Week in Review: September 6

missprintweekreviewThis week on the blog you can check out:

Things are finally quieting down at work as summer wraps which is much appreciated. I also finally had time to make a new display. Yay!

I reviewed two of my favorite books on the blog this week and also added a couple of new features which you can check out in my cool things that happened post.

Also I got to guest on a really neat podcast from The Oxford Comment about public libraries!

Here’s the episode description from OUP’s blog so you can see exactly what it’s about:

In this month’s episode, Sara Levine, Multimedia Producer for Oxford University Press, sat down to chat with Wayne A. Wiegand, author of Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library, New York City Librarian Emma Carbone, and Kyle Cassidy, creator of Alexandria Still Burns, a project featuring interviews with over one hundred librarians across America. From Benjamin Franklin’s Library Company of Philadelphia to the safe haven the Sweet Auburn Branch provided to African Americans, we explore America’s love affair with the public library, tracing its evolution alongside political, technological, and demographic shifts and its adaptation to our digital era. – See more at: http://blog.oup.com/2015/09/history-public-libraries/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=oupacademic&utm_campaign=oupblog#sthash.PjD6ph3h.dpuf

It was a lot of fun and super flattering to be invited to take part. If you are at all interested in public libraries, be sure to check it out.

This week I read The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough which has been on my TBR for a while. It’s blurbed by basically all of my favorite authors and it does not disappoint.

I also went to my cousin’s wedding on Saturday and it was nice to see that side of the family for the first time in quite a while.

I’ve been working really hard to cut down books in my life which means I have abandoned my plans to collect editions and I am getting rid of books I don’t love or will never read. It’s been very refreshing. It’s been effective too since my TBR is down to 93 (along with 29 books that are not yet released–coming later in 2015 or even in another year or more). Granted it’s a self-imposed battle but I like to feel like I’m in control of my books and not the other way around and this is a big help in that respect.

If you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my September Reading Tracker.

How was your week?

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