Zombie Apocalypse? Go Find a Library.

In case you missed it, last night was the season premiere of The Walking Dead. Whether you’re a fan or not, you can’t deny the ubiquity of zombies in popular culture. I do enjoy the show, though I didn’t watch the premiere (I’m still catching up on the last season). What I did manage toContinue reading “Zombie Apocalypse? Go Find a Library.”

Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

1. For my American readers: Happy Thanksgiving. I cooked for my family this year (one more reason to be grateful for a tiny family, just my Mom, step-dad, and brother came over) and I neither killed anyone, nor made anyone ill. So….win.3. I took the Scottish Book Trust Personality test. Apparently, I’m Clarice Starling. IContinue reading “Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts”

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts

10. Studies say people who read literary fiction perform better on tests measuring emotional intelligence and empathy. This does not surprise me. The New York Times has a “Can you read people’s emotions?” quiz, where based on eyes alone you guess the emotion. I scored 34/36. It’s fun. 9. Everything Jonathan Franzen hates. We allContinue reading “Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts”

Word: A Top Ten List

This week’s top ten: words/topics/what have you that will make you pick up a book (as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish), in this case I am limiting it to fiction. I read plenty of non-fiction in my professional reading, so it is not an area I often explore voluntarily (unless it’s cookbooks –Continue reading “Word: A Top Ten List”