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Let’s Knit!

March 22, 2014

Every few days Amazon sends me an email with suggestions for books that it thinks I might like. This last week the book fairies came up with a new genre they had not offered before.  Crafts.  I enjoy crafts, but frankly, I don’t have the time.

Pictured below is a book on knitting that is being released later this year.  When I first laid eyes on it, I thought maybe it was one of the books that I had already weeded.  I don’t know what breed of dog, knitter #1 is holding but it is adorable. Upon further investigation, I discovered they also have an Easter knitting book.  I know my friend @smellslikelibrary will want a copy of that one.

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Library….

October 5, 2013

Cue the orchestra….dah dah…dah dah…..

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The Mystery of Blue Star Lodge

May 5, 2013

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When I first started weeding last month,
I started going section by section looking for books that looked old by “reading” the spine.
I found this one in the “K” section, for the illustrator.
Maybe she looks so horrified because she was alphabetized under  the wrong letter of the alphabet on the shelf…
maybe it was because she tucked in between two volumes of Stephen King’s offerings.
(My student helpers cannot alphabetize to save their lives…
and yes I have taught them over and over again)

Who is she kidding?
She’s hiding behind her bicycle?
Maybe it broke down, she has a screwdriver in one hand.
I do like that even when she is bike riding she is fashion conscious –
her shoes match her top.

I love the caption on the cover…
“Four girls pedal their way to mystery and adventure”

I tried reading that line to a friend at a nearby school
and couldn’t read it to him without cracking up.

…arting with Melodie…

May 3, 2013

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Isn’t it sad when a carelessly placed library book bar code changes the happy little
title of “Starting with Melodie” to something less than ….pleasant?
If only the student or volunteer had just placed the sticker about an inch or so lower.
But they didn’t, so we have a book that looks like it is titled –
“Farting with Melodie.”
Elaine, in the white sweater looks slightly appalled.
I hope Melodie didn’t let flee a fart  in the ice cream parlor.

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After reading the back cover I understand why it was never checked out.
My school is  in a low socioeconomic area of the district –
the premise of the book, that Melodie has a mansion
with servants and celebrity parents…?
Well, it might as well be in the Science Fiction Fantasy section in my library.
My students could not relate.

The Late Great Me

May 3, 2013

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Turns out the girl next door is the campus alcoholic.
I wondered how the beers got past the censors at district when
this order of books was approved in the 1980’s.

Goofbang Value Daze

May 1, 2013

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Hey, doesn’t she look like a Breck Girl?
“Goofbang Value Daze…”
What a great name for a book that I thought was at first another version
of “Footloose” until they put the post apocalyptic spin on it
Everyone in town lives in a bubble.
Frankly, it looks like Gabe has some dirty dancing in mind.
I must have my artsy friend turn this into a bookmark for me.

Friends Till the End

May 1, 2013

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This book looks like the boy’s version of the Lurlene McDaniel books where in
every book one of the characters dies.
One boy plays soccer, one boy has leukemia and there’s the token girl who
hangs around in hopes of snagging a date.
So sad.