NaNoWriMo Challenge (Part Two)

The biggest roadblock in my quest to write more was unexpected: reading.

While pursuing my bachelor’s degree, I lost interest in reading (probably because I read so much for school already). Post-graduation, it took some time to return to my childhood/teenage years hobby of non-stop reading. I finally returned to it this year, and began my longtime dream of becoming a book blogger. I planned ahead for this by reading for and queuing up almost all of my November posts before starting NaNoWriMo. I didn’t anticipate reading during November, but as it turns out, after reading so much for a few months I no longer have the willpower to resist checking out (or buying) and reading books that sound interesting to me. I’m suddenly in need of instant gratification when it comes to reading. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Challenge (Part Two)”

Hour of Code

Hour of Code is an annual coding-focused event coinciding with Computer Science Education Week. Schools, libraries and more celebrate the event across the globe. This year’s Hour of Code celebration is Dec. 3 through Dec. 9 and CPL is thrilled to join in on the fun!

Join us throughout the week for different coding sessions across the library system, beginning with a class at Cuffee on Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. and ending with a big finale event at Central on Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. Weekday sessions will include focused, hands-on tech opportunities and the finale event at Central will provide a chance to experiment with everything offered throughout the week. These activities appeal to all ages! Continue reading “Hour of Code”

Staff Recommendation: The Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic, an imaginative addition to Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha novels, was originally intended to be a prequel. What it became instead was a collection of fairy tales filtered through the lens of Bardugo’s fictional world, the stories that its children may have been told at bedtime.

Book cover for Leigh Bardugo's "The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic"

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NaNoWriMo Challenge (Part One)

To reach the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) goal of 50,000 words, the organization suggests writing 1,667 words a day. Writing 1,667 isn’t tough; it only involves about an hour or two of time to write that much. Despite the ease of that daily word count, however, I find myself struggling with the challenge. My problem with keeping up with the NaNoWriMo challenge is not the word count itself, but that 30 days is not a realistic time period for that goal. Simply put, I do not have time to write every day…and so I fall behind. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Challenge (Part One)”

30 Years of The Princess Bride

My first copy of The Princess Bride was a VHS tape that my grandmother recorded from the TV. There was a blip on the tape during the rhyming game between Fezzik and Inigo Montoya. It cut to static for a few seconds, then picked up again once the ship is out to sea. Because of this, I spent a good ten years playing and replaying the tape, able to quote the movie from start to finish except for the rhyming game. Imagine how thrilled I was to get the movie on DVD years later and finally see that scene in full!

2017 marks the 30th anniversary for this beloved movie. A handful of theaters nationwide held screenings during the month of October, which I was unfortunately unable to attend. I did, however, make an effort to rewatch the movie and reread the book that inspired it.

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