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!

Book Trailer Wednesday – Write-a-Thon by Rochelle Melander

With NaNoWriMo in mind, here’s a book trailer for a book about writing your own book in 26 days! Don’t worry, Nanowrimo gives you an extra 4 days, apparently!

An Assortment of Links

Life got in the way of blog posts and I ran out of the Monday Titles and Wednesday Trailers posts that I had lined up ahead of time. So I missed some Mondays and Wednesdays! Plus, holiday. 🙂

To make up for it, here’s some links:

Neil Gaiman interviews Terry Pratchett over on BoingBoing — […]

Book Trailer Wednesday – Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

This book did catch my eye when it first came out, but I haven’t read it. The trailer’s pretty awesome though.

Thanks again to the Outer Alliance Google group for giving me suggestions.

Book Trailer Wednesday – Hollowstone by Dennis R. Upkins

I asked the Outer Alliance Google group for some suggestions. You can expect to see more of their suggestions in the coming weeks.

Here’s one that starts ‘An elite boarding school’. What’s not to like about that? I love school stories.

I’m relatively new to watching book trailers, so I hope by featuring one […]

How to Embed YouTube Videos in Your Posts

Turns out it’s incredibly easy to embed YouTube videos into your WordPress posts. But it’s also quite difficult to figure out how! If you do a Google search trying to learn, you’ll find all sorts of old ways to do it and/or complicated ways to do it. Plugins and embed code and manually editing code. […]

Book Trailer Wednesday – Spork-Fed by Jenny Engel/Heather Goldberg

I’m not someone who does a lot of cooking-cooking, but I’m addicted to The Food Network. I’m also vegetarian, so this book trailer caught my eye. Does it make you hungry?

The book is Spork-Fed: Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods. (Not that I’d ever heard of Spork Foods […]

Book Trailer Wednesday – The Oblivion Society by Marcus Alexander Hart

Did you know there are entire websites devoted to book trailers? Not surprising, right? There’s entire websites devoted to dancing hamsters.*

I found this one from by clicking on Science Fiction. The cover caught my eye. So I read the description. Then I watched the trailer. Maybe I should’ve watched the trailer first. Is […]

Book Trailer Wednesday – Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

I haven’t figured out if/how you can embed videos from Amazon. So here’s a link instead.

I finished reading Beauty Queens recently and I think it’s awesome.

Watch the book trailer and see if it intrigues you.

The book trailer features the author, which I think gives it a certain something extra.

Book Trailer Wednesday — Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog

Book trailers are becoming increasingly popular. Here’s one I ran into just today: