CRRL My Librarian: Contagions and Infectious Diseases
Whether it's flu season or a current virus spreading around, it can help to know how contagions work to keep yourself healthy and happy. Check out the items at the top of the list for information. How we handle contagions has certainly changed from the past, but if you're interested in past outbreaks of diseases, check out the titles at the bottom of the list, beginning with An American Plague. This list contains both adult and teen materials.
CRRL My Librarian: Manga Titles for Adults
Finding manga titles featuring adult main characters can be a challenge. Some manga in these categories feature mature content, but it is not a requirement of the genres.
This list contains both adult and teen titles.
CRRL My Librarian: History of Beauty
Histories of cosmetics, changing fashions, and hairstyles.
Manga 101: A Brief Guide (January 2020)
Hobbit Day Is September 22 (September 2019)
Board Game Nights (May 2019)
Pumpkin Spice Season (November 2018)
I’ve always been a reader but growing up, I had many potential future jobs in mind. I entertained career options including a costumed historical interpreter, forensic scientist, museum curator, costume designer, and the person who comes up with the names for crayons and nail polish (though that was a short-lived phase). I received a bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington and master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Kentucky. Being a librarian allows me to be surrounded by books about almost any subject that peaks my interest, which is brilliant!
What happens when your tastes run the gamut from adorable books so sweet they make your teeth ache to grisly murder mysteries? Then you might want to see what I can suggest for you because we’re in the same boat!
Jane Austen, manga, J.R.R. Tolkien, superheroes, William Shakespeare, crafts, Monty Python, costumes, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, page-turning mysteries, Star Trek, and random facts from history . . . if you enjoy any of these things too, let me find a title for you!