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I've come to the conclusion I can thank Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer for my interest in libraries, well, other than the part where my mother took me to them all the time, but Giles made being a librarian cool. Moving on ... I'm addicted (absolutely addicted) to Torchwood and The Colbert Report. Not that they're related in any way. I'm just addicted to them.Have Taken to writing every day e... More
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5/12/2012Hockey!: 2012 Conference Finals edition (0 Comments )
Okay, so obviously I went wrong somewhere.  Here's where: I did not anticipate a)Brian Elliott imploding in goal for the Blues and their lack of defensive energy and b) the fact that Philadelphia wouldn't be able to put together anything resembling... Read the rest of this post
5/2/2012Making Sense: Amazon's "Helpful" Reviews, a Brief Note (0 Comments )
I didn't know whether to make this make sense or be a rant of the brief not variety, but here it is in probably a form of both. I hate Amazon's "is this review helpful" button.  The answer should be a simple "yes" or "no" response, but the... Read the rest of this post
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1. Stardust (Hardcover)
    Author: Neil Gaiman
    Publisher: William Morrow
N/A 9/21/2007
j said: A delightful tale by Gaiman that takes various traditional fairy tale motifs and drops them on their head. Gaiman's story about the travels of Yvaine, the fallen star, and Tristram, the young man who...more
tags: I read , I recommend , Inspired me
6,079 Reviews  
2. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Dealing with Dragons / Searching for Dr...
    Author: Patricia C. Wrede
    Publisher: Magic Carpet Books
Young Adults 4/12/2007
j said: The first fantasy series I remember reading again and again and again ... In other words, I absolutely love the whole series. I've never been one for the cliche Disney princesses so Princess Cimorene...more
tags: I read , I recommend , Inspired me
679 Reviews  
3. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Sou...
    Illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering
    Publisher: Candlewick
Ages 9-12 4/7/2007
j said: Spend enough time with this book and the narrative may start to grate on your nerves; however, DiCamillo's mimicing of fairy tale narrative is effective and inspiring to the right reader as I found ou...more
tags: I read , I recommend , Inspired me
12,087 Reviews  
4. Coraline (Paperback)
    Author: Neil Gaiman
    Illustrator: Dave McKean
    Publisher: HarperTrophy
Ages 9-12 4/5/2007
j said: Probably the creepiest book I've read all year. Gaiman's style, however, is amazing and all Gaiman. He manages maintain a sense of complete control while allowing the world around Coraline to more o...more
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12,716 Reviews  
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