My Top 10 Reads of 2020

This year I read 150 books, and though it was a bit of a mixed bag with plenty of books I didn't finish and lots of reading for classes, there were still a number of great books. In fact there were well over 30 books this year that I unreservedly loved, and narrowing it down … Continue reading My Top 10 Reads of 2020

When You Need a Good Book: Readers’ Advisory

In my reference class this semester we've been talking about how to find books for patrons in need of a new great read. The holidays are fast approaching and maybe you're planning on getting a book for yourself or for someone else this holiday season. Need a good recommendation? You can drop a comment on … Continue reading When You Need a Good Book: Readers’ Advisory

Tri-Weekly Roundup August 30 – September 19

Can you spot the praying mantis? Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings My partner and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary with … Continue reading Tri-Weekly Roundup August 30 – September 19

Why Do Libraries Get Rid of Books?

This is an example of a weeded book from Awful Library Books There is always a lot of controversy when public libraries (or really any libraries) get rid of books. In 2015, the Berkeley Public Library chief resigned due to controversy over weeding books. This was due largely to his behavior and attitude around removing … Continue reading Why Do Libraries Get Rid of Books?

Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Books I Didn’t Really Like, But I’m Still Glad I Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It has been a long time since I've written. Since that time I've spent 3 weeks in Taiwan and 10 days in Paris. I've got travel posts coming, but I thought today I'd start with a book post. This week's … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 5 Books I Didn’t Really Like, But I’m Still Glad I Read

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today's topic is all about "books you could re-read forever." There are a lot of books I read, but there aren't many I re-read, and even fewer that I would read multiple times. The books that make this list tend … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday

A 2017 Retrospective (plus some reading goals)

Happy 2018, everyone. I hope that you had a good New Year. I spent New Year's eve with my family, celebrating my Nana's birthday, and then my husband and I spent New Year's day driving back home from Portland. The New Year is always a great time to look back on the year behind you … Continue reading A 2017 Retrospective (plus some reading goals)

Top Ten Tuesday: 11 Books I Need to Read By the End of Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. The period between Thanksgiving and the end of the year is typically a good time to wind down, but if you’ve got a big reading challenge to finish up it doesn’t alway feel that way. My grandma and I … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 11 Books I Need to Read By the End of Year

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Fictional Characters who Would Make Great Leaders

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic was characters that would make excellent leaders. This proved to be very interesting, and in picking characters I also thought about 10 traits that are important for leaders. I tried to pick characters that weren't filling … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Fictional Characters who Would Make Great Leaders

Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature, brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Happy Halloween! It's so strange--as a kid you're excited about Halloween no matter what day of the week it falls on, but as an adult I feel like I'm usually more excited about the weekend closest to it. This … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie