Author Archives: Heather

The Glamorous Secret Life of Janitors and Custodians

So janitorial and custodial work doesn’t sound especially glamorous, especially when you’re comparing it to the supposedly glamorous life of secret agents, à la James Bond. So you can maybe imagine my surprise at running across two books this year … Continue reading

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This One’s For You, Ginny!

Almost 6 months ago, my good friend and former co-worker, Ginny, got married. The day she got married I walked out into my backyard to find this: Now this may not be a big deal to most of you, but … Continue reading

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Wrapped

Have you ever come across the kind of package that leaves no clue as to what is inside it? My family loves to do creative packaging for gifts – like the time that my parents wrapped a Mariah Carey cassette … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Back in December 2010, two co-workers and I were totally caught up in a contest posted on Books Obsession’s blog. The blogger selected images of eyes from the cover art of 25 different young adult books, and had people identify … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Winter

Well, despite the fact that we never really had a winter, it appears to be over, because spring has arrived. At least the flowers think so! The crocuses aren’t really a surprise, as they will show up in the winter, … Continue reading

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The Snow Queen

In Georgia, we have had a serious lack of winter weather. In fact, in the start of November, I walked outside to find these: Yes, those are Paperwhites (Narcissus tazetta) blooming in my backyard. In most places, you can’t grow … Continue reading

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Illustrations Over Photos

I was amused again last week when two picture books I had placed on hold arrived on the same day and were remarkably similar. I don’t usually request books on a theme – I just request new books I’ve read … Continue reading

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One Word Picture Books

I have “read” plenty of wordless picture books, as well as a number of nearly wordless picture books. Recently, I had the privilege of reading Shutta Crum and Patrice Barton’s adorable picture book Mine. This adorable title features only one … Continue reading

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Duos

Sometimes I will read two books back to back that have an awful lot in common. This is usually not on purpose, so it is always entertaining to me when it happens. I love reading these duos that share a … Continue reading

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Shoes

I am not a major shoe buyer (picky feet), but I can understand the attachment to a favorite pair of shoes. Last week I checked out two very enjoyable picture books which were both about shoes. These books would both … Continue reading

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