It’s the end of March!! Wow – that went fast (said every adult ever).
Welcome to my first monthly wrap-up. I decided to participate in this summary post after seeing various other book bloggers (such as ChocolatenWaffle’s Blog). It appears that the usual order of these post are 1) personal updates, 2) books read, 3) reviews published, and 3) other information.
Happy Easter from the foothills of Boulder, Colorado!
There wasn’t much reading done this past week, because I am in the process of writing final papers. After two years of not finishing the spring term until June, I can’t believe the semester will be over in 5 weeks!
Even though this week was dedicated to working, I did finish one book on the plane out to Colorado AND get a new book to add to the shelf.
Happy Friday!! How was your week? Do you have exciting weekend plans?
This week’s Finding come from Pintrest. Did you know that Sitting in the Stacks has a Pintrest board? The board gets updated regularly with a myriad of finds from across the Internet. Check it out for photos of reading nooks, thoughts of book lovers, and so much more!
The very first Writing Wednesday covered writing spots and the quirky habits of authors. But readers have special spots and interesting quirks, too!
At this time of tragedy in Brussels, I want to send all of my thoughts and love to the people of this fantastic city.
During college I was privileged to spend a semester studying and exploring in Brussels, Belgium. I maintained a blog, entitled Apocrypha of Brussels, during those six months. Brussels quickly became like a second home to me and I sincerely believe that part of my heart remained there. As a goodbye, I wrote a love letter to the city.
Below you will find a re-post of that love letter from 2011. Read more
My interest in foreign language books began when my parents took me, as a young boy, to visit Europe not long after World War II. Witnessing the devastation that still existed in Hamburg, Germany frightened me. Being unable to understand people’s speech or read road signs was equally frightening and isolating. The bombed out buildings and the inability to communicate made me acutely aware that my own culture differed radically from what I was experiencing. Read more
I wish I could say that being bogged-down by books at the moment was the good kind. There is something beautiful about the freedom to read for fun and have piles to the ceiling of books you want to read.
But that is not my current fate.
I’m mainly bogged-down by books for research. Though I do have new “for-fun” books to show off this week! Read more