A Librarian’s Closet (8)

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Hello! And welcome to my weekly feature, A Librarian’s Closet. This feature showcases my favorite outfit from the week.

Yet another chaotic week has gone by, thankfully. For this week’s outfit, I’m going to feature something different. I thought most of my outfits from the work week were a bit drab, so I’ve decided to feature the following outfit…

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This outfit was not worn at work, but rather to a college gala. This weekend is my college’s homecoming, so as an alum, I’m obviously going. I figured I’d feature this outfit because, hey, librarians can clean up pretty well.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top New-ish Series I Want to Start

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Anyone can join!

So this week’s topic revolves around those series that we’ve been meaning to read…but just haven’t gotten around to. Specifically, those that have been published within the past several years (about 2 years). There are plenty of series I have been meaning to read, so this is a great time for me to get my thoughts straight on doing so.

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Linked by Imogen Howson

Linked by Imogen Howson

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Reboot by Amy Tintera

Reboot by Amy Tintera

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Splintered by A.G. Howard

Splintered by A.G. Howard

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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I own at least one book in every one of these series, I just haven’t gotten around to reading them yet… Hopefully I will one of these days!

Life Happens [7]

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Life Happens is a weekly feature here at Books and Burlap. It will feature highlights from the previous week, as well bookish topics.

As mentioned in my previous post, this past week at school was homecoming spirit week. It was a lot of fun to participate in the spirit days, but I’m looking forward to getting back into professional mode and out of silly mode. I won’t elaborate on spirit week, since I talked about it in my A Librarian’s Closet post for this week, but it was definitely a lot of fun.

Saturday, I went to Kings Dominion for their annual Halloween Haunt. Usually I go with a rather small group, but this year there were 8 of us. It was so much fun to be with a larger group, especially since I hadn’t seen a few of them in several months (including my best friend). I didn’t get as scared as I usually do, but that was probably because I knew what to expect since I’ve been every year for the past 4 years. Of course, that’s not saying I didn’t get scared at all…there was one instance when someone chased me out of one of the haunted mazes with a chainsaw. That was pretty terrifying.

My best friend and me waiting in line for one of the haunted mazes.

My best friend and me waiting in line for one of the haunted mazes.

Sunday I spent all day playing video games and watching Netflix with Violet snuggled in my lap. That’s how we bond: she sleeps in my lap, while I do something lazy.

Violet snuggling in one of her many cuddle sacks.

Violet snuggling in one of her many cuddle sacks.

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I’m in the process of reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I’m also planning my road trip to Charleston, SC for YALLFest in November…I can’t wait to meet so many amazing young adult authors and have them sign my books. I have a feeling I won’t be sleeping much that weekend!

A Librarian’s Closet (7)

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Hello! And welcome to my weekly feature, A Librarian’s Closet. This feature showcases my favorite outfit from the week.

Well, for this past week, my outfits were a bit…different. Since I work at a high school, we have homecoming spirit week every year during the week leading up to homecoming. I’m sure most people experienced a high school spirit week, which included dressing up for specific days during that week. Since I am pretty young compared to the other teachers who work at my school, I go all out for those spirit days. Since I didn’t wear my normal attire, I thought I should showcase all of my outfits from this past week.

Monday: H Day (I was a hipster)

Monday: H Day (I was a hipster)

Tuesday: Dig Pink Day

Tuesday: Dig Pink Day

Wednesday: Movie Character Day

Wednesday: Movie Character Day

Thursday: What Not to Wear Day

Thursday: What Not to Wear Day

Friday: Red Devil Day

Friday: Red Devil Day

If you couldn’t guess, my school’s mascot is the red devil, hence why we had a day dedicated to the red devil. Students seemed to enjoy my outfits, though only super fans knew who I was on movie character day. I’m sad to see spirit week come to an end, but it’s definitely time for students to get back into being serious about their studies and for me to get back into professional mode.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Places Books Have Made Me Want to Visit

ttt_labelTop Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Anyone can join!

Places books have made me want to visit, eh? Hmm…there are so many, whether they are fictional or real…but let’s see…

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Fictional Places I Want to Visit

Hogwarts – Harry Potter

Narnia – The Chronicles of Narnia

Camp Half-Blood – Percy Jackson

Winterfell – A Song of Fire and Ice

Panem – The Hunger Games

Real Places I Want to Visit

Paris – Anna and the French Kiss

San Francisco – Lola and the Boy Next Door

Greece – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Amsterdam – The Fault in Our Stars

Cape Cod – We Were Liars

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I’m sure some might wonder why the heck I would ever want to visit Panem…mostly because I just want to be in the same area as Katniss and Peeta. I’d deal with The Capitol and all the Districts if I could hang out with them…is that sad?

Life Happens [6]

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Life Happens is a weekly feature here at Books and Burlap. It will feature highlights from the previous week, as well bookish topics.

This past week went by so slow…probably because I was so excited for Saturday to get here. Why couldn’t I wait for Saturday? Because after spending months on a wait list and having want one for several years, I am now a hedgie (hedgehog) mom! I got to pick up my sweet baby girl, Violet, on Saturday. She’s about 8 weeks old and is so adorable! So far, she’s still getting used to her new environment, but she seems to enjoy it…at night, I can hear her running on her wheel, eating her food, and drinking from her bottle. I can also tell she loves snuggling with me while I watch Netflix…it’s our bonding time. She’s so sweet!

My mom took this shortly after I got her...isn't she sweet?!?

My mom took this shortly after I got her…isn’t she sweet?!?

Checking out my room...I'm in love with my sweet Violet!

Checking out my room…I’m in love with my sweet Violet!

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Aside from becoming a new hedgie mom, I received a book I ordered in the mail…one I have been wanting to read for a really long time, mostly because I’ve heard nothing but fantastic reviews for it. Of course, when I received it in the mail, I just had to take a spiffy picture of it. It’s Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas…the cover is so gorgeous! I definitely need to make time to read this book.

How very fallish...

How very fallish…

Before I picked up Violet on Saturday, I of course had to make a trip to Barnes & Noble, as I hadn’t been in several weeks (I was going through withdrawal). For Halloween, I want to read a Stephen King novel, but wasn’t sure which one, so I bought both Salem’s Lot and Christine. I don’t think I could ever read IT (I hate clowns), Cujo, or Pet Cemetary…I do want to also read Carrie though (which apparently was published on my birthday in 1974). I’m not usually a horror type of person, but I figure for Halloween I can be one.

A Librarian’s Closet (6)

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Hello! And welcome to my weekly feature, A Librarian’s Closet. This feature showcases my favorite outfit from the week.

This week’s outfit was worn on Tuesday of this past week. At first, I thought I was having a rather rough hair day, but it really didn’t look all that bad…at least, I don’t think it did.

How cute is this dress, by the way? I’m surprised my mom didn’t say I looked like a lumberjack, since it’s plaid and apparently she has something against plaid (poor plaid). Paired with some leggings and some super cute flats I bought from Charming Charlie (my all time favorite store), I thought this was a rather adorable outfit. Oh, and the stirrup pendant (also from CC) just added that little bit of equestrian chic to it that it needed.

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