The earl and the smuggling master

Image from PhillipC (Phillip Capper): Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/flissphil/4014647728/, and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Yes, it’s time for a post about summer reading!  Recently I read The Dragon’s Bride, by Jo Beverley. The story takes place on England’s Devon coast.  At the start the hero suddenly becomes an earl, while another character Read More…

Sharing books on any night

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk World Book Night U.S. will take place on April 23.  This event is about sharing books with light readers and nonreaders.  Actually it is about sharing the love of reading–period.  In that latter spirit I’ll share the books I’m currently reading: Professional Reading Gibson, C. (Ed.). (2006). Student engagement and information literacy.    Read More…

The mystery of info lit

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk My summer reading includes mystery novels.  Rhonda Harris Taylor (2005) has looked at such novels in light of information literacy–even invoking the ACRL Standards. Taylor notes that the antagonist initially controls the information, especially about his or her identity (2005, p. 13).  To bring the villain to justice the protagonist must find, Read More…

Of poems and posts

Image by tukanuk (Benjamin Davidson): Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/tukanuk/4564111366/ and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License. Poetry Month brings to mind my favorite open mic.  Both the open mic and this blog motivate me to write regularly.  How do I keep coming up with new material?  Some strategies serve me well both for blogging Read More…

Recreational reading resources

Girl on the Beach  Image from Freeimageslive/Julien Tromeur, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License Unported Do you plan to catch up on leisure reading this summer?  Here are a few resources for you: FictFact If you follow particular series of books, this site helps you keep track of them.  FictFact will notify you Read More…