• Books,  Findings

    LOVE

    A Facebook friend posted this quotation from the book Corelli’s Mandolin. It caught my attention and I wanted to share it with all of you. “Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in…

  • Books,  Findings

    A Book Lover’s Photo

    Today my father sent me this photo. He is probably the most active reader of Sitting in the Stacks, as he currently holds the top place in number of comments posted (9). I also know he is an email subscriber to Sitting in the Stacks. Yea for parental support!!

  • Books,  Fiction,  Findings

    Brussels

    If you hadn’t guessed, I’m back in school. This time it is the big bad world of graduate school. Between reading 500+ pages a week, research, trying to figure out what I want to do, and generally attempting to remain sane — Sitting in the Stacks has taken a back seat. Though, I am in the process of finishing Moby Dick. Whether I will have anything constructive to say, because it has been about 2 months since I’ve really read it. Fingers crossed, I will have something by the end of December (maybe earlier if we’re lucky).

  • Books,  Findings

    Travelling With Your Books

    While wandering on facebook this afternoon, I stumbled upon an interesting piece of luggage. The BookCase!  It’s a bookcase in a suitcase!   It’s brilliant! Every book lover needs this, obviously!  Well… As great as it is and as much as I want to smother it in praises….current luggage regulations makes it a little tricky. Books are heavy, so it’d probably be overweight. Also, airlines charge you to check one bag these days…so there’s that. It does look to be carry-on size. Maybe it’s just me but, I need space for other things in my carry-on in addition to my books.   Thoughts? Brilliant creation? How would one get around…

  • Books,  Findings

    The Visceral Reaction to a New Book

    This evening while I was “studying” (I really did study for hours, but a girl needs a break), I found a new blog.  Everyone should check out Writer’s Block.  One of the recent posts had a definition for “New Book High” that I thought many of you could understand.  I cracked up when I read the definition and I definitely could relate.  Below is a snippet of the definition, but you should go to the entry and read it in its entirety.  Thank you Writer’s Block for capturing this feeling so well! “New book high: (n) 1. The feeling one gets when one purchases/acquires a new book. Often, the person…

  • Books,  Findings

    Kindles and iPads and Nooks and Books….Oh my!

    Over the last year or so it seems that every technology company and bookstore has come out with it’s own electronic reading device.  First there was the Kindle, touting its eye-friendly screen (honestly it is).  Then there was the iPad and it’s ability to work like a mini-computer  (at least that’s how it worked in my house). Amazon returned Apple’s serve by throwing in WiFi, making the Kindle smaller, and adding other new features.  Did Amazon succeed?  I wouldn’t know.