Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Consumerism at its Finest, and iPad Book Apps


But that iPad earned me $7.63 in cash back rewards...
Take THAT!
Have I told you I have an iPad? I have an iPad, which I will own fully in 4 more easy payments of $100.

I've been informed that, for some reason, when I applied to be a panelist for the Children's and YA Bloggers' Literary Awards in the category of book apps for iPad they actually didn't laugh, scoff, or point (well, at least they didn't scoff). Because guess what? I'm a first round judge! And I'm ridiculously excited. And it's sent some more traffic to this blog. To satiate your fears, here are some examples of things I've written. Or added to considerably.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Who CARES about Your Newsletter?

The title to this post is based on what I think to be the greatest exercise in futility for the cause of equality in picture books. Well maybe not THE greatest, because there are books like this one that are pretty much terrifying... upon further review, the second edition is all right, but the first edition featured Shelley hooked up to a machine with what can only be assumed to be a shaved head (if turtles had hair) and smiling like a drugged up doofus. I wish I could find the art for the original but it looks like it's been whitewashed.Which sucks because I love laughing at things that are unintentionally extremely offensive, and would love to share my joy with all of you.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

(Iron Fist Sold Separately): Welcoming environments

There may be a shift in my blog away from reviews and more toward: what's going on in the library, how things are going, my experiences as a #n00blibrarian, etc. I notice I get more comments when I write about stuff like that, but it's not just that. I feel like I get more out of stuff when I document it. It's not all about you all the time, Reader!