What I’m Reading: February 2016

Posted January 28, 2016 in Books & Reading / 1 Comment
What I’m Reading: February 2016

Well, my January picks didn’t pan out the way I had hoped. I spent most of the month in a reading slump and just couldn’t get interested in anything. Thank goodness I’m starting fresh with a new list. I chose a few short reads for this month so I added an extra to fit in my book club read. Half of my reading will be devoted to working on the Hub Challenge. There’s also a lot of David Levithan on here. He won the Edwards award and since I haven’t read several of the books on the list for the […]


Giant Days v. 1 by John Allison & Lissa Treiman

Posted January 18, 2016 in Books & Reading / 1 Comment
Giant Days v. 1 by John Allison & Lissa Treiman

I spent a good bit of Winter break reading this comics series and became completely obsessed with it. I first read an excerpt at the end of an issue of Lumberjanes. I knew it would be great, but I wasn’t expecting to love it quite so much. Since reading it, I’ve become quite a fan of John Allison. I’m hoping to write a little about his web series in the future. The comic centers on three university roommates as they try to navigate their first year. Susan is intelligent, snarky, and quite the feminist. There’s a wonderful panel when they’re […]


Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Posted January 16, 2016 in Books & Reading / 0 Comments
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

There was no way I was going to miss out on a book about a blind teen. No way. I was definitely hoping for something great, but I was also pleasantly surprised. The book blurb makes it sound like a romance, but it’s not one. There is a bit of a romance element, but it’s not driven by romance. There’s a much larger focus on friendship and relationships (of all kinds) in general. I loved that about it. All the friendships and relationships also felt very genuine, too. Everything about this novel felt honest and real, which wasn’t exactly what […]


This Week in the Library [2.10]

Posted January 10, 2016 in Collection Development, In the Library / 0 Comments
This Week in the Library [2.10]

We’re back in school for the second semester of my second year at HTHS. It was only a three day week for the students, but I was there all week. It was a pretty productive week and I’m excited about this semester. The winter break never feels like enough because it’s always so busy. I did have a few days to relax and refresh, though. Wednesday was the best day because I got to see my library aides for the first time in a few weeks. I even adopted a few new library aides. We’re Genrefied! I spent a large […]


What I’m Reading

Posted January 7, 2016 in Books & Reading / 1 Comment
What I’m Reading

It’s another month with another 10 hopefuls. Let’s hope at least a few of these books catch my interest. Shade Me by Jennifer Brown Nikki Kill does not see the world like everyone else. In her eyes, happiness is pink, sadness is a mixture of brown and green, and lies are gray. Thanks to a rare phenomenon called synesthesia, Nikki’s senses overlap, in a way that both comforts and overwhelms her. Always an outsider, just one ‘D’ shy of flunking out, Nikki’s life is on the fast track to nowhere until the night a mysterious call lights her phone up […]