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Phrase of the Millennium?

Due to popular demand, I’m introducing a new vision to the LL couture: the I’m a librarian, bitch! line of fabulous t-shirtwear (and kitchenware). Visit my cafepress.com store for the details. I also have some variations to the LL thing that I’m experimenting with, so please be gentle…

I’ll be makin’ more items as fast as I can. In the meantime, please to enjoy a conference presentation title I forgot to add to my last blog entry:


  • “Of course you’ll
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MARC’d

Last week was an early beginning to a season I love and dread: library conferences. Like death, taxes and Christina Aguirela’s latest body piercing, from now until September we librarians face the gauntlet of flat coffee, novel-sized Powerpoint handouts and ugly tussles over vendor freebies.… Read the rest

A Wrinkle in Madeleine – The Conclusion

So what about the New Yorker article was so distressing? It portrayed L’Engle in a way I desperately didn’t want her to be: human. Raised by parents who were more concerned about each other rather than their children, Madeleine grew up to be a less-than-giving adult, using the experiences of people around her (especially her children) as fodder for her work, hurting them immensely. To top it off, the article states she sugar-coated her life, preferring to downplay the less-than-pleasant … Read the rest

A Wrinkle in Madeleine

While flipping through the latest issue of the New Yorker for the latest cartoons, I was stunned to see a profile on Madeleine L’Engle.

Madeleine L’Engle. Just like a lot of you, she saved my life. She’s also one of the biggest reasons I became a librarian. But after reading the article, I was stunned for a different reason: I wished I’d never read the damn thing.… Read the rest

My Dinner With Detective Dietrich

Cintra Wilson recently launched a series on what Salon.com calls “entertainment’s underappreciated greats”. Judging the series so far, the criteria for underappreciated greatness seems to be an inexplicable erotic attraction to the subject as well as a compulsion to spew adjectives as if she were the spawn of Chuck Palahniuk and a riot grrl with Tourette’s Syndrome.

But if Cintra can do it, so can I.

So who is my inexplicable erotic attraction?… Read the rest