Kimberly Hirsh

mom + PhD candidate @ UNC-CH SILS | scholar-librarian | learner who writes
she/her/hers ♿️

Books and Reading

My Research Notebook

2020-07-07: 📝 ”…we have little hope of producing excellent writing unless we write a great …

2020-07-07: 📝 I’ve started doing The Artist’s Way. Yesterday I read the chapter for Week 1 (which, …

2020-07-06: 📚 Reflecting on Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility" Please note: Robin DiAngelo says she’s writing for a white audience, and I’m white, so …

2020-07-06: I’ll be 39 in a little over a week, so I decided it was time to just lean into becoming my …

2020-07-05: Finished reading: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 📚

2020-07-04: From NPR: A Competition To Finish Louisa May Alcott’s Story - I mean why have a competition …

2020-07-04: What to an American Is the Fourth of July? Power comes before freedom, not the other way around. - …

2020-07-03: Oh yeah THAT’S why I always stop listening after “Cabinet Battle #2.” 😭

2020-07-03: I’m watching Hamilton & of course it’s amazing but I’m especially blown away …

2020-07-03: Started CS50x and programming with Scratch last night and definitely decided to build a robot to be …

2020-07-03: Want to read: The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuil 📚

2020-07-02: I just realized that part of watching Hamilton will involve watching “It’s Quiet …

2020-07-01: School and Life goals for 2020 Q3 Here are my goals for 2020 Q3: School goals Complete my dissertation data collection. Write two …

2020-07-01: I drew The Tower for my daily tarot pull. There’s a person on the left falling off the tower. …

2020-07-01: Getting back into 100 Days of #bluemind with a Blue Mind Company sticker on my second notebook for …

2020-06-30: Want to read: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 📚

2020-06-30: 📚 Dr. Kelly J. Baker's "Grace Period" resonated strongly with me. A couple of weeks ago, I finished reading Dr. Kelly J. Baker’s book, Grace Period: A Memoir in …

2020-06-30: Want to read: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow 📚

2020-06-30: Want to read: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall 📚

2020-06-29: 📚 Naomi Alderman's "The Power" and the end of the #girlboss era I read Naomi Alderman’s The Power very quickly (well, what passes for quickly now that …

2020-06-29: 📚 Finished reading The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) Another …

2020-06-28: 📚 Just finished reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. It’s so good and I want to write about it …

2020-06-28: 📚 Want to read: Ruined by Reading: A Life in Books By Lynne Sharon Schwartz Data Science in …

2020-06-26: Looking back at the first half of 2020 We’re coming up on Q3 of 2020 and I don’t know how the year is going for you (except to the extent …

2020-06-25: Hi friend. I’m taking a break from most social media right now. It can be valuable for a lot …

2020-06-23: Oh oh oh, so THIS is what it feels like to care about something besides keeping your child and …

2020-06-22: I’m excited to read this IFLA special issue on information literacy, and also keenly aware …

2020-06-19: Move Slowly and Mend Things I’m re-reading Jeff Goins’s book, You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) and I came upon a bit …

2020-06-19: When I express frustration about squeezing work in around childcare, I am NOT complaining about …

2020-06-18: Why won’t my brain? It just won’t.

2020-06-18: Hands can blog today, but brain won't, so have some stuff from other people that's great. Kelly J. Baker’s book Grace Period, which I devoured over the course of 2 days. I want to say …

2020-06-17: Which characters feel like friends to you? A little over a year ago, M. and I were in Atlanta to accompany W., who was attending an …

2020-06-17: High pain day. Hard to do any of my favorite things - just trying to get groceries ordered and then …

2020-06-16: I'm done being hard on myself (for today). I saw this tweet today: Want to succeed #withaphd? Don't disappear into an academic bubble while …

2020-06-15: My (Remote) Interview Workflow, from Recruitment to Member Checking (Dissertating in the Open) Last Friday, I finished correcting the AI-provided transcripts for my dissertation interviews. This …

2020-06-15: Sharp & sparkly. I’m very happy to channel Mother of Swords @ this stage in the …

2020-06-12: Just finished correcting my interview transcripts and loading them into my data analysis software. …

2020-06-11: Me, in an interview w/ a cosplayer who, like myself, is a cosplayer d’un certain âge: I never …

2020-06-11: Third time The Chariot has come up in the past two weeks. From the Wayhome Tarot by Bakara Wintner …

2020-06-10: 📚 I just finished reading Alexandra Rowland’s (@_alexrowland on Twitter) A Choir of Lies and …

2020-06-08: More AI transcription fun: Ways my software transcribes Nightcrawler. nightbot. Nicole. Nikon. …

2020-06-08: Since last Monday, I’ve been beginning my work day with a Tarot pull. Today brought me the …

2020-06-04: 🖤♥️🧡💛💚💙💜 She-Ra 💜💙💚💛🧡♥️🖤

2020-06-04: Taking some time to share stories of and resources about Black joy. This CNN story about Black …

2020-06-03: Every day is a good day to listen to a bunch of songs focused on Black joy, curated by Sidney Madden …

2020-06-02: 🔖 Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest? And other commonly asked …

2020-06-02: Project READY is a series of free, online professional development modules for youth-serving library …

2020-06-02: More anti-racism resources.

2020-06-01: Another valuable resource: Anti-Racism Resources: Books, Conversations and People Leading The Charge

2020-06-01: Bit of levity to break up the awfulness: the way my transcription software tries to transcribe …

2020-05-31: Been quiet for the past couple of days because anything I have to say feels inane right now. This …

2020-05-29: 🔖 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice is immensely valuable, because it gives you …

2020-05-29: 🔖 Read recently: The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic Cosplay Is a Business …

2020-05-28: 100 Days of #bluemind, Day 4: Aquarium Playlist In November 2018, I had respiratory inflammation that was on its way to becoming pneumonia when I …

2020-05-28: Pretty proud of my new About page. You should probably go read it.

2020-05-28: New bio: “space mermaid sparkle goth” and new profile photo: (If you, too, are obsessed …

2020-05-28: 100 Days of #bluemind Day 3: Sat on the front porch and watched and listened to the rain. Tried to …

2020-05-27: This is not a polished blog. I’m still in a mostly flow, very little stock place. I’m coming up with ideas for blog …

2020-05-26: 👦 My child has decreed that henceforth this character shall be known as R2 Bleep Bloop. You’re …

2020-05-26: 100 Days of #bluemind, Day 2: Took a drive along the North Durham Country Byway, crossing over Lake …

2020-05-26: 🧶Got bored making a sweater that just uses the same stitches over and over, so added Sophie’s …

2020-05-26: Had a great call with my school’s career services coordinator where she urged me not to let …

2020-05-25: Today is the first day of the 100 Days of Blue Mind challenge. I got my #bluemind on today by gazing …

2020-05-24: Deep cleaning 3 essential oil diffusers at once, as you do.

2020-05-23: I just realized that to figure out what professional options I want to consider in the future, I …

2020-05-23: I don’t think of librarianship as a CALLING, but I do consider it a disposition. For example, …

2020-05-22: Finished reading: The Addams Family: An Evilution by Charles Addams and Kevin Miserocchi 📚

2020-05-22: Happy World Goth Day! I’m GothEnough and if you want to be, so are you! If you are Not-a-Goth …

2020-05-21: 🔖 Read ‘A joyful thing’: the man who wrote his wife a poem every day for 25 years. I …

2020-05-21: North Carolina is moving from Stay-at-Home to Safer-at-Home & I’m anxious about it. My …

2020-05-20: I just can’t brain this week, so I’m going to liveblog some career assessment results! …

2020-05-20: 🔖 Stuff I read yesterday: One of Oscar Wilde’s last stops in England before exile was a bookstore. …

2020-05-19: Want to read: Built of Books: How Reading Defined the Life of Oscar Wilde by Thomas Wright 📚

2020-05-18: 🔖 Read today: 6 Ways to Maximize Your Reading Time During the Pandemic - I can’t tell whether …

2020-05-18: 🎮 I finished playing Final Fantasy VII Remake yesterday. I had fun with the game and I adore Tifa, …

2020-05-18: Lest I think I’m doing nothing during this social isolation time, in addition to raising my …

2020-05-18: I’m struggling to dissertate today. My main task for the next little bit is just to correct AI …

2020-05-18: Thinking of changing my website’s title (but not my domain) from “Kimberly Hirsh” …

2020-05-18: 🔖🎵🎭📚 Read 8 Musicals that You Might Not Know Were Based on Books by Emily Neuberger. I’ve been …

2020-05-18: 🔖📝 Read How to Write 1000 Poems in a 1000 Days by Nick Asbury. More why to than how to, this is a …

2020-05-16: 👦 My kid just told me that Iron Lychee is a whole bunch of Iron Mans [sic] inside one giant Iron …

2020-05-15: The best part of conducting my dissertation interviews via Zoom is I get to see my …

2020-05-15: 📚 Reading Notes, Having Trouble Reading, and a Read What You Own Challenge I added a page to the index section of my Bullet Journal that tracks Reading Notes. I don’t …

2020-05-15: 👦 Me: One of the things a librarian can do is suggest a book you might like to read next. M: But we …

2020-05-14: The neighbors closest to the back of my property seem to be partying late into the night every …

2020-05-13: Feels like I’m really closing in on an accurate self-representation with my latest bio …

2020-05-12: Bonus bio addition: “Let’s talk about Buffy. 👱‍♀️🧛‍♂️”

2020-05-12: Low energy + high pain = reading about ghosts while lying on a hammock. 👻📚

2020-05-12: Today’s bio addition: Gothic mermaid scholar-librarian net girl 💀

2020-05-12: I just don’t feel like blogging today. I’m not miserable or anything, just every time I …

2020-05-11: 📚 finished reading The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White This is a re-read; I …

2020-05-10: I spent the me-time my family generously gave me today mostly on brushing up my web development …

2020-05-09: We got a new hammock with stand for our deck, big enough for our whole household to fit in at once …

2020-05-08: Settling In My son is registered to start at a Quaker school in August. I don’t know what that will end up …

2020-05-07: 📚 Just found my copies of Making Sense of Qualitative Data (Coffey & Atkinson) and Writing the …

2020-05-07: If I get one more listserv email advising me to use this time productively, I will be even more …

2020-05-06: 🔖 From Austin Kleon: Not Everything Will Be Okay But Some Things Will I share Kleon’s …

2020-05-06: Life update: How things are going for me How’s your day going? Aside from the continuing world situation + its impact on higher ed (and …

2020-05-05: Taking a break from scrolling micro.blog and Twitter for a while. Still checking mentions …

2020-05-05: I know how to do stuff. Impostor syndrome is nonsense. Are you at loose ends? I’m at loose ends. I have a number of projects on the go but I am not doing a …

2020-05-04: 🎵🎭 You know that feeling when you’re irritated that you have to feed your family instead of …

2020-05-04: Lately, my blogging has been all flow, no stock. That’s certainly not what I hoped for when I …

2020-05-02: Oh hey, just over here pondering what LIS even means and whether information practice should be …

2020-04-30: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: completed CSS Flexbox at freeCodeCamp. Previously on …

2020-04-30: I have bangs for the first time in 30 years and it’s Tifa’s fault.

2020-04-28: Dusk is bunny time in my yard and it is THE BEST.

2020-04-28: I have this problem where I want to buy all the Hot Topic shortalls because I’m pretty sure …

2020-04-28: My AI transcription software knows the names of Pokemon and it’s going to make my research so …

2020-04-27: I was a good mom this morning, so I’m going to be an okay academic this afternoon.

2020-04-25: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: continued the Applied Accessibility challenges at …

2020-04-24: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: finished freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design, started …

2020-04-24: Just spent almost 2 hours correcting an AI transcript of a 47 minute interview. This is about 1/3 of …

2020-04-24: Today’s bio update: replaced “Mom & Scholar-Librarian” with “Mom. …

2020-04-23: Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: started freeCodeCamp’s Applied Visual Design …

2020-04-22: Today’s #100DaysOfCode Progress: I completed all of the Basic CSS challenges at freeCodeCamp. …

2020-04-22: A (self)diagnosis For the past couple of years, I’ve felt like I was having a Hashimoto’s thyroiditis …

2020-04-21: #100DaysOfCode Round 1, 1/100 Today’s #100DaysOfCode progress: I completed all of the “Basic HTML and HTML5” …

2020-04-21: Having another go at #100DaysofCode, because nobody ever said, “I sure wish my employee …

2020-04-21: Took my kid for a drive this morning, just to do something different and because we were cleaning …

2020-04-20: “We want the human relationship with nature to be based on abundance, a relationship that …

2020-04-20: My kid insists that Darkwing Duck’s sidekick is named Lunchpack, and it’s adorable.

2020-04-19: Today we went for a family walk and from a distance we saw a neighbor family walking their pig, and …

2020-04-18: Me: Hm, this is a lot of pain from this flare, whatever its origin. I think I’ll just watch …

2020-04-18: It’s a high pain day but my brain is less foggy than it has been in a while. Mens sana in …

2020-04-18: Thank you, Reviewer 2! (No sarcasm!) As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been sitting on an accepted-with-revisions paper for well over a …

2020-04-17: This is an… interesting… time to be researching cosplay.

2020-04-17: Kim Werker, one of my favorite people I’ve never met, is offering her course Crochet for …

2020-04-17: Going to re-learn knitting so that I can make all the things from Doomsday Knits, including the …

2020-04-17: Information and Learning Sciences: Situating my work at the intersection Since the beginning of my doctoral program, I’ve struggled to situate my work and research …

2020-04-16: 📙 Finished reading: Freelancing 101: Launching Your Editorial Business by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter You …

2020-04-16: 📚 Abandoning Blue Mind for now, but I definitely want to come back to it.

2020-04-15: I’m struggling to write a blog post today or even a short note. My mood is low due to extreme …

2020-04-14: Today in My Son, the 3 Year Old Fic Author: a crossover in which Spider-Man and the Ninja Turtle …

2020-04-14: Doing a 15 minute #AcWri challenge I’m reading Dr. Katie Linder’s blog archive. One of her earliest posts is titled 51 Tips to Help …

2020-04-14: Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. I’m a learner who writes.

2020-04-13: 📺 So is Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist a jukebox-musical version of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend?

2020-04-13: I’m sure there are grad students for whom a list of ways to stay productive right now might be …

2020-04-13: I just DMed 6 cosplayers on Instagram to invite them to participate in my study. 5 were in person …

2020-04-12: Sometimes, as an exercise to give me insight into what I should be focusing on, where I should put …

2020-04-11: 🎮 I think Tifa is my fave now? I always liked her, but now I like her best?

2020-04-11: 🎮 It’s happening.

2020-04-11: Weekly Update: 04/11/20 We just finished up week 4 of staying at home. In one sense, I didn’t have much going on before …

2020-04-10: Sesame Street is a great comedy school. My preferred comedy format, though I’ve not really performed it, is sketch. Yes, I did improv …

2020-04-10: Facebook Live museum tours on my calendar today, The Dark Crystal exhibit at the Center for Puppetry …

2020-04-10: Because it’s seasonally appropriate, today we’re listening to Christo Graham’s …

2020-04-10: Guess I have to not Internet until after our copy of FF7R gets here… See y’all later, …

2020-04-09: 📺 My wishlist for Picard Season 2: Geordi More Spot II

2020-04-08: Feeling like hiding today, but I worked on recruiting for my dissertation and put my CV on …

2020-04-07: I definitely have some sensory processing problems & they’ve gotten worse since isolating. …

2020-04-06: Changing my research design I submitted proposed changes to my research design to my committee today. I had to make these …

2020-04-05: I’m reading Lori Morimoto’s (@acafanmom on Twitter) book, An Introduction to Media Fan …

2020-04-04: Something about watching Picard gives me the same feeling as reading a novel and I love it.

2020-04-04: Want to read: Lurking: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil 📚

2020-04-03: Weekly Update: 04/03/20 First, some cute things my kid said. He was talking about flushing the toilet and said that the …

2020-04-03: Wisdom from the Co-Star app All you have to do this month is allow for things to feel uncertain. Now is a good time to …

2020-04-02: Everybody get the Marco Polo app and let’s have asynchronous video chats.

2020-04-02: My three-year-old is over here writing fix-it fic for The Velveteen Rabbit.

2020-04-02: I know this isn’t what actually happened, but I like to imagine that I summoned into being the …

2020-04-02: I fell into a new COVID-19 spiral today. This went beyond anxiety and felt closer to depression. The …

2020-04-01: The library is closed, limiting my book borrowing options, but the gym is also closed, freeing up …

2020-04-01: It’s nice to see that Alexandra Rowland has written a book for/about me.

2020-04-01: I’m having a down day. Not helping is this (extremely informative but also depressing) piece …

2020-04-01: More gold from McSweeney’s: Self-Isolation or Graduate School?

2020-04-01: McSweeney’s Frog and Toad are self-quarantined friends by Jennie Egerdie is my favorite art to …

2020-03-31: The Punky Brewster episode “The Perils of Punky” aired in 1985. In it, Punky’s dog …

2020-03-31: Don't wait until you know who you are to get started, scholars. This is part two of a series in which I’m writing up how Austin Kleon’s work …

2020-03-30: Steal Like an Artist for Scholars Austin Kleon is one of the creative people who have had the greatest influence on my thinking about …

2020-03-29: I feel like when you’re young & you realize you’re weird you can choose one of two …

2020-03-29: You can comment on kimberlyhirsh.com now! I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about what I consider the golden age of blogging - …

2020-03-28: I’m obsessed with the 1997.chat app and sad about my empty buddy list. You can find me at Kiba …

2020-03-27: Weekly Update: 03/27/20 I’m trying a new thing with a weekly round-up on Friday. This has been the second week of …

2020-03-27: My son and I have been listening to the Frog and Toad audiobook collection, read by the author, …

2020-03-27: I put on the Labyrinth soundtrack & said to W, “This music is so good.” He said, …

2020-03-26: Long before the coronavirus moved from animals to humans, I had set myself a goal of recognizing the …

2020-03-26: I ordered my sister from a catalog. The other day I mentioned how I named my sister after a preschool friend. When I was 3, I was …

2020-03-25: My city’s mayor issued a Stay-at-Home order today. I’m grateful that the two people …

2020-03-24: Do stuff your three-year-old self liked. After realizing that 1. The Muppets (specifically those of The Muppet Show) is pretty much my first …

2020-03-24: Spread the word: my blog host, micro.blog, is offering teachers free hosting for the next six …

2020-03-24: 🎵 Introducing: #showtunesisters (i.e., me challenging my sister to sing showtune duets with me) View this post on Instagram Challenging @ailuruscosmos to join me for a #showtunesisters …

2020-03-23: Baby Piggy is me: “Everyone knows the most important thing about being a rock star is LOOKING …

2020-03-22: My sister’s friend Connor shared this hilarious Les Mis parody dedicated to teachers with us.

2020-03-22: I like The Muppets (2015) TV show more than I thought I would. 📺 My brother gave me this Muppet version of The Phantom of the Opera a couple Christmases back, and I …

2020-03-21: Our family's social distancing schedule I wanted to share our family’s current weekday schedule, mostly to help other people feel okay …

2020-03-19: From my last note, which said only “It me,” you may be wondering “What she?” …

2020-03-19: It me.

2020-03-19: Life has been extra intense from March 6 until now. I missed a dissertation fellowship application …

2020-03-19: What I'm doing about my pandemic anxiety Something in me has broken, and now I am cracked, open and vulnerable. For the first time yesterday, …

2020-03-17: When my kid’s preschool announced that they would be closing, I had plans to blog daily about …

2020-03-17: M. asked “How old is Darth Vader?” I calculated using this timeline & told M., …

2020-03-17: Social distancing day 4, no preschool day 2: M is enjoying these miniature water beads from …

2020-03-16: My kid just showed me his Winnie the Pooh in a Santa outfit stuffy and said, “So this is …

2020-03-13: Whitney (@whitneyellenb) & I are going to post about the video games we play while stuck at home …

2020-03-13: Let’s all give ourselves permission to be thoroughly mediocre parents for the next few weeks.

2020-03-13: I’m totally accepting keypals/epals to help stave off social isolation during social …

2020-03-13: 🔖 Keeping kids busy at home Storing links here so they’re easy for me to find when I need them during the next two weeks. …

2020-03-13: Local schools are closing, including my Montessori/co-working space, so I’m now a stay-at-home …

2020-03-12: No YOU want to buy every Leia item in the new Jen Bartels collection, twice, so you can keep one of …

2020-03-11: Also, I love being on podcasts, so if you need a guest for yours, hit me up.

2020-03-11: I guested on a podcast for the first time in almost 5 years! And I only talked about BtVS a little! …

2020-03-11: Current wishlist: Everything BtVS on Hot Topic

2020-03-11: Changing my research plans in light of COVID-19 All friends & students who are in the midst of dissertation data collection - I know recent …

2020-03-11: Hi, I’m Kimberly, and today I’m wearing yoga pants with combat boots.

2020-03-09: Rather than an elbow bump, I’m planning to replace handshakes and high fives with a forearm …

2020-03-09: Reintroducing Genetrix, curating stories about creative mothers Last January, I launched Genetrix, a newsletter to curate stories of creative mothers. After sending …

2020-03-07: 🎙️ Listened to Mighty Creative, episodes: Prologue: The Podcast Is Back 101 - Prerequisite …

2020-03-07: 📺 Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, season 1, episode 23, “Skin of Evil.”

2020-03-07: 🧶 Finally finished crocheting these dragon scale fingerless gloves. They’re a birthday gift …

2020-03-07: 📺 Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1 episodes 1 & 2, “Encounter at Farpoint.” …

2020-03-06: Y’all, my brother’s latest cartoon is hilarious. Lots of fun visual gags. Watch at least …

2020-03-05: 🎵 Another Dragonforce recommendation: “Symphony of the Night”. (If you think you know …

2020-03-05: 🎵 Decided to listen to Power Metal while working today. There’s a lot wrong with the world, …

2020-03-05: Want to read: Fibershed : growing a movement of farmers, fashion activists, and makers for a new …

2020-03-03: Here’s your (somewhat) regularly scheduled voting selfie!

2020-03-03: 03/02/20 Process Memo I spent some time this morning installing encryption software so that I can encrypt the data files I …

2020-03-03: Having a low spoons day today, so I’m working through a bunch of fiddly, errand-type to-do …

2020-03-02: 🔖 Read: Fake News and Instagram 7 Ways to Survive a Flare When You’re Chronically Ill 16 Simple …

2020-03-02: 🎮 Played Monument Valley 2. I loved it but it went so fast!

2020-03-02: 📚 Want to Read: How to Be Sick by Toni Bernhard

2020-03-02: 02/28/2020 Process Memo: Beginning sustained, systematic observation I began my sustained, systematic observation today by gathering my initial resources for this phase. …

2020-03-01: Just skimmed Parenting Doesn’t Matter, the main premise of which is that according to science, …

2020-02-28: What am I opening? (Dissertating in the Open) I’ve been doing some reading this week on what it means to dissertate in the open, and as …

2020-02-27: Dissertating in the Open: Beginning to Set Up a Data Collection Structure I’ve been trying to establish my data collection/analysis workflow and I’m running into …

2020-02-26: Dissertating in the Open: Writing and Defending the Dissertation Proposal I successfully defended my dissertation proposal on February 3, 2020. I have one huge piece of …

2020-02-26: Just lost a really long post about my dissertation proposal and proposal defense because, like a …

2020-02-25: So my dissertation study was determined exempt from further review so I guess I have to actually, …

2020-02-25: Starting to create a data collection/analysis workflow... Not there yet. Most of my blogging has been micro this month, which is appropriate since I’m hosting my blog …

2020-02-24: 📚 Want to read: Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD

2020-02-24: 📚 Want to read: Carpe Diem: Seizing the Day in a Distracted World by Roman Krznaric Found this on …

2020-02-24: Pisces New Moon spread.

2020-02-23: 📚 Set aside for now with plans to pick back up later: Total Immersion Swim Ultra-efficient …

2020-02-23: 📚 Currently reading: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum, M.D., M.P.H.

2020-02-23: 📺 Watched Brooklyn 99: Season 6 - episode 18, “Suicide Squad” Season 7 episodes - 1, …

2020-02-23: 📽️ Watched Notting Hill. As cute as it was when it was released. We were all so much younger in …

2020-02-22: 🎥 Watched Home Again.

2020-02-22: 📚 Currently reading: Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier by …

2020-02-22: 📚 Currently reading: Swim Ultra-efficient Freestyle by Terry Laughlin 🏊🐬

2020-02-20: Help me identify my strengths & make plans for what’s next! This is a 4-question …

2020-02-20: Want to read: Going Alt-Ac by Kathryn E. Linder, Kevin Kelly, and Thomas J. Tobin 📚

2020-02-20: This is pretty much two weeks’ worth of online reading. 🔖 Read: The Plan of Attack Burned Out …

2020-02-19: 📽️ Watched Spider-Man: Homecoming. Oh my goodness did I enjoy this one. Spidey has been my second …

2020-02-18: I have, um, really different feelings about Jean-Luc Picard on ST:TNG rewatch than I did from 1987 - …

2020-02-18: 📚 So, The Starless Sea. This is going to be fairly stream-of-consciousness and more about my …

2020-02-18: This is what going Full Kimberly looks like.

2020-02-18: Currently reading His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. 📚

2020-02-17: Finished reading The Starless Sea (affiliate link). So much to say about this book but too tired to …

2020-02-17: 📽️ Watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I remember when this came out hearing friends debate …

2020-02-17: 📚 Read House of X #1. I’m excited about this book and the Dawn of X relaunch event. It’s …

2020-02-15: Currently reading: eBay for Dummies by Marsha Collier 📚

2020-02-14: I just audibly gasped because Splash is on Disney+.

2020-02-13: Had a dream that my committee required a year to read my dissertation between submission and defense …

2020-02-12: Every time I go to Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, SC, USA I’m delighted by this sign they …

2020-02-12: Raging because I don’t understand how OneDrive is supposed to work and thus lost more than …

2020-02-12: Mom dreams: this morning, I dreamed I had to save Michelangelo, who was trapped in a collapsed Roman …

2020-02-11: My kid paints these giant abstract paintings; I call him my little Rothko. I cut hearts out from 2 …

2020-02-10: I stepped outside for an unexpected emergency medical shopping expedition this morning and the moon …

2020-02-10: Took my favorite person to my favorite spot in Charleston yesterday, but forgot to post the picture …

2020-02-09: 🎮 Played Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores (again not for the first time).

2020-02-08: Little and big reading together.

2020-02-08: 🔖 Read: What We Link to When We Link to Books The art of rejection The art of mending The Origins …

2020-02-08: 🎮 Played Monument Valley (not for the first time). As beautiful and satisfying as ever.

2020-02-08: 🔖 Read: 3 Supplements I Give My Kids to Boost Their Immune Systems at Preschool and Daycare by …

2020-02-07: Metadata mermaid doodle. It me!

2020-02-07: I’m vaguely appalled at the mobile-unfriendliness of the official websites of a couple of …

2020-02-06: 🔖 Read Ask an Astrologer: How can I create more success and flow for in my career according to the …

2020-02-06: Made some Paleo-ish Chocolate frosted chocolate donuts.

2020-02-05: 🔖 Read How to build wealth slowly Paul Jarvis

2020-02-05: 📽️ Watched Doctor Strange. I don’t have strong feelings about this one. The visuals were super …

2020-02-05: Pieces for my first ever Kitty Pryde cosplay started arriving today!

2020-02-05: 🎧 Listened to Beetlejuice (Original Broadway Cast Recording). Best part - Delia: Crystals speak to …

2020-02-05: Me: These hanging jewelry organizer pockets are so big. I should put multiple pairs of earrings in …

2020-02-05: “Practice loving yourself with the same exhilaration of a new crush.” Co-star has given …

2020-02-04: 🔖 Read: “Welcome back blogging?” by CJ Chilvers ”The life model of blogging” by …

2020-02-04: Spotted this little mushroom nestled in the grass outside the co-working space/Montessori School.

2020-02-04: Currently reading: Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ‘80s and ‘90s Teen …

2020-02-04: 📺 Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episode 7, “Duel of the Droids.”

2020-02-04: 📚 Read Uncanny X-Men #131.

2020-02-03: This is what one doctoral candidate looks like.

2020-02-02: It’s Proposal Defense Eve, when Impostor Syndrome comes out to frolic!

2020-02-01: 📺 Watched Ranma ½, season 1, episode 1.

2020-02-01: 📺 Watched Sailor Moon, Season 1, episodes 1 & 2.

2020-02-01: 📺 Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 1 episodes: 1 “Ambush” 2 “Rising …

2020-02-01: Imbolc Tarot Spread by Lindsay Mack Cards are The Moonchild Tarot. What seeds did I plant at the …

2020-02-01: Want to read: Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson 📚

2020-01-31: Switching my kid’s carseat from rear-facing to front-facing is a much bigger milestone than I …

2020-01-30: 🔖 Read: Are Docs Comfortable? 10 Reasons to Wear Dr. Martens Boots by RosaMorelli How to Break in a …

2020-01-29: 🔖 Read: How I Tricked Myself Into Reading More Books by Patrick Allan 14 Ways to Cultivate a …

2020-01-29: I was trying to figure out how to scrape data from YouTube for my dissertation & then I …

2020-01-29: Want to read: The Summoner by Gail Z. Martin 📚

2020-01-29: 🔖 Read: Motherhood and Spirituality: A New Kind of Enlightenment by Astra Niedrea What Is Hygge? …

2020-01-28: Want to read: The Once and Future Geek by Mari Mancusi 📚

2020-01-28: Want to read: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia 📚

2020-01-28: Look, I’m never not going to have a crush on Wil Wheaton, okay? (This message brought to you …

2020-01-28: Want to read: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi 📚

2020-01-28: Want to read: Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty 📚

2020-01-28: 🎵 Listened to The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists. I “picked this up,” to the extent …

2020-01-28: Want to read: Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel 📚

2020-01-27: 🎲 Played Illimat yesterday. Gorgeous and fun. I want to play it all the time now. Also, it’s …

2020-01-27: Okay but WHY a PhD? And what next? Sometimes I ask myself why I’m doing a PhD and what I’m getting out of it. This is …

2020-01-26: Revelation that should have been obvious to me before now: all of life is laundry & dishes & …

2020-01-26: 🔖 Read: A Checklist for Your Very First Altar by Amy Wall How to Soften Acrylic Yarn & Save …

2020-01-25: 🔖 Read: When Is a Bird a ‘Birb’? An Extremely Important Guide by Asher Elbein Hopepunk, the latest …

2020-01-25: M just now: Here you go, Daddy, I have some secret battle plans for you from Princess Leia. Me: ⚰️💀🥀

2020-01-25: The scene of tonight’s New Moon tarot reading, my first with the Wayhome Tarot. I love all of …

2020-01-24: Co-Star pulls no punches.

2020-01-24: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is (90s gothic) noblebright while Angel is (pretty widely accepted as) …

2020-01-24: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The criticisms of this are really interesting. I definitely …

2020-01-23: W: Do you dare to eat a peach? Me: I would sit on its throne.

2020-01-23: One of my plans for 2020 is that if something is easy & helpful (as opposed to harmful), I do …

2020-01-23: I’ve re-started The Starless Sea once, decided to re-start again but didn’t, once, and …

2020-01-22: 🔖 Read If Your Wellness Isn’t Intersectional Then You’re Not “Well.” …

2020-01-22: 💻 Completed MDN’s What’s in the head? Metadata in HTML, HTML text fundamentals, and Test …

2020-01-21: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Getting started with HTML

2020-01-21: 🔖 Read: How the Web works by Mozilla Developer Network HTML by Mozilla Developer Network …

2020-01-21: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Publishing your website.

2020-01-21: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s Javascript basics.

2020-01-21: Doing a big Tumblr unfollow, too. Messages and asks are open, though.

2020-01-21: Doing a big Twitter unfollow over the next few days (probably of literally everyone), then will add …

2020-01-21: Reclaiming my Spotify recommendations My kid has taken over my Spotify recommendations. My Discover Weekly this week includes: Rainbow …

2020-01-21: 📚 Read Uncanny X-Men #130.

2020-01-21: Currently reading: Reinventing You by Dorie Clark 📚

2020-01-21: 🔖 Read: Did Inadequate Women’s Healthcare Destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic? by Sarah Jeong Hide and …

2020-01-20: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Unlike everyone else, this is my least …

2020-01-20: Want to read: How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs 📚

2020-01-20: Want to read: The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs 📚

2020-01-20: 🔖 Read What’s wrong with sitting down in the shower? by Tom Meltzer Since I sprained my ankle …

2020-01-20: 💻 Completed Mozilla Developer Network’s: What will your website look like? Dealing with files …

2020-01-19: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. This one is about exactly like I remember …

2020-01-19: This is the best thread I’ve read in forever, and it’s so heartening to see somebody …

2020-01-18: 📚 Read Uncanny X-Men #129.

2020-01-18: 💻 Watched: Getting started with Visual Studio Code How the Internet works in 5 minutes

2020-01-18: 🔖 Read: The old internet by Rebecca Toh How and why to keep a commonplace book by Ryan Holiday What …

2020-01-18: Finished reading: How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick 📚

2020-01-17: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. This isn’t as bad as I remembered. …

2020-01-17: If I could give you a piece of advice today, it would be not to try carrying four ninja turtle …

2020-01-16: 💻 Completed the remaining 8 challenges in the Basic CSS portion of freecodecamp’s Responsive …

2020-01-16: 📚 Read X-Men: First Class Vol. 1, #s 1 - 3.

2020-01-15: 🔖 Read: 3 ways to make Spotify’s killer feature even smarter by Xiomara Blanco These five …

2020-01-15: 💻 Completed the first 36 (of 44) challenges in Basic CSS for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web …

2020-01-15: Finished reading: X-Men: Season One by Dennis Hopeless and Jamie McKelvie 📚

2020-01-15: Me, after finding out Chris Claremont will be at Oak City Comicon:

2020-01-15: A (somewhat dry) musical autobiography: Addendum 🎵📽 I realized as I was describing yesterday’s musical autobiography (which is different than …

2020-01-14: Just found out Chris Claremont is coming to Oak City Comicon & I’m over here having a tiny …

2020-01-14: 🔖 Read: Blogging the PhD journey by Kay Oddone Join the #100DaysOfCode by Alexander Kallaway The …

2020-01-14: 💻 Completed Basic HTML and HTML5 for freecodecamp’s Responsive Web Design certification. …

2020-01-14: Want to read: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott 📚

2020-01-14: I only have to get through the next 40 minutes, then I can hand M. off to my m-i-l and lie down. …

2020-01-14: A (somewhat dry) musical autobiography 🎵📽📚 I don’t know if it’s a problem or a good thing that when my mind can’t come up …

2020-01-13: 📚 Read Ultimate Spider-Man #4.

2020-01-13: 📺 Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episode 8, “A Jewish Girl Walks into the …

2020-01-13: 🔖 Read: Content, bloat, privacy, archives by @petermolnar Owning my reading log by Tom MacWright …

2020-01-13: Why do I blog what I blog? I’ll have a post later today with some links to things I’m reading, but for now, …

2020-01-12: 📚 Read Ultimate Spider-Man #2, #3.

2020-01-12: 🔖 Read Bloggers are not reporters and Journalists: We are not you by Dave Winter via Frank …

2020-01-12: 💻 Watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | ‘Turtles Take Time (and Space 🌎)’ by Brandon …

2020-01-11: 📚 Read: We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses …

2020-01-11: 🔖 Read The Bassist in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Is Inspired By the Revolutionary Real-Life Musician …

2020-01-11: 📺 Watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Season 3, episodes: 4 “Hands!” 5 “It’s …

2020-01-11: 🔖 Read Thoughts on linkblogs, bookmarks, reads, likes, favorites, follows, and related links by …

2020-01-11: Here’s what I look for in my Star Wars content: Fun Optimism about what a few dedicated …

2020-01-10: 🔖 Read An IndieWeb reader: My new home on the internet by Aaron Parecki

2020-01-10: 🔖 Read Titling it “The Problem That Has No Name” seemed a bit heavy handed by Drew …

2020-01-09: 🔖 Read Carbon monoxide emergency is Durham’s Katrina, McDougald Terrace residents tell city. CW: …

2020-01-09: 📚 Want to read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield 📚

2020-01-08: 📽️ Watched The Empire Strikes Back

2020-01-08: Updated my Now page! Just updated my Now page with the following information: I’m living happily in Durham, North …

2020-01-07: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 8: Redemption“

2020-01-07: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 7: The Reckoning“

2020-01-07: Made a less-paleo, less-vegan version of beaming baker’s 2 ingredient 5 minute homemade fudge, …

2020-01-07: M (3 yo): grabs toy phone, gets in toy car, waits for me to answer phone Me: Hello? M: Hi, …

2020-01-07: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 6: The Prisoner“

2020-01-07: 📚 Want to read Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch

2020-01-07: I just realized that the frequency with which I suggest purchases for my local library makes me …

2020-01-07: Quick reading response - Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is OK! 📚 Some quick notes on Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK!: This is a kid’s picture book …

2020-01-07: 📚 Finished reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 📚

2020-01-07: 📚 Read Why Johnny Doesn’t Flap: NT is OK! by Clay Morton & Gail Morton

2020-01-06: 📚 Want to read One Person/Multiple Careers by Marci Alboher 📚

2020-01-06: 📚 Want to read Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher

2020-01-06: 📷 Leaning into the middle-aged librarian stereotype with a glasses chain, though apparently they …

2020-01-06: Migrating my site from WordPress to micro.blog I spent my winter vacation migrating my website from WordPress to micro.blog. I thought I’d …

2020-01-05: Watching The Empire Strikes Back for the first time in years & I’d forgotten what a …

2020-01-05: Between supplements & prescriptions, I swallow 24 pills every day, take 2 tinctures, 1 …

2020-01-05: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger“

2020-01-04: Escaped “The Green Room” at Tic Toc Escapes. 🔒

2020-01-04: 🔖 Read 100 things that made my year (2019) Austin Kleon captures so many beautiful small moments …

2020-01-02: 📖 Currently reading How to Be Everything by Emilie Wapnick 📚

2020-01-02: 📺 Watched The Mandalorian “Chapter 4: Sanctuary“

2020-01-01: 📷 Soul Expansion Spread by Lindsay Mack of Wild Soul Healing. 2020 is an Emperor year: structure and …

2020-01-01: 📽️ Watched Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Wasn’t sure how I would like it, given the …

2019-12-29: 📖 Currently reading: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 📚

2019-12-29: 💬 Replied to None of the kids wanted toys for Christmas this year, they just wanted cash. …

2019-12-28: 📔 Hi there! I’m considering migrating my WordPress site to micro.blog, and am playing with the …

2019-12-20: 📔 I know I just took a hiatus because of comps, but now I’m taking another one for the …

2019-12-18: 📖 Read Frozen II (Midwest Film Journal) by Aly Caviness I was going to write a whole blog post about …

2019-12-18: 2019 Year-in-Review & 2020 Word of the Year 📄 I didn’t feel ready to write a year-in-review post before now, but here we are! So what did …

2019-12-17: Dissertating in the Open: Comprehensive Qualifying Exams I passed my comps last Tuesday, and I thought I’d take some time to write about it today. …

2019-12-10: Hey guess what I passed my comps. Taking a post-comps hiatus. See y’all Monday.

2019-12-09: It’s remarkable how chill I am about my comps oral exam tomorrow. I guess I’m …

2019-12-06: This little comb-bound packet represents a year’s worth of work.

2019-12-05: Today I finished my dissertation proposal and sent it to my committee. I sent them the literature …

2019-12-05: NOW I’ve finished my dissertation proposal, and even sent it to my committee ahead of my …

2019-12-04: What It's Like to Live with Chronic Illness I’m writing this in an attempt to help people without chronic illness understand the constant …

2019-12-04: How did I not know that it’s not just me, but rather the entire Internet, that refers to …

2019-12-03: NPR’s Book Concierge is live and Tumblr’s Fandom Year-in-Review is out. It is truly the …

2019-12-02: Connecting doesn't have to be hard. Grad school and parenthood are both immensely isolating experiences. So when you combine them, you …

2019-11-27: This morning, when W. and M. were sleeping in, I could have chosen to do one of many different …

2019-11-26: I… think I’m almost done with my dissertation proposal?

2019-11-26: I went thrifting yesterday by myself for the first time since having M. Thrifting used to be a …

2019-11-25: This weekend was a good weekend. On Saturday, we had a harvest meal at the Montessori/co-working …

2019-11-19: You don't have to love yourself to be worthy of love. I’ve been thinking today about something Maria Bamford said - I think it was in her episode of …

2019-11-15: I wish I could tell little 13/14 year old me, back in 1995, that she actually DOES like a genre of …

2019-11-15: Anybody got tips on automating Instagram data collection (specifically images, post text, comments) …

2019-11-14: My kid’s preferred type of narrative conflict is Bear vs. Self.

2019-11-04: #goals: Welcome to #AcWriMo/#DissProWriMo! This blog post contains affiliate links. If you click them and make a purchase, I may receive a …

2019-10-31: I hereby declare November to be #DissProWriMo. Writing your dissertation proposal? Me too! …

2019-10-28: Current hobby: lying in bed and re-watching Downton Abbey.

2019-10-26: Remember conversation? I was out at dinner with my family a couple days ago and four adults were sitting at the next table …

2019-10-24: Just sent my completed comps package off to my advisor with plans to send it to my committee next …

2019-10-11: Just finished writing the first draft of my last chapter of my comps package!

2019-10-10: The world is like “Why are comedians depressed and anxious?” and “Why are …

2019-10-08: TFW your birthing day float therapy self-care appointment gets cancelled & you spend your …

2019-10-08: Obligatory voting selfie!

2019-10-04: Today my doctor pointed out that after gestating a child for 9 months and nursing him for 33 months, …

2019-10-04: Threw off my anxiety just long enough to ask my doctor for anxiety meds. (Reader, she prescribed …

2019-10-04: On my commute this morning I was pondering further whether I’m a Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Since …

2019-10-03: Wizarding World app just sorted me into Slytherin, just as Pottermore did many years ago, so I guess …

2019-10-02: Freewrite! Writing is a messy process. When we see a finished piece of writing, we rarely see all the mess that went into creating it. As …

2019-09-27: Art by Paperhand artists.

2019-09-26: Current life goals: 1. Finish this gd comps chapter 2. Catch up on @_alexrowland’s & …

2019-09-26: I love this. My friend Alana & I used to hear some Eisley lyrics as …

2019-09-25: Coping when I'm not okay I’ve been feeling moderately not okay lately. Nothing truly devastating, but a sense of doom. …

2019-09-23: On theoretical and methodological literature reviews My blog post, A Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow, is probably the most viewed thing on my …

2019-09-19: I haven’t listened, only skimmed the transcript, but @flourish & @elizabethminkel point …

2019-09-17: Two dissertation-related things I’ve been working on simultaneously: my final chapter of …

2019-09-14: At last, my leaning into the librarian stereotype is paying off!

2019-09-12: Whoever is going around SILS convincing people who’ve never met me that I’m awesome, …

2019-09-12: The scholarly endeavor is an inherently creative endeavor. And I’m going to explore the …

2019-09-11:

2019-09-04: The kid just told me he wants his third birthday party to have a Buffy theme, so I guess I’ve …

2019-08-30: A Brief Manifesto for My Research Months ago now, Margy Thomas of ScholarShape released a 7-day email course called Deep Why. I tucked …

2019-08-30:

2019-08-29: A conversation with @marijel_melo confirmed a suspicion I had that to a non-cosplayer, saying you …

2019-08-28: So, um, I have a not-remotely-secret cosplay alias now… Luna Wednesday ? Cosplayer …

2019-08-28: A chronic illness comedy! Where do I send my spec script? ❤️️ @emilyvgordon & @Sarah_Hyland

2019-08-26: Fell down a @tiktok_us cosplay hole thanks to @BrichibiTweets sharing this Ursula video from …

2019-08-16: On digital hiatus through August 26th. See y’all later!

2019-08-14: Is metascholarship a thing? Like, a field of study? Sometimes (often) I find myself more interested …

2019-08-14: I can cook all manner of foods, fashion clothing from yarn or fabric and thread, build furniture, …

2019-08-14: I need a t-shirt that says 50% Jo/50% Meg.

2019-08-14: I ran across Dr. Naomi Civins’s dissertation while citation chaining works about connective …

2019-08-13: Jargon in Academia I’m having a little brainstorm over here about my frustration with jargon in academia and the …

2019-08-13: Hormones have got my brain going “Understanding cyberethnographic redefinitions of traditional …

2019-08-13: My kid loves to know who’s singing the music we’re listening to so this morning when he …

2019-08-09: Kid at library (playing at train table): It’s Utopia! It’s disaster! Librarian: But …

2019-08-08: Memo: Affinity Spaces Gee introduced the concept of affinity spaces in his book Situated Language and Learning: A Critique …

2019-08-08: The longer I live, the more I begin to believe that My Actual People are only a very small subset of …

2019-08-05: Why I Have Trouble Fanning These Days I’ve been listening to the latest episode of Fansplaining, with guest Emily Nussbaum, and …

2019-08-03: This thread is phenomenal.

2019-08-02: Skimming the headlines for The Ringer’s ‘99 Music Week really brings home for me the …

2019-08-02: I just sent off the comps chapter that refused to be finished to my committee. It’s been 9 …

2019-08-02: According to this chart, I am chaotic neutral and @tceles_b_hsup is neutral good and I’m …

2019-08-02: Kate Leth asks the question I’ve been struggling with my whole life.

2019-08-01: It’s that thing where you’re almost done with a chapter of your comps lit review and you …

2019-07-30: I’m crowdsourcing a superhero-themed playlist for my son, heavily Marvel/Avengers-slanted …

2019-07-30: I’ve been using “fanfiction” instead of “fan fiction” when writing my …

2019-07-30: GIFs do not display in webmention backfed from Twitter via Brid.gy. See comment at kimberlyhirsh.com/2019/07/2… backfed from twitter.com/thoughtso…

2019-07-30: The Space Between: Reading, Writing, and a Third Thing (Thinking?) I’m not a very efficient writer. I have 20 hours of childcare a week, and usually lose two or …

2019-07-29: No YOU’RE developing a Super Why TRPG ruleset in your head because your almost-3-year-old is …

2019-07-29: My committee is great, but I’m not doing this. Let’s just set the expectation now.

2019-07-28: Life online and losing and finding my faith in it Get ready for some rambling, stream-of-consciousness, blogging-as-thinking. As a member of the …

2019-07-25: I want the cut where @julieklausner plays Pumbaa.

2019-07-24: I always miss theater. Let’s put on a show.

2019-07-23: Podcasts that are making my afternoons M. and I have an agreement, proposed and enforced by me, after we spent months with him as a tiny …

2019-07-20: A little light summer weekend reading.

2019-07-19: This is going to be great! I’m about 99% certain I was Anya in the first ever OMWF sing-along …

2019-07-19: This is so exciting! Respond via Twitter: Reply Repost Like

2019-07-18: TFW when you’re reading Gee’s list of teaching features of video games and you just want …

2019-07-16: M’s teacher: I was talking to [other teacher] about crystals and M. said, “My mama has …

2019-07-16: 🔖 Gee, J. (2005). Semiotic social spaces and affinity spaces: From the age of mythology to today’s …

2019-07-15: Who will I be this year? My friend Little Willow doesn’t make New Year’s Resolutions in January. She makes them …

2019-07-14: What would you like me to write more about? I love that Ton Zijlstra asked his readers a few years ago What would you like me to write more …

2019-07-14: Chicken Tikka Masala Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower and Peas - Skinnytaste I've …

2019-07-12: Hi! I’m an IndieWeb mother. My son will be 3 in October. Nice to meet you!

2019-07-12: The Kimberly Hirsh Eating Plan Hello, friends! Today I’m going to write up an idealistic eating plan for myself based on what …

2019-07-11: ✔️ Jellies ✔️ Lace-trim leggings ✔️ Hawkins AV Club shirt ✔️ One dangly earring, one stud ✔️ High …

2019-07-03: It seems like the authors of Affinity Online (https://nyupress.org/9781479852758/) deliberately …

2019-07-02: “It will surprise you not one bit,” I said to my friends some months ago after an escape …

2019-07-02: Key summer goth accessories: * parasol * handfan * cooling scarf * sunglasses * sunscreen * scent of …

2019-07-02: The end of this keynote gets at exactly what I was talking about in my last post. When we own our …

2019-07-02: Constructing websites as constructing ourselves: Thinking out loud This is just me, thinking out loud, so expect it to be rough, incomplete, unpolished. But I thought …

2019-06-27: True fact: 100% of my group cosplay ideas are aimed at getting @tceles_b_hsup in a long wig + bish …

2019-06-27: To distract me from my current “The world is a garbage fire” emotional spiral, …

2019-06-26: 📚 Gee, J. P. (2004). Situated Language and Learning : A Critique of Traditional Schooling. London, …

2019-06-22: Me, to my colleagues: I could really use a tote bag for the flight home. Y’all think …

2019-06-17: Project READY is live! Still blogging infrequently and mostly absent from social media, but this is a huge piece of work. I …

2019-05-29: My work is to take care of myself. I’m still on hiatus from social media activity and comments on my blog posts are still closing …

2019-05-20: Austin Kleon talks about daily blogging as being related to the ideas of stock and flow, and I think …

2019-05-10: On hiatus A little over a year ago, I told a friend: Started blogging in my bullet journal, realized this is …

2019-05-08: TTFN I’m taking a digital hiatus of sorts starting Friday, 5/10/2019. I haven’t decided how …

2019-05-03: My writing process: Structure is central. A quick note about my own writing and the way I’m working these days. I plan to do a more …

2019-05-02: Current wishlist: everything at this shop, which bills itself as “Goth Mom Central,” but …

2019-04-30: It’s not noon yet and I’ve had a phone meeting and talked with my insurance agent, so …

2019-04-25: Because I was a child when it started, I just started watching 90210 for the first time and …

2019-04-24: Memo: Connected Learning, Libraries, and Change The elements of connected learning (interests, relationships, opportunities, sponsorship of youth …

2019-04-22: Reading notes forthcoming.

2019-04-22: When words won't go in your brain I suffer from migraines. I’ve gotten them since I was around 7 years old. There are any number …

2019-04-19: I found this article because I wanted to read romance novels again. I decided to check out the …

2019-04-16: Memo: Defining Connected Learning Connected Learning can be conceived of in three ways: as a type of learning experience that occurs …

2019-04-13: I’ve been solo parenting for almost a week and we’re currently at Defcon Watching …

2019-04-11: 📚 Ito, M., Martin, C., Pfister, R. C., Rafalow, M. H., Salen, K., & Wortman, A. (2019). Affinity …

2019-04-11: Bender, S., & Peppler, K. (2019). Connected learning ecologies as an emerging opportunity …

2019-04-11: Martin, Crystle A. “Information Literacy in Interest-Driven Learning Communities: Navigating the Sea …

2019-04-11: Itō, M., Baumer, S., Bittanti, M., Boyd, D., Cody, R., Stephenson, B. H., … Tripp, L. (2009). …

2019-04-11: This morning I told my son, “Mommy used to be a teacher. Did you know that?” He said, …

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2019-04-09: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Top 3 Most Resonant Songs for Me, Personally I mentioned in my post about writing comedy from the heart that the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is …

2019-04-09: Me: I just want an in-depth explanation of how the Connected Learning model is different than it was …

2019-04-08: Reading notes forthcoming.

2019-04-07: Writing comedy from the heart It feels like there have been a thousand times Rachel Bloom has said something in an interview and I …

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2019-04-03: I read this book twice last year and just re-read it again in anticipation of Austin Kleon’s …

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2019-04-01: Found myself thinking, “I want to play a map game but like a handholdy one, not Breath of the …

2019-04-01: Dissertating in the Open: Keeping a Public Research Notebook I’m making a few notes to myself here to document my process for keeping a public research …

2019-04-01: Bilandzic, M. (2013). Connected learning in the library as a product of hacking, making, social …

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2019-03-30: If you want to check out the video or notes for my keynote presentation at today’s …

2019-03-30: My favorite website since isbelalugosidead.com. (Which is now lapsed? @willrad I might have to buy …

2019-03-29: Larson, K., Ito, M., Brown, E., Hawkins, M., Pinkard, N., & Sebring, P. (2013). Safe Space and …

2019-03-29: Ito, M., & Martin, C. (Fall 2013). Connected Learning and the Future of Libraries. Young Adult …

2019-03-29: Ito, M., Gutiérrez, K., Livingstone, S., Penuel, B., Rhodes, J., Salen, K., … Craig Watkins, S. …

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2019-03-26: These books are magical, but like all our faves, they’ve got some problems. See American …

2019-03-26: Kaitlyn Tiffany interviews Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention …

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2019-03-21: Google Books exports highlights and marginalia to a Google Doc titled Notes from “Book …

2019-03-20: indieweb-post-kinds Post editor URL doesn't display editor When I use Post Kind WordPress editor URLs with the ?kindurl= extension, I get an editor window that …

2019-03-18: I’m giving the keynote at IndieWebCamp New Haven on March 30. You can attend remotely! In …

2019-03-18: I can’t wait to see what I come up with, either! I’ve been trying to track down other …

2019-03-18: Attending remotely, as I’m able given I have a toddler. And, oh yeah, keynoting!

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2019-03-15: Neutral good, to the surprise of absolutely no one.

2019-03-15: I started implementing separate RSS feeds for different types of content a while back but just set …

2019-03-14: Dissertating in the Open: Your First Meeting with Your Committee It’s been more than 3 months since I had my first committee meeting, but I still want to write …

2019-03-01: Having a paper accepted with revisions on the first submission is reason to celebrate, yeah? …

2019-03-01: Me, writing my comps about cosplay: I’m almost out of space and I haven’t even mentioned …

2019-02-18: Unexpectedly shattered I’ve been working on editing the fourth episode of my Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast, Things …

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2019-02-12: I attended my first dissertation defense yesterday. I came home and told W. that we’ll be …

2019-02-11: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell I just finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. And now I want to be best friends with her, …

2019-02-09: I organized my closet and now I’m too tired to cook dinner. This is peak Kimberly.

2019-02-06: Trying on a new epithet: librariacafan.

2019-02-06: Still drafting the first chapter, but it has a cover and a summary… The Watchers Council had …

2019-02-06: Miserable human beings who you wouldn’t want to spend a second with in real life are capable of …

2019-02-06: Making a note to myself to come back to this Austin Kleon blog post and write about it in …

2019-02-05: I’ve fallen down an internet rabbit hole! My current work = reading about cosplay. Cosplay is …

2019-01-23: Why Do I Have to Choose Between Being a Writer and Being a Mother? We need narratives about women …

2019-01-16: Book Review: Pop Classics Buffy the Vampire Slayer Most people who know me know that the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my favorite things. …

2019-01-16: I could learn to repair drywall and fix sinking bathroom tile but for now I’m just going to …

2019-01-15: Just submitted my first draft of my first chapter of my comps lit review to my committee for …

2019-01-14: Stop optimizing. Start nourishing. A week ago, my friend shared the video for Lizzo’s song “Juice.” I commented, …

2019-01-10: You can tell I’m approaching middle age because I think of my car as my new car and I just got …

2019-01-10: On Millennial burnout Some notes on Millennial burnout. This started as a Twitter thread because I needed a frictionless …

2019-01-10: I found this Man Repeller post via the Holisticism newsletter. (One of my favorite reads every …

2019-01-09: Submitted a solo-authored manuscript today, so in true millennial fashion, I feel like I deserve …

2019-01-09: 2019 Word of the Year: PHASE It’s January 9 and I’m finally ready to talk about my intentions for this year. I …

2018-12-30: I’m lucky: they gave me a canonical #spidersona, trying to figure out how to make a better …

2018-12-30: Have now escaped 100% of @bullcityescape’s rooms. And we’ll be back when they make new …

2018-12-29: I’m here for improv in libraries AND I recommend checking out FairPlayMN’s documents on …

2018-12-28: Writing music and reading music are different music. My writing music is video game or film scores. …

2018-12-21: I need to be reading & writing about information literacy as a sociocultural/sociotechnical …

2018-12-14: Today I listened to Lindsay Mack’s amazing first episode of the new version of her podcast, in …

2018-12-12: What Kimberly Wrote, 12/12/2018 I wrote 2 pages about new models of information literacy in affinity spaces today, or about 968 …

2018-12-10: Toward a personal brand I find myself admiring people who seem together. They are well-coiffed. Their clothes are carefully …

2018-12-07: Friends with Secrets Three friends with different backgrounds participated in online text therapy …

2018-12-07: Me, to W— this morning: I don’t know if you can cast every musical with the characters …

2018-12-07: Dissertating in the Open: Putting Together a Committee WITH TEMPLATES! Y’all, I’m scholarlily-enamored of my committee. (Scholarlily is a new adverb. I give it …

2018-12-06: 2018 Year-in-Review Hi Internet friends. For the past several years, I’ve gotten some version of Leonie …

2018-12-04: I had a great first meeting with my doctoral committee today and am in that rare antsy …

2018-12-03: Dissertating in the Open: Designing a Comprehensive Literature Review I think every doctoral program is different in what they expect from students for qualifying …

2018-11-30: Yesterday I received my first order from Whisper Sisters, purveyors of fine perfume oils. I found …

2018-11-27: Adulting achievements After yesterday’s musings on adulting, I found myself looking for various resources that …

2018-11-26: How Netflix?s She-Ra found a specific sound for its kick-ass princess The reboot?s soundtrack was …

2018-11-26: Herding Cats: A Simple Method for Working with the Disorder of Our Lives : zen habits zenhabits.net …

2018-11-26: On adulting   I'm Turning 30. Do I Need Adulting Lessons? There's a whole cottage industry devoted to …

2018-11-16: #100DaysOfCode 2/100 Completed @freeCodeCamp Applied Accessibility, Responsive Web Design …

2018-11-16: Dissertating in the Open: Identifying a Research Question & Writing a Prospectus First, huge thanks to Dr. Laura Gogia for the descriptive phrase “Dissertating in the …

2018-11-15: #100DaysOfCode 1/100 Completed @freeCodeCamp Basic HTML & HTML5, Basic CSS, & Applied Visual …

2018-11-15: #100DaysofCode I’m publicly committing to the 100DaysOfCode Challenge starting today! #100DaysOfCode I did my …

2018-11-07: Aquariums (American English plural) always feel like transcendent and magical spaces to me.

2018-11-06: If MAGIC is aligning ENERGY with INTENTION in order to bring about CHANGE, VOTING is a MAGICAL ACT. …

2018-11-05: From the NY Times: Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White Ones   Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White Ones Ballet dancers of color have long …

2018-11-01: #AcWriMo: A declaration Hi friends. Here I’m declaring my intent to participate in #AcWriMo. Here are my goals: …

2018-10-24: What do I want to do with my life? Resources to help you find the answer. I was talking with some fellow co-working moms about matrescence and how it kind of shakes up …

2018-10-22: Hi yes @sfosternyc is 100% my pretend Broadway BFF.

2018-10-16: Me: I think I’m going to embrace my age. I’m thinking of reading Marion Zimmer Bradley …

2018-10-16: Hi there. I’m just over here working on my comps (makerspaces, gaming, fandom, theory, …

2018-10-15: On living a fragmented life Saturday night, W. and I went to the tour of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy. If you like …

2018-10-12: Trends in YA Library Services I did a quick count today of the trends identified by the Center for the Future of Libraries and the …

2018-10-05: My brother made this awesome animated short. It’s probably my favorite of all his work. You …

2018-10-05: [caption id=“attachment_6254” align=“aligncenter” width=“840”]On …

2018-09-30: This image by The Latest Kate is my ideal self.

2018-09-29: So many people I know and love probably need this card right now. (Let’s be honest; I’m …

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2018-09-27: Little known facts about The Incredible Hulk, according to my almost-two-year-old: He plays soccer. …

2018-09-26: You know you’re from Durham when your toddler distinguishes food trucks from all other trucks. …

2018-09-24: Fundamental parenting truth: the night before you plan to commit to eating healthier is the night …

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2018-09-21: Let's party like it's 2016. Because I still know some people who are into it and because it’s super fun to play with my …

2018-09-18: Another day, another rejection. #shareyourrejections

2018-09-06: The top of my dresser has been a mess for weeks. Took less than 15 minutes to get it in shape while …

2018-09-06: Dear LIS researchers of the early oughts, Second Life is not a game. Please stop clogging up my …

2018-09-02: All you really need to know about me to understand me is that my high school years were bookended by …

2018-08-24: Disappearing from most of the Interwebs until after Labor Day. See y’all later! (Deleting …

2018-08-20: Submitted a paper to a conference before I’d run the study. One reviewer suggested the study …

2018-08-19: I constantly have to remind myself that of the 6 semesters of my doctoral program, only 1 happened …

2018-08-17: Newly dedicated magic corner. I just took a little time to clear out and clean my corner desk, which was never getting used for …

2018-08-16: Some quick thoughts on my IndieWeb implementation. Hi Internet friends. I have been tweaking my website a lot this week and wanted to write a few notes …

2018-08-16: Hey, Twitter. If you’re one of my followers who doesn’t know me IRL but would actually …

2018-08-12: Unfollowing Everybody I'm probably going to unfollow everybody from Twitter on Monday. Please don't take it personally. …

2018-08-10: I saw @tceles_B_hsup play Dickon in The Secret Garden. He was dreamy. A couple years later we were in a I saw @tceles_B_hsup play Dickon in The Secret Garden. He was dreamy. A couple years later we were …

2018-08-10: @CupcakeGoth @Gwenda I actually have a Goodreads shelf called "jilli-recs" and these may have to go on there. @CupcakeGoth @Gwenda I actually have a Goodreads shelf called “jilli-recs” and these may …

2018-08-10: @Gwenda I needed to find out what all of these were, and OF COURSE @CupcakeGoth had my back... cupcake-goth.dreamwidth.org/tag/avon+satan… @Gwenda I needed to find out what all of these were, and OF COURSE @CupcakeGoth had my back… …

2018-08-10: Don't let me forget: next week I want to write up & blog some advanced lit review techniques that I Don’t let me forget: next week I want to write up & blog some advanced lit review …

2018-08-10: Things I like: space, unicorns, space unicorns, cats, space cats on unicorns, goth stuff, cupcakes, books, food sme… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Things I like: space, unicorns, space unicorns, cats, space cats on unicorns, goth stuff, cupcakes, …

2018-08-10: I bought this dress & wore it to a wedding recently and basically I want this to be my whole I bought this dress & wore it to a wedding recently and basically I want this to be my whole …

2018-08-10: @MagpieLibrarian I genuinely thought this was deliberate. @MagpieLibrarian I genuinely thought this was deliberate.

2018-08-10: Can't even focus enough today to copy notes from my bullet journal into Google Docs. Can’t even focus enough today to copy notes from my bullet journal into Google Docs.

2018-08-09: Pretty sure I can start counting consuming @acafanmom's Patreon as work? Yay! Pretty sure I can start counting consuming @acafanmom’s Patreon as work? Yay!

2018-08-09: Genuinely refreshing Twitter to keep me awake bc my kid won't nap and I feel like I'm dying. Genuinely refreshing Twitter to keep me awake bc my kid won’t nap and I feel like I’m …

2018-08-09: When you realize you're closer to being the Darling Mermaid Darlings than you are to being Chuck or the Pie When you realize you’re closer to being the Darling Mermaid Darlings than you are to being …

2018-08-09: Heeeeey Twitter, anybody up for being my writing buddy and offering feedback on a 153-word abstract for a lit revie… Heeeeey Twitter, anybody up for being my writing buddy and offering feedback on a 153-word abstract …

2018-08-08: To everyone who follows me in hopes of seeing pictures of @tceles_B_hsup's kid... Sorry. To everyone who follows me in hopes of seeing pictures of @tceles_B_hsup’s kid… Sorry.

2018-08-08: This is Damask Bowie, reporting for NPR News. twitter.com/jennievander/s… This is Damask Bowie, reporting for NPR News.

2018-08-08: @allisunrae I'm definitely still working on the critique part. But honestly, if you simultaneously synthesize inste… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… @allisunrae I’m definitely still working on the critique part. But honestly, if you …

2018-08-07: A grave error I have made a grave error. I ate carrots and hummus for lunch, but that is not a lunch. It’s a …

2018-08-07: Be who you want to be. A thing I’m telling myself today that you may need to hear, too: Who do you want to be later? …

2018-08-06: First newsletter issue goes out today The first issue of my newsletter goes out today. Thoughts on peak nostalgia and assurances that you …

2018-08-04: Katie Linder on Radical Self-Trust I find myself having a lot of existential crises lately. I think it makes sense for somebody who is …

2018-08-03: Not Being the Best Isn't the Same as Being Mediocre I’m reading Emilie Wapnick’s book How to Be Everything and I got to this section header …

2018-08-03: Twitter. Let's talk about the intersection between #CLinTE and LIS education. Any iSchools doing great work in CL that you Twitter. Let's talk about the intersection between #CLinTE and LIS education. Any iSchools …

2018-08-03: Impatient for #CLS2018 proceedings after seeing all these great tweets. Impatient for #CLS2018 proceedings after seeing all these great tweets.

2018-08-02: My Life Right Now My life = productive morning + watch The Great British Baking Show the rest of the day.

2018-07-31: Lori Morimoto on Twitter Thread. This is one of the reasons I haven’t spent my time in school worrying about doing …

2018-07-31: edu522 Librarians and teachers looking to squeeze three more weeks of PD into their summer might want to …

2018-07-30: Woman About the Internet Drew Zandonella-Stannard perfectly captures the reality of early parenthood in the latest issue of …

2018-07-30: Newsletter: You Got This I have been really digging newsletters for the past several months. I’m planning to do a write …

2018-07-30: My new newsletter: Like a high five in your inbox. Platonic love notes and things that made me think of My new newsletter: Like a high five in your inbox. Platonic love notes and things that made me think …

2018-07-26: It's that thing of when other people are working on your area of research interest but they haven't published their… It's that thing of when other people are working on your area of research interest but they …

2018-07-26: Me: "Okay but everyone wants to marry Dickon so they must mean the friendship between Mary and Colin right? I Me: "Okay but everyone wants to marry Dickon so they must mean the friendship between Mary and …

2018-07-26: Me to my advisor @Bridge2Lit today: Okay but what if my dissertation is about makerspaces AND gaming AND fandom? He… Me to my advisor @Bridge2Lit today: Okay but what if my dissertation is about makerspaces AND gaming …

2018-07-26: What if... Me to my advisor today: Okay but what if my dissertation is about makerspaces AND gaming AND fandom? …

2018-07-25: Hoopla Cookbooks Just browsed the cooking section of the Durham County Library Hoopla Collection and I’m blown …

2018-07-24: What Kimberly Wrote, 7/24/2018 I wrote 279 words about definitions of “makerspace” today. Tomorrow: reviewing all 26ish …

2018-07-24: The Jonathan Van Ness of Library Science Just thought to myself, “I want to be the Jonathan Van Ness of library science.” …

2018-07-23: Hey writers. What are your day jobs? Hey writers. What are your day jobs?

2018-07-23: Planning Microtasks to Match Your Energy (or Spoons) I’m fairly open about the fact that I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and polycystic ovary …

2018-07-22: This is a great example of a library policy that was excluding people and how a library professional changed it. This is a great example of a library policy that was excluding people and how a library professional …

2018-07-22: Spider-Woman Reading the Hopeless/Rodriguez run of Spider-Woman and feeling super seen. Sorry for weird colors- I …

2018-07-22: Happy anniversary, Will! When you have been together for almost 20 years and you’re both librarians. Happy anniversary, …

2018-07-21: Writing Motivation Me: ugh writing this comps lit review is such a slog Also Me: I should probably put together an …

2018-07-19: Not Going to SDCC

2018-07-18: Internet like it's 2001 [caption id=“attachment_5077” align=“aligncenter” …

2018-07-18: What Kimberly Wrote, 7/18/2018 My makerspaces lit review is just over 25 pages, with two sections left to write: definitions and …

2018-07-18: I Robot, You Jane True story, the “I Robot, You Jane” episode of Things of Bronze is the episode I’m …

2018-07-17: Your Website Hey friend! Do you have a website and/or blog? I want to visit it! Tell me about it, please.

2018-07-17: Instant Pot Bought an Instant Pot at the urging of fellow co-working parents and I don’t know how long …

2018-07-14: It's my birthday. I’m 37 today. It’s a number that sounds grown up. I think I felt more grown up at 27, …

2018-07-14: Roxane Gay It feels perfect to come across this on my 37th birthday.

2018-07-12: A good night Tonight I went to Goth night at a Tarot-themed bar/lounge. I ate delicious Indian food from the …

2018-07-12: I've forgotten how to feel better. Most of my adult life has been impacted by chronic illness. I’ve got two: Hashimoto’s …

2018-07-12: How old is my kid even? I’ve been saying my kid is 22 months old for a few days but I’m just now realizing …

2018-07-11: Headcanon At age 22 months, M. is generating Curious George/Pigeon crossovers, so yeah, definitely my kid.

2018-07-09: What Kimberly Wrote, Through 7/9/18 My makerspaces lit review is now at just over 15 pages. It’s mostly cutting and pasting from …

2018-07-01: Now: July 2018 Here’s a complete list of everything I’ve got going on right now. And by “going …

2018-06-29: A Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow Remember how I was going to read Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle and see if it had any lessons …

2018-06-29: #FSN2018 Falling down the #FSN2018 rabbit hole and it’s keeping me going right now.

2018-06-27: Too much/not enough Isn’t it odd how it’s possible to feel simultaneously that you are too much and not …

2018-06-27: What Kimberly Wrote, through 06/27/18 I haven’t been keeping track daily like I hoped to, but this chunk of my literature review now …

2018-06-27: Patronus Fuel

2018-06-24: At Lafayette Cemetery No 1

2018-06-23: A Goth in New Orleans, Day 1 [caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“2592”]Embrace your …

2018-06-21: I married well. Just had a very serious conversation with my husband about our future as immortals and what type of …

2018-06-21: On the eve of falling in love with a new city I’m going to New Orleans tomorrow for the American Library Association conference and I …

2018-06-14: Birthday Party Kiiiiind of want to host/play in an improv comedy jam for my birthday on July 14.

2018-06-13: Toddler Parent Responsibilities In the interest of helping myself recognize what things I do as the parent of a toddler, I’m …

2018-06-12: Alternatives to "What do you do?" and "What are you going to do with that?" It’s not that careers aren’t an important part of our identity, they just aren’t …

2018-06-12: Instead of asking “what is my one true calling in life?”, ask “what are the many things I would like …

2018-06-11: Now: June 2018 Here’s a complete list of everything I’ve got going on right now. And by “going …

2018-06-11: What Kimberly Wrote, 06/11/18 Finished converting my concept map to an outline. Tomorrow: WRITING!

2018-06-11: A visitor This friend was sitting on my front porch welcome mat when I left for the chiropractor this morning. …

2018-06-10: A blog post about everything. This might get a little stream-of-consciousness. Consider yourself warned. I went to a play today. …

2018-06-04: What Kimberly Wrote, 6/4/2018 Today I added 11 studies to my concept map for my makerspaces literature review. Tomorrow: finishing …

2018-06-04: Make a Note I’ve gotten into the habit of saving links in Feedly or Pocket with every intention of writing …

2018-06-01: 2018 So Far I was listening to Lindsay Mack’s Tarot for the Wild Soul monthly medicine podcast for June, …

2018-05-25: Anne McCaffrey I don’t know, do y’all feel like Anne McCaffrey liked dragons?

2018-05-25: Ira Glass's Commencement Speech at the Columbia Journalism School I love commencement speeches as a genre. I wasn’t remotely inspired by the one at my own …

2018-05-24: #edcampcode Who’s going to #edcampcode in Raleigh on June 20? @nathan_stevens?

2018-05-23: What Kimberly Wrote, 5/21 - 5/23, 2018 I’m working on the concept map for my makerspaces in libraries lit review. Nice progress so …

2018-05-23: They weren’t kidding about Reviewer 2.

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2018-05-20: What Kimberly Wrote, May 20, 2018 Surprise work session today! Took advantage of bonus nanny time to get a couple’s work session …

2018-05-19: She-Ra and Girl Culture When I learned Noelle Stevenson was showrunning a She-Ra reboot, I was psyched. I haven’t read …

2018-05-17: What Kimberly Wrote, May 17, 2018 Today I have reviewed and written a synthetic note for one journal article. I also wrote my earlier …

2018-05-17: What Kimberly Wrote, August 2015 - May 16, 2018 As promised yesterday, I’m going to start tracking my daily work productivity, mostly to help …

2018-05-16: From Wil Wheaton: "an incomplete collection of #wordmetrics from my recent rewrites" I love reading about other creative people’s processes, especially writers, so this look …

2018-05-15: Crocheted Bobbles Finally taking on Kim Werker’s Craftsy class, Next Steps in Crochet. Here is my little swatch …

2018-05-14: #libfive I love the amazing work that the students at Mount Vernon Middle School are doing to educate school …

2018-05-14: The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts Finished 05/09/2018. This is a (perhaps the) foundational work on young adult library services. I …

2018-05-13: Thinking of you on Mother's Day Art by Mari Andrew. If you are a person for whom Mother’s Day is less fraught, perhaps you …

2018-05-11: How to Learn Anything A couple of months ago, I asked my friends, “What do I know or can I do that you wish I would …

2018-05-10: Podcast Movement 28 Day Podcast Challenge I’m participating in a 28 Day podcast challenge with Podcast Movement through the end of this …

2018-05-10: Reply to Greg McVerry With respect to standardized markup around online courses, are you familiar with lrmi.dublincore.org …

2018-05-09: The Librarians Who Moonlight as Artists: A Roundtable Discussion Occasionally, Google gets it right when it suggests articles for me, and all of its creepy data …

2018-05-08: Obligatory Voting Selfie, 5/8/18 Primary

2018-05-06: Hear Aaron Tveit’s ‘Come What May’ Before Moulin Rouge! Musical Premieres in Boston [embed]youtu.be/hFay0SVFx…[/embed] I cried a little watching this. I adore Moulin Rouge. It …

2018-05-05: This is what a happy birthday looks like.

2018-05-05: Doing My Part to Fix the Internet: A Follow-up A little over a year ago, I wrote about how a post by Vicki Boykis and a comment by Chris Aldrich …

2018-05-04: #MomLife Text Adventure You have 40 minutes before your childcare ends. Do you: A) ? take a shower B) ? take a nap C) ? take …

2018-05-03: Finished reading this early this morning. It does so many things so well. It is a good introduction …

2018-05-02: The 57 Bus Reading this book in the car while the toddler naps. I started this book on Monday. It’s a …

2018-05-01: Healing PCOS I’ve been awaiting this book since it was announced. Now it’s here and I’m going …

2018-04-29: Rupert Giles, Actual School Librarian Probably going to write a series of fics in which Giles just has to do normal school librarian …

2018-04-29: Epawnine and Clawsette Thanks to Saturday Night Live’s Lobster Les Mis, Clawsette and Epawnine are now in the running …

2018-04-28: The Joy and Sorrow of Rereading Holt’s "How Children Learn" How Children Learn by John Holt Marked to-read 04/28/18.

2018-04-28: PRE ORDER "Roll Like a Girl" Enamel Pins (ships Late June/ Early July) If you got me one of these, it would arrive just in time for my birthday in mid-July! I like the …

2018-04-27: Internet Memories, 1993 I’ve been on the Internet for a quarter of a century. I think I want to write a big, full …

2018-04-27: The Design of Childhood The Design of Childhood - Marked to-read on 04/27/18.

2018-04-27: How to repay us I love this so much.

2018-04-26: Percolating Projects, April 2018 Here’s a complete list of everything I’ve got going on right now. And by “going …

2018-04-25: Galatea Kent What, you DON’T have a bunch of Harry Potter role-playing names just lying around?

2018-04-25: Same except add mom responsibilities and oh yeah I’ve already failed oops.

2018-04-25: PopSugar Stole Influencers’ Instagrams — Along With Their Profits This has me thinking about the dangers of algorithms and the role of social media silos in the …

2018-04-24: This PSA About Fake News From Barack Obama Is Not What It Appears This blew my mind. I narrowly managed to avoid falling down a rabbit hole looking for thinkpieces on …

2018-04-23: Janelle James Discovers She’s a Comedian and Not a Gardener It feels ironic that the Janelle James episode of The Hilarious World of Depression made me cry.

2018-04-23: The @thingsofbronze About page (http://thingsofbronze.com/about/) covers the basics. (Also hi! You …

2018-04-23: Songs by Librarians for Librarians: NYPL Sings I love this! I have long dreamed of being a children’s entertainer and I love the idea of …

2018-04-22: What balance looks like right now When my mind is sharp, I work on my comprehensive exams. When it’s fuzzy but not dull, I work …

2018-04-22: Silicon Valley S5E3 "Chief Operating Officer" Was watching Silicon Valley S5E3 and Richard started waxing poetic about redecentralizing the …

2018-04-21: Jenny Lawson is Very Fond of Creepy Smiling Dead Animals and Worries Quite a Bit I’ve always enjoyed The Bloggess when she came across my radar (And that’s why you …

2018-04-20: Haenyeo: Women Divers of Korea Haenyeo: Women Divers of Korea - Marked to-read on 04/20/2018. Found via Broadly via Laura Olin.

2018-04-20: Define yourself in 4 films. #Filmstruck4 Splash (1984), Labyrinth (1986), Beetlejuice (1988), Beaches (1988) Tagged by @allieacts. Tagging …

2018-04-20: .@tceles_B_hsup retweeting this feels really personal.

2018-04-19: Mars and Her Children, Mars and Her Children - Marked to-read 4/19/18. Found via Laura Olin.

2018-04-18: To Somebody, You Are an Expert This morning, I popped M. in the stroller and walked him the three quarters of a mile to the doula …

2018-04-17: You can help the web be better in 2018: just ditch Facebook and use your browser instead Step 1 was returning to my own site. Step 2 was returning to RSS I think Step 3 will be returning to …

2018-04-17: Cathy Fisher on fixing Fb: Go back to your 2001 fan site This is basically what I’m doing on my own website. I ask myself, “How did I use the …

2018-04-17: This has been my desktop wallpaper all semester. (@raulpacheco @CalmingManatee)

2018-04-16: Rebecca Solnit on a Childhood of Reading and Wandering This is a beautiful piece about trees, forests, libraries, reading, writing, distance, and …

2018-04-15: Fostering Family Learning with Video Games Families at Play - Marked to-read on 04/15/2018. Found via Connected Learning Alliance.

2018-04-15: Library: An Unquiet History Library: An Unquiet History - Marked to-read on 04/15/18.

2018-04-15: There's no way to make something better than to let it out into the world first, right? Kim Werker’s weekly newsletter contains gems like this. I highly recommend subscribing.

2018-04-15: And now we have everything: On motherhood before I was ready And Now We Have Everything - Marked to-read on 04/15/18. Found via I’ll Be Right Back.

2018-04-15: Walking: A Reading List In his newsletter last week and this week, Austin Kleon has recommended several reads about walking. …

2018-04-14: Tata to Twitter, Too (Again, Kind of) Yesterday I posted about how I’m done posting directly to Facebook. Today, I’m …

2018-04-14: Our beliefs grow out of our experiences. I’m working on writing a statement of educational philosophy and yesterday I was stumped. I …

2018-04-13: Farewell to Facebook, Kind Of I won’t be posting directly to my Facebook timeline anymore. In keeping with my move to …

2018-04-12: Information literacy needs to include creation and ownership. This is just the beginning of an idea, but as I dig deep into the IndieWeb and think about social …

2018-04-10: You can't really see it here but Tropical Diver is a gorgeous reef exhibit at the @georgiaaquarium and I kind of want to live there. Beautiful coral AND a Skeletor Moray? Sign me up! You can’t really see it here but Tropical Diver is a gorgeous reef exhibit at the …

2018-04-09: Filter by post type I use this blog as my home on the web, so in addition to traditional blog posts, you’ll find …

2018-04-09: Time with the best of friends is always too short.

2018-04-09: International TableTop Day

2018-04-09: Maker Faire Burlington 2018 (Official)

2018-04-09: The 7th Annual Festival of Legends: Dragons

2018-04-06: Community and creativity in mundane retail spaces Austin Kleon’s meditations on retail spaces for community building and creativity have me …

2018-04-03: Mermaid Legends Come to Life in Freeform’s Siren - Siren | Freeform I watched the first eight minutes or so of this and got major X-Files/BtVS vibes and I’m into …

2018-04-03: Hey spring! Hey spring!

2018-04-02: All my clearest thinking happens between 11 pm and 1 am these days.

2018-04-02: Chorus member from #JesusChristSuperstarLive is a legit Halloween costume choice, right?

2018-04-01: Me, to the toddler at lullaby time: And now, something seasonal. sings “Gethsemane” …

2018-04-01: Finally giving The Future of Library Services for and with Teens the close read it deserves & …

2018-03-29: Current success metric: did I do literally any work today, at all?

2018-03-28: Today my kid got giddy over the fact that “boot” and “book” begin the same …

2018-03-26: Dear IndieWeb, it may be time to start considering the user, not just the technical spec. Eli Mellen makes some excellent points here. I’ve been slowly chipping away at going full …

2018-03-26: Me, spraying this on my unwashed hair: my hair isn't dirty! It's BEACHY! #mermaidlife #seawitchvibes Moroccan Sea Salt Spray - Me, spraying this on my unwashed hair: my hair isn’t dirty! …

2018-03-24: My toddler keeps saying “At me! At me!”

2018-03-23: Hi this is going to be my birthday party see you there.

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2018-03-23: Hitting the Restart Button: Mass Effect Andromeda …

2018-03-23: From Princess to General: How Many Times Can Leia Save the Galaxy?

2018-03-23: Looking at a Model Article #12weekarticle #AcWri Today I’m looking at a model article as part of my work with Wendy Belcher’s book,

2018-03-23: My favorite

2018-03-23: From Princess to General: How Many Times Can Leia Save the Galaxy? She’s one of the most powerful figures in her galaxy — and one of the most iconic characters in our …

2018-03-23: Starting a Podcast: Process Here’s a quick write-up of the stages I go through when working on an episode of my podcast. …

2018-03-19: I took my kid for a walk so obviously glitter. I took my kid for a walk so obviously glitter.

2018-03-19: First smoothie of the year: chocolate almond (but I added a teaspoon of instant coffee because grad student/toddler mom.)

2018-03-18: The Moonchild Tarot When I decided to come back to tarot and get to know it better, I looked at tens and tens of decks. …

2018-03-15: Starting a podcast: Resources, part 1 Yesterday I mixed and mastered the first episode of my upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast, …

2018-03-14: Preparing for comprehensive (qualifying) exams: My process so far I have been chipping away at the comprehensive literature review my program requires that I write to …

2018-03-10: Loath to spoil this 90s art girl bedhead with self-care, but I'm gonna. Loath to spoil this 90s art girl bedhead with self-care, but I’m gonna.

2018-03-10: Does the world need another Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast? Yes, yes it does. When? Soonish. http://thingsofbronze.com #buffyslays20 Does the world need another Buffy the Vampire Slayer podcast? Yes, yes it does. When? Soonish. …

2018-03-08: #Repost @bymariandrew (@get_repost) … Caption from me, Kimberly: I have polycystic ovary …

2018-03-07: New glasses.

2018-03-06: ME: OMG this book is great, why haven’t more people cited it? checks publication date sees …

2018-03-04: Imposter syndrome: a scene Me: I don’t know why anyone would hire me to do anything. I’ve never done anything. My …

2018-03-03: Women are flocking to wellness because modern medicine still doesn't take them seriously As a woman with chronic illness, both physical and mental, who is a prime target for the wellness …

2018-03-03: Test

2018-03-01: I asked my friend to run a play-by-Slack, X-Files flavored game of Monster of the Week, and THIS …

2018-02-24: Be Your Own Toddler, Part Two This is an extension of this earlier note. A common piece of advice for people with intrusive …

2018-02-23: TFW you’re sitting in the waiting room at the optometrist reading about podcasting but wish …

2018-02-22: It's okay to not be okay. In my earliest days as a mother, I often found myself perusing the diagnostic criteria for …

2018-02-18: Auction haul: Buffy crew jacket, Sunnydale High Library playset. [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-18: Theatre geek tourism: Sam French. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-18: Geek tourism: Meltdown Comics. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-17: My first rosé! #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-17: Sunrise over the City of Angels. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-16: Roadside sculpture near Hollywood & Highland. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-16: View from my brunch seat in El Segundo. #bronze20 [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-15: A better picture of my little @everyday__magic crystal haul. [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-14: Bought these crystals at @everyday__magic but forgot to ask what they are. But they're pretty and …

2018-02-14: What I got W for Valentine's Day. Really leaning into our Giles/Jenny Calendar dynamic. [gallery …

2018-02-12: Be your own toddler.

2018-02-11: It begins... #thingsofbronze #buffy #btvs #podcast [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-11: How Facebook Is Killing Comedy I happened across this piece in Austin Kleon’s newsletter. It beautifully expresses a …

2018-02-11: Starting #lettermo with a bang. I'll reveal the contents of this package once I'm sure it's reached …

2018-02-10: It feels like providence that this ran across my Instagram feed the morning after I decided to lean …

2018-02-10: Today's #lettermo release: the first of my Buffy stationery goes out into the world with an Evil …

2018-02-10: Sleepy mama mermaid #seawitchvibes. [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-02-10: Now that I know it's been received and opened, here are the contents of that mysterious package from …

2018-02-10: Today's #lettermo is an Emm Roy postcard, but I forgot to take a picture before dropping it in the …

2018-02-10: I have been keeping up with #lettermo, even though I haven't been documenting it. This is the first …

2018-02-10: Flat surface space is at a premium with a toddler running around, but I turned my dresser top into …

2018-02-10: Fairy lights under the snow last night. This image is rife with symbolism, right down to the …

2018-02-10: #bestiethoughts

2018-02-10: Today’s #dailytarot draw: Judgment. Card from the Tarot of Pagan Cats. Text from #wtfistarot …

2018-02-10: Gearing up for #lettermo / #incowrimo.

2018-02-10: My toddler napped in the car outside the Montessori/co-working space for an hour and a half; …

2018-02-09: It says something about how I engage with culture that two days after a new show’s release I …

2018-02-08: New 'Queer Eye' Is A Reboot, Not A Retread Hi I’m Kimberly and I will be ignoring real life long enough to binge the new Queer Eye, okay …

2018-02-06: On-brand: wearing a black babydoll dress & black leggings with lace trim, dancing to Bauhaus …

2018-02-01: Shannon Crawford Barniskis | School of Information Studies I’m harboring a serious scholar crush on Shannon Crawford Barniskis right now. Her work …

2018-02-01: Velvet Chain TFW you need to dig out your CD binder so you can take the official Buffy soundtrack that's been in …

2018-02-01: This twenty-year-old bit from Wanda Sykes has taken on new meaning since I became a parent (she said …

2018-01-06: My 2018 Reading Challenge My reading challenge for 2018 has two components: Always be trying to read one more book than I …

2018-01-01: I really like the idea “Begin as you mean to continue.” Today I lazed about in bed with …

2017-12-29: Work in progress: TMNT, pattern by @weelittlestitches. Created a whole account just for stitching at …

2017-12-27: We’re at the beach until NYE. The first thing I did after our unbelievably peaceful three hour …

2017-12-25: Now that it’s been gifted, I can share my latest #xstitch. Text designed by @hirralee. Skyline …

2017-12-23: Fueling up for holiday dinner prep: egg and cheese minicroissant sandwiches, peppermint mocha.

2017-12-19: Historical Women Taking Care of Business Today in crazy on-brand for Kimberly, this NY Times Watching list of shows and movies featuring …

2017-12-17: I have pulled the two of wands twice this week. From #wtfistarot by @bakaraw “In this card, we …

2017-12-16: My Word for 2018: LOVE I found my word for 2018, and it is LOVE. In 2018, I will love myself as much as I love anyone else, …

2017-12-14: The Nintendo Switch Gave Me Back My Video Games Yes, this. When my son was a tiny thing, I could strap him into his carrier and wear him to sleep as …

2017-12-13: The question I ask the cards for my #dailytarot draw is, "What energy am I living in …

2017-12-12: In praise of academic spouses Moira Hansen has written a beautiful piece here about academic spouses. As I was reading it, I …

2017-12-12: Harry Potter mobile RPG lets you become your own wizard for the first time Yes please.

2017-12-12: From Princess to General: How Many Times Can Leia Save the Galaxy? This piece has me scrambling to read the Princess Leia novel & comics before I see The Last …

2017-12-12: Kristen Bell Reunites High School Musical Cast Members for Encore!, Premiering December 10 on ABC | Playbill High school classmates reunite 20 years after graduation to perform Into the Woods on the premiere …

2017-12-10: K: I miss The Kitty. Maybe I’ll look at pictures of him. W: That will make you happy. K: Can …

2017-12-08: Just finished stitching The Princess Bride by @weelittlestitches while listening to the Pop Culture …

2017-12-08: Coursework Complete: What Now? Hi. I’m Kimberly, and I just submitted my last coursework assignment ever (unless I take more …

2017-12-08: #2017bestnine

2017-12-03: Honestly, The Harry Potter Alliance’s list of values basically sums up my values.

2017-12-01: Free af: A meditation on finishing coursework It’s a Friday night at 10 pm. My toddler is sleeping beside me. I just spent the past hour …

2017-11-30: Yesterday’s #dailytarot pull: the two of wands, Tarot of Pagan Cats. I pulled this yesterday …

2017-11-29: Brainstorming @thehpalliance ideas thanks to an assist from the UNC SILS Coalition of Youth …

2017-11-28: Tea, snacks, tablet, mermaid blanket. Time to engage the literature.

2017-11-25: #dailytarot single card pull: The Knight of Chalices (Son of Cups),Tarot of Pagan Cats. It seems …

2017-11-22: “In the Fool, we say yes to the universe; in the Magician, the universe says yes back to …

2017-11-22: Self-care: reading #wtfistarot at the chiropractor during my therapy. I have been looking for …

2017-11-20: Leonie’s parenting advice. So needed! #myshiningyear

2017-11-15: Let's Save the World A Lot: #AASL Fan Activism Workshop Recap Last Thursday night, I attended the workshop “From Stories to Action: Inspiring Heroes for Our …

2017-11-15: Homemade peppermint mocha, Larabars, #bulletjournal, Trello. Peak mom+grad student.

2017-11-14: 5 WAYS TO DISRUPT THE WELLNESS INDUSTRY This is a great blog post on how to engage in a traditionally exploitative space without feeling …

2017-11-09: No really though

2017-11-08: Probably I should give myself credit for every. single. thing. I do in addition to raising a …

2017-11-03: Just watched the #BroadwayOnPBS Great Performances She Loves Me with Jane Krakowski & Zachary …

2017-10-24: Where is the Humanity in the Computer Science Curriculum? Coding is not neutral and neither is cataloging. This is a great argument for requiring computer …

2017-10-19: The longer I watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend the more I’m sure I’m Darryl.

2017-10-19: What I'm Learning: Cosplay This is the start of a new series on What I’m Learning. Interest-driven learning is both my …

2017-10-18: Since people always want to add a c to Hirsh, I’m considering adding a 2nd domain name to …

2017-10-18: Current Desktop

2017-10-18: Inspirational Research: Improvising our Way through Tragedy: How an Improv Comedy Community Heals itself through Improvisation It can be easy when you’re immersed in academia to kind of forget what the point is. I’m …

2017-10-18: On not doing great Sometimes I’m not doing great. Sometimes I’m struggling. In these times, though, …

2017-10-18: Drawing as Self Discovery: 5 Ways to Start | Mari Andrew | Skillshare Mari Andrew’s Skillshare drawing class is free until Friday. I think I’m going to try it …

2017-09-08: Lessons Learned from a Week and a Half of "Writing" #12weekarticle #AcWri I worked through the first two weeks of Wendy Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in 12 …

2017-08-30: My Upcoming Paper Topic #12weekarticle #AcWri Hello, The Entire Internet, my writing partner. How’s your writing going? Today’s …

2017-08-29: Creating Physical Writing Space as a Grad Student/Parent I’m cramming all of Week One of Wendy Belcher’s book into one day. I might even start on …

2017-08-29: My Feelings About My Experience of Writing #12weekarticle #AcWri In my doctoral program, before you can take your comprehensive qualifying exams, you have to submit …

2017-05-28: Guarding My Time and Energy: Going #LessEmail I don’t feel comfortable going #NoEmail, but I certainly use email for many things for which …

2017-05-12: Recommend a blog for me to try reading, please.

2017-03-22: “I wish I’d worked instead of lying on a hammock in the sunshine with the baby and the …

2017-03-19: Breaking the compulsion to check for notifications I have turned off push notifications for most apps on my phone and tablet, so that I won’t …

2017-03-19: Just testing status format in WordPress. Nothing to see here…

2017-03-19: Doing my part to fix the internet I happened upon this tweet from my friend Whitney the other day: Another good read from the Hot …

2017-02-03: Self-Care in Difficult Times We live in a scary time. Many of us have been living in a scary time for hundreds of years. Some of …

2016-09-26: The best I can do is not a fixed point. Still reading the advanced reading copy of the @unfuckyourhabitat book. There’s a whole section …

2016-09-21: Let’s all care about things! I was a teenager in the 90s, so I’m used to everybody else having this constant air of detached …

2016-07-08: How I Bullet Journal, Summer 2016 Edition I’ve been bullet journaling for almost two and a half years, and I finally feel like I’m hitting my …

2016-05-26: Poster Presentation at ALA 2016: Special Education Training for School Librarians I will be presenting the results of my study, Special Education Training for Preservice School …

2016-04-18: Effortless Clarity I experienced a rare moment of effortless clarity in improv practice yesterday. I’m on DSI’s hip-hop …

2016-03-17: Advanced Improv Notes: Referential Humor This winter, I took the Advanced Harold class at DSI Comedy Theater. DSI uses forums for class …

2016-02-24: Advanced Improv Notes: Consequences I just finished taking the Advanced Harold class at DSI Comedy Theater. DSI uses forums for class …

2015-11-13: In praise of informal mentors in improv I’ve only done improv at one place, DSI Comedy Theater (462 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC - …

2015-11-11: Improv will not fix you... …because you’re not broken. YOU ARE WHOLE AND YOU ARE ENOUGH. ******* I’ve been having a …

2015-11-02: Three tips for dealing with an improv slump Modified from a note I published on Facebook… First, YOUR TASTE GROWS FASTER THAN YOUR …

2015-10-05: A moment to be proud Lately, I’ve been feeling rutty/restless in my improv. I had a run of shows that didn’t feel great, …

2015-09-30: My Favorite Parts of Performing: Prep & Notes It feels weird and a little wrong to admit this, but my favorite part of performing isn’t the …

2015-09-21: Don’t run away from it. Sometimes, you get a note in practice that on the surface looks like it applies really specifically …

2015-09-14: More on generosity in improv Last week, I had two opportunities to play with improvisers less experienced than myself. (Like most …

2015-09-04: Improv and generosity I’ve only been doing improv for a little while, but I sure do think about it a lot. And something …

2015-07-29: Beginner’s Mind and Advancing in Improv I’ve been trying to read the UCB Comedy Manual, and fairly successfully reading Will Hines’s …

2015-06-23: A Love Letter to Fandom My darling fandom, I adore you. And I’m not referring to any of your specific aspects, but you, as a …

2015-06-04: Booking Through Thursday: Graduation | lectitans Booking Through Thursday: Graduation | lectitansI’m keeping my book blog separate from my tumblr, so …

2015-06-01: What I’ve learned after 3 weeks on an elimination diet I wrote up some tips for spoonies here. If you’re eliminating gluten, dairy, corn, and soy, and you …

2015-05-20: Tips for Spoonies on an Elimination Diet Hello, friends! I’m on an elimination diet right now to see if I can identify specific foods as …

2015-05-13: Mass Effect 3! SPOILERS FOR CITADEL DLC CONTENT BELOW. I started playing the Citadel DLC for Mass Effect 3 …

2015-05-03: At improv practice... R: Are you doing the bar mitzvah show? B: Yeah… Boys becoming men… Everybody: Men …

2015-04-29: Renaissance Spoonie I have a LOT of interests, and at various times I have kept up with not only the interest itself, …

2015-04-21: Health lessons learned the past two weeks I have my second session with Monica, my health coach/friend-from-childhood today. I wanted to write …

2015-04-08: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Yesterday I had my first session with Monica Barco of Nourish Health Coaching. Monica and I have …

2015-03-04: Mass Effect! While having the most fun playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, I remembered that, oh yeah, I like video …

2015-02-09: The Remarkable Difference Adequate Treatment Makes I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It’s an autoimmune disease in which my body attacks my …

2014-12-01: Unicorns are for grown-ups. “You have horseys on your sweater,” my grown husband said to me. (I don’t have a …

2014-11-20: The Cure for Overwhelm: Plan a New Project (#mightyugly2015) Right now, I’m working full-time, taking a graduate-level library and information science …

2014-09-25: Booking through Thursday: Shakespeare Okay, show of hands … who has read Shakespeare OUTSIDE of school required reading? Do you watch the …

2014-08-04: Stuff I Learned: June & July, 2014 June and July were very busy months for me and I learned a lot. I thought I’d share some of it …

2014-06-23: An open letter to Joss Whedon Dear Joss, Happy birthday! I hope you’re having a wonderful time. I imagine you’re …

2014-05-23: What I Learned from Improv: 101, Week 2 Remember how I went to improv class last week? I did it again this week! And I learned some new …

2014-05-16: What I Learned from Improv: 101, Week 1 Last night was my first improv class at DSI Comedy Theater, where I took sketch comedy writing from …

2014-04-03: What I Learned from Sketch Comedy I’m two sessions away from finishing Sketch 201 with DSI Comedy Theater. Since January, …

2014-02-21: Thinking Out Loud: Affinity Phases If you’re familiar with the work of James Paul Gee and Henry Jenkins, then you’re …

2014-01-28: Stop Worrying and Start Showing Up When I was a junior in high school, my teacher unceremoniously dropped a test with a low grade on it …

2013-12-06: Review: Pull Down the Night Pull Down the Night by Nathan Kotecki. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. 2013. Reviewed from ARC …

2013-11-19: The Quantified Self and Student Learning [caption id=“” align=“alignright” width=“224”] Image from …

2013-09-03: Missed Collaboration Opportunities: Health/PE I think as a school librarian, there are some collaborations that come really easily, like language …

2013-06-29: Summer Reading: All the Mermaid Books! A few months ago, just for fun, I typed in “are the new vampires” in my Google search …

2013-06-28: Poetry Friday: Swim Your Own Race The Poetry Friday roundup is over at The Poem Farm today. Our host, Amy, shares a poem about diving. …

2013-05-24: Poetry Friday: The Naming of Cats My husband has a cat that he generously shares with me. Or perhaps it would be better to say the cat …

2012-12-07: Common Core Text Exemplars A post from a friend on Facebook that linked to a blatantly incorrect article about new reading …

2012-11-21: Inviting ourselves to the table: The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative I learned just today about The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative. This initiative, sponsored by …

2012-10-02: Review: The Suburban Strange The Suburban Strange by Nathan Kotecki. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. 2012. Reviewed from ARC …

2012-10-01: Nonfiction Monday Review Roundup: Written in Bone A review roundup happens when I read a book but either didn’t have the time to write a review …

2012-06-20: Making Time In her first #TeachersWrite minilesson, Kate Messner talks about making time to write. This has …

2012-06-19: Summer Enrichment: #TeachersWrite and #levelupbc Like so many folks in the education industry, I recently embarked upon my summer vacation. I was …

2012-04-25: Book Review: Social Media for Social Good In Social Media for Social Good, former social media consultant Heather Mansfield, principal blogger …

2012-03-12: The Virtual School Librarian: Providing Library Services for Distance Learners Storytime: My 17-year-old brother is a student at an online high school. (I think it’s TRECA …

2012-02-08: Using Developmental Characteristics to Build and Defend Your Collection When you are building a collection and especially if you need to defend your collection against …

2011-10-02: Merging blogs Since I’m now working as a middle school librarian, I feel like what I read is inextricably …

2011-07-15: Summer Blog Blast Tour Recap Here’s a complete list of this week’s interviews: Monday: Tara Altebrando at Chasing Ray …

2011-07-14: Summer Blog Blast Tour: Vera Brosgol Vera Brosgol is the creator of Anya’s Ghost, a young adult graphic novel about Anya, a teenage …

2011-07-12: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 2 The fun continues: Sean Beaudoin at Chasing Ray Neesha Meminger at The Happy Nappy Bookseller Rachel …

2011-07-11: Summer Blog Blast Tour 2011, Day 1 Hi there! It’s time once again for our semiannual (because we do one in winter, too, see?) …

2011-07-11: Twitter and PLNs PLN Challenge #3 is all about using Twitter to build your PLN. I’ve been on Twitter for a …

2011-06-21: PLN: Looking Forward and Back The PLN Challenge continues! The Teacher Challenge blog asked us to answer two questions: 1. What do …

2011-06-16: Building and Engaging with my Personal Learning Network (PLN) Over on The Book of Faces, I noticed that Edublogs is hosting a PLN challenge - 30 days to build …

2011-05-11: Master's Paper Published Online I have recently published my Master’s Paper here in my portfolio. This paper won the …

2011-02-28: Guest Post: Tim Lebbon Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon’s new historical action novel, The Secret Journeys of Jack …

2011-02-28: The Secret Journeys of Jack London Blog Tour Kickoff The blog tour for The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Wild kicks off today with an interview …

2011-02-23: The Secret Journeys of Jack London Blog Tour Are you ready to take a journey into the wild? Bestselling authors Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon …

2011-01-28: Publication: Resolving the Quiet Crisis My column in the January 2011 issue of School Library Monthly, entitled “Resolving the Quiet …

2011-01-28: New Resource: Unit Plan I have recently added a unit plan as an example of the type of instructional planning services I …

2011-01-28: New Resource: Monthly Report I created this monthly report for the school library media center where I completed my field …

2011-01-28: Two Video Resources: Screencast and Book Trailer Here are two video resources I created during my field experience:

2011-01-28: Two More Stories Here are two more videos of me telling stories in my storytelling class. The volume in both is very …

2011-01-28: Hello and welcome! Welcome to my new home, here at my own domain. LiveJournal was just not doing what I needed it to do …

2011-01-17: Books read in 2010  1. Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1, Brian Lynch 2. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin 3. …

2011-01-11: Homeschool Giveaway: Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis Author and blogger Tanita S. Davis has set up a contest exclusively for homeschoolers to win a copy …

2010-11-12: Alt History/Steampunk Cover Design Contest Have you ever found that the cover of a book grossly misrepresented its contents, and that this …

2010-11-11: Books Read in 2010 1. Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1, Brian Lynch 2. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin …

2010-11-08: Non-fiction Monday Book Review: Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts This review was written for my children’s literature class, so it addresses some concerns from …

2010-11-04: New Resource: Storytelling I’m currently enrolled in a storytelling class. This is a video of my first attempt at …

2010-10-14: Books Read in 2010 1. Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1, Brian Lynch 2. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin …

2010-10-10: New Resource: Banned Books Week Display For Banned Books Week at the end of September 2010, I created the following display at my field …

2010-09-04: Book Review: Tales of the Cryptids This review was written for my children’s literature class, so it addresses some concerns from …

2010-08-24: Book Review: Stan Lee This review was written for my children’s literature class, so it addresses some concerns from …

2010-08-12: Books Read in 2010 1. Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1, Brian Lynch 2. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin …

2010-08-02: New Resource: Kerry Madden Author Exhibit I’ve updated the Education and Library Services page to include a link to a virtual author …

2010-07-02: Book Review: Black Cat This is another of the evaluations I wrote for my children’s literature class. Myers, C. …

2010-07-01: Book Review: Going North For my children’s literature class, we write evaluations of the books we read.  I thought …

2010-06-18: Backwards design, inquiry learning, and Pokemon: Scenario Before we jump in to the actual lesson planning part, let’s set up a scenario. Let’s …

2010-06-17: My First ALA Annual I'm very excited to be attending ALA for the first time next week.  I'm trying to plan out my …

2010-06-09: Backwards design, inquiry learning, and Pokemon: Introduction Soon after I wrote Pokemon for the 21st Century Learner, JP at 8bitlibrary.com continued the Pokemon …

2010-06-09: The Generosity of the Internet: Smoothies, Streamys Nominees, Felicia Day, Leo Babauta & Tim Gipson Again, I quote Maureen Johnson’s Manifesto: Make stuff for the internet that matters to you, …

2010-06-09: Maureen's manifesto and my consumption Hi there.  Via Gwenda, I found my way to Maureen's manifesto.  Do read the post itself but …

2010-06-06: 48hbc postponed until Wednesday-Thursday? So there’s no way I’m getting time logged in for the 48 hour book challenge proper, but …

2010-06-04: My 48 hours postponed, probably. My sister and husband are living with a broken air conditioner right now, and with temperatures …

2010-06-03: Booking Through Thursday: Short Stories vs. Novels Which do you prefer? Short stories? Or full-length novels? I like both, but which I’m …

2010-06-02: 48 Hour Book Challenge: It's almost time! For the past couple of years, MotherReader's 48 hour book challenge has signified the start of …

2010-05-27: Books Read in 2010 1. Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1, Brian Lynch 2. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin …

2010-05-19: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 3 Michael Trinklein @ Chasing RayNick Burd @ Fuse Number 8Tom Siddell @WonderlandSarah Darer Littman @ …

2010-05-18: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 2 Mary Jane Beaufrand @ The Ya, Ya, YasRita Williams-Garcia @ Fuse Number 8Jennifer Hubbard @ Writing …

2010-05-17: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 1 The Summer Blog Blast Tour is back and it kicks off today! Browse around for interviews with the …

2010-04-12: Books Read in 2010 1. Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1, Brian Lynch 2. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin 3. Hooked …

2010-04-12: Happy National Library Week! Also, Happy School Library Month! Here just a few weeks away from the end of the semester, I feel like I've finally gotten into a …

2010-03-23: Books Read in 2010 1. Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1, Brian Lynch 2. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin …

2010-02-25: Books Read in 2010 1. Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1, Brian Lynch 2. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin …

2010-02-15: Resource Review: GameFAQs GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com) is a fully-searchable online archive of video and computer game …

2010-02-09: Books Read in 2010 Angel: After the Fall, Volume 1, Brian Lynch The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin Books Picked Up …

2010-01-29: Pokemon for the 21st-Century Learner In his excellent post, Pokemon 101 for Teachers & Librarians, JP of 8bitlibrary.com answers the …

2010-01-28: An actual announced hiatus, kind of. My participation in the Kidlitosphere is on again-off again, mostly off, and right now while …

2010-01-14: Comment Challenge 2010 Check In How are you doing?  Here’s my count: Jan 8 - 5 comments Jan 9 - 5 comments Jan 10 - 0 …

2010-01-08: Poetry Friday: Comes a Train of Little Ladies I had my first rehearsal for The Mikado last night and in honor of that I'm using some lyrics from …

2010-01-08: Comment Challenge 2010 21 days x 5 comments per day = 105 comments.  Do you think I’ll make it to 100?  …

2010-01-04: Currently Reading and Goals So I have some goals in addition to reading 40 books this year that I’d like to share with …

2010-01-02: Happy New Year! 2009 in Review and Reading Resolutions With all the writing I’ve been doing in library school, blogging in depth has fallen by …

2009-12-29: Library Services Page Added I have recently finished my first semester of library school. Some of my assignments demonstrate the …

2009-12-18: Books Read in 2009 1. How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] 2. Worlds of the Imperium, …

2009-12-07: Books Read in 2009 1. How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] 2. Worlds of the Imperium, …

2009-11-21: Me and Twilight I’m about to bare my soul here, so if you decide to criticize, please do so gently. I first …

2009-11-17: Winter Blog Blast Tour, Day One It’s time for interviews again!  I’m not participating due to having lots of school …

2009-11-01: NaNoWriMo Day 1 (cross-posted from my personal LiveJournal - originally posted there at 12:39 am) I’m already …

2009-10-25: NaNoWriMo Consider yourself warned.  This reading journal is about to become a writing journal! Here's my …

2009-10-23: KidLitCon etc. I didn’t get to go to KidLitCon but I’m still learning a lot about it because I’ve …

2009-10-23: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-10-12: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-10-01: Guest Post from Thomas Randall: STRANGE GIRL IN A STRANGE LAND When Little Willow asked me if I wanted to participate in Thomas Randall’s blog tour, I jumped …

2009-09-30: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-09-30: The September Carnival of Children's Literature The September Carnival of Children’s Literature is online now. Please go take a look!

2009-09-29: The Waking Blog Tour with Thomas Randall Follow The Waking blog tour to learn more about Dreams of the Dead, the first book in this thrilling …

2009-09-25: Poetry Friday: Against Cinderella by Julia Alvarez We read this poem in my YA Lit class the other day, and it’s phenomenal. I can’t believe it. …

2009-09-20: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #133 From Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: …7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is our weekly meeting ground …

2009-09-19: Weekend Wonderings Remember these? I’ve been doing more of that blog navel-gazing that we all do from time to …

2009-09-18: Poetry Friday: Rain by Edward Thomas Rain has been setting the mood here the past couple of days, creating a pleasant sort of …

2009-09-17: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-09-16: BBAW: My Shortlist Remember how I was going to participate in Book Blogger Appreciation Week?  That was before I …

2009-09-13: Book Blogger Appreciation Week Hi there! We’re about to enter into a busy busy week - a board meeting, evening class, a paper …

2009-09-06: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-09-04: Library School Update Hello there! I started my school library media coordinator program on August 25th and life has been …

2009-08-29: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-08-24: The School of Information Overload and Library Science So I’ll be using this space to chronicle my journey through library school over the next …

2009-08-20: The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott After Princess Alexandra’s mother is killed, her father marries a woman who charms the …

2009-08-12: One Shot World Tour: Southeast Asia Over at Chasing Ray, Colleen has a round-up of all of today’s Southeast Asia posts. From the …

2009-08-10: Non-Fiction Monday: You Don't Look Like a Librarian by Ruth Kneale One of my recurring obsessions (that is to say, I get crazy about it for a few weeks and then forget …

2009-08-05: How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt Harper needs to get away from home for a while, to escape her heartbreak over her father’s …

2009-08-03: Color Me Brown Book Challenge: Theatre Recommendations Color Online is hosting the Color Me Brown Book Challenge. The goal is to read and review books …

2009-08-02: Books for Boys, Books About Girls In this column at School Library Journal, school librarian Diantha McBride says: I’m afraid …

2009-08-02: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #126 From Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: As a reminder, 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is our weekly …

2009-07-31: Poetry Friday: Richard III I’m currently working on a production called I Hate Shakespeare.  It runs through quite a …

2009-07-29: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-07-20: Two Mini Reviews: Lessons from a Dead Girl and Goy Crazy Today I have reviews of two books for you. Lessons from a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles When Laine's …

2009-07-17: Poetry Friday: e e cummings I’m getting married on Wednesday.  (Yes, that soon, and on a weekday.  It turns out …

2009-07-15: Where do the Kidlit conversations happen? For my purposes, the term "kidlit" includes young adult literature as well. For many …

2009-07-14: Posts Other People Wrote: My Gift to You Today is my birthday (yay!) and I’m going to give you the gift of some posts from other …

2009-07-12: 5 Blog Posts to Help You with Book Clutter We in the Kidlitosphere are probably queens and kings of book clutter. I think I must have fifteen …

2009-06-23: Reading List! I just received an email from my advisor/YA Lit professor with a list for what we’ll be …

2009-06-21: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #120 From Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: “Welcome to our weekly meeting ground for …

2009-06-15: Get Books @ Your Library The Collaborative Summer Library Program is at it again, with different programs for children (pre-K …

2009-06-08: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] 2. Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer 3. …

2009-06-08: #48hbc Summary I didn’t keep track of any blogging or networking time, because I did so little of it.  …

2009-06-07: #48HBC Update: 9 hours, 14 minutes Book: Accidental Love by Gary Soto Time Spent Reading It: 1 hr 31 min Another cute, fun read.  …

2009-06-07: #48hbc Taking Off the Pressure So I’ve read 4 books in the past couple of days, which is more than I’ve read in the …

2009-06-07: #48HBC Update: 7 hours, 43 minutes Book: The Queen of Cool by Cecil Castellucci Time Spent Reading It: 1 hr 15 min I really enjoyed …

2009-06-07: #48HBC Update: 6 hours, 28 minutes So since I last posted, I spent a lot of time going to dinner, wandering around stores, hanging out …

2009-06-06: #48HBC Update: 3 hours, 52 minutes So I’ve been “participating” for almost 17 hours now and spent less than 4 of …

2009-06-05: 48 Hour Book Challenge, Start! It’s time for MotherReader’s 48 Hour Book Challenge! I’ll be starting at 8:15 pm …

2009-06-05: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-05-31: Seven on Sunday From Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: As a reminder, our 7 Kicks posts are our weekly …

2009-05-24: What happened between myself and comic books? I was reading some posts over at Oz and Ends (a lot of fun) and a couple of them were about comic …

2009-05-23: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-05-23: SBBT: Friday I was sick yesterday and so I did not post this. Here it is, a day late. Today’s Schedule …

2009-05-21: SBBT Thursday Today’s SBBT Schedule Siobhan Vivian at Miss Erin Alma Alexander at Finding Wonderland Laurel …

2009-05-20: SBBT: Jo Knowles Jo Knowles is a writer of many dimensions. She does freelance work, a large part of which is for …

2009-05-19: A Shakespearean Summer Author Lisa Mantchev is sponsoring a Shakespeare challenge, which is Liv of Liv’s Book Reviews …

2009-05-19: SBBT: Amber Benson I met Amber Benson once.  It was in February 2001, at a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Posting Board …

2009-05-18: Summer Blog Blast Tour: Day One; Guys Lit Wire Book Fair for Boys Today is the first day of the third annual Summer Blog Blast Tour. This event is organized by …

2009-05-13: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] 2. Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer 3. …

2009-05-12: What are you reading? I thought I’d take some time today to tell you what I’m reading currently. In the car, …

2009-05-09: How to Be Popular by Meg Cabot Ever since Steph Landry spilled a big red Super Big Gulp on queen bee Lauren Moffat’s white …

2009-05-06: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer Our …

2009-05-05: MotherReader's 48 Hour Book Challenge  I just signed up for MotherReader’s 48 Hour Book Challenge.  I had a lot of fun …

2009-05-01: Poetry Friday: Aeneid I.23 - 33 LATIN (from The Latin Library): Id metuens, veterisque memor Saturnia belli, prima quod ad Troiam …

2009-04-27: Monday Musing I don’t know if this will become a regular feature, but here’s a quick thought I’m …

2009-04-25: Books Read in 2009 How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] 2. Worlds of the Imperium, Keith Laumer 3. …

2009-04-24: Poetry Friday: Aeneid I.19 - 22 LATIN (from The Latin Library): Progeniem sed enim Troiano a sanguine duci audierat, Tyrias olim …

2009-04-23: 5 Ways to Use Kidlitosphere Central Stay up-to-date on the latest kidlitosphere news. It can be hard to keep up with everything that's …

2009-04-19: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #111 From Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: As a reminder, these Sunday posts are our weekly …

2009-04-17: Poetry Friday: Aeneid I.12 - 18 LATIN (from The Latin Library): Urbs antiqua fuit, Tyrii tenuere coloni, Karthago, Italiam contra …

2009-04-16: Poking Around Kidlitosphere Central In case you haven’t seen it yet, Kidlitosphere Central is a hub of activity/resources for the …

2009-04-13: 7 Resources for Literacy Activists As my mind turns to my new career as a school media coordinator, I find myself even more committed …

2009-04-01: The exciting news... I’ve waited to share this with the internet at large until I told my colleagues at work. …

2009-03-05: Booking Through Thursday From Booking Through Thursday: What is the best book you’ve never read? This is hard for me …

2009-03-03: Reading: When to Give Up on a Book Over at Read Roger, The Horn Book editor Roger Sutton wants to know: I’m curious to know what …

2009-03-02: Books Read in 2009 1. How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] 2. Worlds of the Imperium, …

2009-03-02: Non-Fiction Monday: Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui by Karen Kingston Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui, by Karen Kingston, is both an organization book and a spiritual …

2009-03-01: 7 Kicks #104 From Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: As a reminder, these Sunday posts are our weekly …

2009-02-26: A Manifesto of Sorts I do a lot of blog reading, in topics including blogging, craft, educational technology, fashion, …

2009-02-05: Just One More Book Marriage/Life Meme Over at Just One More Book, Andrea and Mark are celebrating their wedding anniversary with a meme. …

2009-02-04: Books Read in 2009  1. How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] 2. Worlds of the …

2009-01-19: Non-Fiction Monday: How to Be a Budget Fashionista by Kathryn Finney  I know that Non-Fiction Monday is supposed to focus on non-fiction for kids, but …

2009-01-17: Books Read in 2009  1. How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read] 2. Worlds of the Imperium, …

2009-01-11: Books Read in 2009  1. How to Be a Budget Fashionista, Kathryn Finney [re-read]

2009-01-03: Reading for 2009: Steampunk  Sometimes, I take it into my head to get a really good handle on a topic/genre.  I …

2009-01-02: The Cybils Shortlist has been published!  You can find it at their site. If nothing else, this is an excellent way to find new books to …

2008-12-31: Books Read in 2008  1. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo …

2008-12-28: Books Read in 2008 1. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco …

2008-12-04: Booking Through Thursday 1. Do you have a favorite author? Yes, Piers Anthony. 2. Have you read everything he or she has …

2008-12-01: Books for Gift Giving, Part 1 This post is part of Colleen’s initiative for people to blog about giving books as gifts, …

2008-11-30: Welcome! Welcome to my new home on the web. Please take a look around!

2008-11-27: Booking Through Thursday From Booking Through Thursday: So–just for today–how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful …

2008-11-26: Why I NaNo, even though I've never finished So this year my sister said to me, “I’m not even gonna pretend I’m gonna do …

2008-11-23: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #90 From Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: “As a reminder, our 7 Kicks posts are the …

2008-11-22: Name Your Character Based on Her Personality via Lifehacker: What a Lovely Name is a new website that lets you select multiple tags for …

2008-11-21: Movies and Reading Habits Looking at my list of books read and unreviewed, I find both The Golden Compass and Twilight. I …

2008-11-21: Winter Blog Blast Tour From slayground - Today’s WBBT schedule: Mayra Lazara Dole at Chasing Ray Francis …

2008-11-20: Thanks, slayground! Today’s WBBT interviews: Martin Millar at Chasing Ray John Green at Writing and Ruminating …

2008-11-19: Today's WBBT Schedule Thanks as always to slayground for the code! Today’s WBBT schedule: Ellen Klages at Fuse #8 …

2008-11-19: WBBT, Day Two In case you missed them, here are yesterday’s interviews - thanks again …

2008-11-17: Winter Blog Blast Tour, Day One Due to the recent intensity of work, I’m not interviewing anyone this time around, but you can …

2008-10-29: NaNoWriMo Hi there, friends! Once again, I have registered to participate in National Novel Writing Month. (If …

2008-10-19: Books Read in 2008 Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco 3. Indigara, …

2008-10-13: Happy Teen Read Week! </span>Arial;mso-bidi-font-weight:normal”>For more information contact:/o:p …

2008-10-12: Books Read in 2008 1. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco …

2008-10-03: Cybils Nominations Open October 1st: How Can You Participate?  Nominations for the third annual Children’s and Young Adult …

2008-09-19: Poetry Friday: The Bait I love a good love poem. I wish I could express what my criteria for that is. So, here, abbreviated, …

2008-09-18: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray I feel like if I summarize even the first little bit of this book for you, I will spoil some …

2008-09-13: Books Read in 2008 1. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco …

2008-08-29: Books Read in 2008 Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco 3. Indigara, …

2008-08-14: The Vampire Problem: Betraying the Remarkable Human I don’t want to go into too much detail here, but I want to talk quickly about something …

2008-08-14: The Best Thing on the Internet Readergirlz Videos! So exciting, because now I can see slayground in video on my computer, and …

2008-08-12: Guys Lit Wire is on Facebook! If you’re on Facebook, please be sure to become a fan of Guys Lit Wire and encourage male teen …

2008-08-12: Books Read in 2008 Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco Indigara, Tanith …

2008-07-26: The Return of Weekend Wonderings I'm not sure where I came across this link - probably in the Publisher's Weekly newsletter. …

2008-07-25: Poetry Friday: Never Never Land by Betty Comden and Adolph Green I have a place where dreams are born, And time is never planned. …

2008-07-22: I missed something big. So apparently on my birthday, a little over a week ago, the Kidlitosphere exploded with people …

2008-07-22: Greetings from... wherever I've been. So, it's been almost a month.  Most of which I've spent unpacking, preparing for a play, doing …

2008-06-26: Books Read in 2008 Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco 3. Indigara, …

2008-06-26: New Blog: Library Pendragon I'm plugging it everywhere today: my friend Joanna's new blog, Library Pendragon.  Joanna is …

2008-06-21: Poetry Friday et al. Before we get to the poetry, first: 1. I have a review in the new issue of The Edge of the Forest. …

2008-06-13: Poetry Friday The associations our brain makes are funny things.  I went looking for a poem about sisters, …

2008-06-13: Reading and Writing Our Life Stories It occurred to me just now that reading and writing are so very intertwined, that you can’t …

2008-06-12: Summer Reading Round-Up Update: This post is about reading programs for summer 2008.  If it's helpful, you might also …

2008-06-11: Books Read in 2008 1. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco 3. Indigara, …

2008-06-09: Monday Misdirection As I haven't collected any links this week, I don't have much for you today. First: J. K. Rowling …

2008-06-06: An informal survey This question is for school and youth services librarians. How much and in what ways do you get to …

2008-06-04: Stigma and Censorship Go read Lee Wind’s post about his experience attempting to donate GLBTQ books to a …

2008-06-02: Guys Lit Wire Guys Lit Wire is live! Here's a blurb from the site: Guys Lit Wire exists solely to bring literary …

2008-05-24: Books Read in 2008 1. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco 3. Indigara, …

2008-05-24: ubi est lectitans? (That's Latin for "Where is lectitans?") Where have I been? Where am I going? Life gets in the way. Work makes me tired, and various projects …

2008-05-24: Summer Blog Blast Tour Recap Monday, May 19th Adam Rex at Fuse #8 David Almond at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast R.L. …

2008-05-20: Summer Blog Blast Tour: Monday's Interviews Adam Rex at Fuse #8 David Almond at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast R.L. LaFevers at …

2008-05-17: Summer Blog Blast Tour Next Week! It’s that time of year again - time for the Summer Blog Blast Tour!  I’m not …

2008-04-02: NaPoWriMo #2 Vergil’s Aeneid, Book I, Lines 8 - 11 LATIN (from The Latin Library): Musa, mihi causas …

2008-04-01: NaPoWriMo #1 April is National Poetry Month, and during this time many bloggers celebrate NaPoWriMo: National …

2008-03-18: Gaining Expertise Let's say I wanted to gain expertise in a certain area of children's/YA lit.  Say, I don't …

2008-03-18: The Lightning Thief I just finished reading The Lightning Thief.  I won’t be reviewing it here, as …

2008-03-14: Poetry Friday: Beware the Ides of March! Tomorrow is March 15, which on the Roman calendar was known as the Ides of March. Now, the Ides are …

2008-03-11: Fascinating Insight If you haven’t been watching it, you should check out the LiveJournal community . This is a …

2008-03-09: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #53 Last week I tried to have a kick a day.  I’m going to go for the same thing this …

2008-03-05: Books Read in 2008 Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco 3. Indigara, …

2008-03-02: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #52 Seven good things this week: At last week’s music rehearsal for my current production, I was …

2008-02-29: Whee! My first published book review is up at this month's The Edge of the Forest.

2008-02-29: “FLY WITH US. READ WITH K US Airways and Reading Is Fundamental Put Children’s Books on Planes; Launch “Read with …

2008-02-29: The Next Step to Reinstate RIF's Funding FROM CAROL H. RASCO, President and CEO of Reading Is Fundamental Please ACT NOW …

2008-02-29: Poetry Friday: The Mermaid I would be a mermaid fair; I would sing to myself the whole of the day; With a comb of pearl I would …

2008-02-28: Which Science Fiction Author Are You? I am:Robert A. HeinleinBeginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with …

2008-02-28: Food for Thought  National Women’s History Month starts on Saturday; this week’s Booking Through …

2008-02-28: GuysLitWire From Colleen at Chasing Ray: Just to update you on the idea that several of us have been bouncing …

2008-02-28: New in Paperback for February 2008 Just making a list for myself based on the list published by LOCUS. Faerie Wars, Herbie Brennan Un …

2008-02-26: Book Scans Looking for vintage book covers?  Go to Book Scans! "The goal of the Bookscans Project is …

2008-02-25: Quotes That Suit Our Personalities I’m "reading" Holly Black’s Valiant right now on CD on my commute.  I …

2008-02-24: The Return of Weekend Wonderings Here on Sunday night I revive my Weekend Wonderings. (I meant to do this yesterday morning but I was …

2008-02-21: Booking Through Thursday  All other things (like price and storage space) being equal, given a choice in a perfect …

2008-02-20: Testing... LiveJournal is now blocked at work. While I wasn’t generally using it, it is my preferred feed …

2008-02-19: The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep by John Hulme and Michael Wexler Becker Drane has the best job in the world: he is a Fixer in The Seems, a behind-the-scenes society …

2008-02-19: Miscellaneous Reading-Related Thoughts 1. I officially have the patience for novels again.  Yay! 2. I got to go to Kerry Madden's …

2008-02-19: Books Read in 2008 1. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco 3. Indigara, …

2008-02-11: LA!  I’m coming to LA for a few days this weekend and officially have no plans.  Any …

2008-02-10: This Week's Library List To Check Out: Valiant, Holly Black Ironside, Holly Black The Ferryman, Christopher Golden Sold, …

2008-02-10: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #49 It's that time of the week again, when jules and eisha ask us to list "Seven(ish) Exceptionally …

2008-02-09: Books Read in 2008 1. Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, Karen Kingston 2. Craft, Inc., Meg Mateo Ilasco

2008-02-09: Reading Is Fundamental As a public school teacher, I am distinctly aware of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and …

2008-02-09: Hi there! Hello, litosphere.  Remember me? As mentioned in my last post, I haven’t had the …

2008-01-30: Where have I been? I have been out and about.  I haven't had the attention span for fiction in weeks.  So …

2008-01-02: 2007 Books Read: Final List Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-12-29: Celebrate the Author Challenge Over at Becky’s Book Reviews, Becky is hosting the Celebrate the Author Challenge.   …

2007-12-21: Poetry Friday: Twas a Florida Christmas I found this through a quick googling: There weren’t any chimneys, but that caused no gloom, …

2007-12-21: New Year, New Projects 2008 is The Year of Ambition for me.  I am going to take my dreams of various sorts and see …

2007-12-19: Random Ramblings In a numbered list, no less! 1. My reading goal for the year was 30 books.  I’ve …

2007-12-12: Bad Day Books I’m having a bad day.  What do you like to read when you’re having a bad day? 

2007-12-07: Poetry Friday: Poetry Theatre It's a Theatrey weekend for me. Tonight I'm going to see The Little Prince, and then tomorrow it's …

2007-12-06: Hello again! It’s been more than a couple of weeks since I last posted.  I’ve been in a …

2007-11-18: Meme and musings   I’d be interested to know what their methodology is for that.  It’s …

2007-11-16: Poetry Friday: Original Thanksgiving Haiku I’ve seen a lot of folks posting Thanksgiving poems today, which makes sense as it is the …

2007-11-12: Books Read in 2007  Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The …

2007-11-12: Focusing the Blog This is going to be a stream-of-consciousness entry.  Consider yourself warned. In the past few …

2007-11-12: Blogging the Cure: Robert's Snow As you know if you’ve been visiting any children’s book blogs for the past few weeks, …

2007-11-09: Winter Blog Blast Tour: Dia Calhoun Author Dia Calhoun took the time to answer some questions for the Winter Blog Blast Tour.  All …

2007-11-07: Winter Blog Blast Tour Today is Colleen’s birthday!  Happy birthday, Colleen! Here are today’s interviews: …

2007-11-06: Winter Blog Blast Tour, Day 2 Here is today’s Winter Blog Blast Tour schedule: Lisa Ann Sandell at Chasing Ray Perry Moore …

2007-11-05: Winter Blog Blast Tour Here is today’s Winter Blog Blast Tour schedule: Perry Moore at The Ya Ya Yas Nick Abadzis at …

2007-11-05: Winter Blog Blast Tour: Kerry Madden Back this summer when we did Recommendations from Under the Radar, I wrote about Kerry Madden's …

2007-11-04: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow Week Four As you know if you’ve been visiting any children’s book blogs for the past few weeks, …

2007-10-29: Robert's Snow: Week Three The text and code for this post were written by Jen Robinson. As you know if you’ve been …

2007-10-28: NaNoWriMo As November approaches, I’d like to remind you that I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo …

2007-10-22: Robert's Snow This Week Monday, October 22 Rose Mary Berlinat Charlotte’s Library  Christopher Demarestat Writing and …

2007-10-21: Blogging for the Cure: The Week in Review Monday, October 15 Randy Cecil at ChatRabbit Michelle Chang at The Longstockings Kevin Hawkes at …

2007-10-19: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow Monday, October 15 Randy Cecil at ChatRabbit Michelle Chang at The Longstockings Kevin Hawkes at …

2007-10-18: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow Monday, October 15 Randy Cecil at ChatRabbit Michelle Chang at The Longstockings Kevin Hawkes at …

2007-10-17: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow Monday, October 15  Randy Cecil at ChatRabbitMichelle Chang at The LongstockingsKevin Hawkes at …

2007-10-17: Blogging for the Cure: Brie Spangler Today I’m highlighting illustrator Brie Spangler’s snowflake for Robert’s Snow: …

2007-10-16: Blogging for the Cure, Day Two We’re still blogging about snowflakes available in the Robert’s Snow auction! Here are …

2007-10-15: Blogging for the Cure: Robert's Snow For the next few weeks I’ll be participating in Blogging for the Cure, which jules of 7-Imp …

2007-10-09: An Explanation of Sorts Upon seeing that two books I was sent review copies of months ago and haven't touched except to put …

2007-10-06: Theatre blog! I've started a new theatre journal: mimula http://mimula.livejournal.com

2007-10-04: Bradbury Season: Cinderella Skeleton I’m not in the habit of writing about picture books, but there are some that still strike my …

2007-10-02: Booking Through Thursday Tuesday Buy a Friend a Book Week is October 1-7 (as well as the first weeks of January, April, and July). …

2007-10-01: Monday Misdirection For today's Monday Misdirection, I shall simply point you in the direction of my first October …

2007-09-30: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #30 Each Sunday at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast,  jules and eisha ask us to talk about …

2007-09-27: The October Project In anticipation of NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to set up a bit of a challenge for myself. …

2007-09-27: Theatre Thursday: Hamlet, William Shakespeare Welcome to Theatre Thursday!  Because plays are books too, I will be featuring each Thursday a …

2007-09-25: Booking Through... Tuesday? Because I’m overly fond of alliteration, I’ve decided that in order to be able to make …

2007-09-24: Theme Days As I mentioned in my earlier post, I'm hoping to institute a theme for just about every day of the …

2007-09-24: Monday Misdirection I’m trying to develop a theme for each day on my blog here, because that way I won’t …

2007-09-13: Robert's Snow   If you would, please go to Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast and read how you can …

2007-09-10: Anticipating NaNoWriMo As I gear up for this year's NaNoWriMo, I'm making reading lists.  I've never won …

2007-09-07: Poetry Friday In case you didn't hear, Madeleine L'Engle has died.  I felt a quick pang of pain at this, and …

2007-09-06: Booking Through Thursday  Each week at Booking Through Thursday, Deb asks a book-related question.  Here's this …

2007-09-04: Aria of the Sea by Dia Calhoun First, an aside: you may have noticed in my posts that I tend to include anecdotes and that I am not …

2007-08-31: Friday's Radar Recommendations  A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy : The Vietnam books by Ellen Emerson White, Big A, …

2007-08-31: Recommendations from Under the Radar: Kerry Madden's Maggie Valley Trilogy You can't feed a family of ten or eleven with just love and music, but they sure do make life more …

2007-08-31: Thursday's Radar Recommendations In case you missed them, here they are! A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy :Friends for Life and …

2007-08-30: Recommendations from Under the Radar: Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit? by Gary K. Wolf It’s especially fitting that I’m bringing this book to your attention on the ninth …

2007-08-30: Wednesday's Radar Recommendations A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy: The President's Daughter series by Ellen Emerson White Big A, …

2007-08-29: Recommendations from Under the Radar: Innocence by Jane Mendelsohn If I explain to you how I first encountered Innocence, then I'll ruin the ending for you.  So …

2007-08-29: Recommendations Under the Radar: Tuesday Recap I missed posting this yesterday thanks to the day job, so if you missed it like me, here were …

2007-08-27: Recommendations Under the Radar: The Angel of the Opera When I was nine years old, I took a class on the fine art of lip synching. Yes, it was a class, for …

2007-08-26: Recommendations from Under the Radar  I love books, and some of them are ones you haven’t heard of. I’m not the only one …

2007-08-21: The Internet Is A Marvelous Thing I have many book reviews to write, but as it is time to set up for the new school year, most of my …

2007-08-19: 7-Imp's 7 Kicks #24 Each Sunday the ladies of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast ask us to list seven good things …

2007-08-17: Poetry Friday I've been thinking a lot about feminism of late, and so today I chose a poem that relates to the …

2007-08-15: Best Read with Vegemite Today we're going down under with the Summer Blog Blast Tour group!  It's the first installment …

2007-08-10: Poetry Friday I’m currently stage managing a production of the musical Rags, which is about Jewish …

2007-08-09: Books Read in 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-08-06: Wicked Cool Overlooked Books In May, Colleen of Chasing Ray started a monthly litblog event: on the first Monday of the month, …

2007-07-26: Make Lemonade LaVaughn is only 14, but she knows more than anything else in her life that she’s going to go …

2007-07-16: Tell An Author You Care Day: Dia Calhoun Emily Beeson has declared July 16 Tell An Author You Care Day. I'm getting in on this at the end, …

2007-07-14: Book Quiz You're The Poisonwood Bible! by Barbara Kingsolver Deeply rooted in a religious background, you have …

2007-07-06: Poetry Friday I'm leaving tomorrow for a week-long vacation in Florida.  The state of Florida is my favorite …

2007-07-04: Harmless This is the story of what really happened.  This is the truth. When Emma moved to Orsonville …

2007-06-29: Poetry Friday In honor of my cat-related article up at Associated Content, I’m posting a cat poem today. Had …

2007-06-29: Associated Content Associated Content has published my article Unique Websites for Cat Lovers.

2007-06-26: expecto patronum! When my students ask me, "What can you DO with a Classics major?" I answer: "Well, you pretty much …

2007-06-26: Literary Gifts Barbara Johansen's ALA roundup mentioned a museum visit that sent me in search of one of my favorite …

2007-06-24: Harry Potter Screenings THIS THURSDAY If you’re in Dallas, Portland, Sacramento, Raleigh/Durham, Minneapolis/St Paul, Pittsburgh, …

2007-06-24: A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life Simone’s family is perfect.  Her father is a political cartoonist, her mother is an ACLU …

2007-06-23: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 7 The Summer Blog Blast Tour concludes with Justina Chen Headley at Finding Wonderland. Colleen …

2007-06-22: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day Six Today's Interviews Tim Tharp at Chasing Ray Justina Chen Headley at Big A, little a Ysabeau Wilce at …

2007-06-22: Poetry Friday Revelations in the Key of K by Mary Karr I came awake in kindergarten, under the letter K chalked …

2007-06-21: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day Five Today’s Interviews Eddie Campbell at Chasing Ray Sara Zarr atWriting and Ruminating Brent …

2007-06-21: Summer Blog Blast Tour: Kazu Kibuishi The Summer Blog Blast Tour continues here at lectitans with Kazu Kibuishi.   Kazu is …

2007-06-20: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day Four Today's Interviews Mitali Perkins at Hip Writer Mama Svetlana Chmakova at Finding Wonderland Dana …

2007-06-19: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day 3 [NOTE: This entry is backdated because I was away from the computer on June 19.] Today’s …

2007-06-18: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day Two Today’s Interviews: Tom & Dorothy Hoobler at Chasing Ray Mitali Perkins at Big A, Little …

2007-06-18: Summer Blog Blast Tour: Dana Reinhardt The Summer Blog Blast Tour begins here at lectitans with Dana Reinhardt. Dana is the author of …

2007-06-17: Summer Blog Blast Tour, Day One The Summer Blog Blast Tour is underway! The tour lasts from today through next Saturday. Each day …

2007-06-15: Poetry Friday In honor of the end of school and in light of the fact that I have an in-service workshop today, I'm …

2007-06-14: Thinking Blogger Award Back in May, Kelly at Big A, little a tagged me with the Thinking Blogger Award.  Thanks, …

2007-06-14: Summer Blog Blast Tour: Preview Far too often I’ve heard a student say, “I don’t read.”  To the end of …

2007-06-14: Women Writers and Male Readers Colleen at Chasing Ray pointed me to an interesting article entitled “Still not an equal …

2007-06-13: Pirate Reading Challenge Oh my goodness, it’s 1:30 pm.  When did this happen? Yes, folks, Summer Vacation has …

2007-06-12: Arrrrr! Welcome, me hearties!  I be Captain Anne Scarlett, also known as Mermaid Jane, and this be my …

2007-06-11: Hoist the colours! THE BASIC RULES: 1. The challenge begins June 12, 2007 and lasts until September 19, 2007. There be …

2007-06-11: 48 Hour Book Challenge Summary 9:30 AM Friday to 9:30 AM Sunday Books Read: 4 Pages Read: 1243 Time Spent Reading/Reviewing: 18 hrs …

2007-06-10: Weekend Wonderings This week's question is rather light, and ties into my recent reading of Wildwood Dancing and The …

2007-06-10: Books Read in 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-06-10: 7-Imp's 7-Kicks #14 Over at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Eisha and Jules invite folks to post seven good …

2007-06-10: 48 Hr Book Challenge #4: The Various, Steve Augarde When Midge's mother goes on a tour with the London Philharmonic, she sends Midge to Mill Farm to …

2007-06-09: Non-Challenge Post I interrupt my challenge posts to bring you this tidbit. Several months ago, I filled out a form at …

2007-06-09: 48 Hr Book Challenge #3: Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier Wildwood Dancing is a fairytale lover’s dream: familiar tales, retold and mixed with folklore, …

2007-06-08: 48 Hr Book Challenge #2: Jack Sparrow - The Coming Storm, Rob Kidd I found myself stuck at Barnes and Noble tonight while waiting to meet my family for dinner, so I …

2007-06-08: 48 Hr Book Challenge #1: Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan Miracle got her name because, as her grandmother Gigi tells her, she was born from a dead …

2007-06-08: It Begins: 48 Hour Book Challenge My official start time for the 48 Hour Book Challenge is going to be 9:30 am.  I will go from …

2007-06-08: Poetry Friday More pirate poetry for you today.  Today I have Sea Fever, by John Masefield.  I first …

2007-06-07: 48 Hour Book Challenge Starts Tomorrow I'll be participating in Mother Reader's 48 Hour Book Challenge starting tomorrow.  I'll begin …

2007-06-05: Listmaking Now that I'm reading lots of kidlit blogs, I find myself needing to make lists, all the …

2007-06-03: Weekend Wonderings This week, I've been thinking a lot about gender and societal expectations.  It started with …

2007-06-03: Pet Peeve: Misuse of Words On Thursday, TadMack at Finding Wonderland issued a few Most Egregious Misuse awards.  She …

2007-06-03: Books Read in 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-06-02: Exciting Blog Discovery! A Fuse #8 Production is an awesome blog.  I’ve known this for a while.  Just today, …

2007-06-01: Poetry Friday In honor of Script Frenzy, I’m posting some soliloquies from my favorite scriptwriter - Wm …

2007-06-01: Script Frenzy Has Begun! Script Frenzy is in full swing. Can I knock out 667 words before midnight tonight? I think I can. …

2007-05-28: Weedflower As the only Japanese girl in her class, Sumiko knew what being lonely felt like.  Still, she …

2007-05-27: Hello there, plus, Weekend Wonderings Hi there, remember me? I’ve been neglectful of this here reading blog.  I’ve been …

2007-05-25: Poetry Friday Anyone who knows me well can tell you I have a pirate problem.  On my last day of student …

2007-05-21: Books Read in 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-05-18: Poetry Friday More Emily Dickinson! Because I could not stop for Death (712)     by Emily Dickinson …

2007-05-17: Remembering Lloyd Alexander Lloyd Alexander died today.  People know him best for his Chronicles of Prydain.  They …

2007-05-17: Out of the Madhouse …yesterday my life’s like, “Uh oh, pop quiz.” Today it’s “rain …

2007-05-15: I'm a nergeerk. Your Score: Outcast Genius95 % Nerd, 73% Geek, 52% DorkFor The Record: A Nerd is someone who is …

2007-05-14: Script Frenzy Contact: Tavia Stewart 510-628-0327 Tavia@ScriptFrenzy.org FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU NATIONAL …

2007-05-12: Weekend Wonderings In June, I’ll be participating in the Summer Blog Blast Tour, organized by Colleen Mondor of …

2007-05-11: Poetry Friday Gelett Burgess. 1866– 36.  The Purple Cow  (Reflections on a Mythic Beast Who’s …

2007-05-07: Books Read in 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-05-06: Weekend Wonderings This week’s question is brought to you by yesterday’s Free Comic Book Day, my pleasure …

2007-05-04: Books to Read: My Area of Expertise My Area of Expertise: The Ancient Mediterranean. The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan The Sea of …

2007-05-04: Free Comic Book Day Tomorrow At the beginning of the school year, the school newspaper sent a kid around to interview all the new …

2007-05-04: Poetry Friday Still more Catullus.  Latin text from The Latin Library; translation/adaptation mine. V. to …

2007-05-02: Books Read in 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-05-02: Meme: First Book A meme of my very own! What’s the first book you remember reading?  Give us the title, …

2007-05-01: Reading the Classics: Peter Pan Here’s a new feature for lectitans: Reading the Classics.  I’ll be reading classic …

2007-04-30: Books Read in 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-04-28: Weekend Wondering There has been much debate recently about blog reviews and their trustworthiness.  Becky has an …

2007-04-27: Poetry Friday More Catullus.  Latin text from The Latin Library; translation/adaptation mine. III. The Tears …

2007-04-26: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale When Kaye was a little girl, she had faerie friends.  When she and her glam-rock mom moved, the …

2007-04-25: A Visit to the Past In honor of the 10th anniversary of the original airing of “Welcome to the Hellmouth” …

2007-04-23: The Second Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge It is a strange quirk of being a teacher that there are days when you aren’t allowed to go to …

2007-04-23: Author Interview: Sonja Foust In Sonja Foust's debut short story, "Love in Shadow," a tomboyish fairy named Shadow realizes she …

2007-04-23: Love in Shadow Shadow is a fairy, formerly a gypsy highway robber.  Lon is her boss, who runs a cargo …

2007-04-22: Books Read in 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-04-22: Book Meme

I got this from slayground.

Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?
I like all three, …

2007-04-21: Weekend Wonderings I haven't been able to write a good introduction to this week's question, so I will skip straight to …

2007-04-20: Poetry Friday, Part Two The readergirlz pick this month, On Pointe, is a verse novel, so today I’ll be sharing a few …

2007-04-20: Poetry Friday, Part One More Catullus.  Latin text from The Latin Library; translation/adaptation mine. II. The Tears …

2007-04-19: This Week's Library/Bookstore Haul I’ve been to the library three times this week.  The first time was for the Friends of …

2007-04-18: Pucker: A Story About Redemption Let me say this right up front: this is not a story about kissing, or wrinkles, or things that are …

2007-04-18: Booklist 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-04-16: The Last Dragon When you have too much sadness, the magic drowns in it, like people in water.  If you think …

2007-04-15: Millicent Min, Girl Genius

Millicent Min has an impressive resume.  She started elementary school at age three, has …

2007-04-15: Booklist 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-04-15: Weekend Wonderings Yesterday, my family friend Sarah (tribalkittykat) and I went to the North Carolina Renaissance …

2007-04-13: Library School While I intend to continue teaching for a while, I am researching library schools now.  So if …

2007-04-13: Poetry Friday I’m a Latin teacher, so it’s only fitting that I post Latin poems.  From now on, …

2007-04-11: Library School Memories If you want to know what I looked like about 20 years ago, be sure to check out this blog’s …

2007-04-09: The Thrill of an Amazon Box There are few things quite as thrilling as getting a package from Amazon.  Amazon usually means …

2007-04-08: Booklist 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-04-07: Booklist 2007 Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-04-07: Weekend Wonderings Here’s a new feature: each weekend here at lectitans, I will post a question and invite …

2007-04-07: Reading Goals Over at A Year of Reading, Franki asks us to share our own reading goals.  Here are mine! …

2007-04-06: A To Do List Here on vacation, I don't devote quite the same energy to reading and writing blogs that I do at …

2007-04-06: Poetry Friday From “The Mermaid” by Alfred Lord Tennyson: I would be a mermaid fair; I would sing to …

2007-04-03: In honor of National Poetry Month I am the sonnet, never quickly thrilled; Not prone to overstated gushing praise Nor yet to seething …

2007-04-02: Library List! Here’s what I hope to pick up on my next trip to the library:  The Silver Child, Cliff …

2007-04-02: Booklist 2007, and assorted notes  Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The …

2007-04-01: A Forgotten Princess, A Queen Remembered A few years ago, my family and I took a trip to Roanoke Island and visited the Elizabeth II.  …

2007-04-01: 2007 Booklist Update   Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. …

2007-03-31: MySpace Account If you were a friend on my old MySpace account and got a new request from me, think nothing of it …

2007-03-31: readergirlz April Issue The April issue of readergirlz is now online.  This month’s book is On …

2007-03-31: Book Meme Over at Jen Robinson's Book Page I found this meme: Where do you do most of your reading? Your …

2007-03-30: Poetry Friday From Emily Dickinson: I ’M nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there ’s a pair of …

2007-03-28: Bookhands This may be the longest I’ve gone between posts since back when I started this blog. I’m …

2007-03-24: Meme: 5 Non KidLit Blogs Kelly at Big A, little a tagged me to list 5 Non KidLit Blogs I read. We’ll skip over the part …

2007-03-23: Poetry Friday Gus: The Theatre Cat by T. S. Eliot (an excerpt… for the full poem, go here) “I have …

2007-03-21: Because what is a blog for, if not to plug your friends? This is a reading blog, and my friend Sonja Foust is an author.  She’ll be published …

2007-03-19: Booklist 2007 Update  Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The …

2007-03-19: On Reviewing One of the reasons I decided to join the kidlitosphere was the fact that it is so full of …

2007-03-18: And now for something completely different... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLvMNiK4V-Y This is the show that’s been keeping me from …

2007-03-16: Poetry Friday A Valediction Forbidding Mourning by John Donne AS virtuous men pass mildlyaway, And whisper to …

2007-03-12: Up and Coming My current show opens this Friday and so I don’t have a lot of time at home to play online. I …

2007-03-11: Writing Blogs This is the second part of a two-part response to Bookseller Chick’s excellent post Writer as …

2007-03-10: Reading Blogs This is the first part of a two-part response to Bookseller Chick’s excellent post, Writer as …

2007-03-10: Library Report et al. I’ve started writing the response to Writer as Blogger, Blogger as Writer. I’ve decided …

2007-03-09: Poetry Friday For my inaugural Poetry Friday post, I am using one of my favorite poems. Shakespeare’s Sonnet …

2007-03-07: Promises, Promises I feel like a jerk. I am not posting the lengthy post I promised just yet. But here’s a …

2007-03-06: 2007 Booklist Update Read in 2007: 1. Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies), Justina Chen Headley 2. The Royal …

2007-03-06: Two Reading-Related Announcements The lovely blackholly aka Holly Black, one of the co-authors of the Spiderwick Chronicles, solicited …

2007-03-06: Coming soon... Later - today, I hope - I will be writing a response to Bookseller Chick’s Writer as Blogger, …

2007-03-05: lectitans's day off I’m taking a much needed and deserved sick day tomorrow. I didn’t get to do any reading …

2007-03-04: Synchronicity Truth: I’ve been blogging for years. I don’t even know how many. Six maybe? Truth: I …

2007-03-04: Miss Erin's Character Meme This Character Meme was created by Miss Erin. Character you’d most like to have over for tea? …

2007-03-03: Goals and Booklist My goal for last year was a book every two weeks, coming to about two a month. I ended up topping …

2007-03-03: The Great Library Tragedy I want to go to the library ASAP to return Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies) and pick up …

2007-03-03: Truth: Reading Is A Lovely Way to Spend a Saturday A quick rundown of my life at the moment: I teach full-time and I’m in a play. I’m only …

2007-03-03: Books to Read I am going to keep a list of books to read. This way I won’t forget the title/author of a book …

2007-03-02: readergirlz pick #1 and miscellaneous ramblings Today I dropped by the library and picked up the readergirlz pick for this month, Nothing but the …

2007-03-01: Welcome! Inspired by readergirlz, I’ve started this reading journal. … FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE …

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