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January 2011 Reading Round-up

There was a lot of reading going on this month, 95% of it Required Winter Break Reading of Young Adult Classics. Wait a second. Make that 100%. What does this mean? That I should have been keeping a Death Count. Seriously, people are dying/going crazy/trying to kill themselves all over the place in historic YA! […]

Library (Student) Day in the Life, 2011 edition

It’s that time of year again… time for…. Library Day in the Life! 6:30 a.m. “Jessica!” “What are you doing here? How is it possible for you to have ANOTHER snow day?” “I’m sick! I’m taking a sick day!” “—-” “What! I get 20 sick days a year.” “I hate you.” 7:00-9:00 a.m. A little […]

get used to it

Four days, four books. Ah, such is life such is life. Semester starts in three… two… one…

three is a magic number

1. I walked into a strange university library today, looking to exercise my borrowing rights as a part of a library consortium and obtain two YA books I need to read for class. The following conversation transpired. Me: “I’m looking for a few children’s books. I checked the catalog from home and it said they […]

how to travel by air (or not)

Step One: Somehow manage to completely delude yourself into thinking your flight is on Monday, when in fact, your flight is on Tuesday. – Bonus points if the person who informs you of this error is a surly Southwest customer service agent behind the baggage checking counter. Bonus bonus points if you printed off your […]

Best Reads of 2010

  10. Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation by Gregory Maguire 9. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan 8. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer 7. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith 6. Push by Sapphire 5. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee 4. The Catcher in the Rye 3. Committed by […]

2010 Retrospective

In January, I spent two weeks in Michigan, a weekend darting in and out of ALA Midwinter, and started my second semester of grad school with a great deal of vigor and energy. Or at least I think I had a great deal of vigor and energy. If I didn’t, I certainly should have. In […]