Celebrated author, David Mitchell, addressed our gathering of librarians with humor, esteem, and the masterful storytelling for which we all adore him. Librarians have been “a guiding hand” throughout his life and career.  And it all began with a lost little boy finding refuge in the library and The Very Hungry Caterpillar! [youtube lxq-FEyXl5U&list=UU6aKZJ5BobqgmxQGLVBlVZw=]   […]

Earlyword.com recently posted the TODAY Show interview with Adam Mansbach, author of smash-hit #1 Amazon bestseller, GO THE F*** TO SLEEP. The book, while controversial, does seem to be striking a chord with flustered parents, and it’s certainly amusing to me. Having met the author a few years ago, and having seen how witty and […]

I have two different types of bookshelves in my life: those that I meticulously organize and curate with books that will make me look eclectic and intelligent–epitomized by my tall, skinny bedroom bookcase–and those on which I toss half-read galleys and stripped hardcovers, piling them horizontally and vertically and every way in between–epitomized by my shelves […]