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Christmas Eve Reading

Merry Christmas Eve!  Every year I try to choose a new book for my Christmas collection. (OK, sometimes it’s more than one…) Winter Lights: A Season in Poems and Quilts, by Anna Hines I’ve had my eye on this book for the past couple years, and I finally bit the bullet.  There are about 15… Continue reading Christmas Eve Reading

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Reading Right Now: September 2012

  The books I’ve been reading lately are all over the map.  I love jumping around from book to book, and my reading mood changes throughout the day—and so does the format.  Nowadays I read most of my books on the Kindle app on my phone.  When I can’t nab a seat on the bus… Continue reading Reading Right Now: September 2012

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Top 100 Young Adult Novels

Have you seen this list?  NPR held an online vote to compile a list of the  “100 Best-Ever Teen Novels.” I’ve seen a lot of griping online about the list, and there are certainly bound to be flaws with any top-100 list, but I really can’t complain since I didn’t even participate in the voting.… Continue reading Top 100 Young Adult Novels

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Why I’m an Amateur Librarian

Lately I’ve been musing about what the name of my blog means, and why I chose it, and if it’s still applicable, especially now that I’ve evolved from an actual librarian to more of a librarian-in-spirit.  I tend to have a burst of blog post ideas all at once, and I wrote down these thoughts… Continue reading Why I’m an Amateur Librarian