Readers’ Advisory Toolkit: Writing Book Reviews, Blog Posts, and Annotations

Last week I attended the Missouri and Kansas Library Associations Joint Conference Libraries without Borders. In addition to attending some sessions that were really great, I presented with my friend and co-worker on writing about books for your community as a librarian in a session entitled Readers’ Advisory Toolkit: Writing Book Reviews, Blog Posts, and… Continue reading Readers’ Advisory Toolkit: Writing Book Reviews, Blog Posts, and Annotations

Top Ten Posts that Give You a Glimpse of Me (as a Blogger)

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blogging prompt hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I don’t participate every week, but I join in when I find the prompt interesting. This week’s topic was a “freebie” so when skimming through past prompts, I chose #106 from 2012 about posts that represent me as a blogger. I broke… Continue reading Top Ten Posts that Give You a Glimpse of Me (as a Blogger)

An Analysis of the 2014 Young Adult New York Times Bestseller Lists by Gender of Author

A perennial question was raised in a continuing education course I took on critically evaluating young adult literature: do boys read less because of all those “girly” books written by women? I’ll discuss more on that topic in a separate post. But this question, as well as other discussions about gender and sexism in the… Continue reading An Analysis of the 2014 Young Adult New York Times Bestseller Lists by Gender of Author