Author Archive for Robin

YALSA Hub Challenge: Update #5

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Checking in with our challenge participants! Abby Tracking her reading: at Goodreads Read so far: 11 of 25 Comments: I finally finished Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and loved it.  I sat down yesterday to read…

YALSA Hub Challenge: Update #4

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Checking in with our challenge participants! Abby Tracking her reading: at Goodreads Read so far: 10 of 25 Comments: I finished Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am.  I agreed with someone who posted before (sorry I can’t remember who).…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin My happy is this: My So Called Secret Identity. A new superheroine who is decidedly (and purposefully) not ridiculously sexualized, a super-smart PhD with no superpowers but her brain, and who is very much in the vein of Batgirl.…

YALSA Hub Challenge: Update #3

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Checking in with our challenge participants! Abby Tracking her reading: at Goodreads Read so far: 8 of 25 Comments: I got behind in my reading this week.  I’ve started Bomb, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, and…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin I apparently have many happys this week. One is: Bad Machinery is out in print!  YAY! Plus, it contains a hilarious slang glossary for anyone not as steeped in British slang (i.e. television) as I am.   Two is…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Robin Hawkeye.  I’ve now caught up to issue #7, and I am RIDICULOUSLY happy with this series.  The first series I’ve bought issue by issue in perhaps…8 years?  I want it to go on forever.  It’s making me wish Matt…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Andrew This week I’m happy that my manager took my reading suggestion of Kaoru Mori’s Bride’s Story and wrote this review for our library blog. On a related note, I’m also happy that volume four of Bride’s Story is due…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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It’s a new year, and we’re excited to start of 2013 with even more happy-making comics items. Jennifer H. Check out the dog’s name. Jenny I was super happy to read this morning that Hiroaki Samura will be starting a…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Michael I found a new comic called Superbia. It’s basically a “Real Housewives” show, but in comic form and with the wives or husbands of superheroes. It’s interesting and kind of a guilty pleasure comic. But I’m amused enough to keep…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Snow My book, A Parent’s Guide to the Best Kids’ Comics (co-written with Scott Robins), made it onto GeekMom’s Gift Guide for Books, along with such luminaries as Matt Phelan’s Around the World and the Sandman box set. Squee!  …

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Andrew Has anyone else been reading the AV Club’s Back Issues feature about Sandman? They’re round-tabling their way through the series, trade by trade. They’re up to the fourth volume (though you may want to start with the first). They’ve…

YA Literature and Fandom

I was lucky enough this past weekend to present at YALSA’s 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium in St. Louis.  It was a fantastic weekend of networking, encouragement, information sharing, and delightful conversations with authors and all of my colleagues.  The…

What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Snow My happy for this week is that someone is now combining two of my favorite things, fandom and tea. (The Sherlock blends will be perfect to drink in my John Watson mug!) This totally counts as comic-related as there…