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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Today (July 31) on Harry and J. K. Rowling’s birthday the new Harry Potter book (Book 8) came out: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Not a novel, but a screenplay of two plays: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two and Harry Potter parties were once again held around the […]

Your complementary cat photo

Here is your complementary cat photo to get you through the weekend. The lovely Ginger with two new books that just arrived on Friday. Ginger is a huge Star Wars fan and believes, as everyone should, that Han shot first.

Doctor Madeline Messick

My friend Madeline, whom I met the first day of my PhD program (along with J and Issam), successfully defended her dissertation “Natural Disasters In Latin America: The Role of Disaster Type and Productive Sector On The Urban-Rural Income Gap and Rural To Urban Migration” today! I purchased a Congratulations PhD Graduation card for her […]

Authority files, behold the power

I learned more about library authority files today. They are a cataloging tool that organizes bibliographic information by using a single, distinct spelling of a name or a numeric identifier for each topic. Basically they try to standardize people, places, and things. So if you have written a book that was purchased by a library, […]

Back to Mississippi!

Back to Mississippi today to take my Comprehensive PhD Oral Exams! While at the MSP Airport I stopped in a bookstore and looked for Patrick Rothfuss books, as I know that he signs copies when he goes through the Airport. While I expected to find The Name of the Wind, I did not expect to […]

I’m in a comic book!

I’m in a comic book! A few years ago I backed a Kickstarter campaign to be in a new Sherlock Holmes and John Watson comic book created by Brandon Perlow and Paul Mendoza. They were the first to re-envision Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson as African-Americans living in New York City’s famous Harlem district. […]

Christmas with the kids!

Celebrating the holidays a little early tonight with the niece and nephew, as Santa drove by the house with the Fire Department and who doesn’t want to see Santa? This year I received candy (thanks Julian!) and a Doctor Who TARDIS mug and a Doctor key chain (number 10 of course) (thanks Louisa!). Its wonderful […]

Second Goldfish is LIVE!

My new business Second Goldfish is now LIVE! After having worked on it for the past few years, its wonderful to see it LIVE! Granted it still needs a few tweaks, but she is good to go. But what is Second Goldfish you are asking? Its an online book club with live discussions, in other […]

Publications

Bill Holm, the late great wonderful Minnesotan poet, essayist, and book lover (we shall never see his like again), wrote this great article which was published in the Utne Reader years ago (actually it was published right before I became an intern in the Utne Reader Library) which was called “Confessions of a Bibliophile: A […]

The Neil Gaiman Retweet!

Neil Gaiman Retweet the photo I had Tweeted of Louisa and Julian and their All Hallows Read books! How very cool and awesome that he would take the time to do that. BEST HALLOWEEN EVER! p.s. the kids are loving their books!