An early Christmas gift! Christmas and gingerbread TARDIS cookies. Thanks to Sloane and Louisa for being brave and dropping them off despite my having a horrible cold.


Did you know that if you order three copies of Cass Sunstein’s book “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide” from Amazon the final amount comes to $17.76? Get it? 1776! Haha. Intentional or just the Force moving in mysterious ways.


I tweeted that and it was retweeted by Sunstein! How awesome is that!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Ah.. Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars! Gimme those Star Wars.. don’t let them end!

Just home from Star Wars: The Last Jedi a little after 2am (the movie started at 11:15pm on December 14pm, 2017). I thought it was excellent and funny, but I have been saying that about all the movies since the original. My mom went with me to the movie and she thought it was good, but not her favorite. People clapped at the beginning of the movie and people clapped the end and there was a Jedi in the audience. It was that kind of crowd. That is all I will say on the matter. No spoilers.

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.










Village 1

A shiny new Jane Austen

Arrived home to find the British money fairy had left me a shiny new Jane Austen (Jane is now on the £10) on my back steps! Comes with a Queen Elizabeth action hologram.

Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota

This past Wednesday (November 29) found me at a really fun talk “The Singular Case of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota” with author Larry Millett and Curator Tim Johnson. It was a sold out event and they had to move the talk into a larger room – from Elmer L. Andersen Library to Willey Hall. I remember meeting Larry years ago when I worked in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press Library. Unfortunately I was not able to stay for the reception or the book signing.

Here was the blurb on the event: “Sherlock Holmes is not just a character on PBS! He made quite a mark in Minnesota during his career as the world’s foremost detective. Learn how Holmes first came to the state in 1894 and returned for six more adventures. And why the great detective remains very much a presence in Minnesota today via the magnificent Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries” (

My ‘Where’s Waldo’ moment. (photo from @NEofMN 11/29/2017)