April Showers Bring May Roundups

A page from my sketchbook. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings We got our first Covid shots! And our second Covid shots! Two steps closer to quasi-normal life! I'm very excited about it (if you couldn't tell). It took almost two weeks to get an appointment and we'd been checking every day and then all of … Continue reading April Showers Bring May Roundups

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

End of 2020 Roundup: December 6 – January 2

My gingerbread house - modeled off of a 1920s movie theater. Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week (or so) 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 Finishing the semester … Continue reading End of 2020 Roundup: December 6 – January 2

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

Thoughts on the Princess Diaries Series, 11 Years Later

This has been a strange year for reading. There are times when I've devoured books, and other times where I don't read anything (except required reading) for weeks. I wanted to reread a series, more for comfort than anything else, and I decided to pick something other than the Harry Potter books, which I reread … Continue reading Thoughts on the Princess Diaries Series, 11 Years Later

Weekly Roundup October 4 – October 10

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 I don't normally get very personal on this blog--I like to focus more on what I'm … Continue reading Weekly Roundup October 4 – October 10

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

A Friend’s Reading Challenge: 10 Books in a Week

One of my best friends is an avid reader and often reads voraciously in a very short period. She took a few days off of work with the goal to read 10 books. This sounded like fun, so I thought I'd join her in trying to read 10 books before my classes started a few … Continue reading A Friend’s Reading Challenge: 10 Books in a Week

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

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)