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Adventures of a Middle-Aged Gamer

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This writing was brought to you in high-definition and surround sound by Crystal Anne with An E. Crystal is a Hufflepuff who works as an autism consultant by day and goes to Library School at night. She reads a lot, she cross-stitches a lot, and is always ready to make someone a reading list. … So a couple of months ago, I decided to dive back into a hobby that I hadn’t been heavily involved … Continue reading Adventures of a Middle-Aged Gamer

Stuff You Should Be Watching: Ted Lasso

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This Guest Recommendation is from HeatherT. HeatherT is a lawyer in Minneapolis who lives by a lake (really) with two cats. She loves cooking, reading, watching great shows and writing about them. She would like to enjoy gardening, but that’s more aspirational than real. … On paper, Ted Lasso on Apple+ did not sound like anything I would be interested in: a second-tier college (American) football coach from Kansas goes to London to coach a … Continue reading Stuff You Should Be Watching: Ted Lasso

Guest Kickass Women in History: Elizabeth Heyrick

This guest post for Kickass Women in History was written and researched by J.A. Miller: “I am a retired systems analyst and ex-historian who now writes political fantasy. I became involved with the Quakers here in Lenni Lenape lands thanks to General Smedley “War is a Racket” Butler, aka the Fighting Quaker. Though I have left academic-style history behind I still love to snoop historically and have been delighted to learn about the numerous and … Continue reading Guest Kickass Women in History: Elizabeth Heyrick

Guest Recommendation: Atlantic Crossing

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This guest recommendation comes from Janet Mullany! Janet Mullany is a sometime fiction writer who is a regular contributor for PBS/WETA’s Tellyvisions blog. … A princess steals the heart of the president of the United States. Really, PBS Masterpiece? Is that the best you can do? Because Atlantic Crossing is not some sort of adulterous fairy tale. A production of Norwegian Public Broadcasting (NRK), it tells the story of how Norway’s Crown Princess Märtha, in … Continue reading Guest Recommendation: Atlantic Crossing

Hold On, eBooks Cost HOW Much? The Inconvenient Truth About Library eCollections

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Jennie Rothschild is a collection development librarian at a public library outside of DC. She talks about books for fun and for work all over social media and in places like Booklist and Library Journal. She’s also been on several award committees, including ALA’s Margaret A. Edwards award and the CYBILS. When she’s not reading or shouting about ebook pricing, she likes to knit, watch Mike Schur shows, and work on her definitive rankings of … Continue reading Hold On, eBooks Cost HOW Much? The Inconvenient Truth About Library eCollections

Guest Post: Mary, Queen of Regency

Guest Post: Mary, Queen of Regency

This guest post is from Emily Neuberger, who wanted to share some recommendations with you. Emily is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her debut novel A Tender Thing, was released this spring. … I don’t know about you, but I’ve been finding it difficult to read while in quarantine. It seems every time I open a book, the anxiety starts: How is my mom doing? Did I send that work email? What’s going on with … Continue reading Guest Post: Mary, Queen of Regency

Poppy Post: Awesome Non-Human Sidekicks in Books

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After Poppy’s beautiful “That Moment When…” post, A Handy Guide for Choosing Your Institute of Magical Education, LiteraryCharlie’s Angels, and Eleanor Oliphant Wasn’t Completely Fine, and Neither Are Many of Us art essays, we are so excited to have another post from her! Poppy is a long-time fan of SBTB and loves cats, books and coffee, in that order. She illustrates The Loo Cats, an imaginative series starring her rescue cats in the most fantastical, improbable … Continue reading Poppy Post: Awesome Non-Human Sidekicks in Books

Poppy Post: Eleanor Oliphant Wasn’t Completely Fine, and Neither Are Many of Us

A tiny woman on a tall thin rock outcropping, standing and looking into the distance, behind her a tiny cat against a backdrop of imposing blue mountains

After Poppy’s beautiful “That Moment When…” post, A Handy Guide for Choosing Your Institute of Magical Education , and Literary Charlie’s Angels art essays, we are so excited to have another post from her! Poppy is a long-time fan of SBTB and loves cats, books and coffee, in that order. She illustrates The Loo Cats, an imaginative series starring her rescue cats in the most fantastical, improbable scenarios. The series is an ode to four … Continue reading Poppy Post: Eleanor Oliphant Wasn’t Completely Fine, and Neither Are Many of Us

“Libraries are Not the Enemy:” A Guest Post from Wendy the SuperLibrarian on the Macmillan eBook Embargo

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This guest post is from Wendy Crutcher. Wendy, aka SuperLibrarian, has been blogging since 2003, and was Romance Writers of America Librarian of the year in 2011. She’s been a collection development librarian for over 20 years, and has been working to educate patrons on how libraries work for even longer than that. Many of you have been talking about the Macmillan eBook embargo, and what you can do about it. We are beyond fortunate … Continue reading “Libraries are Not the Enemy:” A Guest Post from Wendy the SuperLibrarian on the Macmillan eBook Embargo

Poppy Post: Smart Bitches Trashing Badasses – Three Women I’d Want as my Charlie’s Angels

After Poppy’s beautiful “That Moment When…” post, and A Handy Guide for Choosing Your Institute of Magical Education art essays, we are so excited to have another post from her! Poppy is a long-time fan of SBTB and loves cats, books and coffee, in that order. She illustrates The Loo Cats, an imaginative series starring her rescue cats in the most fantastical, improbable scenarios. The series is an ode to four spunky felines who survived … Continue reading Poppy Post: Smart Bitches Trashing Badasses – Three Women I’d Want as my Charlie’s Angels

Squee from the Keeper Shelf: Claudia Gray is a Book Jedi

This guest squee was written by Crystal Anne With An E Crystal reads a lot, cross-stitches, and is an autism consultant by day and goes to library school by night. She is a Hufflepuff. Hi, my name is Crystal. I…I have to talk about something. I’ve been dying to talk about this, and the time has come. So I’m going to just jump right into it. I love what Claudia Gray does with Star Wars. What? … Continue reading Squee from the Keeper Shelf: Claudia Gray is a Book Jedi

Guest Post: A Handy Guide for Choosing Your Institute of Magical Education

A doodle by Poppy of her and her black cat on an orange kayak. The water waves blend into the hair of a goddess.

After Poppy’s beautiful “That Moment When…” post, we desperately wanted to have her and her artwork back! Poppy is a long-time fan of SBTB and loves cats, books and coffee, in that order. She illustrates The Loo Cats, an imaginative series starring her rescue cats in the most fantastical, improbable scenarios. The series is an ode to four spunky felines who survived abuse and abandonment before they found their forever home. Now they are elderly … Continue reading Guest Post: A Handy Guide for Choosing Your Institute of Magical Education

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