Oh, my friends. I closed this book shut about five days ago and am still reeling from it. It was heart-pounding and gut-wrenching and soul-stirring. Children of Blood and Bone is worth the hype. Anybody who follows literary news has heard of first time author Tomi Adeyemi's debut YA fantasy -- book one of a... Continue Reading →
This assignment was for IFSM 201: Concepts and Applications of Information Technology class at UMUC. I received an A on my essay, which was based on the following question(s): Read the following article at https://librariansandlibrarymediaspecialists.blogspot.com/2018/01/finding-missing-information-and-capture.html. Relate it to what you have learned so far and to the following thoughts on privacy of that information. Will all the... Continue Reading →
My youngest is a diehard princess fan. We've watched Frozen more times than I can count, she wants everything in her life to be purple because of Sophia the First, and she insists on wearing a dress almost every single day no matter the weather. "No pants, Mama," she says. "Pants are dumb." (True story, kiddo.)... Continue Reading →
Mysteries aren't my favorite genre. The writing has to be really tight throughout the story -- including the ending -- for it to be successful. Too often, I find mysteries that hold my interest in the first three-quarters will fall apart at the end because of predictability, implausibility, or both. Let's just say, this one wasn't... Continue Reading →
Category: Middle Grade I read The Secret of Nightingale Wood a few months ago after it was recommended to me by the most excellent staffers at the Curious Iguana bookstore in downtown Frederick, MD. I expected a fun and easy read given the genre, but it was compelling and evocative and deeply moving; it caught me off... Continue Reading →
[A book is] a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles.
The following is an essay on the correlation between eBooks and youth literacy rates. This essay was written for my Digital Media & Society class at UMUC and I received an A. Excerpt: The statistics linking literacy to various indicators of success in adulthood (such as employment, financial status, and even level of civic engagement)... Continue Reading →