Happy Halloween My Spooky Friends! Have you ever felt a strange chill while browsing a corner of your local library? Has a book ever mysteriously fallen off the shelves as you passed by? Does a ghost cat ever stroll through the stacks? No? Well, how damn boring! Luckily I'm here to satisfy your creepy cravings. … Continue reading Is Your Local Library Haunted?
Hello Bloglandia! It's International Podcast Day!! I've become a huge podcast junkie over the past couple years (I've listed a few of my favorite shows below), and as many of you know, that addiction led me to start my own podcast this spring (I had planned on a launch in January, but best laid plans … Continue reading Celebrate International Podcast Day with The Book Owl
Hello Bloglandia! I just LOVE getting my grubby little fingers on new (okay, new-to-me) books! Which means now that my local library is sort of back in business, I've been going crazy with placing items on hold. And by "sort of" I mean you still can't go in and wander amongst the stacks, but you … Continue reading It’s Time for An Action-Packed Library Stack
Happy Saturday Bloglandia! Just in case you missed it, this week over on The Book Owl Podcast I took a little drive down memory lane as I explored the story behind the bookmobile. It was an enjoyable little ride, so much so that I didn't want to get off, so I also shared some wonderful … Continue reading In Case You Missed It: It’s the Story of the Bookmobile!
Happy Friday Bloglandia! In case you missed it in your WordPress Reader, Episode 7 of The Book Owl Podcast hit the air waves...or rather the pod waves yesterday. Although Episode 6, in which I took listeners to the moon with some Fake News, is my favorite episode so far, this one is a close second. … Continue reading The British Library Birthday Bash — The Book Owl Podcast
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
Hello Book Junkies, I know what life's like if you're a hungry little bookworm. You loiter around book shops drooling over the new releases (which is why you've been known to bring a hanky to book shops). You pick up the books, peruse the description, then leap back in shock at the price. Then furtively … Continue reading My Five Favorite Sources for Book Bargains
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
Finn McSpool filled his bags at the Wedding Library of Milwaukie Annual Book Sale.