February 12, 2021

Book Mail is the Best Mail: ALA Midwinter Pre-Game ARCs!

I had so much fun attending an ALA Midwinter Pre-Game with MacLib and Tor! 

There were two author spotlights, one for YA and one for adults. The authors included Romina Garber (LOBIZONA / CAZADORA), Melissa Albert (TALES FROM THE HINTERLAND), Bethany C. Morrow (A CHORUS RISES) and Charlie Jane Anders (VICTORIES GREATER THAN DEATH) for the Young Adult panel and Lily Menon (MAKE UP BREAK UP), Rivers Solomon (SORROWLAND), TJ Klune (THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA / UNDER THE WHISPERING DOOR) and Sarah Gailey (THE ECHO WIFE) for the adult spotlight. The event was an absolute blast and introduced me to so many stories I really need to read as they're published in 2021!

February 11, 2021

The Storygraph is better than Goodreads: a librarian walk through and reading stats on the app!

Hello hello! This is my video about how wonderful The Storygraph is, with all its nerdy data and book recommendations and content warnings! Seriously, this site is better than goodreads, especially now that it's out of beta and has a mobile app. If I had to pick, I'd pick the storygraph every time :) Have you made the switch yet? Or, even not a switch, but a co-usage?

my username is "randomlibrarians" if you wanna be buddies!

How to make the storygraph an app:​

January 15, 2021

Paint mini books with me! Librarian crafting time lapse of Brit Bennett's The Vanishing Half

After ET and I crafted and did a show-and-tell of our bookish salt dough ornaments, I made another batch! This time, I’m focusing more on titles and covers for those in my household. Starting off, we have The Vanishing Half for my mom!

The first how-to salt dough episode: Part 2, show and tell DIY book ornaments: For Whom the Bell Tolls for my dad: Music: Good For You by THBD Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Music promoted by Audio Library