Monday, October 29, 2012

Na No Wri Mo: Two More Days!

I've never done something like this ... I've thought about it, but wimped out at the last minute. Well, there is no wimping out this time because I am totally telling the world I'm doing this (as recommended: Tell everyone you know that you’re writing a novel in November. This will pay big dividends in Week Two, when the only thing keeping you from quitting is the fear of looking pathetic in front of all the people who’ve had to hear about your novel for the past month. Seriously. Email them now about your awesome new book. The looming specter of personal humiliation is a very reliable muse.) 

I am taking a sort of, no even half finished, novel I wrote in college for a creative writing class and turning it on end. Pretty much everything is different except the setting and the two main characters. It is YA (obviously, because it's the best!) and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens!
I'll be updating you with my progress as we go!! 


Monday, October 8, 2012

Lack of updates and VAMPIRE DIARIES

Now, I realize I'm supposed to be reading, however I've been reading all picture books to prepare for some upcoming outreach programs and enjoying the start of fall television shows (don't judge, I didn't watch television until I had graduated from college - I'm catching up for lost time)! Even with a lack of blog posts I have still had ever climbing blog views these past few days. The culprit? This Vampire Diaries post I wrote a few months back where I compared the book to the show.

Now, all fans know that the show comes back on this Thursday, October 11th and it is going to fabulous!!!! Because I feel like reminiscing about how much better the show is than the book (and the simple fact that I NEVER get to say that) ... here is some eye candy to tide all you fans over for the next couple days.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Celebrate Banned Book Week With Me

It is always so surprising to me that patrons of the library thing that we are banning books when banned book week rolls around. I didn't keep count last year, but NUMEROUS, patrons came up with The Bible from our display table to express an irate complaint that we had banned it. After calming them down through a detailed explanation of what was going on, things were usually better. I'd tell you all about what it is, but I'd be preaching to the choir. Glad my reader base is smart :)

Enjoy these graphics all from here and check out the "To Read" list at the end of this page.

100th Post and one VERY Cool Library

WooHoo! It is my 100th post! The totally awesome thing is I never thought I'd stick with the blog long enough to get to this point. Golf clap for me :)

I've been dreadfully absent lately - but I've been working on so many fun new programs and outreach ideas for the New Job that will be showing up on Mini-Lizz here shortly. 

I've also been working away on my house, and you can see all that I've been doing on my other blog, Lizz the Fabulizer

Enjoy some great library pics today and I'll be back with an update on Insurgent soon :)

The Palatine Library in Parma, Italy was founded in 1761 and their collection includes over 700 million books. It is one of the richest libraries of Italy (of the world? that is a massive collection!).

The working library of Herford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world, with all its rods, chains and locks intact. In has been preserved in the form in which it was maintained for 1611 to 1841 (Source).

So, I understand what a chained library is (lol, totally from Harry Potter), but I wanted to know a little more. If you do too check out these sites:

Books take you to magical places, but these books live in a magical place. Look at those ceilings and shelves! Marvelous!! This is the Library of the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria.