Cultural Club: Dr. Pepper Museum

It was a warm, overcast day with lingering sogginess from the morning rain when I pulled up to the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, TX. I climbed out of the car and circled around to the passenger seat to organize my purse when a pair of pink panties caught my eye from the damp green…

Librariana: Library Humor on Social Media

Book cover collage courtesy of ACME Upstairs Library School Truth be told, I have never identified with a Tumblr post more than this one: So if you’re looking for some library-related chuckles or, like me, some catharsis for common frustrations (please note that I bear no ill will towards my co-workers. It’s just the nature…

Cultural Club: Museum of the Weird

Photo Credit: Museum of the Weird’s Official Website Befittingly you can find Museum of the Weird in the city that prides itself on its weirdness and insistence on keeping it that way. So when I was in Austin for a day and had some time to spare, said museum was an immediate addition to my…

Upcoming: Late Spring & Summer 2016

So barring some mildly chilly temps in Oklahoma this weekend, gone are the days of (the frigid) cold and the dawn of summer will soon be upon us. It’s time for the round-up of new releases, events, etc. that I’m most looking forward to! May May 17 (Tomorrow!): Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by…

Front Matter: I don’t want to work, I want to blog all day

This whole blogging thing is going… not as I desired. A lot of it has to do with reading as not been as big a priority as last year. Also, work’s been crazy. So what HAVE I been up to since end of January? Co-chaired Local Arrangements for ELUNA, a work conference that culminated in…

Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic has been on my TBR list for several months. It even sat on my coffee table for a couple weeks before I was forced to renew it from the library. But lo, I finally got around to reading it. AND I AM SO GLAD. In a nutshell, it’s a fantasy…

As of Late: Accidental Blog Hiatus

Well, hopefully this is goodbye to my accidental blog hiatus. Reading books, unfortunately, has not been high on my to-do list. And when reading isn’t happening, writing isn’t happening. So even though I have not read a lot of books lately, here’s my tried and true: the things I’ve been reading on the internet. How…

As of Late: Moving Past the January Blues

Photo Credit: Spin Magazine’s “Best Coast and WAVVES’s Spin Cover Shoot“ Ugh, thank goodness January is over. That was by far one of the most emotionally exhausting January’s I’ve had in years, too. And my NY resolution of reading 60 books has been scrapped: I read 1 measly book in January, so I decided to…

Book Review: Oh! You Pretty Things by Shanna Mahin

Lesson learned: never read a book simply because the title is one of your favorite David Bowie songs. Let me make it plain that I’m talking about the book and not the song when I say Oh! You Pretty Things was awful. I was generous in my 2 stars on Goodreads, because since if I…

Book Review: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A good book with numerous music references can be hard to find. Oftentimes, it feels like the author is shoehorning in their favorite bands, songs, etc. But Signal to Noise is chock full of music references that don’t feel cloying or jammed in while fitting in well with the story. Signal to Noise is set…

As of Late: RIP David Bowie

It’s 3am of a Monday morning, and you can’t sleep. You toss and you torn, trying to ignore the lure of electronic gadgets to pass the insomnia. An hour later, you give in, only to read the news that came out of NYC just a scant few hours earlier: David Bowie, dead at age 69…