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A Little Less Dumb Than I Would've Been

August 4, 2010 | Claire

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For me, part of the pleasure of reading can be learning new things.  The latest book that made me feel like I'd really learned something is The Photographer by Didier Lefevre, a French photographer, and his close friend, graphic novelist Emmanuel Guilbert.  The Photographer is actually a mashup of graphic illustration and black-and-white photography, and it's fabulous to look at.

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Further Down the Spiral

July 13, 2010 | Tatted Librarian

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So I like to create avatars.

Yes, yes, I get a little giddy when I'm able to create something that kind of looks like me.  My friends and I can literally spend hours pouring over which nose we should pick.  And the debates can get epic.  Once the avatar is created, admired and then critiqued, we repeat the process.  These avatar creators can literally eat up an entire night.  But that's what I love about them, it is virtually a cheap night in, and I have a blast creating them.

With Scott Pilgrim being one of recommended titles for this Word Out, I thought it was approperiate to take one for the collective team, and then make up a Scott Pilgrim avatar. 

Two main issues with the program:
1) No Tattoo or Piercing Options in the Accessories File.  Also there are some bad-ass belts, and wrist cuffs.

2) I couldn't decide if I wanted either the "metal head", "punk rock rebel", "book nerd" label.  So I had a little meeting with my fellow librarians.  Based on the recommendation of my coworkers, they decided that I was more of a "punk rock rebel." So I had to click for about seven minutes (yes, I counted) until the generator popped up with the label again.  I got a little dizzy, and kinda pukey, but it was worth it in the end. 

here is the final product

  Scott pilgrim

You can make your own Scott Pilgrim avatar at

Video Book Reviews Playlist!

July 13, 2010 | Alan H.

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Just a quick note to say we've added the existing video book reviews to a YouTube playlist for easier viewing.  Great work so far everyone--keep them coming!  (and remember that doing video reviews gives you more chances at prizes).