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How Libraries Work (For Writers and Readers)

I’ve worked in libraries, on and off, for the past 13 years. When I’m not working in them, I’m still there all the time, and have been since I was a wee little child. I’m still not an expert on the back rooms, but I can tell you the biggest thing people don’t understand about how libraries…… Continue reading How Libraries Work (For Writers and Readers)

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · Nonfiction · Picture Books · Queer · YA

3 Books on Queer Reading and Librarianship

You know how sometimes you’re just living your life and all of a sudden you’re doing a research project? That’s just me? Okay. The point is I got super interested in whether or not queer librarianship was a thing, and if so, what are the going concerns. Turns out it is, of course it is, and…… Continue reading 3 Books on Queer Reading and Librarianship

Adult Fiction

Reblog: Pear Trees Are Obscene! Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Originally posted on BOOKING IT:
I’m a sexy beast. Click here for source of photo.  This post contributes to the Banned Books Blog Party hosted by hannah at her blog Things Matter.  Click here for more about her blog and the banned books blog party. ? Pear trees in bloom should be banned.  They are just…

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · History · Other Stuff · Picture Books

Banned Books Week: “The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books” Event

In the interest of time, instead of a book profile today, I’ve got an event to talk about! “The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books” was a talk given by Dr. William Hutchings of the UAB Department of English at one of my local libraries. The audience was about twenty to twenty-five people of mature years. I was…… Continue reading Banned Books Week: “The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books” Event

Adult Fiction

Reblog: Banned Book Week Giveaways (sticky post)

Originally posted on Book Journey:
  Banned Book Week is here!  Please check out the giveaways happening around the blogs – and here!  Enter the post page here and find all the current giveaways and banned book posts! *Note:  Commenting on any of my banned book related posts this week will enter you into my…

Children's & Middle Grade · Fantasy

Banned Books Week: Harry Potter and the Handwritten Warnings

Doesn’t that sound like a Harry Potter title? 😉 Bear with me through the Harry Potter remembrances, I do have a point. Over the weekend, while Banned Books Week was getting under way, I saw various blog posts listing popular and well-respected books that have been challenged. Harry Potter is usually on the list, and…… Continue reading Banned Books Week: Harry Potter and the Handwritten Warnings