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.


Blatant Self Promotion: Mortified: Love is a Battlefield

While we wait to hear all about Midwinter, which I did not attend this year, I'd like to take a moment to blatantly promote the new Mortified book, Mortified: Love is a Battlefield, featuring actual childhood and adolescent diary entries, letters, and poems [oh the poems!], all on the subject of, yes, love. As the Amazon description says, "the now older (and allegedly wiser) authors of these letters, lyrics, and journals bravely share their shame in stories that range from sweetly hopeful to borderline psychotic." Yes, we do; I am one of the authors! I know my twelve-year-old self would be absolutely baffled and, naturally, mortified to know that her little ice-skating/ motorcycling/ smooching fantasy featuring an older man of fourteen would be published for the whole world to see, but I am pretty excited.

There will be book release parties in several cities; I'll be reading at the Boston one on February 6th at the Paradise Lounge. Please come on out if you're in the area!

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NASCAR Romances

Contrary to what you may think based on the other day's scrotumgate post, I don't totally hate the NY Times. We may no longer be BFFs, but it's not like we're no longer on speaking terms. Indeed, I was charmed by an article on the unlikely but potentially very appealing & profitable union between Harlequin and NASCAR. Go ahead, rub your eyes, re-read it. It's true. Harlequin is publishing a series of NASCAR-themed romances. Nifty!

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