How my mom fueled my love of libraries

As I get closer to my due date (34 days left! Holy cow!) I have been reflecting on how the library has influenced me throughout my life and how my mom is probably solely responsible for this love of reading. From how having access to a public library shaped me, to how I was treated by librarians versus other teaching staff, to not being censored from material I wanted to read, libraries and my mom have been key. Expect a lot of tangents in this post. Sorry. I have received several children’s books from friends and family members and which … Continue reading How my mom fueled my love of libraries

4th Annual UCF Book Festival

Wow! It has been a pretty awesome day! I was fortunate enough to be asked to moderate a panel of Authors for this year’s UCF Book Festival. This year there were 55 authors conducting 20 panels. Topics ranged from children’s books to pop-lit to horror and more. So this is how it went down. I got an email on Monday from a coworker in a panic because she wasn’t able to moderate the panel. She was looking for help. I volunteered because it looked AWESOME! The 4 children’s books were dropped off to me on Wednesday. I read all 4 … Continue reading 4th Annual UCF Book Festival

Book Binding

Wow! We are four months into the year! Where is time going? Any way, a post is long overdue and I am sorry for the lapse in writing. I have been busy catching up on some fun reading (26 books since January 1st). However on to the show. I am sure most of you are aware that I have a deep love of books: reading them, buying them, touching them, making them, restoring them… So I am sure it doesn’t come as a surprise that I would choose to write about them. I came across this video HERE and loved … Continue reading Book Binding

Social Cataloging: Goodreads & Library Thing

As someone who has around 300 books in their personal collection, I find sites such as Goodreads and Library Thing to be very useful to say the least. I have been using Goodreads for around a year and a half now, and although I had a Library Thing account for just as long I am just now coming around to using it again. Why? Glad you asked! Even before I started my MLIS degree I was looking for a way to organize my books as well as a way to keep track of what books I have read and what … Continue reading Social Cataloging: Goodreads & Library Thing