The Norwegian Explorers 2017 Christmas Annual

This year The Norwegian Explorers 2017 Christmas Annual’s theme was “Fame and Fortune in the Canon.” For my submission, I tried to think of something creative and a bit unique, so I submitted “The Case of the Sherlock Holmes Sudoku Puzzle.” Yes, its really a Sudoku puzzle, but with a Holmes theme. I have always wanted to create a Sudoku puzzle and figured that this would be a good opportunity.

Book review!

My latest book review was published last month and I did not even know it. This was book review #128!

“A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World” by Scott Tong. Library Journal, 11/15/2017, Vol. 142, Issue 19, p86-87.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations Doctor Kevin!

Congratulations Doctor Kevin Frank!

Fellow IDV PhD student Kevin just finished his PhD Dissertation on “Strategic Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Divergent Paths of Uganda and Tanzania.” He included this in his Acknowledgments page: “My classmates in the Doctoral Program in International Development at the University of Southern Mississippi provided the comradeship that is so important in blended curriculums. I would especially like to thank Ms. Melissa Aho, a splendid research librarian and classmate who helped me navigate many of the shoals of academic resources. Her efforts greatly contributed to the breadth of sources of which I made use” (2017, iv). I am sure that Kevin would have done just fine without me, but its still super cool to be thanked. Thanks Doctor Kevin!

New book review

My latest book review has been published and its Robert Twigger’s “White Mountain”! He is a wonderful travel writer, you know the type- brilliant and snarky, and so when his book arrived so I was very excited to read it. Its a fun trip around the Himalayas Mountains and I liked it so much I gave it a starred review.

Review of Robert Twigger, “White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas.”Library Journal, 142, no. 13 (August): 108.