Beware the “best of” lists

Well, take the "best of" lists with a grain of salt. Especially Slate's best books of the year list. Now, I'm not sure why I still peruse Slate's articles. There have been a handful of interesting articles in the last two years. One was today about high school teachers using The Help to teach about … Continue reading Beware the “best of” lists

NELA roundup and marathon preview

Hello friends! I'm finally back from Busyland. (Or Busytown! Shoutout to Richard Scarry!) Well, I'm almost back. I still have a few things to do before I feel like I can really say that my crazy busy month is over. Mostly it's the marathon that I'm going to be running in a few days. A … Continue reading NELA roundup and marathon preview

Book Review: Every Day by David Levithan

Today's post is a brief one. I had to catch up a bit on my NaNoWriMo-ing from Friday yesterday (putting down around 3, 000 words. Phew!) and have another 1,666 to get through today. I'm having a good time, but can't but think that it might have been easier if I had some sort of … Continue reading Book Review: Every Day by David Levithan

My job title should be “Hunger Games Librarian”

I shouldn't complain! I do love The Hunger Games. I had another program yesterday. We made bows out of popsicle sticks and dental floss and arrows out of q-tips! Drugstore archery at it's finest. After practice you could shoot about 10 feet with some gesture toward accuracy. It was great! The best thing about the … Continue reading My job title should be “Hunger Games Librarian”