Items tagged "eric"

BEST OF BARD: MAY 2018

I would like to dedicate this blog to Ashlee and Eric. Ashlee, I will miss your laugh and our talks on female emancipation, spirituality and weird people. Eric, I will miss your giggle too. I won’t have anyone to share my Eastern European humor with because, obviously, no one understands it. I wish you both […]

Comics at LBPH

Comic books and graphic novels are often not the first thing many people think of when they think of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.  However, there are some graphic novels that have been recorded in audio book form, and there are also novelizations of comic books. In addition, comic books and graphic […]

Afrofuturism and Beyond!

I stumbled across this excellent collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction a few years ago. The title and the idea of a collection that was purposefully made in terms of writers of color taking on the themes, tropes, and issues of these genres was really interesting to me. What I found equally interesting were […]

NLS Firsts!

I was doing a bit of research on the early days of the National Library Service (NLS) and I came across a list of the first talking books that were produced back in 1934 for the program. The first batch of books that NLS made included some classic American documents, including the Declaration of Independence, […]

Dark Cute (Yes, this IS about Beanie Babies)

I stumbled on Zac Bissonnette’s book The Great Beanie Baby Bubble shortly after it was published and I was blown away by it for a few reasons. From the first few Beanie fanatics who actually made a great deal of money from selling “rare” beanies (like Humphrey the Camel, Patty the Platypus, and Old Face Teddy), to the development of publications devoted to the hobby and practice, to an interview with the now incarcerated so-called Beanie Baby Murderer, Bissonnette does an amazing job.