• Books,  Bookstores of the World

    Landmark Books, among Michigan history and ghosts

    Tucked away at the edge of a northern Michigan city is an tract of land that used to be occupied by a mental hospital. Among the halls that once housed institutionalized women is a bookstore. The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, formerly the Traverse City State Hospital, houses shops, restaurants, and residences. It’s become a mini-town on 480 acres of grassy land.

  • Books,  Weekly Wraps

    Last Week in Books

    Sorry this weekly wrap up is coming a day late. I took a lazy Sunday yesterday. Nothing spectacular happened in the reading world over the week. Progress was made on MWF Searching for a BFF. How was your week in books?

  • Books

    Hype or Like Friday – Time Travel & Fictional Visit

    Hype or Like is a a discussion meme started by Wonderfilled Reads, Geronimo Reads, and Rant & Rave About Books. Check out the Goodreads group for more information and to join! Hype or Like is a new meme and this is only its second week! I’m not reading this month’s book, but I love this week’s discussion questions so I decide to participate.

  • Books,  Findings

    Millennials are reading more

    It may come as no surprise to fellow book lovers that books and libraries are important. What may be surprising is that Americans under 30 report reading more than adults over 30! Take that critics of the Millennial generation! An Atlantic article reports on a recent Pew survey of over 6,000 Americans. The findings are interesting and highlight the young generation’s appreciation for knowledge and information.

  • Books,  Bookstores of the World

    Boulder Bookstore

    A standard part of visiting any new city is finding a local bookstore. If one doesn’t exist, eh…maybe not my kind of place. If there is a local bookstore, it can tell you a lot about the town. Boulder Bookstore, located on Pearl Street Mall, definitely provides an overview of the town’s personality. Situated on three floors with various “wings,” the store offers everything from the latest fiction to meditation cushions.

  • Books,  Weekly Wraps

    Birthday Weekend Reads: Sunday Summary

    Want to know a secret? It’s my birthday today!! Because I have two awesome friends, it’s been a birthday weekend of sorts. For my birthday weekend we went to a grilled cheese and beer tasting, a speakeasy, a museum exhibit about the spiritualist movement, and a Scooby Doo themed escape room. This means there wasn’t too much reading this weekend.

  • Books,  Findings

    6 Enchanting Libraries from Film and TV

    Lists of the world’s most beautiful libraries are not hard to come by on the Internet. Everyone from Buzzfeed to Architectural Digest has curated their list of the most spectacular and breathtaking libraries. What about fictional libraries? We’ve all read books that describe a heavenly home for books where every volume you can imagine lives. We’ve built these libraries in our imaginations and sometimes they’ve been recreated for the screen. Of course the TV and film versions don’t always match our internal creation. Sometimes, though, what we see on the screen is simply stunning.

  • Books,  Weekly Wraps

    Into the Trenches: Spring Finals Time

    Hello again folks! It’s that time of the week to summarize everything in the world of books that happened last week. First, a question. Have people been having difficulty commenting? One fellow book blogger told me that her comment disappeared after she hit submit. There isn’t comment moderation on Sitting in the Stacks, you just need an email address. It’s my hope that people engage with the content on the blog, so if commenting has been an issue I would like to know so I can try to fix it.

  • Books,  Findings

    Surviving Quarterlife with Humor

    Over 2 million results come up when you search “quarter-life crisis,” making it a great market for self-help products. Addressing the quarter-life crisis comes in two forms – humor or typical self-help books. Sometimes you can get a bit of both. Samantha Payne tackles quarterlife with humor, but also graphics!

  • Books

    March Monthly Wrap-up

    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. Here we go!