Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Few Things

  • I have been doing some thinking about my blog. I started it for a couple of reasons, the biggest being that I just wanted to discuss books I was enjoying. I knew I also wanted to include good dog books, and so I started Paisley's Pick. I also knew I wanted it to be a kind of "one-stop shopping place" in that maybe you find something for yourself to read, and then the next time you find something for your child. Beyond that, I didn't really have a plan. I've got a couple of more ideas for features, so watch for come new things in the coming week or so. I would love to be that blogger that lets you know you can find adult titles on a certain day, picture books on another, but...I'm not that organized yet. But - good things (I think) to come.
  • Check out this video about books being organized on shelves. It's more fascinating than it sounds! Link via the Swap-bot blog.
  • I've been meaning to share this website, which is part of the Morton Grove Public Library's website. It is a great resource when you're looking for something new to read. It has lists arranged by books with a particular type of character, or a particular setting or subject, books geared toward a certain audience, etc. It also has lots of lists for author read-alikes, in that if you like this author, you'll probably like these authors as well. It is often one of my go-to sites when recommending books.


  1. I am always looking for new books to read. I will be following to get some new ideas!

    Flutterflies22 Swap-bot

  2. Ok...I absolutely LOVED that stop motion video! very very very cool!

    Yarnovers via swapbot!

  3. Loved the book video, so cute!

  4. I love the concept of this blog! Please post more about the books you are currently reading as I'm always looking for suggestions. I've always loved reading, I have an English degree, and my fiance used to work at a library - so we love books over here at my house! :)

    I'm now following your blog and found you from the SB "Blog Followers #2" swap! Nice to meet you! I'm "loolie" over there on SB :)

    I'm posting about your blog on my blog, so hopefully some of my readers will pop by to check out your blog, too!

    have a wonderful day!


  5. I have a book revew blog, www.ReadReviewRepeat.com, that I really get back to. A great YA book that I just read is The Attitude Girl, you should check it out.

    Have a great day,
    Phoerauf from Swap-Bot