Saturday’s Sign: Sign of a Short Attention Span

Saturday’s Sign: Sign of a Short Attention Span

Taken at Comikaze Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, October 2015 Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

A Dog’s Life: Words from Winchester, Vol. 1

A Dog’s Life: Words from Winchester, Vol. 1

We adopted Winchester a year ago this month! As a variation on Wordless Wednesday each week this November, I’ll be posting a photo of him captioned with my suspicions of what he’s thinking. Winchester gets bored when Paul and I stop to chat with neighbors while we’re out with him, especially if the neighbors don’t have a dog of their own. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and […]

Show and Tell Sunday: Back From a Bye Week

Show and Tell Sunday: Back From a Bye Week

Well, hello there! It’s nice to be back after a not-entirely-accidental week off that I didn’t tell you was coming. Mid-month tends to be the busiest time at my day job, and during October, it was compounded by a couple of staff departures, transistions, training, and a hiring process. Reading and blogging understandably fell behind with all of that going on, although I did get a couple of reviews for next month submitted to Shelf […]

A Photo Essay: Library Aide for an Afternoon

A Photo Essay: Library Aide for an Afternoon

When she sent me the text, she really didn’t think I’d take her up on it. My sister Teresa is the librarian at the elementary school both of my nephews attended. School started in mid-August, but the library didn’t open for the students right away. She’s been getting it ready for them to start using it this Tuesday, and one of the last tasks she had left was to prepare nearly 100 donated books for […]

Vacation Stories: Looking at Books in Seattle

Vacation Stories: Looking at Books in Seattle

I have not dropped off the face of the earth, but after several weeks during which my work ate me alive, I did go on vacation for a week. We’ve just returned from our sorely-needed escape to Seattle and neighboring areas of the Evergreen State (with a day trip across the border to British Columbia). We’re still sorting and editing photos, but I thought y’all might want to see the bookish ones first.  You might […]

Sunday Salon: We Interrupt This Blog to Introduce A Dog

Sunday Salon: We Interrupt This Blog to Introduce A Dog

Please meet newest member of the family! I don’t think he’ll be much of a reader, but he seems to have the makings of an excellent reading companion. Chester is a 3-year-old “petite golden mix” of Golden Retriever and something smaller–Cocker Spaniel or Corgi seem to be the most likely suspects. We met him last weekend, and officially adopted him and brought him home on Saturday, November 8. He came our way via Forever Friends […]

(Semi-)#WordlessWednesday: Scarecrows of the Central Coast

(Semi-)#WordlessWednesday: Scarecrows of the Central Coast

While traveling up and down California’s Central Coast this weekend, Tall Paul and I spent a little time wandering through Cambria. Cambria is the real-life inspiration for Christopher Moore’s fictional Pine Cove, and was in the midst of its annual Scarecrow Festival while we were there. I thought I’d show you some of the participants we encountered along Main Street. Apparently, crows are scared of skeletons. Who knew?  With California’s severe drought in mind, the […]

#WordlessWednesday: She Wears Many Hats

#WordlessWednesday: She Wears Many Hats

Specifically, a fedora, a bowler, and whatever style the one on top is… Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Instead of 1000 Words…Happy Anniversary!

Instead of 1000 Words…Happy Anniversary!

A few photos from eight years ago today…some of my happiest memories, colored with love and anticipation of memories we have yet to make, together. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

#31bookpics, Week 3

#31bookpics, Week 3

I’m cheating a little in this week’s collage by including one of next week’s photos. Some prompts just aren’t a good fit for me, but it’s fun to join in when I can. #31bookpics links up each Friday at Quirky Bookworm. The originals of each photo are posted on Instagram. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other […]

#WordlessWednesday: Here Comes #Readathon

#WordlessWednesday: Here Comes #Readathon

I have to skip the Fall edition of Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon this Saturday, so I thought I’d collage some Mini-Challenge photos from last Spring. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

#31bookpics, Week 2

#31bookpics, Week 2

I didn’t have photo subjects for two of this week’s #31bookpics prompts, but I got the rest. The originals for each day are posted on Instagram. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

#WordlessWednesday: Walk this way…

#WordlessWednesday: Walk this way…

…to the beach, perhaps? An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

#WordlessWednesday: “In my garage you will find…”

#WordlessWednesday: “In my garage you will find…”

…some books in need of new homes. Some were received for review consideration, considered, and not reviewed, so I can’t vouch for them. You can see what I thought of the others. And if you’re willing to come to my house and get them, you can take whichever ones you want. An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by […]

#WordlessWednesday (Wild Card): “Queen”

#WordlessWednesday (Wild Card): “Queen”

The suggested prompt for this week’s “wild card” is Queen. Few are more majestic than this Lady. An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe