This year, Romance Writers of America had their annual conference in New York City! And the coolest thing is, every year, RWA does a massive author signing, open to the public and the book sales benefit literacy programs!Last time RWA had their conference in NYC, I hadn't branched out in my romance reading--I was only … Continue reading RWA’s Literacy Signing!
Rainy, damp Lincoln CenterEmerging out of a nightmare heatwave this past weekend--it was so unbearably humid, guys, plus there were a lot of power outages around--Monday has brought more humidity and now rain, storms, and flooding.But today, my Archives class took a field trip--to the New York Public Library's Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center! … Continue reading A Field Trip to New York Public Library’s Performing Arts Library
Sometimes, history sucks. Or it's not interesting. Or it's enormously interesting, but Writer Brain is like, "But what if it happened this way instead?"According to Wikipedia, alternate history is basically speculative fiction, because the writer is speculating on a "what if?" idea and changing real, documented history into something else. Also, sometimes, time slip and … Continue reading Alternate History
As usual, I was late to these Netflix series--I watched Bodyguard first, because Richard Madden.I saw him play a total bastard in Rocketman, remembered that he'd won a Golden Globe for Bodyguard, and my friend had already watched it and told me it was good, so I watched it.Hooked from the first scene, guys. It's … Continue reading Bodyguard + When They See Us
This June, I've been taking an online course for my library science degree--Introduction to Classification, which covers the tedious world of library classification systems aka how they keep track of all the books.I'm most familiar with Dewey--it's the most widely used system. It's numbers based. So first, you have to figure out which class the … Continue reading Classification Systems