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I’m a Grownup and I Want Solid Wood Bookshelves, Dammit

As I watched the movers haul my surprisingly-long-lasting particle-board IKEA bookshelves up the stairs and into my new place, it dawned on me: IT IS TIME FOR REAL BOOKSHELVES, GIRL. Now that I’m in my mid-thirties, I’ve been slowly starting to replace my cheap college-era furniture with better-quality stuff, one piece at a time. So… let’s go shopping! The dream. I love the look of this rubberwood Augustus Library bookshelf with ladder. OK, it’s a bit of an affectation to put a ladder on a six-shelf bookcase, but haven’t you always secretly wanted one? For a more modern [...]

April 4th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

For Valentine’s Day, A Blind Date with a Book

The Seattle Public Library is doing a cute Valentine’s Day event this year: a “blind date with a book.” Read the titillating descriptions, check out your brown-bagged mystery date, and take it home. (Or just go somewhere for coffee and get to know each other! I don't want to rush you.) I’m pretty promiscuous when it comes to books — at least three or four at a time — so I decided to cheat on my to-read stack and give the blind-date thing a try. As with any first date, I was prepared to be open-minded and not to judge [...]

February 9th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Support Your Local Library

Well, it's official — I'm a volunteer! I've been a member of the Friends of the Seattle Public Library for some time, and have volunteered at their regular book sales for the past couple of years, but I just recently decided to make the jump into volunteering on their Communications Committee. This gives me god-like powers over their newsletter, broadcast emails, blog, and other communications! If you visit the Friends' website or blog in the coming months, you'll probably read something I've written. Volunteering with your local library is a great way to pad your résumé — er, I mean give [...]

June 19th, 2012|Tags: , , , |