The Librarian’s Book of Lists

A must-read for the aspiring librarians or lover of libraries and lists. This book includes silly lists like In the Library with the Lead Pipe’s Brett Bonfield’s list of library-inspired Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavors, and thought-provoking lists like, Michael Gorman’s five new laws of library science (#5 – Honor the past and createContinue reading “The Librarian’s Book of Lists”

To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story

If only I could remember WHAT recommended me this treasure. Travel? Journal? Pictures?! Some of my favorite topics complied in equally as enticing yellow cover. (But you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover!) Casey Scieszka and Steven Weinberg met in Morocco while study abroad with their respective colleges. They fell in love, and madeContinue reading “To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story”


There were two British international students at the university last spring. Liam and Lucy (Yes, those are their real names) furthered my world view just from the stories they told me about their home life. That sensation, paired with my recent binge on graphic novels and gearing up for Script Frenzy, inspired me to readContinue reading “Persepolis”

Secret Identity

Marvel will always have a special place in my heart, but I have been coming to terms recently that I love DC. Between Alan Moore for the Neo-Victorian Literature and the purchasing librarian being DC-centric, DC is slowly winning me over. At the end of the day, a graphic novel is a graphic novel (orContinue reading “Secret Identity”

Will Grayson, will grayson

Hands down, one of the highlights of last summer. Anything John Green and David Levithan pen, individually, is beautifully orchestrated with humor and heat-string-pulling emotion and this collaboration is a must-read for fans of both authors. Will Grayson, will grayson is the best of both writers in one novel. The title characters, both of whom areContinue reading “Will Grayson, will grayson”

The Library: An Illustrated History

Yes, I read a library book about libraries. Let me just say, The Library: An Illustrated History, by Stuart A.P Murray, is not as illustrated as you might think. The illustrated portion was, more or less, an afterthought from the author. I can only guess that one would need to put a spin on aContinue reading “The Library: An Illustrated History”

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told

I already knew that conspiracy theory between Abraham Lincoln and JFK, but I didn’t know that about the custody battle that lead to George Washington’s existence. History, learn it, jokers. Thumbs: 1 out of 2

Derby Girl

This summer’s reading goal is all about clearing house on my reading list. Derby Girl, written by Shauna Cross, is an older entry on the list. Whip It! is the film version of this novel (novel-to-film is a running theme in my reading goals as well). Cross wrote the screenplay for the film, which IContinue reading “Derby Girl”

Anything But Ordinary

This better be the only rotten apple in my book crop. My method for selecting books had failed until this. Amazon likes to suggest books for me, based on other books I have viewed. In turn, I will read a summary of them, check if they are available in a library within my county, andContinue reading “Anything But Ordinary”