Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year - New YSS Features

Never lose your sense of fun!

Welcome to Yard Sale Snoop 2011! I'm looking forward to another thriftastic new year filled with old treasures and good blogging friends. I'm also adding two new features. One is "Books I'm Reading," which you'll find as a sidebar on the right. I hope that by sharing what I'm reading, I'll be forced to actually complete books and read more. I'll eventually add a section "Completed Books" where I'll say a few words about the book and maybe even rate it.

The second feature I'm going to add is called "Little Mysteries." Lately, I've been feeling like I'm surrounded by a culture that's overcooked. I'm completely bored with tabloids, useless celebrities, and fluffy banter about things that are boring. I realize that by blogging about little mysteries, I am in essence taking the mystique away somewhat, but this isn't the Huffington Post with a zillion readers. I'm just part of a small, but passionate community of people who like a lot of the same stuff. So what's wrong with that?

I've already filled a page in one of my many notebooks with little mysteries that take me down pathways that a million others haven't. A big thanks to Kate from Love You Big for sparking many of my new artistic interests. Kate also has a reading list on her blog, which is fascinating. Do check out Love You Big.
All the best!


  1. Happy New Year! I love to read so I will be interested in your reading list. hugs, Linda

  2. Happy New Year to YOU and your reading buddy!

  3. What a good idea to post your reading list! I should resolve to read more this year and watch less TV (not give it up entirely, just be more discriminating!).

    I am currently reading Suite fran├žaise by Irene Nemirosvki. She was quite a brilliant writer. Her own life story is quite poignant.

    Next, I'm planning to read a book about Winston Churchill's wit (I forget the title) that my friend will lend me. Can't wait!

  4. Ah Erin - what a sweetie you are! Thank you for posting such a lovely comment about my lil' old blog - I'm so delighted that you get artistic -love from it. You are my thrifting inspiration, so right back at you!

    Happy New Year - can't wait to see your reading list, too. Kate xx


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I'm a slightly off-beat Toronto-area teacher who enjoys writing and photography. I come from a family of collectors and now I'm dragging my own family around to yard sales. It's just a bit of fun. Enjoy the scenes.