Author Archive for Brian


Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016

The 58th U.S. presidential election will take place on Tuesday, November 8, but you know that already, right?  I mean, how could you not?  History has its eyes on us, but maybe you haven't decided who you're going to vote for or maybe you're...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016

I've blogged about biking in the past.  I thought that doing a third post might be too much, but I realized it has almost been a year since my last cycling-related entry (the days are long, but the years are short).  I think that RAGBRAI gets me...

Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

I hated Cloverfield .  Hated.  It.  The 2008 film  followed a group of 20-somethings in New York the evening of an attack by a Godzilla-like monster.  All of the characters were terrible, annoying, self-absorbed people.  By the end of it, I...

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016

DC Comic's The New 52  publishing initiative has  come to an end .   Grayson by Tom King and Tim Seeley was easily the best thing to come out of it.  It follows the former Robin, Dick Grayson , after he was outed as Nightwing , killed (he got...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Iowa City Public Library's Summer Reading Program begins on Tuesday, May 31, but it's not the only Summer Reading Program in the area.  Your friendly, neighborhood Teacher Librarians put together an amazing website that has info about all of...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I really love amusement parks--the towering roller coasters, delicious food that's super awful for you and beloved characte rs walking around for photo ops.  The crown jewels of American amusement parks are Disneyland and Disney World.  There's...

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

Last year, Marvel got the  Star Wars  comics license back from publisher Dark Horse.  The move made sense since Marvel and Lucasfilm are both owned by Disney (corporate synergy!).  Marvel put some of their best writers and artists on the...

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

I wrote a newspaper article this month about beer books in the Library's collection .  There are a lot of resources online for beer enthusiasts too.  So, I guess this is a companion piece. In my article, I mention Beer Advocate , which is a...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016

Have you ever been in a book funk?  You know, where nothing grabs your attention.  For three months, I'd read the first chapter or two of a book then never return to it.  Nothing stuck.  I buy the Young Adult books, and, in doing so, read a...

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016

Earlier this week, the  winner of the 2016  Michael L. Printz Award  was announced.  The award honors the best book in young adult literature each year as decided by the  Printz Committee .  They also name honor books, which are also...

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Brian works as the Senior Adult Services Librarian at the Iowa City Public Library