Thinking time

I love this. I’m lucky enough to be ‘allowed’ to have thinking time at MPOW – it’s part of our job and often leads to new and interesting things. It’s not necessarily sitting-still-thinking, it might be an informal discussion over coffee with a colleague gathering ideas, or reading a blog post, or talking about twitter,…

A day in the life…

I know it’s not a designated Library Day in the Life date, but frankly, by the 23rd of June, I’m running out of puff for #blogjune posts (in spite of the crowdsourcing I did the other day – thank you, they are all firmly tucked away as ideas to be developed). So, what did I…

5 books meme

With thanks to @flexnib for this one: 1. The book I’m currently reading: Thud by Terry Pratchett. 2. The last book I finished: Jingo, also by Terry Pratchett (I’m going through a phase) 3. The next book I want to read: On my bedside table is The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf. It’s been…

Blog link goodness – Books and writing

I have been following Sherryl Clark’s Books and writing blog since my time working at the CBCA here in NSW. Working at the CBCA gave me an insight into what it’s like to be an author in Australia – and just how hard most of our children’s authors have to work as they usually also…

Overdrive(n) to despair

This is not meant to be a rant about Overdrive, more a discussion of my experiences (ok, frustrations) navigating this e-landscape.  I haven’t really taken up the e-books challenge yet, I like physical books, I love audio books and don’t really have a ‘need’ at this point to outlay for an e-reader.  I get all…

A library meme…

I came across this ‘channel surfing’ on the interwebz tonight, thanks to Nose in a Book for the inspiration. 1. Do you remember learning to read? How old were you? I don’t remember learning to read – I know I was quite young and could possibly read by the time I started school.  Certainly mum…

Top 100 for 2010 meme

A meme I’ve copied from Justgirlwithshoes, who got it from Rien d’important the Angus & Robertson top 100 books for 2010. * = Books I have read + = Books I have enjoyed reading @ = Books I would like to read 1 The Twilight Saga Stephenie Meyer * 2 Harry Potter 1-7 J.K. Rowling *+ 3…

Professional development

I read a blog recently (and I’m sorry, I can’t find it again to provide a link… I’ve now got Zotero installed to make sure that doesn’t happen anymore) about the importance of making time in your day to catch up on professional reading.  I even commented on this blog post, as I am in…