Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Five: Random Tweets

I love Twitter. I have been using it for a little over a year. I use it to ask questions and get help from the people that follow me. I use to it to stay connected to what’s new and upcoming in the library world. I use it to connect with other scrapbookers. I use it to see what people are reading. I need to use Twitter more to have conversations with people about all of these things.
Here are five random tweets from my Twitter account.
  1. RT @brewinlibrarian: Libs must create center of conversation in the community. “Be where stuff happens” #il2009
  2. Going through my completed scrapbooks to see what I like & what I don’t like. #AliYT
  3. Thinking about future blog posts based on a non-fiction “project” book. Kind of excited about the prospect of it.
  4. arg. Trying (in vain) to add a LibraryThing widget to my WordPress blog. Can’t seem to do it. :(
  5. Just recommended Into the Wild to a patron who’s trying to get her son hooked on reading.
So how do you use Twitter? What are some of your random tweets? What do you like about Twitter? What don’t you like about Twitter?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Five: Q & A

I started a new job this week at Barrington Area Library. When I met one of the librarians that I’ll be working with, she asked some questions to get to know me a little better. For this week’s Friday Five, I thought I’d share those questions and answers.
Q: Coke or Pepsi? A: Cherry Coke
Q: Cubs or Sox? A: I’m not a huge baseball fan, but if I had to choose, I’d go with the Cubs.
Q: So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing with the Stars? A: Neither. I like fake TV, rather than reality shows.
Q: Dogs or Cats? A: Dogs
I think she only asked four, so here’s an extra to make it to five.
Q: Chocolate or Vanilla? A: Chocolate

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Five: Favorite Quotes

These are some of my favorite quotes.
  1. A house without books is like a room without windows. –Horace Mann
  2. My best friend is someone who gives me a book I have never read. –Abraham Lincoln
  3. The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it. — Samuel Johnson
  4. Follow your bliss. Find where it is, and don’t be afraid to follow it. –Joseph Campbell
  5. There is only one success–to be able to spend your life in your own way. –Christopher Morley

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Five: Favorite Layouts

Here are 5 of my favorite layouts from LOAD.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

5 Books on My List

These are 5 books that are on my to be read list.

Investigating the brutal murder of her new captain’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Lieutenant Eve Dallas believes she is closing in on the perpetrator only to encounter a series of teasing clues that suggest the identities of several possible suspects.

John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi–the setting of his popular first novel, “A Time to Kill”–in a surprising collection of stories.


After his best friend’s daughter, Laura, sets her sights on his son, Alec, Pete Dizinoff sees his plans for a perfect son not just unraveling but being destroyed completely and sets out to derail the romance.

After his best friend’s daughter, Laura, sets her sights on his son, Alec, Pete Dizinoff sees his plans for a perfect son not just unraveling but being destroyed completely and sets out to derail the romance.

A family travels to a New Hampshire resort to allow their dying mother a week to say goodbye to friends, as their daughter, who doesn’t know that her mother’s condition is terminal, explores her feelings about love and family.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Shelf Discovery Challenge

Reading challenges are all over the web. I’ve thought about joining in on a few, but there’s a reading challenge that starts today that I am really excited about. It’s called the Shelf Discovery Challenge, and it all started with an idea from Julie at Blogging Mama. Shelf Discovery is a book edited by Lizzie Skurnick that explores classic YA literature. YA books are something about my preteen & teen years that I remember fondly. It will be interesting to go back and read these books over again. I wonder what my adult self will think of these books now that I’m older?
The Shelf Discovery Challenge will run for six months (November 1, 2009 – April 30, 2010). Grab a copy of SHELF DISCOVERY and pick out what six books you want to read (of course, you can read more than six!) Then, after you read a book, just write a “book report” to share your thoughts with others! To join me in this challenge, go to Blogging Mama’s blog and sign up!
My List:
  • The Cat Ate My Gymsuit by Paula Danziger
  • Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan
  • Tell Me if the Lovers Are Losers by Cynthia Voigt
  • Jane Emily by Patricia Clapp
  • Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  • Sister of the Bride by Beverly Cleary