On “Green Eggs and Ham” and Government Shutdowns

I try to avoid political rants on my blog, but a certain incident involving a certain elected representative and a misunderstanding of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham has been brought to my attention. The entire point of Green Eggs and Ham is that Sam-I-Am never tried the very food that he spends the entireRead more

Time article calls teen novels “trash”

I’m a bit peeved with Time Magazine right now.  I was browsing through their website when I came across the article “Profanity In Teen Novels: Characters With Foul Language Are Often The Most Desirable.” I’m a librarian-in-training, so I clicked on the article, only to find (and I quote): As with so many things, surmiseRead more

Farewell, Britannica!

I had planned on posting a normal review today, but decided instead to comment on Encyclopedia Britannica’s decision to discontinue print editions of their encyclopedias.  Most of the articles that I’ve read so far are critical of the change, but I don’t think that it’s a bad thing. The problem with print encyclopedias is thatRead more