Sunday Salon (On Monday): In which I return semi-scathed but content

I’ve been back home for almost a week now, and getting acclimated to my old sleep schedule is proving difficult. No matter what I do, I keep waking up at 5 in the morning! I was in Europe for five weeks. My initial schedule was: Reykjavik, Oslo, Copenhagen, Malmo (Sweden), Helsinki, Krakow, Olomouc (Czech Republic),Continue reading “Sunday Salon (On Monday): In which I return semi-scathed but content”

Sunday Salon: The Countdown Begins!

Both of my semesters are finally over! I took three classes (I’m working on my MLIS) and taught five, which is why my blog has been kind of sloooooow these past few months. I’m excited because 1) I’m exhausted; and 2) I can finally focus my full attention on planning some last minute details. Because…Continue reading “Sunday Salon: The Countdown Begins!”

Sunday Salon: Sewing Up a Storm

I can’t believe 2013 is almost over! Starting Jan 1, I’ll be posting my usual 2013-in-review posts (I can tell you now that most of my reading challenges=FAIL), but today I wanted to share some of the stuff I’ve been working on over the holidays. I bought myself a sewing machine shortly after Thanksgiving (I’dContinue reading “Sunday Salon: Sewing Up a Storm”

On Why World Book Night Rules (and Other Things)

Well, hello there. Long time no see. First off, I want to explain my semi-absence from blogging and tweeting (and, some weeks, even reading *sob*), and it can be summed up in one word: school. Between dealing with life stuff and being a student and being an instructor, I have had almost no life thisContinue reading “On Why World Book Night Rules (and Other Things)”

2012 Europa Challenge Holiday Swap

I only participated in one bookish holiday swap this year, the one organized by Marie at The Europa Challenge blog. Participants were randomly paired and exchanged Europa Editions books. I didn’t do the Europa Challenge this year (though I plan to next year), but I’ve always loved Europa Editions. Their books are always so interesting!Continue reading “2012 Europa Challenge Holiday Swap”