Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Really? This is the best you can write?

The Patriot ParadoxThe Patriot Paradox by William Esmont
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Ok characters in what could have been a fast-paced thriller but instead dragged on and on. Until the book suddenly stopped. Yeah, sure, go ahead and write a sequel. Good for you! But here's how you do it: wrap up the individual story first, leave hints about future situations, don't just stop.

Television does cliff-hangers. Books shouldn't.

Would I recommend this to a person who likes thrillers? No

Would I recommend this to a person who likes to read series? No

Would I recommend this to a man in a bear suit? No

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

La Vida Biblioteca

It's Summer Reading time at the 'ol Biblioteca.  At the old 'ol Biblioteca, I did not have much to do with the children's and teens reading programs.  At the new 'ol Biblioteca, I am Captain of the Summer Reading Ship.  This has been a summer of surprise!

Many years ago, before I was at the old 'ol Biblioteca, I worked in branch libraries and helped setup and run the summer reading programs there.  I was something of a lieutenant there.  And times were way different.  For prizes, we had rocks and sticks.  And our special programs consisted mainly of sitting around a campfire making shadow-puppets

Today's summer reading program is all about spiffy prizes and gaudy programs.  No more wax tablets for us!  I can now add Supply Clerk to my resume.  This is just one of a million things they forgot to teach us in library school.

The City's insane plan to make me a supervisor seems to be working.  I am, in fact, supervising.  And attending supervisor classes.  Next week I'm learning about Workplace Violence.  I hope it's not too hands-on.  Supervisors from all over the city attend these classes and some of those guys in the Water Department are awful big!

Meanwhile, in Texas

Teens And Summer Reading

OK, I hope this will be the last of my libraryland-related posts for a bit.  The fact is that I am insufferably pleased with myself at this time and must share.

I have made some memes to post in our teen area to promote our teen summer reading program.  I place them here so any colleague foolish enough to follow my lead can use them as well.

I created these at

So there.  Feel free to use or ignore.  If you're at my place of work, please be sure to give me abundant and frequent credit.  :-)

Sunday, June 03, 2012

App test

Let's see if the google blogger app works any better than the other piece of crap I tried

Meanwhile, in Android land