Final Round of Goodreads Voting and Music Video

Hi all, I’m in Miami. This place is super weird. In between book fair things, I’m just hanging out in my hotel room, reading, writing, and napping. The World’s Strongest Librarian has made it to the final of the Goodreads Reader’s Choice awards for 2013, so thank you if you have voted so far. This […]

November 21, 2013 READ MORE →

“Utterly Aseductive.”

something that may have happened: Winter is officially here, which means everyone is stacked on top of one another in the library. Everywhere I look, someone is draped over something, not seductively. When I said this to a co-worker, she said: “No, it’s utterly aseductive.” At that very moment, a couple walked in front of […]

November 16, 2013 READ MORE →

Miami Book Fair

Hi all, I’ll be on the road this next week, but will be popping in with updates from the Miami Book Fair. By far what I am most excited for is a panel I get to be on with Will Schwalbe, author of The End Of Your Life Book Club (read it!), and Dani Shapiro, author […]

November 16, 2013 READ MORE →

A Video I Made For Goodreads Discussing The Memoir and Autiobiography Nominees

Seriously, read all these other books!

November 13, 2013 READ MORE →

Please Vote Again – Made It To The Goodreads Semifinals!

Hi all, The World’s Strongest Librarian survived the first round of the Goodreads voting, so THANK YOU. Next up is the semifinal round, and you can vote again. My book is in the best memoir and autobiography category.   Please do! Also, you have to be a goodreads member to vote. It’s free. I”m not above asking […]

November 11, 2013 READ MORE →

Goldfinch Update!

Hi all, I have strictly rationed off my reading of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch. I raced through about the first 70% of it, according to my Kindle. And now I’ve slowed it down and am reading 1 measly % each day. I just can’t stand for it to end. In the meantime, I’ve read Bad […]

November 8, 2013 READ MORE →

Life, Books, Life

I had a thought today. I don’t know how many days I’ll have left, hopefully there will be a lot of them. Decades and decades. And this popped into my head: Every day for the rest of my life will probably have a book in it. And it made me smile. And I think it […]

November 6, 2013 READ MORE →

I Met Ignatius J. Riley

I was wandering the French Quarter in New Orleans a few days ago when I stumbled onto Ignatius Riley, hero/villain of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces. We hit it off, talking about lutes, pirate costumes, Boethius, hot dog carts, the Night of Joy bar, the pants factory, his opinions on Mark Twain, and much more. […]

November 6, 2013 READ MORE →

Goodreads Best Books of 2013 Nomination! Your help is requested!

Hi all, I’m happy to announce today that The World’s Strongest Librarian has been nominated as one of the best books of 2013 by Goodreads in the memoir and autobiography categories. If you are feeling kindly disposed towards me and my book, please vote here. There are 15 wonderful books on the list and some […]

November 4, 2013 READ MORE →