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)
It’s Banned Books Week, and I forgot! Fortunately Eclectic Alli reminded me with her Banned Book Bloggers of the Last Minute linkup. Everyone is welcome! Instead of just doing a review this year or even several reviews, I thought what we’d do is take a look at the top ten most-challenged books of last year…… Continue reading Banned Books Week 2017
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
As I mentioned in the post on North Carolina museum visits a while back, over the summer I traveled to Duke University for research purposes. I spent just-under 40 hours in the rare-books reading room, mostly scanning documents for my thesis project, which I haven’t discussed at length here but will eventually. In addition, I also spent most…… Continue reading Some Advice for Reading Rooms
Animal Farm by George Orwell is the only novel I remember not being allowed to read when I was a kid. It’s not a complicated story — I was looking for something to read, and it was on our bookshelf at home. I said “Hey, Animal Farm,” and saw there was a piggy on the…… Continue reading Banned Books Week: Animal Farm
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
Banned Books Week is a yearly event celebrating the freedom to read and protesting censorship or attempts to ban books. I love holidays. The simple fact that they’re holidays are good enough for me, but I also love celebrating them. In honor of this esteemed and book-related holiday, and with some good feedback from y’all,…… Continue reading Banned Books Blog Party!