn McSpool has made it back from France just in time for Halloween (or as he calls it, "Candy Day"). In honor of the sugar-laden holiday he's taken on the new, spooky moniker of Finn McGhoul....but maybe he's the one who should be scared since it looks like that jack o'lantern has … Continue reading Happy Halloween from Finn McGhoul
Hello Bloglandia! I know it's been a while since we've heard from the wee Irish monster, but Finn McSpool is alive and well (meaning, his stuffing hasn't fallen out...often a fatal illness for Beasties). He's so healthy, in fact, that this morning I caught him packing his backpack...even if he still can't quite figure out … Continue reading Finn McSpool is Packing His Bags
Finn McSpool filled his bags at the Wedding Library of Milwaukie Annual Book Sale.