Rewind: March 2014

March is practically a blur. Work has been busy—between genre-fying our collection, RFID tagging, major weeding, and other projects, there’s been no downtime! And it’s not going to slow down anytime soon…the renovation and expansion is getting closer to completion every day.  In my bits of spare time, I managed to do some reading, drink some whiskey, and actually do some writing!

Here’s what happened on the blog this month:

Reviews

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Ftizpatrick

The Pretenders (Cemetery Girl #1) by Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

Half Bad by Sally Green

Library

We had a Divergent party program at the library.

Marilynne Robinson came to Lawrence to speak as part of Read Across Lawrence.

Social media for libraries: the case of the overdue library book = some initial thoughts I have on leveraging social media for libraries.

Readers’ Advisory

Here’s a list of my urban fantasy favorites and some series I’ve been meaning to check out.

I shared my most anticipated spring 2014 new releases.

I rounded up a list of Sci-fi and Fantasy titles written by women on the library’s tumblr.

Other Posts

Listening Lately

YA to Movie Adaptations in a Perfect World

Don’t Miss

Kelly Jensen hosted a series of insightful posts on all aspect of girls and YA and reading. This post on female friendships in YA from Morgan Matson was my favorite, but seriously, check out the entire series.

Sync announced the titles for the free ebooks this summer. So many great titles—I can’t wait. We promote this a lot at my library. I love that you can get a digital download and listen for as long as you want, since I rarely get through a library book in the 2 week lending period from Overdrive and I hate transferring 10 discs into my iTunes because I’m lazy.

I love the way this post from Jen at YA Romantics breaks down read-alikes for BBC’s Sherlock.

You have to check out these lines of poetry paired with rap lyrics at Mental Floss.

Fantasy Library League. Test your collection development skills. I think this would be really fun to play!

Marie Hensen from NYPL has compiled a list of essential feminists texts.

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