Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Part One: Ethics
Is it okay to book-talk books I haven't read?

If I already book-talked a book, do I have to finish it? It's sooooo girl-drama.

Part Two: Lists
Books Book-Talked at WMS
this month (I get credit for circ stats on all copies this summer, right?):

Step to This / Nikki Carter
No Way Out / Peggy Kern
We Are the Ship / Kadir Nelson
Slam Dunk
/ Sharon Robinson

I talked about those consistently. I displayed these and/or mentioned these to some classes:
Postcard / Tony Abbot
Burger Wuss
/ M.T. Anderson
A La Carte / Tanita Davis
Scat / Carl Hiaasen
InuYasha Rumiko Takahashi
Hip-Hop: A Short History / Rosa Waters

See my LibraryThing to search for books by tags when kids say "this lady came to our school and talked about a baseball book" or whatever.

Friday, May 22, 2009

I wish I could wait until banned books week, but I can't wait. Here's a diverting blog entry from the Library of Virginia on James Branch Cabell.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Is that Why the Interwebs Are Slow at My House?

I never considered checking for ants; a good tip from Mr. Gaiman.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Good News

Patron who's in today stopped to talk with each of us to thank us for help as she worked on her master's degree at our lib. the last year or so. She just turned in the thesis! She tends to be smiley -- today it was an extra-big grin.