“The Hate U Give” Review: What is there to say, really?

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Balzer + Bray: 2017.

The Hate U GiveOk. I honestly don’t know how to even write this review.

Usually I have at least a little bit of insight to share during a book review, and if I don’t, I don’t write a review. So. Why am I reviewing this book, then? TBH, because everyone else is, and I want to make sure people know that I’m in the know. Peer pressure at its finest.

I read this as part of a book club that I run on Goodreads – the Apparating Library Book Club, part of the Harry Potter Alliance. We are in the midst of a readathon right now called the Resist Readathon, and this was our first book. I knew before it came out that this would be the book to choose, and no surprises, I was right.

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Unicorn Frappuccino: a review

This is a post I wrote on one of my library blogs for work. I though I’d share. Enjoy!

I tried Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino today so you don’t have to. First, let me tell you something about myself: I love unicorns. I have unicorn jewelry. I watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Twilight Sparkle is my favorite, in case you were wondering). I still have the horn saved from the unicorn piñata I had […]

via Unicorn Frappuccino: a review — X Meets Y Club Blog

National Library Week: Thursday | Take Action for Libraries Day

Day 4! Day 4 of National Library Week is Take Action for Libraries Day! Today you are challenged to write postcards to your elected officials urging them to support library funding, net neutrality, email privacy, or any other important issues concerning access to information and intellectual freedom. The only postcards I had on hand were literary (cause what else?), so I wrote a few to my representatives urging them to take action for libraries on appropriately literary postcards.

Postcards for libraries

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National Library Week: Wednesday | National Bookmobile Day!

Hey, all! Today’s National Library Week day is National Bookmobile Day! Woot! The library where I work has a Bookmobile, and I had actually never been on it until today! We had an open house for people to come take a look at our Bookmobile, enter raffles, sit in on storytimes, and do crafts. It was a gorgeous spring day (FINALLY), so the weather was on our side.

Our Bookmobile makes regular stops at local schools, nursing homes, and apartment complexes and delivers materials and services to those who can’t otherwise get transportation to the library. It is such a wonderful resource to the community and we are lucky to have it.

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National Library Week: Tuesday | National Library Workers Day

Happy Tuesday! Today is day 2 of National Library Week and it is also National Library Workers Day! I come to you with a brief posting about my library co-workers, as I am keeping on track with a post for each themed day this week!

In honor of National Library Workers Day, my library threw a special party in the break room with Andy’s Frozen Custard and luau decorations. It was lovely – especially since the “servers,” one of which was our library director, dressed up for the occasion, grass skirts included.

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National Library Week: Monday | Challenged book challenge

What is up Rose Readers? So yesterday I wrote a post about National Library Week in which I shared a video from the library where I work and got all braggy and inspiring and shit. And then at the end of the post I spontaneously decided I was going to do a new post each day this week relating to the Instagram challenge of the day. So, here I am! Day 1 and so far keeping my spontaneous promise!

Today’s challenge is to post a picture of you reading a banned/challenged book. Here’s mine:

Fun Home Banned Book Selfie

The book is Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, and it is the best graphic work I have ever read. Funny story: I haven’t blogged about Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home or Are You My Mother?, but I’ve had a Fun Home/Are You My Mother? post in my drafts for over a year. I read Fun Home like a year or two ago now and was waiting to read the second one before I did a post on it… I didn’t read the second one until January of this year. So here I am finally writing about it!

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