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powerpoint woes

October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

i wish i could blog powerpoints!

busy as a bee

October 6, 2010 1 comment

i’m ridiculously busy with these two jobs. plus i was dogsitting for five days… i have a zillion things to do and i wish updating blogs was higher on my priority list.

my first booktalk

September 10, 2010 Leave a comment

holds, oh holds, how i hate you

September 9, 2010 Leave a comment

A few reasons my list didn’t work:

  • Holds kept coming available that I wanted to read more than the books on that list.
  • Some of the books on that list I realized I didn’t actually want to read or re-read.
  • Holds kept coming available that I wanted to read more than the books on the list.
  • I’m impatient.

Now I have nearly all my impatient holds, so I’m going to try and have my list again. We’ll see how it goes.

I also just picked up a copy of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die and I’m hoping to knock one of those out a month… at least one of the 20th and 21st century ones, anyways… any older than that and you’ll see a post from a close relative saying “sorry everyone, emilybrary’s died of boredom.”  (Yeah, I’m that cynical about old literature.  I just can’t do it.  I never have been able to, which is why I probably haven’t read anywhere near as many books in that book as I should.  I just put it and the children’s version on my Amazon wishlist though, if you know me & like buying me presents.)

to read list sort of … didn’t work out as planned

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

but i’ve still been reading a lot. I’ll try and get an update on here at some point soon.

new page

August 26, 2010 Leave a comment

I made a new page — assorted bibliographies.

Right now I’m working on a third grade book talk, so that page will be morphing in the next few weeks.

I’ve put my Mock Caldecott & Newbery blog-posting on a back burner.

In other news, Mockingjay was incredible.  What did you think?

Graph of Books Read Since 2006

August 17, 2010 1 comment

I almost miss 2007’s second summer job that allowed me to read 3 books a day.  I miss being able to read 3 books a day — but not that job.

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