Book Reviews

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Book Reviews and Ratings

I’ve been thinking about the way that I review books and I’ve come to the conclusion that my method isn’t really fair. I’m specifically talking about the star ratings. I’ve notice that I tend to give a minimum of 4 stars to every book that I review, even the ones […]

My 2016 Books from GoodReads {living outside the stacks}

My Year in Books

I absolutely adore this graphic by Goodreads that shows my year in books. Isn’t it fun? It’s also a nice big shiny way to see that I didn’t meet my modest goal of reading 10 books in 2016. Yes, I know, it’s a weak goal, but I taught two classes […]

2012 {To Be Read List}

According to that sweet little widget on Goodreads, I met my goal of reading 12 books during the year 2011. Hmmmm…. that may have been my stated goal on Goodreads, but I didn’t come close to making my personal goal. But I will celebrate the small victories and aim to […]

Coffee Talk: Libraries are More Than Books

Fox Chicago News recently asked “Are Libraries Necessary, or a Waste of Tax Money?”  Really?  The article by Anna Davlantes goes on to talk about how libraries “eat up millions of your hard earned tax dollars” and as proof of the irrelevancy of libraries, an undercover camera crew recorded library […]