|Animaletters | Snake by Isabel Urbina|
There were snakes in the library!
I finished reading Ten Thousand Saints. Isn't the UK cover (top) better? Why are UK covers almost always better? I am always a sucker for simple + typography. Also, I never quite got the design decision to use the little stars as transition-filler-pieces (is there a name for that in a book? Like when you use characters to create a little bridge between sections? There must be a term for that.)...why not use, say, xxx instead? Or maybe I'm being too simplistic. Too literal.
Anyway, it was an okay read. My GoodReads review:
Say it all really fast and if doing so doesn't seem like too much for a story, then you'll probably like this. If it seems like a bit much, then you might want to put it back on the shelf, or read it in small doses. It's good, but there's a lot going on, and with so many different threads, some of the characters get a little lost in the shuffle along the way.
This week I also...
|Card Catalog by Edward Ilsen|
Got an A in my cataloging course! I also got an A in my History and Culture of Youth Services course, but that was sort of a given. And okay, cataloging class had nothing to do with ye olde fashioned card catalog above, it's all fancypants coding and such these days. But that's not as pretty or hipsterific.
|photo by Dixie Donuts|
Dixie Donuts opened up within walking distance from my house with their delicious $1 donuts. I had apricot cardamom yesterday and peach cobbler today. With Dixie Donuts and the Don't Look Back taco bar and Bev's ice-cream with their basil and lavender/berry flavors, I am going to be poor forever. But happy gastronomically, of course.