I’m an adult reference librarian at a mid-sized public library in New York.  This is my (mostly) work-related blog– home base as I explore what Web 2.0 has to offer.  This blog may or may not hang around (I tend to be moderately horrible at keeping journals of any kind updated), but it will be fun to play with.

The books in the header above are from my own shelves, though the arrangement was staged for artistic purposes– I’d been reading recently about books as a color design element in interior decorating, and got the idea to try it with a piece of my own library for this photo.

For the curious, here’s the full list of titles in view, from left to right:

  • Allen, Jeanne. Designer’s Guide to Japanese Patterns, v.3
  • Petrarch. Selected Sonnets, Odes, & Letters
  • The Psalter of the Monastic Hours
  • Dirda, Michael. Readings
  • Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, 14th ed.
  • Adagio Teas. A Guide to Tea
  • Nash, Ogden. The Pocket Book of Ogden Nash
  • Kindl, Patrice. Goose Chase
  • Martin, Laura C. Tea: The Drink That Changed the World
  • Sotheby’s London. Illuminated Manuscripts from the Celebrated Library of the Late Major J.R. Abbey, Part XI
  • Goldman, William. The Princess Bride
  • Hildegard von Bingen. Hildegard von Bingen’s Healing Plants
  • Naifeh, Ted. Polly & the Pirates, v. 1
  • Sutton, Clay & Patricia Taylor Sutton. How To Spot Hawks and Eagles
  • Greenwood, Ed. Forgotten Realms: Silverfall
  • Jackson, Michael. [No, not that one.] Michael Jackson’s Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch, 5th ed.
  • Leonardo da Vinci. Notebooks, v. II
  • Chapman, William K., et al. Wildflowers of New York in Color
  • Collins, Tim. Are You a Geek? 10^3 Ways To Find Out
  • Gaiman, Neil, et al., with Steranko (cover art). Edge: 10th Anniversary Book
  • Whisp, Kennilworthy (and J. K. Rowling). Quidditch through the Ages
  • Marsden, Richard. The Cambridge Old English Reader
  • Medley, Linda. Castle Waiting
  • Hamazaki, Tatsuya and Rei Izumi (illus.). .hack//Legend of the Twilight, v.1
  • Eager, Edward. Half Magic, 50th Anniversary ed.
  • MacDougall, Elisabeth Blair. Medieval Gardens (Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium Series in the History of Landscape Architecture).
  • Karg, Barb and Arjean Spaite. The Everything Pirates Book: A Swashbuckling History of Adventure on the High Seas
  • Foster, Steven, et al. Petersen Field Guides: Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants
  • Stearn, William T. Botanical Latin
  • Bru:kl, Hans. Mein erstes Buch
  • Rosenthal, Joel Thomas. Medieval Women and the Sources of Medieval History
  • Kazuko, Emi. The Cook’s Encyclopedia of Japanese Cooking
  • Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2, 1988 revision
  • Milne, A. A. Pooh’s Little Instruction Book
  • Burrow, J. A. and Thorlac Turville-Petre. A Book of Middle English
  • Grant, Maxwell. The Creeping Death (The Shadow)
  • Bayard, Tania and Margaret B. Freeman. Sweet Herbs and Sundry Flowers & Herbs for the Medieval Household
  • Poitras, Gilles. The Anime Companion
  • Basho, Matsuo with Donald Keene, trans. The Narrow Road to Oku
  • McKinley, Robin. Beauty
  • Cashore, Kristin. Graceling
  • Casanova, Giacomo with Willard R. Trask, trans. History of My Life
  • Gaiman, Neil. Angels & Visitations
  • Eco, Umberto. Foucault’s Pendulum
  • Sabatini, Rafael. The Sea-Hawk
  • Dozois, Gardner and Sheila Williams, eds. Isaac Asimov’s Werewolves
  • Windling, Terri and Delia Sherman, eds. The Essential Bordertown
  • Tyler, Royall. Japanese Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
  • Skillin, Marjorie E. and Robert Malcolm Gay. Words into Type, 3rd ed.

(As a side note, the little gray blob in the lower left corner is a Totoro.)


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