Borrowing People in Human Libraries

Borrowing People in Human Libraries

Libraries are constantly changing at their core in order to maintain their missions of upholding literacy, providing access to free information, and supporting community growth. Libraries aren't just books anymore. Technologies are changing, and with that, libraries constantly need to keep up in order to stay relevant. A new innovative idea that has been circling [...]

Amazon Must-Haves | Holiday Gifts for the Book Nerds 2021

Amazon Must-Haves | Holiday Gifts for the Book Nerds 2021

I've been seeing a lot of mimic posts trending on Tiktok and YouTube of "Amazon must-haves" and "Amazon hauls", so I thought I would do one that will be a little different. Instead of showing the same old items that everyone is highlighting, I'm going to be focusing on Amazon finds specifically for the Bibliophile [...]

Nothing is Okay

Nothing is Okay

“I wish him a lifetime of safety and platitudes, a soundtrack of fluorescent lights humming. I do not wish him me, though. Never me again.” https://www.youtube.com/embed/qpJn7y8kT-w?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent Dry Cake Wishes and Tap Water Dreams Rachel Wiley speaks to everyone who has ever been made to feel like they weren’t good enough in a past relationship. And [...]

NaNoWriMo Prep

NaNoWriMo Prep

November is close approaching, and with it, NaNoWriMo returns for another year of torturously fast productivity as authors all across the globe participate in a one month long challenge to write a novel. A full novel in a month! That’s a lot. Not even Stephen King could do that. (Could he?) But let’s assume that [...]

Book Review | The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale

Book Review | The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale

Are ghosts real? Are there truly beings that haunt us, moving objects and making the old floor boards creak? Can houses be haunted? Or people? The Haunting of Alma Fielding is presented as a "true ghost story", written in the style of narrative journalism. Dr. Fodor, one of the central personalities in this narrative account, [...]

Book Review | The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Book Review | The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Once in a great many years, you stumble upon a book that lights you up and brings you nothing but pure joy. For me, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue was one of these books. Mackenzi Lee manages to create a story packed full of so much! There's adventure, romance, sibling shenanigans, wanderlust, and [...]

Decolonizing Libraries Within White Communities

Decolonizing Libraries Within White Communities

To accurately discuss the topic of systemic racism without bias towards any specific ethnic demographic within a gatekeeper community such as libraries, it should be noted that I am writing from a place of privilege as a white American female working in the field of library science. I recognize my privilege and offer this post [...]