Over a Cup: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

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Imposture syndrome is a very real thing. I have never felt more like an imposture in the library world than I have when I read Annie Spencer raving about this book in her Dear Fahrenheit 451. When she was shouting her love from the rooftops I recalled a good friend of mine rereads this book every few years and loves it. So – here I go!

Currently Drinking: Iced Cafe Mocha

Currently Reading: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Random Favorite – Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. I can’t stop playing.

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Over a Cup: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

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I’ve been making my way through the list I put up a few days ago. Why it feels like a secret fun homework assignment that I’m absolutely crushing I’m not sure. Can you tell that I’m desperate for some clear tasks and victories in life?

Currently Drinking: Salted Caramel Mocha (Starbucks gift card FTW)

Currently Reading: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
(Also currently listening to This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack)

Something Else I’m Liking Currently: Recently caught up on Riverdale – I’m into it

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An Apology (to myself)

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started this as a fun project for myself. Then I pressured myself to make and schedule posts consistently. I wanted all of it to be profound or cool or interesting. But, um, when you put a lot of pressure on something that’s supposed to be fun…it sort of stops being fun.

Doesn’t help that I’ve been in a weird funk in my personal life. Everything feels kind of stalled but that’s neither here nor there.

THE POINT: I’m going to attempt to bring my blog back to life. It’s not so that people can find it and think I’m interesting or notice that I’m a try-hard. Just fun. Diary snapshots of what I’m reading and enjoying.

I might post once a week or twice or, just, whenever I feel like it. The goal is just not to disappear from the blog for months.

Cool.

 

-Emily

Book Club Reading: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

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Last Tuesday was my second crack at a 20’s/30’s book club. It was a little more successful than the first one but it was mostly my co-workers who I convinced to attend.

Does anyone else lead or attend a young-ish book club? Are there titles you really enjoyed or advertising that works to get other to join? I’d appreciate some help in growing my club. I know there are readers in the community!

This book was probably a hard sell for most people. It’s a horribly sad story but it yielded really interesting conversations.

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Over a Cup: Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland

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I would really love to commit more time to writing on this blog! I’m determined to do it. Hopefully I can come up with some more ideas of things to post about. And now, a day late, is what I am reading (and finishing) this morning. This actually works out perfectly because I have the Advanced Reader Copy of this book and it is released today! 

Currently Drinking: Dark Roast K-Cup Coffee

Currently Reading: Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland

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Over a Cup: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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I’ve been so overwhelmed with everything I want to read lately. You know that feeling where you want to internalize as many stories as possible but it feels like you can’t possibly prioritize them all efficiently? That’s what I’m going through right now. I start a book and get serious FOMO from the books sitting next to me on my bedside table.

So this is one of the books I’m juggling at the moment.

Currently Drinking: Iced Cafe Mocha (my favorite)

Currently Reading: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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Work Outings: #ALAAC2017

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Holy Library Conference, Batman!

So many books and people and panels and things to see. I attended the American Library Association’s Annual Conference that was held this year in Chicago. The library let me stay downtown at the Hyatt. That worked out so nicely.

I wanted to do a quick post about all the ARC’s I decided to take home with me from the Conference. It’s so hard not to just pick up every single book you see. Unfortunately, you can’t carry a million books with you on the train home.

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