Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


Five Things You May Not Know About Sophie

Thanks to Nancy Dowd for tagging me! I secretly (well, not-so-secretly, now) love memes.

  1. I speak Chinese. Very poorly, now, alas, as I haven't bothered to practice in years, but thanks to four years of Mandarin in college, I can generally follow along without too much need for subtitles when I watch Chinese movies.
  2. I was active in Girl Scouts until high school. I now think those positive experiences helped pave the way for me to attend a really fantastic women's college.
  3. You might know this if you follow my Flickr account, but I'll throw it out for the average reader, anyway: I am a serious baker. I collect books about baking, and, next to knitting and reading, it's my favorite hobby.
  4. Because I am ragingly anglophilic, have a really good memory, and apparently had lots of free time during my teen years, I can recite entire Monty Python sketches (my two favorites: Mrs. Essence and Mrs. Conclusion Visit Jean-Paul Sartre, and The All-England Summarize Proust Competition) and full scenes of Blackadder (particularly the Elizabethan Second Series, which is my favorite) from memory.
  5. For all my YA fantasy-loving ways, my favorite book of all time, the one I re-read nearly every year, is Persuasion, by Jane Austen.

I'm tagging the following four people: John Blyberg, Amanda Etches-Johnson, Rochelle Hartman, and Adrienne Furness. Tag, you're it!

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  • At 8:50 PM, Blogger Jill said…

    Wow, this is just my day for commenting on Pop, isn't it?

    Youth organizations with their roots in the Hitler Youth don't sit well with me. Whenever someone asks me for a recommendation, I point them toward 4-H.

  • At 8:46 AM, Blogger amanda said…

    Hey, I never knew that about you and Monty Python/Blackadder! Awesome! I lovelovelove Blackadder and I've been recently itching to get my hands on them again! Anyway, thanks for the tag, Stephen tagged me too so I've already revealed 5 things (and I couldn't possibly come up with 5 more!), so consider it done :)

  • At 11:46 AM, Blogger Sophie Brookover said…

    Seriously? Girl Scouts of America has its roots in Hitler Youth? I knew that Boy Scouts (in England) had an exchange program with Hitler Youth back in the 1930s, but had no idea about GSA. I thought they were a totally separate organization from Boy Scouts & Girl Guides.

    Hitler Youth? Really? I'm shaking my head in disbelief, here.

  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger Liz B said…

    GSA started in 1912/1912 by Juliette Low.

    Jill, I'm curious to know what parts of Hitler Youth/ BDM are related to the BSA/ GSA.

    I'm another former GSA member & enjoyed it! Tho my mother wasn't able to be one because they met in a protestant church and when she was growing up, that meant she couldn't go.


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