All posts for the month June, 2014

American Library Association (ALA) annual conference

Published June 29, 2014 by Kattie Sivley

National Library Symbol (JPG) (large)

I arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday June 25, so that I could attend the ALA conference in Vegas with my friend Barbie.  I am not a member so I only get to go to the exhibits, which is fine with me because I got tons of FREE BOOKS! That is right folks, I said FREE BOOKS!  I have already shipped back 4 boxes to my house, and I get to go again tomorrow.

I have gotten a ton of book signings, and things, that I will post about later when I have time to sort everything out, so expect a few more posts on all the swag ALA is giving away.

LEMONY SNICKET is going to be signing books tomorrow.  I am going to totally geek out all over him!  He is one of my most favorite-ist authors, and I cant wait to meet him, and get his book signed, and get a picture with him, and touch him (ok maybe that is a little too far. LOL)



I Made a Thing…Canvas Art

Published June 29, 2014 by Kattie Sivley

I made a thing

Here is a collection of paintings I have done.  Again, all of them were painted by myself, however the original concepts came from online or in books. Read the rest of this entry →

Confidence is realizing how awesome you are

Published June 28, 2014 by Kattie Sivley


Brittany Gibbons over at is an inspiration to thousands of women all over the world. She wrote a wonderful post about confidence over on her blog, that she asked a bunch of fellow curvies to provide some photos of themselves holding a picture of ourselves at a time when we weren’t feeling confident. It is revolutionary to have all of these fabulous women coming together to boost each others confidence and not apologizing for their bodies anymore. Read the rest of this entry →

Gone Home – a review of the game

Published June 27, 2014 by Kattie Sivley


I bought Gone Home, because it sounded so interesting.  It costs $20, and I beat it within 1 hour.  I am not a great gamer by any means, so this game was ridiculously easy.  The reviews are misleading, because this game was not good. Don’t buy it! All you do is walk around find 2 combinations, and unlock 2 doors, and then it ends. There is no replay value. I have no idea why the other reviews are so high.  The graphics are good, the concept is good, the movements are ok, but it wasn’t really even a game.  It was just you walking through the house looking at all the crap the family has, and listening to your sister’s journal, and then it is over. Nothing exciting happens, actually nothing happens. Don’t waste $20, this is worth maybe $5 just to check it out.

Recently read Letting Ana Go by Anonymous

Published June 25, 2014 by Kattie Sivley

Recently Read

I love diary style books, probably because I am nosy and like to snoop in other people’s business (I guess).  This is written like a diary from a teen girl who suffers from anorexia.  My favorite books deal with social issues like eating disorders, drug abuse, suicide, and violence.  IDK what makes me so interested in that type of book, so this book was especially good to me. Read the rest of this entry →

I made a thing…Stained Glass Coloring Pages

Published June 24, 2014 by Kattie Sivley

I made a thing

I am obsessed with these stained glass coloring books by Dover! I found a ton of them for only a dollar at half price books. They are so awesome! You can use crayons or markers or even watercolors. I love them! Read the rest of this entry →

Recently read Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Published June 20, 2014 by Kattie Sivley

Recently Read



WOWOWOWOWOW, is this book good!  It is written in free-verse poetry format, which I didn’t think I would like, but I loved this book.  I actually liked it so much that I went out and bought 4 more books by Ellen Hopkins. Read the rest of this entry →

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