Saturday, September 25, 2010


This site has some really neat photos of urban decay, a subject I find fascinating.

The photo of all those book mouldering away in this old library really irks me though - what a WASTE of books! I'd love to give them a good home... :( I wonder how they came to be left there?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kid's Books

Books and reading are my hobby. I've never counted my book collection, although I do have it catalogued, but I imagine that I own hundreds. My profile has 4,374 books on it - and almost 2,000 of those are books I've read! (The others are on my 'to read' list.) I started reading when I was something like 4 , with Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland, and I haven't stopped since.

I've recently started following the very entertaining Cake Wrecks blog, and I discovered this older post that just made me smile...cake tributes to children's books! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is great!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thoughts on Turning 30 - Pearls Before Swine

In my case at least my dreams of romance came true! And I've done a bit of travelling, although no where near as much as I'd like to. And I often do spend time on the weekend at Rona...and new windows this year made me very excited.
Any tips on how to rediscover my inner adventurer?! I'm thinking about going to you think 30 is too old? I think I just might get more out of it now then I would have if I'd been in a position to attend university at 18!
This comic is especially poignant because Rat is usually the sarcastic one given to picking on others more then genuine introspection. I love Pearls Before Swine - it usually makes me smile, and occasionally has made me laugh out loud. I highly recommend following it daily...especially if you love a good pun!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Book Trailer - The Exile by Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon is a fabulous author who's books I have enjoyed for about 11 or 12 years now. They're detailed historical fiction and the writing just sucks you into another time and place.

WARNING: Parts of the stories are graphic, both violence-wise and sexually. I would call them R rated and not let me kids read them until they were out of high school, if then... :P

This is a trailer for her new 'graphic' novel (haha!) which looks very exciting....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Book Recomendation

There are many authors I like, and quite a few who's blogs I follow. One of my favourites is Maria V. Snyder. She writes mostly fantasy, and she's got a new book that just came out - the third installment of a trilogy. This trilogy is a spin-off of a previous trilogy, so there are 6 books to explore the fantasy world she's created.

You can check out an interview with her here:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

News from Hippos

As some of you know, I went to Israel on an archaeology dig in the summer of 2008, and totally left a bit of my heart behind. It was the most incredible experience of my life, and I keep up on the news from the new dig teams at "my" site every summer. This year they found something really cool, and the news articles about it came out today. I WISH I had been there!