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Julie Andrews

I'm a library assistant in a public library and a library science student in the San Jose State University SLIS program. This blog is to track my progress in school and to note things of interest to library students, staff, and patrons. Expect to find reviews, essays, musings, and links.

Current Courses

LIBR 287 - Gamifying Information
LIBR 298 - e-Portfolio

Completed Courses

All of 'em!

“The Blogger’s Apprentice” Books

Over on my The Blogger’s Bride post, K requested I look at The X’s Apprentice, and also note the gender of the Apprentice and the X. So, yes, I do take requests!

These are only fiction titles found in our library catalog.

Children’s: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Nancy Willard) M/F The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Ted Dewan) M/M […]

The Highlander Romance Books

Anyone who knows anything about romance books will not be surprised that Scottish Highlanders feature prominently in them. Which brings up the whole issue of cultural appropriation. (Yes, even if your great-great granddad was Scottish on his mother’s side.) I can’t find a good specific post about that to link to, so I’ll link to […]

“The Blogger’s Bride” Books

By request, I bring you The X’s Bride. This is a followup to The X’s Daughter and The X’s Wife books.

This is only fiction books found in our library catalog.

The Dragon’s Bride (Jo Beverley) The Raven’s Bride (Lenore Hart) The Doctor’s Bride (Patt Marr) The Mercenary’s Bride (Terri Brisbin) The Border Lord’s Bride […]

“The Blogger’s Wife” Books

In a followup to my post about book titles following the pattern of The X’s Daughter, I bring you The X’s Wife.

These are all adult fiction (I didn’t find any teen or juvenile fiction that fit the pattern). This list is not exhaustive; it only includes books I found in our library catalog.

Medical […]

“The Blogger’s Daughter” Books

Surely I’m not the only person who’s noticed this trend. These titles bother me particularly because it sets up the main character as she is in relation to someone else. And ‘daughter’ in particular is a subordinate position. One or two books? Okay, fine, whatever. But dozens? Here’s but a few. I’m sure this isn’t […]

The “How To” Romance Books

Browsing around for some awesome titles for my Monday feature, I ran across this pattern in romance books. Apparently a number of them are actually how-to manuals! In our library alone, you can learn:

How to Seduce a Duke (Kathryn Caskie)

If seducing just wasn’t enough to win him, you can then learn:

How to […]