Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Slow Runner. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.

14. July 2016 07:51
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Pokémon GO @ Your Tampa Library

14. July 2016 07:51 by jennifer | 0 Comments

Pokémon GO has become a phenomenon in less than a week!! Prior to Pokémon GO I was not a Pokémon fan. Key word....PRIOR.  After downloading the app and playing for a few days, I AM HOOKED!!   My library location, New Tampa Regional Library is a PokeStop.      Here is a list of other Tampa libraries and what you can find at that location!!! 78th Street Community Library is a gymBloomingdale Regional Public Library is a stopBrandon Regional Library is a gymCharles J. Fendig Public Library is a stopEgypt Lake Partnership Library is a stopJan Kaminis Platt Regional Library is a stopJimmie B Keel Regional Library is a gymJohn F. Germany Public Library is a stopNew Tampa Regional Library is a stopNorma and Joseph Robinson Partnership Library at Sulphur Springs is a gymNorth Tampa Branch Library is a gymRobert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library is a stopRuskin Branch Library is a stopSeminole Heights Branch Library is a stopSouthShore Regional Library is a stopTemple Terrace Public Library is a stopThonotosassa Branch Library is a stopTown 'N Country Regional Public Library is a gymUpper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library is a gymWest Tampa Branch Library is a stop     Today at the library, I had a wild and crazy Zubat flying right in front of BoB. I don't know which is more odd. The bat or the skeleton. But what is for sure odd is that I had 21 Poke balls and I could not catch this Zubat.       Whether it's a Charmander or a Rattata, we want to know what you catch. Share your photos with us! ‪#‎PokeLibrary‬ ‪#‎CatchThemAll‬ ‪#‎PokemonGo‬

9. July 2016 13:27
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9. July 2016 13:27 by jennifer | 0 Comments

I have been so insanely busy. Busier than I have ever been. Blogging has taken a bit of a backseat but I wanted to do a "CURRENTLY" post to keep you all up to date with what's going on with me and the #TamapTrio Current Book(s): I am currently reading two books.  These two books could not be more different! I am really enjoying both of them! I like the Katherine book for the pool and beach. The trio have been busy reading, too. Ronin is reading a Minecraft book (big surprise there...NOT!) Ella is reading The Fifth Wave. And Haley is just about to start Fablehaven. On our drive to North Carolina we will do an audiobook and listen to All Fall Down.     Current Music: I am so guilty of LOVING the soundtrack to the hit musical, Hamilton. I also have the kids hooked on it. It's really really good. I highly recommend you give it a listen.  Current Guilty Pleasure: Brach's Peppermint Candy.  Current Drink: Publix Diet Sweet Green Tea. It's so yummy and has a great pick me up too! Current Food: I have not really been having a favorite current food these days. I am all over the place. Though I do eat the SAME thing for my work lunch EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. It's really good and I never seem to get bored with it. And it's fairly cheap. I can eat a full meal for under $2. Can't beat that.    Current Favorite Show: OUTLANDER!! The season finale is TONIGHT!! ACK!! It's going to rip my heart out. I just know it. I've read up to book 5, so I know what will come tonight.  Current Wish List: Water Rower. Current needs: To lose weight. Enough said.  Current Indulgence: Beer. I do love my beer. See above.    Current Blessing: My family. I know, it sounds cheesy, but it's true. I would be nothing without them. I was able to take the girls with me to the ALA Annual Conference late last month and we had a great time!  Current Outfit: Right now I’m typing up this post in my Star Wars sugar skull t-shirt and a pair of jeans, and my Fit Flops slip on sneakers. I am really beginning to love these shoes. Current Excitement: VACATION!!!! The kids and I will have 16 days of BLISS!!! We'll be heading to Asheville, NC for half of that and then spending the other half just hanging out doing Staycation stuff. 

6. June 2016 07:42
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Young Adult (YA) books that adults will love too!!!

6. June 2016 07:42 by jennifer | 0 Comments

YA books are all the rage. Some of my favorite reads have been YA books and I know I'm not alone in this. In fact one of my friends recently messaged me telling me about a new YA series that she recently started that she is LOVING. Check out the infograf below to help you in selecting your newest YA read! So...which books did you add to your TBR (to be read) pile??