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Video Games, Literature, and Libraries

This evening/morning I began reading Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics. It has been an unnecessary secret shame of mine that although I spend much of my time in and around comics, I had not read this important text. Something about how McCloud begins by creating a broad but clear definition of what comics are, including questioning the … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Reading: Graphic Novels

Hey! I’m home sick today for something between horrible body aches, stomachache, and the need for an emotional pressure-free day after giving a whole lot of support to my partner, who is in the thick of grieving after a recent death. A lot has been going on. I went to my first convention this weekend, … Continue reading

Picture Book Catch-Up: Texts Concerning Imagination and Adaptation
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Picture Book Catch-Up: Texts Concerning Imagination and Adaptation

I will be presenting on diverse books again in October for the Minnesota Library Association Conference, yay! I had applied for two group presentations, and unfortunately I will not be talking about work at my library, Science House, as well, but I am super-psyched to be doing booktalks again. Our book-talker for picture books last … Continue reading