Colorado Springs

There’s nothing much better than arriving to a beautiful mountain city and Colorado Springs doesn’t disappoint. After a long day driving, it was great to arrive Thursday night and to spend the next day here. We have been to Colorado Springs before on a two week vacation about two years ago. The one thing that…

From Houston to Amarillo and beyond

Day 1: It’s a nine hour drive and there’s no way around it. Houston to Amarillo has us traveling into some of the most beautiful Texan countryside. It is hard to say goodbye but no better way to do it than to see the beautiful of nature as we leave. Texas is the land of…

Never Missing, Never Found

  Well hi there! It’s been a second, I know, but I thought I’d drop by again and post something just to say I’m still alive and kicking…and reading. I have a new(ish) book to blog about, something interesting and snappy to read. This was a relic from the ALA Chicago era. A lost artifact…

The fire is on high With the Fire on High

Well, hello.   It’s been a second, but I’m here, I’m back. I’ve been writing something crazy. Believe it or not I’m 10 chapters through writing my own book / novella / novel / whatever. I’ve been going great guns at work. It’s been summer which is our busiest time of year at the library…

The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and death to reader’s block!

I am still here. I swear. I have had reader’s block, an illness not to be taken lightly. I was slightly ashamed of this fact since, as a Librarian, the idea of not being able to get stuck into a good book is nothing short of defamatory to the profession. However, the more I asked…

‘Slaying it’ with Brittney Morris

Okay, so here’s what you need to do. Please stop what you are doing right now, go HERE and please pre-order a copy of Slay by Brittney Morris. It looks like this: This is quite possibly one of the best YA reads for ages 12+ that I’ve got my hands on. It was passed to me…

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe

Okay, so the caveat with this book is that it is outside of my preferred genre. I know, I know…you’re going to say it, you don’t like SciFi? What’s wrong with SciFi? Have you tried reading…… Yes, I have. I have read a few great SciFi books actually, it’s just a more difficult genre for…