5 Things I Learned by Stealing and Reading the Earthsea Trilogy

A few weeks go I was at my wife’s family’s cabin and I was lurking around in a bedroom browsing my in-laws’ old bookshelf.  Hidden in the midst of a notable collection of Louis L’Amour novels, with an old framed photograph sitting on the shelf in front…

Bored with Book Reviews

I’m getting kind of bored with book reviews. Writing book reviews. Reading book reviews. You know, those ones that begin with a summary of the story, and then a small amount of obligatory opinion/critique/accolades? But not just those ones, also the more long-form bloggy/Pitchfork-y ones where…

Why Not-Quite-Real?

I’ve begun organizing my posts into four not-quite-real sections.  Why not-quite-real? I have a separate answer for each unreality: The Pretend Librarian I don’t work in a school library directly with students and teachers, I don’t have a masters degree in library or information science, and I…