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Paula Willey
Works at Baltimore County Public Library
Attended Pratt Institute
Lives in Baltimore, MD
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Aka The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston FOR THE WIN.
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The Advil Calendar 2013: INTERMISSION
At this point in your holiday, there's probably only one thing left to do. SING. Sing, you motherfuckers - sing like you mean it, and dance. BURN, BRIDGES, BURN - A Holiday Musical Spectacular (With Cocktails) "Everyone's a Little Bit Spectrum" We meet our ...
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The Advil Calendar 2013: NANCY DREW II: RETURN TO LITTLE TAVERN ON THE PRAIRIE
What's Jack Donaghy doing here? He's having a Nancy Drew (white rum, diet ginger ale, lime). "For men, it's called a Hardy Boy," says Jack. Last week I got to wondering, in a post I titled " Nancy Drew Turns 21 ," what some of my favorite children's book ch...
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Advil Calendar 2013 Day I Have No Idea: COOKIE SWAP KEY PARTY EDITION
We do crack ourselves up, don't we Raylan? I have turned a corner on this whole December bullshit. Yes. It is safe to say there was a corner back there yonder - and I stepped smartly around it. I know when it was, too - it happened this afternoon, the minut...
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I'll look to like - One thing that I like about book covers this weekend
A lot of people who work with books take book covers kind of personally. It goes like this: One part "I love you I want you to look beautiful and cool" One part "Don't make me look at your lame design" 5 parts "How do you expect me to sell this book when it...
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6 Things That Piss Me Off About Book Covers This Evening
1). NO MAS. The handwritten title. NO! MAS! If you are not a person who arranges books for display more than about an hour every week, you may not have noticed all these, with their klutzy lower-case cursive r's and their anemic a's and l's. But I am, and I...
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Advil Calendar 2013 - GROWNUP GIFT GUIDE
Oh sure. I've bought presents. I don't believe in GOD and I have serious issues with CHRISTIANITY, but we do Christmas around here. There is currently a dead tree in my living room. I swear it's like taxidermy. Why people (my husband and children) think it'...
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The Advil Calendar 2013 LEMON DROPS ON ROSES EDITION
Ok then. Finally recovered from that frightening debacle on TV last week and don't you think it's just about time to talk about some of our FAVORITE things from this year? Yeeeeess. Unfortunately for you, sometimes my FAVORITE things are kind of horrendous ...
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Librarian, Critic, Hypnotist
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  • Baltimore County Public Library
    Librarian, 2004 - present
  • Pink Me
    Children's book critic, 2007 - present
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Children's and YA literature critic for School Library Journal, Booklist, Pink Me, and just about anyone else who will hire me. Occasional app reviewer for SLJ's Touch and Go blog. Once and future Cybils panelist and judge. Children's literature commentator on Maryland's NPR station, WYPR. Librarian, mom, amateur cocktaileuse.
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  • Pratt Institute
    MLS
  • New York University
    MA
  • Case Western Reserve University
    BA
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Pink Me