Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Edition part 2: Video Games

I hope everyone had a good SteaksThanksgiving! I personally was sucked into reading 200 pages of Hunger Games. I have no idea what I did to deserve this new obsession, but I am very, very sorry for it. All I can think about is going home and finishing the book.
(Librarian PROTIP: If you want to read a book that's insanely popular, don't just reserve the main copy. Search the library database or ask your librarian for specifically the large-print copy. You'll get it ten times quicker.)

As promised, however, I've managed to compiled a gory bloodbath Cornucopia of video games and book apps for the tech-savvy child in your life. Ones that won't turn your favorite school-ager into a prostitute beating, car stealing, chainsaw-wielding soldier of vigilante madness. Virtually. If you're concerned about that sort of thing. Virtually.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday Edition: Books

Happy Thanksgiving!
For the past, oh, ten years or so,Thanksgiving weekend has been my time to get those crazy-big end-of-semester projects done. You know, like a 25 page literature review in which you prove to your professor you actually read 50 articles so she'll agree to publish with you. Or, a Web 2.0 project which is a research project, wherein you compare a neighborhood website with grafitti artists just to get enough articles (but it miraculously worked out).

This year, I have absolutely nothing to do that could possibly benefit myself or humanity in any way.

So, please at least accept this list of appropriate presents for school-age children, because God knows they hate those clearance sweaters you always get them.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Childn00b Programming

And by "The Vulture" I mean "laptop-glued parental unit"
Okay, so the title's pushing it since there's no clever way to incorporate my #n00brarian status. Or there is, but my sad trombone wittiness has been beaten out of me by a hoard of children whose only weakness was Spiderman books (but at least they had one!). It's the calm after the storm now that my Spidey sense for misbehaving children has been deactivated (or, maybe it's more of a release valve. It slowly hisses out).

I constantly think of stuff to do at the library. Like, when I'm in the shower, in the middle of the night, watching a horror movie (not all at the same time). But, being new, I did have a fear of planning something that doesn't sound good. Not for fear it would fail, but the fear of something like this: