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January reads

2016 kicked off with a slew of rereads for me. I was still partially in a reading rut in that I found it hard to pick up books by new-to-me authors, and frequently new-to-me books period. 770 more words


Secret Shopper

I went to our library’s second branch to ask for help from the reference librarian.

Overall, it was a positive experience.  The interview was very brief.  244 more words

Reader's Advisory

The night angel trilogy

The way of shadows / Brent Weeks

The night angel trilogy (although apparently there’s a fourth one now?) is a series I mentioned way back in my review of The warded man (which recently became the most-viewed post I have done to date). 1,093 more words

Book Reviews

Pleasure reading should be pleasurable

Makes sense when you think about it, right? Yet so many of us feel obligated to finish a book once we’ve started it, and feel guilty if we set it aside. 696 more words


Picture Book Biographies: Sports

Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R. Smith, Jr.; illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Art and poetry combine to tell the story of boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion in the early part of the twentieth century. 538 more words


Blind Dates: Matching Reader and Romance

I’ve read about some great Ask-A-Librarian programs advising patrons on their next read, as well as one focusing on Readers Advisory for the Romance genre. Other libraries have developed the latter program to encompass other genres. 273 more words