Friday, March 28, 2008

Did I Just Say That?

(Setting: Yesterday. Library workroom.)
Cool Coworker: Do these paperbacks you just cataloged go on the shelf under the series name?

Me: Bother. I'm not sure about some of those -- oh, not the Stine; that goes under his last name.

That's right, as if I had been saying, "the Shakespeare's over there in the 800s," I referred to the popular scary-book series by R. L. Stine as "the Stine."

Capital City weather: getting cloudy, 70s
Reading: How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read. His premise is that there's no need to do more than skim a book, and know where it fits in the cultural landscape. Which is kinda how readers' advisory works.

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