Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Arabella by Georgette Heyer

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Arabella by Georgette Heyer
Fans of Jane Austen will delight in Georgette Heyer's regency novels featuring strong, if sometimes a bit silly, female protagonists. Wit and humor abound with just the right amount of love story added in to make Heyer's work light and satisfying.

Arabella by Georgette Heyer

Sent to London for the season, the exuberant daughter of a country cleric hopes to meet an eligible man, but an upset carriage and her foolish tongue may ruin her chances and her reputation before she even arrives.

Also by Georgette Heyer:

Cotillion by Georgette HeyerThe Grand Sophy by Georgette HeyerFrederica by Georgette Heyer

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Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey
Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsay

Disguised as a cabin boy, a high-spirited and resourceful lady encounters a dashing yet stubborn ex-pirate in this high seas romantic escapade.

The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart
The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart

Hurtling along a trajectory with unintended consequences, our heroine finds herself an imposter and an heiress in opposition to an intimidating man's goals in this suspenseful story set in the English countryside.

Georgette Heyer's Regenc World by Jennifer Kloester
Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Regency etiquette, dress, and popular culture in this lively and information work.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Are You My Typeface?

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How into typeface are you? More importantly, how into typography do you want your toddlers to be?

http://areyoumytypeface.blogspot.com/
http://areyoumytypeface.blogspot.com/

Sarah Houghton (http://librarianinblack.net/librarianinblack/) recently Tweeted about this potentially soon-to-be-published children's board book...

Are You My Typeface? by Jesse Austin-Breneman chronicles the adventures of a little letter "a" as it quests to find it's typeface. Along the way it meets characters such as Futura, Arial, and (my personal favorite) Century. Will little "a" find it's typeface?

Check it out:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/board-book-to-teach-toddlers-about-fonts_b73568

Interested in helping out the Are You My Typeface? Kickstarter?
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1154897085/are-you-my-typeface

Peony in Love by Lisa See

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Peony in Love by Lisa See
Peony in Love by Lisa See

After an illicit glimpse of a handsome stranger, the daughter of a prosperous Chinese scholar learns about love and family from an unusual perspective.










Also by Lisa See:

Suggestions for further reading:

Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min

At the end of the Ch'ing dynasty in 19th century China, concubine Orchid utilizes all of her resources from intellect to seduction to intrigue to gain and then maintain power in the Forbidden City.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Caught in a love story literally swept up by time, artist Clare and accidental time traveler Henry's passionate relationship defies convention.

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

The lives of three courageous women -- a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter -- and their relationships to each other unfold in this epic, multi-generational memoir set in brutal 20th century China.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

First Week at UHouse: Complete

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I'm just starting my second solo week as the University House librarian and so far everything is going great. Everyone as been really nice and seems genuinely happy that I'm there. I've already got a project requested (the biographies and memoirs are difficult to locate) and I'm going to pick out the books to purchase for July this week.

My biggest issue is going to be making my library travel time more efficient. The library is spread out over five floors and I spent most of my first two days running up and down the stairs as I found books that needed to be reshelved or pulled. (Another large chunk was spent wrestling with the printer...) Not only did I feel like I spent more time in the stairwell than among the shelves and residents or in my office, but I was wiped out after my first three hour shift! And the stairwell isn't air conditioned so I was pretty toasty by the end of my shifts.

After a long day running up and down the stair!
I'm going to be pretty tired at the end of this year, working both jobs and finishing up school, but it's going to be worth it!
 
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