My Vegan Ethical Education in Four Books

Organizing my books after a recent move, I revisited my ethical education in animal rights. When I first began studying animal rights and veganism, I grabbed every book I could get my hands on to further understand the issues involved and inform my activism. Below is a brief overview of four of the books I find most insightful  when it comes to considering the rights of animals. Read More My Vegan Ethical Education in Four Books

In Defense of Listicles: A Listicle

If you don’t know what a listicle is, you don’t spend enough time on the Internet. And, quite frankly, I’m not sure how you found us. But still: a listicle is simply a delightful portmanteau of the words “list” and “article.” Read More In Defense of Listicles: A Listicle

“New Age” Philosophy is Fun!

I admit it: I love New Agey things. Whenever I visit a library or bookstore, that’s always one of the first places I visit. The New Age section is filled with delights abounding for me. I could get lost in the bizarre world of the New Age section for days. Read More “New Age” Philosophy is Fun!

The D.C. Book Hunt: Special Sales

I was the nerd in the Metro last Friday night. No one could take the seat next to me save for the nine latest additions to my book collection, which were nestled neatly in a box intended for Xerox paper. (Appropriate, I thought.) Read More The D.C. Book Hunt: Special Sales

The Joy of Reading

I am an avid reader. Some of my earliest memories include books and stories. My mom tells me when I was potty training, she would sit me on the potty chair with a book and I’d stay there forever. I don’t know what this says about my personality, exactly, but it is definitely a testament to how much I love to read. Read More The Joy of Reading

Do You Reread Books?

The issue of rereading beloved books is yet another one that I didn’t realize was up for debate until I moved in with Mr. McD. He is firmly in the No Rereading camp, and once expressed confusion about why I choose to read certain books over and over when there are plenty of great books I’ve never read. Read More Do You Reread Books?

Daily Goodie: Shhhhh! Edition

Today we’re going to look at several beautiful libraries, both real and imaginary.  One of my greatest joys in this job is thumbing through (the very generous) Creative Commons images on Flickr to find just the right pictures to start the day around here.  Here’s to a fantastic Tuesday for all of our readers, with some cozy, friendly, gorgeous libraries to guide your way. Read More Daily Goodie: Shhhhh! Edition

Lunchtime Poll: What was the first adult book you read?

No, no, not the first kinky book you read, the first one you as a reader considered your graduation book from children/YA literature to real, grown-up reading material.  Of course if the first adult book you read was kinky, feel free to share that story with us, too.  Read More Lunchtime Poll: What was the first adult book you read?