Monthly Archives: January 2009

Talking about Mysteries

I attended my first ever book discussion group this morning. We had a small but very lively group. We agreed to read a variety of mystery subgenres, and that we would rotate into the mystery mix novels of suspense as … Continue reading

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Mr. D.O.A. Wayfarer Part II

“Oh no (Mr. D.O.A.), there is no seafood on this table. Lake crab yes, but certainly no seafood. (Hidden in the dumpling that looks like Christmas ornament.) The chow mein looks more normal than it did in person.” The elegant … Continue reading

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Real Librarians Read to Their Dogs

I haven’t bought a board book in a very long time that wasn’t a gift for a new niece or nephew. I love board books for their bright colors, sturdy covers and simple, joyously presented concepts. Passing through Target one … Continue reading

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More Things Than You Can Shake a Stick At

The ever exciting 23 Things on a Stick begins again soon, having morphed into the More Things on a Stick Wiki In preparation for that I am adding a link to their wiki on the right and also I will … Continue reading

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Chat Reference

Spending several hours online in chat mode last night made me think of Chat Reference services and how they are and are not an effective way to communicate. I hear many times librarians say in frustration why don’t they just … Continue reading

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Your Issue is Being Escalated…

Its an ugly world of viruses out there. Even uglier is the issue of having problems resolved, apparently. So I had your basic virus attack. I have Norton 2009. The Viruses apparently disabled a portion of Norton…so I use the … Continue reading

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Mr. D.O.A. Wayfarer

Mr. D.O.A., that Grand Master of Dance, (see Elf Yourself videos in a previous post) is in Taiwan and China over the next week or so. He is giving up his usual cuisine of Chips (Old Dutch Ripple) and Dip … Continue reading

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Keeping Things Lively in 2009

I love New Years and the alleged ability to start over, do better, make fewer mistakes, and make tons of improvements. For years I happily made a New Years Resolutions list. In the last couple of years, I decided it … Continue reading

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