Breast cancer is the usual go-to example for those opposed to overzealous web filtering. And indeed, the inability to look up basic health information is pretty problematic. The filter at my school is pretty lax. I rarely run into problems. Our students can look up breast cancer all day long. … Continue reading
From Awful Library Books: Runaway Bride Returns! This librarian is not a bunhead shusher. She’s a hottie in black knee-high boots who gets married in Vegas and ditches her new husband the morning after. Ooh, steamy! But clearly the craziest part is how she advocates against Dewey: “No Dewey decimal … Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, I just listened to two of the most hilarious interviews with children’s authors ever in the world. Please, if you know what’s good for you, watch: Maurice Sendak on the Colbert Report and then listen to: Jack Gantos on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.
This video combines two of my favorite things: children reading library books and “Party in the USA.”
I’m spending my day watching Lord of the Rings, extended editions (or as far as I get, anyway). There will no doubt be some Chinese food at some point. I’ve never had a traditional Jewish Christmas — I’m looking at this as an opportunity to explore my heritage. The folks … Continue reading
You know what? I apologize. There was not nearly enough Krampus in that last post. The internet is all about Krampus this year (for the obvious reason that he’s awesome), so allow me to further Krampus up your day. Anthony Bourdain made a Krampus video. It’s a pretty good overview … Continue reading
A friend just alerted me to this ad for Hunger Games nail polish on Bookshelves of Doom. “Capitol Colours,” it’s called: “What will you be wearing at the opening ceremonies?” Really? Isn’t this kind of like selling fake Dalmatian-fur coats to girls who want to be glamorous like Cruella deVille? … Continue reading
You might have noticed that I haven’t been around much lately. (Or maybe you haven’t noticed. That is also okay.) There are two reasons: 1. In less than a month now, I am taking this test: Middle School Humanities MTEL. If I pass it, I will be well on my … Continue reading
“I can never decide which book I want, and I hate buying a book and then realizing halfway through that I hate it. I can’t just return it and I’ve wasted money. I wish there were a way I could just borrow a book instead.” You can borrow books and … Continue reading
A friend just shared with me the art of Thomas Doyle, which I share with you because every sculpture I click on has me writing a new twisted YA post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel in my head. For instance, this. Or oh god, this. Sometimes they’re zombie novels. Yeesh.