Summer Reading… er, Summer Programming!

We’re halfway + a week into Summer Reading in my county (which only runs June & July because most families travel in August) and here’s a quick recap in the form of those superlatives that were added to your high school yearbook. Most Attended Program NC Zoo presents Animal Sound …

What Makes a Librarian?

As I’ve decided to start blogging about things that go into my job, I should probably start at what exactly my job entails. So to start: I’m a Youth Services Librarian. This means I handle programs for ages 0-17 as well as collection development for the “kid’s” and “teen” sections …

Book Review: Arabella of Mars

ARABELLA OF MARS By David D. Levine 2016. Hardcover. 352pp. Tor Books. Winner of the 2016 Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book. Arabella doesn’t want to be a lady, but her mother is determined to make her one. So when playful “hunting” with her …

Book Review: The Invisible Library

THE INVISIBLE LIBRARY By Genevieve Cogman 2014. Paperback. 329pp. Tor UK. Irene works for the Library collecting dangerous or parallel-world unique books. After a successful mission, she’s given a new, urgent mission and an assistant she doesn’t really want. Once in the alternate world, Irene and Kai find that Chaos …

Book Review: Skinny Legs and All

SKINNY LEGS AND ALL By Tom Robbins 1990. Hardcover. 422pp. Bantam Books. Ellen Cherry Charles was not expecting to travel to New York City in an Airstream shaped like a turkey. Nor was she expecting to make the journey as Mrs. Randolph “Boomer” Petway III, but here she is. Along …

Book Review: American Gods

AMERICAN GODS By Neil Gaiman 2001. Mass-market paperback. 592pp. HarperCollins. Shadow Moon spent three years behind bars, dreaming of the day he would be released and able to go home to his wife, Laura. Days before his release, Shadow gets news that’s even worse than his original sentencing: Laura and …

Book Review: The Glass Universe

THE GLASS UNIVERSE How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars By Dava Sobel 2016. Hardcover. 320pp. Viking. In a time when women were expected to do the work astronomers couldn’t be bothered to do, the women of Harvard Observatory took control of their own …

Book Review: The Summer of You

THE SUMMER OF YOU The Blue Raven, #2 By Kate Noble 2010. Paperback. 352pp. Berkley Trade. After the adventures in London, Byrne Worth has retreated to his cottage on Merrymere Lake, where he is unbothered in his solitude. He likes it this way, he tells himself, he has his daily …

Book Review: The Dare and the Doctor

★★★★★ THE DARE AND THE DOCTOR by Kate Noble Series #: Winner Takes All, #3 Genre: Fiction, Trashy Romance, Historical Original Publication Date: 2016 Review Read: 28 Feb 2017 Summary: The conclusion to the Winner Takes All series, The Dare and the Doctor doesn’t disappoint. Dr. Rhys Gray and Ms. Margaret Babcock …

Book Review: The Lie and the Lady

★★★★★ THE LIE AND THE LADY by Kate Noble Series #: Winner Takes All, #2 Genre: Fiction, Trashy Romance, Historical Original Publication Date: 2015 Review Read: 22 Feb 2017 Summary: In The Game and the Governess, John Turner made a bet with his friend, Lord Edward Granville, that the lord would have …