The Go for Gold Gymnasts: Young Girls With Strength and Determination Shine in This Middle School Age Series

I recently met a local Tampa author over on Twitter when we both commented on a Tweet by YA author Maureen Johnson (If you haven’t read her 13 Little Blue Envelopes, you should).  Alica Thompson is a a graduate of USF’s MFA program and teaches writing at Full Sail University, and has a YA book […]

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope

In honor of Star Wars Reads Day, I’m reviewing one of the newest Star Wars books to hit the shelves.  This is quite possibly the oddest, yet coolest combination to come out from Quirk Books, who added Zombies to Pride and Prejudice to make a runaway bestseller.  This version by Ian Doescher combines my first […]

Nearby History: A Review of the Literature

This week for Museums and Libraries as Cultural Heritage Institutions I had to read Nearby History: Preserving the Past Around you by David Kyvig and Myron A. Marty.  Published by the American Association for State and Local History, this little book is a great resource for libarians, historians, geneologists, archivists, researchers, and anyone else interested […]

Myth and Legend Combine in Diana Peterfreund’s Rampant

“Forget everythig you’ve ever known about unicorns…” is what the publisher says of this unique take on the myth’s and legends of unicorns.  For these are not your mother’s unicorns.  The unicorns of Rampant are vicious, man eating monsters. Despite everything her mother has always told her, Astrid Llewelyn does not beleive in unicorns.  Until […]

Another year and semester over

Hello again everyone!  It’s been a whirlwind end to the semester.  I got As in both of my classes.  Thank the Force.  I only got a few points off in Organization and got 10 off on the Pathfinder, but still managed to come away with a 98 there.  Next semester I’m taking Library Administration and […]