Jan. 6th, 2011 09:39 pm
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Anyone who enjoys YA books will get a chuckle out of this from Booklist:

My 2011 YA Wishlist by Daniel Kraus
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Did y'all watch Glee this week--the part where the AV Club president girl sneezes on Principal Figgins, and you see the sneeze in slo-mo?

Well, that sort of happened to me today.


First, I had just bent over to point to something in a student's book, and he went "coughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcoughcough" on me.  I am not kidding. 

Then later, there was a kid who normally is a sweetheart.  He came in to do research with this look on his face, sat down and would not do a single thing.  I asked what was wrong, but he wouldn't talk to me.  I cajoled him into doing a little, and when he came in later to check out a book, I leaned in close and whispered, "so, what was the deal with social studies class?  What was wrong?"  And he replied, "well, I have a REALLY sore throat and I feel terrible."


Also, this today:

child:  *sits and stares at questions he's supposed to be answering*
me:  Ok, time to get to work!
child: *rolls eyes* I'm using my prior knowledge!

Allllllllso, these are pretty hilarious for library school humor:

Library School: Hurts So Good


Library School: Get Swingin'

Happy Thanksgiving, all!  I'm off to make pies!
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pumpkin spice latte
sweet and creamy BFF
how i will miss you

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Nothing like 20 hours in a car to force a person to finally crack open all those graphic novels sitting there.  
On to the graphic novels... )


Jun. 5th, 2010 09:38 pm
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Muse fans, this is really cool:

Time is running Out - the Section Quartet

and this is LOVE:

That's Not My Name - the Ting Tings

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"It's still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding."— Neil Gaiman
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xkcd )
For the whole thing:
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I've neglected listing the books I've read lately but wanted to tell about one that I just finished.  And loved.  Operation Yes, by Sara Lewis Holmes. 

Operation Yes )

It's definitely a lower-level book and PERFECT for sixth graders.  Oh, and it has a very cool librarian who, instead of swearing, says, "Green Eggs and Ham!" or "Frog and Toad!" or "Tuck Everlasting!"  :)

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Snagged at the last minute on eBay.  It holds recipes now.

pic spam )

My copy of Claverhouse, by Gordon Daviot, finally came!  It took two months and four days to arrive.  This verifies my theory that the postal services of multiple countries hate me.  The book isn't in great shape, but it's fine.  It has a musty, used bookstore smell to it, which I like in musty, used bookstores.  Not so much in the kitchen when I'm eating my lunch.  But so far I'm enjoying the story very much.

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Peter:  See, this is why some books need footnotes!

*huggles book club*


Jan. 30th, 2010 08:35 pm
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Poor flox.

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*school receptionist calls on phone*
Receptionist:  Is Ms. N's class in there?
Me:  Yes.
Receptionist:  Could you have her send Chad to the office for a minute?
Me:  Sure.
Me:  Ms. N, where's Chad?  He needs to go the the office.
Ms. N: Bouncing off the walls somewhere.  Chad--you need to go to the office.
Chad: My pill is here!  *bounces off*
Ms. N: Thank you, sweet Jesus.
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Stardate: Voyager Season 2

That was a bold move, exploding your ship so it would go back into phase with that other Voyager.  Seems like a pretty drastic move, though.  How could you be sure that would work?

Oh, and that episode where Tom Paris evolves into a slug-like life form, then so do you, and then you mate and have slug-like offspring?  Ew.
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I've had a lot of time for reading lately.  Nice.
Books! )
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I have [ profile] tiegirl  to thank for several of my favorite books of the year.  Neither series is new, but both are ones I'll read again and again.  So good!

Psion, Catspaw and Dreamfall by Joan D. Vinge
The Truth Trap, Aren't You the One Who..., Losers and Winners and Cutting Loose by Frances A. Miller

[ profile] aged_crone  recommended the Miller books to me, too.  Thanks, ladies!  Unfortunately, some of them can be difficult to find, but my new best friend,, usually comes through for me.

Other favorites this year:

The Last Child - John Hart
The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation - Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon
Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
Dairy Queen and The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock (reading the third book now)
Dragon Bones - Patricia Briggs
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart
The True Meaning of Smekday - Adam Rex
Stitches: A Memoir - David Small
Sand Chronicles v. 1 - Hinako Ashihara
Bad Moon on the Rise - Katy Munger
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
A Conspiracy of Kings (arc) - Megan Whalen Turner

Most of these I reviewed in my LJ at some point.  Sixty-six books read, that's about average for me.  I used to read more before the shiny!internet addiction interfered.
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I got hold of A Conspiracy of Kings.  I've read it--twice. 

All I'll say is that I loved it, and you will love it, too.



Dec. 25th, 2009 11:33 pm
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What nice/meaningful/fun/shiny! gift did you get for Christmas?

What did you give somebody, that they loved?


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Off to Ohio for a few days.  Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays, all!

Edit:  Arrived safely.  Safe travels, everyone!
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The seventh graders are researching genetic disorders.

7th Grade girl:
I need to find out the treatment for hemophilia.
7th Grade boy: There's no treatment for colorblindness. That really bums me out because I'm colorblind.
Me: Well, at least it's not life-threatening like some of the other genetic disorders.
7th Grade boy: (hands on hips and giving me a stern look) I'll have you know I almost *failed* kindergarten!


Dec. 10th, 2009 08:51 am
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LJ notifications are fixed. 157 emails this morning.


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