My List of 2019 Reads

March 21, 2019

Reading is often a personal experience that is very rarely shared. Every now and then a book may really speak to you and you want to let people know about it. So you bring it up in conversation, you post about it on social media, and then you move [Keep Reading]

Reading Library Books on a Phone

March 15, 2019

Ten years ago, I looked at getting an e-reader and actually shopped around for one. I wasn’t happy with the functionality of them at the time and so I never did get one. Around that time, I even tried to borrow e-books and e-audio from the [Keep Reading]

Star Trek / Green Lantern Crossover

March 14, 2019

Two of my favoruite fandoms come together in an epic crossover event; Star Trek and Green Lantern. When I saw this book, I had to get my hands on it right away. And it didn’t disappoint. Star Trek / Green Lantern: Volume 1 – The Spectrum [Keep Reading]

We Should All Be Feminists

March 8, 2019

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie My first exposure to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was through her TED Talk “The Danger of a Single Story.” She made some great points about how we should strive to learn more about other [Keep Reading]

Canada’s Rich Radio History

February 20, 2019

A Pictorial History of Radio in Canada by Sandy Stewart I found this book at a school library where I was supply teaching last month and it called to me. It’s an old book but the history in absolutely fascinating. I highly doubt that anything [Keep Reading]

Before Eminem . . .

February 13, 2019

Hip Hop Matters: Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement by S. Craig Watkins Sometimes, I read a hip-hop book and don’t learn anything new. That was not the case with this book. Watkins has some great stories to tell [Keep Reading]

Hip-Hop Cannot Die

February 7, 2019

Is Hip-Hop Dead? by Mickey Hess This was an interesting read and I learned a few things including . . . Why rappers have such strange names?  “Hip-hop naming grows out of larger traditions. The choosing of rap names reflects the on-air names [Keep Reading]

Quotes Come Alive with Zen Pencils

February 5, 2019

Zen Pencils – Cartoon Quotes From Inspirational Folks by Gavin Aung Than There are a lot of quotation books on the market, but none are quite like this. The creator of this book takes some of the most inspirational quotes and turns them into [Keep Reading]

Hip-Hop Matters – Yes, It Does!

January 18, 2019

Hip Hop Matters – Politics, Pop Culture, and the Struggle for the Soul of a Movement by S. Craig Watkins Here are some of the things I learned while reading this book. The Story Behind the Message We all know “The Message” by [Keep Reading]

Children’s Materials (8-12 yrs) Reads

January 17, 2019

Last semester, I took a class for my Master’s of Library and Information Science program that focused on children’s material. The required reading list was quite long. Basically, I was expected to read two books a week over the course of [Keep Reading]
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