But if Obama successfully devours the four announced novels (amid his inevitable...– Michael Medved, “Obama’s Fictional World: A Peek at His Vacation Reading List” I love that we have a president who reads novels — and a president who reportedly loves Gilead as much as I do. I have a firm belief that fiction increases empathy and broadens experience, and...
Woman comes up to the circ desk with a stroller and a toddler. The toddler is fiddling with the cords of the computer and looking up at me. “Hey baby,” I tell her, smiling. …. Her mother answers unblinkingly, “Hey.”
Goodreads | Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Novels →
bookstacks: How many have you read? A somewhat dismal 17. Also, “All-Time” = 20th century? Where’s the Austen, folks? Bronte? Dickens? Cripes!
Got my first circ desk ask out yesterday. I feel like I’ve really arrived as a librarian.
Delirium, by Lauren Oliver, 2011 Scenario: Lena lives in a world where love is outlawed before the age of 18 and “cured” through a surgical procedure at coming of age. She’s eager for her own cure and a life without fear until she does the unthinkable and, weeks before the procedure, falls in love. Pros: As others have noted, this reminded me a fair bit of Matched when it...
Hack Your Program: Simmons Graduate School of... →
A recent blog post about the experience over in Boston from a new grad.
‘The first half of my career, I was deep into reference’ [said...– Jerry Large, “Librarian finds digital divide has changed his job”
So, I’ve had some days lately. You know the ones. Where I’d rather be baking zucchini bread and vacuuming, which are somehow much worse than the days where you’d rather be lying around in bed doing nothing. More unfair somehow. But today was one of the good days. Neck Tattoo Patron approached and asked for help while I was shelving alone in the children’s room. She said...
It is worth looking at images of London’s violent weekend and asking how they...– The Arts blog at the Guardian. (via bookshelvesofdoom)