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List of Swag

Here are the titles I scored at the ALA conference. Yes, I have already put them into my cataloged spreadsheet. A link to said booklist will be posted soon.

Radiant Shadows Marr, Melissa
Overdrive Walters, Eric
Incarceron Fisher, Catherine
Light beneath Ferns Spollen, Anne
This Book is Overdue! Johnson, Marilyn
Bite Me Moore, Christopher
Ninth Ward Rhodes, Jewell Parker
So Punk Rock Ostow, Micol
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Grahame-Smith, Seth
The Art of Choosing Iyengar, Sheena
Guardian of the Gate: Prophecy of the Sisters Book II Zink, Michelle
Ship Breaker Bacigalupi, Paolo
Kid vs. Squid Van Eekhout, Greg
The Returners Malley, Gemma
Literary theory Culler, Jonathan
Happyface Emond, Stephen
The House of Tomorrow Bognanni, Peter
Green Witch Hoffman, Alice
The Way of the Sword (Young Samurai 2) Bradford, Chris
Starfish Crowley, James
The Midnight Curse Falcone, L.M.
The Suburb Beyond the Stars Anderson, M.T.
Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays & Conversations Adoff, Arnold
Bone: Tall Tales Smith, Jeff
The Birthday Ball Lowry, Lois
Sources of Light McMullan, Margaret
Charles Darwin’s on the Origin of Species Keller, Michael
The Qur’an Ali, Abdullah Yusuf (trans)
Sweet, Hereafter Johnson, Angela
Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maud Watts, Frances
Nothing Teller, Janne
Out of Mind Draper, Sharon M.
The Bad Queen Meyer, Carolyn
Louisa May Alcott Reisen, Harriet
Evermore Noel, Alyson
Better Gawande, Atul
Token of Darkness Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
Our Choice Gore, Al
Fallen Kate, Lauren
The Prophecy Miller, Dawn
Life Sentences Lippman, Laura
Starlighter Davis, Bryan
The Wide-Awake Princess Baker, E.D.
Kyle’s Island Derby, Sally
The Princess nd the Snowbird Harrison, Metter Ivie
The Beautiful Between Sheinmel, Alyssa
Keeping the Feast Butturini, Paula
Leap of Faith Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker
Britten and Brulightly Berry, Hannah
Will Grayson, Will Grayson Green, John
Ballad Steifvater, Maggie
The Book of Samuel Raschke, Erik
Gemma Tilly, Meg
Upstart Buckhanon, Kalisha
The Chosen One Williams, Carol Lynch
The Karma Club Brody, Jessica
The Celestial Globe (Kronos Chronicles II) Rutkoski, Marie
Jekel Loves Hyde Fantaskey, Beth
This World we Live In Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Fire Will Fall Plum-Ucci, Carol
The Clearing Davis, Heather
The Boneshaker Milford, Kate
Alchemy and Meggy Swann Cushman, Karen
Ray Bradbury’s Farenheit 451 Hamilton, Tim

Where should I begin my reading? Any suggestions?

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ALA Stress

There is SO MUCH TO SEE at the ALA conference that I am incredibly overwhelmed. I was told to just wander around because the booths are the best part, but there are so many fantastic talks and all that jazz. Oi.

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So, This is Christmas

Well, now, blog-o-sphere. I have not forgotten about you. I have just bee pre-occupied with finals and pre-Christmasness. Fear not, however. 2010 will yield a better experience for you from my reknowned blog!

I am gearing up for the ALA Midwinter Conference, which should be fantastic. I got my official nametag and pass; hello professionalism! Also, I am anticipating a good time at the Open Heart talk with Kristin Cashore, Gregory MacGuire and Jo Knowles. I truly love my new world of literature and libraries. Plus the Boston bars ARE pretty great.

So, it is Christmas. I find myself alone for the first time in 8 years. Currently I am blogging, listening to music, pretending to read and cuddling with a puppy next to a space heater. Not exactly a fireplace, but it does the job nonetheless.

I just finished reading Josh Lieb’s “I am a Genius of UNSPEAKABLE Evil, and I want to be your CLASS PRESIDENT”. Overall it is a highly entertaining read. The snarkiness, the arrogance, the intelligent jokes mixed with middle school humor is delightful and charming. However, and possibly as a result of my recent foray into the world of criticism, I found the premise lacking. Because it is a story based in reality, I wanted explanations for the goings-on of Oliver. Is he really just a loser who has created this far-fetched reality to cope with the miserableness of his existence? Which is what I was tending to think as I was unable to suspend my disbelief and relinquish this idea. However, it will make you laugh and amuse you to no end. So, real evil or pathetic fop, it is worth the read.

Merry Christmas!

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