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Angel Rivera (Gypsy Librarian)
Works at Berea College
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Just introducing myself. Feel free to check out my profile here. I am an academic librarian and avid reader. I review books on my blog both to remember what I read as well as share it with others, especially with other librarians who make decisions on what to buy for their libraries. Joined to share a review or two, but I am also looking forward to seeing what exciting books you guys and gals share to add to my ever growing TBR list. Paz.
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A bit of everything, but I tend to favor certain things. You can learn more in my book reviewer statement, where I list what I do favor (and not). http://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/p/book-review-booknotes-statement-and.html

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Booknote: <i>Insylum</i>

The premise of the novel is two longtime friends, Nate and AJ, decide to have one last night of fun before AJ ships out with the military to Afghanistan.
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Booknote: <i>The Radical King</i>

This book is a collection of speeches and writings by Martin Luther King, Jr. that highlight more of his radical and social justice thoughts and stances. Yes, he worked hard for African American civil rights, but he fought for so much more, against war and poverty as well, and he was very outspoken about American imperialism. These are aspects of his life and work that many have forgotten, yet they remain very relevant.
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Booknote: <i>October Faction, Volume 1</i>
Steve Niles and Damien Worm, October Faction, Volume 1 . San Diego, CA: IDW, 2015. ISBN: 9781631402517. Genre: graphic novels and comics Subgenre: horror (light), Gothic, monster hunting Format: e-book galley Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley ...
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Booknote: <i>Predator Omnibus, Volume 1</i>
Mark Verheiden, et.al., Predator Omnibus , Volume 1. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Comics, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-59307-732-7. Genre: graphic novels and comics Subgenre: science fiction, action. Format: Trade paperback Source: I own this one. Bought copy at Half Pri...
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Booknote: <i>Best Sex Writing of the Year, Volume 1</i>
Jon Pressick, ed., Best Sex Writing of the Year, Volume 1: On Consent, BDSM, Porn, Race, Sex Work, and More . Berkeley, CA: Cleis Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781627780865. Want to buy it? You can get it from the publisher here (which also has links to buy as e-book...
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This week find out how Pablo Escobar, Sesame Street, and a special guacamole bowl are "Signs the Economy is Bad."
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Booknote: <i>The Incredible Hulk, Volume 1</i>

Bruce Banner finally gets his wish: to be separated and rid of the Hulk. Hulk makes a deal, with a devil one might say, and succeeds where Banner could not. They go their separate ways: Hulk find peace underground with the Moloids. Banner, however, goes mad and wants Hulk back.
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Booknote: <i>Buttermilk and Bible Burgers</i>
Fred William Sauceman, Buttermilk and Bible Burgers: More Stories from the Kitchens of Appalachia . Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780881464795.  Genre: nonfiction Subgenre: food, travel, regional Format: paperback Source: my workplace lib...
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""Greed was the dark truth at the heart of the arms-dealing world" (200)."

I have to say this is an excellent book on many levels. How Diveroli and his stoner friends managed to become arms dealers and get multi-million dollars defense contracts is amazing in the combination of genius, sheer luck, and stupidity.
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Booknote: <i>Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy</i>
Robert Lazaro, Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy . San Diego, CA: IDW, 2015. ISBN: 9781631403613.  Genre: comics and graphic novels Subgenre: science fiction, literary adaptations Format: E-book galley Source: Provided by the publisher via NetGalley i...
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Booknote: <i>Plucked</i>
Rebecca M. Herzig, Plucked: a History of Hair Removal . New York: New York University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781479840823.  Genre: Nonfiction Subgenre: microhistories, academic studies Format: e-book galley Source: Provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchan...
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I have been an academic librarian since 2004, and I started blogging in 2005. Prior to this, I have been a high school teacher and a college adjunct instructor. One of my passions is to teach others how to know when they need information, how to find it, and how to make use of it in an ethical way. I have access to a diverse range of information sources, and I know how to use them. Plus, I arm people with facts and information. I am firm believer in teaching these very important skills.

I call my professional blog The Gypsy Librarian (where, among other things, I read a lot of library literature so you don't have to, then write about it) because a gypsy is a wanderer, and I am a wanderer at heart. As Tolkien wrote, "not all who wander are lost." I also keep a personal blog at The Itinerant Librarian. Feel free to check my blogs out. Comments are always welcome.

Married to The Better Half, we have a daughter who reminds me innocence and wonder are great things. We also have two cats who keep life interesting.
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