Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sharing Books with Little Free Libraries: Renton and Newcastle, Washington

After meeting with my writer's critique group in Renton, I decided to meander my way back home by way of Little Free Libraries. I truly enjoyed the search, the book sharing--leaving behind the books I wrote, the books I've read, and my crafty bookmarks--and posting these cute little houses on the dub-dub-dub. My friend called it guerrilla I prefer using the word "organic."

Grant Street

Second Avenue

Some of the houses have quite a fresh stack, new titles with lots of variety: mysteries, romances, picture books, middle grade, art, intrigue... And some, like the LFL on Second Avenue, had a little something extra, a wooden box for trading seeds. Cute!

Pelly Avenue

Carved Sculpture on Jones Avenue

Some of the libraries held faded books with warped covers, old titles, or a slog of reading material on container gardening, like one neighbor had an interest to share, not leaving much of a variety. Of the eight houses I visited, two didn't have libraries anymore. The one on Jones Street had an empty post, but sadly no library. But wow, really glad I stopped because that wood carving in the front yard was breathtaking. I even saw a small pasture in the middle of urban Renton with a donkey. And so it goes...

86th Street

84th Way

73rd Street

New Author Shout Out!

Finding Frances
by Kelly Vincent

Saturday, February 01, 2020

February 2020 Reading Challenge: Sunny Yellow

A Yellow Reading Pile

For February's reading challenge, I opted out of a Valentine theme, like the color red or heart shapes on the cover, and instead chose a book I wanted to read and then tried to find a commonality with other books on my shelves. I've had my eye on The Rosie Project for quite some time, and decided to give it a go, which inspired this month's reading challenge. The bright, sunny color on the cover of Graeme Simsion's book is a wonderful contrast to the PNW weather we're currently having here in Seattle, gray and dismal and wet. #stopraining

The list of yellow books:

6.) Slade House by David Mitchell


"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." ~ Henry W. Longfellow