Here's where things stand here: The first week of November, I had a much needed medical thing done. A week recovery was needed so I laid around and read a little and watched a lot of HGTV. This week, yeah, this week. I don't think I need to get into this week. Suffice to say, … Continue reading Where Things Stand
Fresh Romance volume 1 features diverse characters, loves, and even includes a strong retelling. I LOVE THIS BOOK.
Six things from last week. News! Drama! Books!
Two adventurers are just trying to get to California to get some cash, but they actually have the keys to a treasure! Oh and twins get separated for a while. PIRATES.
This symphony-like wordless picture book is going to have a hard time finding the right reader, I think. Read on for why.
Who doesn't love penguins? This tongue-in-cheek penguin book tells readers all about what they never thought to ask about penguins. Seriously.
Last year at this time, I wrote about the Library Journal Graphic Novel Webinar. Like I said last time, I rarely attend these "publishers talk about upcoming books you totally need to have" but this is one I do attend. Why? They tell you what they're going to be heavily promoting and what might be … Continue reading Library Journal’s Graphic Novel Webinar
I've often thought on the fact that if I were asked, "how do you buy graphic novels for your library?" I'd have a tough time answering it. For me it's a little bit of this and a little bit of that. So to help you, in your graphic novel purchasing or, I hope, use of … Continue reading Tools of the Trade
As of today, I've been given the awesome (and major) task of recommending graphic novel titles for ALL the graphic novel collections (kids, teen, adults) at BOTH BRANCHES. We've recently discovered (we think anyway) that the adult graphic novels and the children's graphic novels are HUGE circulators. Not sure what's going on with the teen … Continue reading The Graphic Shelf Returns
I'm trying to gather my thoughts on this today. It's hard because one of the greats has passed away and my heart aches at that news. David Bowie was supposed to live forever. It's hard to be excited for books when someone so awesome has left the world. So, my initial thoughts on the ALA … Continue reading ALA YMA 2016