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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!

Monday’s Awesome Title #9

How to Moon a Cat Rebecca Hale

More genres really need to get in on this eye-catching-title thing.

Monday’s Awesome Title #8

Till Death Do Us Bark Judi McCoy

Till Death Do Us Bark Kate Klise

Yup! This title was so good, it’s been used more than once.

Monday’s Awesome Title #7

Cockatiels at Seven Donna Andrews

As a bonus to the pun, cockatiels is a fun word for a cute bird.

Monday’s Awesome Title #6

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf Molly Harper

You may remember this title from an earlier post I did. But it really is my favorite awesome title so far. Of course my favorite werewolf is Lupin. (Circa Books 3-5. I’ll just erase 6 and 7 from my memory, thank you.)

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“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 […]

Monday’s Awesome Title #5

Hyracotherium Marc Zabludoff

This title is not awesome because it’s a silly pun. It’s because there’s actually such a creature as a hyracotherium! Say that five times fast. Then type it five times fast. 🙂 Are two hyracotheriums called hyracotheria? Might have to read the book to find out!

Even the author name is […]

“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 […]

Monday’s Awesome Title #4

Skein of the Crime Maggie Sefton

You may have noticed by now a fondness for puns in titles. If they’re well-done and unusual, I think they’re great.