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Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain
Where have all the curmudgeons gone? Why are modern critics so afraid of telling it as they see it? Maybe because criticism has been bought by midcult...more
Oct 13, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Cart's Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review
I couldn't afford my Booklist subscription this year ($100!), but reading this was a decent substitute. Cart is opinionated -- he's a book critic, he'...more
Apr 17, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
The Book Group Book: A Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group
I am reading the first edition, 1993, significantly different from the 2nd (1995) and 3rd edition (listed here). Goodreads, fix this!
The first half of...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within
Back in a classroom after 17 years, I felt awkward and inept concerning my ignorance of PowerPoint. I may have seen PP presentations back then, but I...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut
Oh, my big mouth loves to lead me into projects larger than they need to be. Why, why do I complicate my life?! I'm in a class called "Search and Disc...more
Feb 09, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
Juvenile In Justice
Powerful. Only takes an hour to read, but if you're looking for a new career path, this may decide it for you. I may not know how to keep kids out if...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 08, 2013
I Can't Come To School Today... My Mom's In Prison And I Don't Have A Ride
The author claims that this is an anthology of student writing, but it is really her own writing and reflection with short bits by students. She ends...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Serving the Difficult Customer
What I wish this book said:

"Aren't difficult customers annoying? Here's what you should do with difficult customers: you should shoot them. Then the d...more
Sep 02, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
This was a great book, particularly for me, as the author fell into a job I'm actually seeking out. I've been doing a lot of academic research lately...more
May 15, 2013
Nov 07, 2011
Empathy and the Novel
Mostly four stars because it is exactly the book I needed for my research, so I spent most of my reading exclaiming "Yes! Yes! Yes!" But there are som...more
Nov 24, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Reading is my window : books and the art of reading in women's prisons
So who's your favorite academic? Mine's Megan Sweeney. I never even considered having a "favorite academic", but if she were giving a reading around h...more
Jun 10, 2013
Oct 04, 2011
The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century
For the three or four people left in the world who actually give a damn about prison libraries, this is required reading. No other book exists that so...more
Dec 28, 2012
Nov 05, 2011
The End of Your Life Book Club
Lots of admiration for Mary Anne Schwalbe, despite her privileged, dull, insipid son. Prison discussion on Thursday.
Mar 10, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
The Reader, the Text, the Poem: The Transactional Theory of the Literary Work
Contains everything I believe about reading but never knew.
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 10, 2014
Foucault in 90 Minutes
power/knowledge, episteme, madness, classification, genealogy, prisons, sex, sex, sex.

--Foucault in 9 words.
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
The Intellectual Foundation of Information Organization
I do not like metadata. I do not like cataloging. I do not like bibliographic control. I do not like these things. But I swear I will be a very good l...more
Dec 12, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture
Jan 18, 2013
Nov 28, 2012
Reading as Therapy: What Contemporary Fiction Does for Middle-Class Americans
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Apr 06, 2013
Sex, Brains, & Video Games: A Librarian's Guide to Teens in the Twenty-first Century
Jan 20, 2013
Dec 20, 2012
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Dec 18, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
Aspects of the Novel
Feb 02, 2014
Jan 22, 2014
Book Clubs: Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life
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May 10, 2012
Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence
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Mar 05, 2014
The Self and Perspective Taking: Contributions and Applications from Modern Behavioral Science
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Mar 05, 2014
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times
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Apr 18, 2014
Research Methods in Information
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Jan 25, 2012
The School and Society/The Child and the Curriculum
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Sep 18, 2014
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