Bookcrossing, Up Close and Personal

I had actual, in-person conversations with real people today! My Bookcrossing group held our first nonvirtual meeting since the pandemic began. We met in Andy’s backyard, with a canopy for shade, and it was great, despite the heat and humidity. We all brought food, and Andy offered soda, snow cones, and cotton candy. Of course,Continue reading “Bookcrossing, Up Close and Personal”

Just Add Books

Two years ago today, we were preparing to install our Little Free Library, LFL#9136, at our new address. I had originally opened the library in front of our old house in 2013, after a friend built it for me. It was popular on our old street, just a few blocks from here, and when weContinue reading “Just Add Books”

Take a Book, Leave an Argument

About a week ago I wrote of the surprising level of contentiousness on an online forum for people who love their old houses. That’s not the only group I belong to that seems innocuous but is sometimes the site of bitter arguments. The other group that gets weirdly argumentative is a discussion site for LittleContinue reading “Take a Book, Leave an Argument”

Update From the Land of Social Distancing

It’s the end of the first week of The End of Life as We Know It, as we all try to adjust to our new, Coronavirus-induced reality. Everything is weird and tense and depressing, but you already know that. Virginia does not yet have a statewide order to close businesses, but many have closed anyway;Continue reading “Update From the Land of Social Distancing”

Photo Friday: Lit-Up Little Free Library

I know the Christmas season is technically over, but my son likes to leave the decorations up until his mid-January birthday, so we’re still celebrating here. And I realize I haven’t used my blog to show off my newly illuminated Little Free Library! Are you familiar with Little Free Libraries? There are more than 90,000Continue reading “Photo Friday: Lit-Up Little Free Library”