Monday, November 19, 2007

Getting better by the day

Remember I said I was new to this. Some folks were not able to comment to the previous posts because they did not have Google accounts. Sorry about that. I changed the settings so that you can comment anonymously. I will add some of those suggestions as comments to this post, but I suppose they'll be under my name. Look for the real name at the bottom of each comment. Thanks for the suggestions.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Call for suggestions

My second preliminary post. I will begin the regular posts, of course, on January 1. For now, however, I would like to ask for suggestions of books I should read. Tell me about books you like-new books, old favorites, etc. I'll put them at the top of the pile. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Hi, my name is Larry Longard. I am a Library Science student at the College of St. Catherine and soon will be an intern at the Minneapolis Public Library in the Early Childhood Programming department. I am also a new father. Maya is my eight-month-old daughter. I've decided to try a New Year's resolution for the year of 2008. My goal is to read a picture book, fiction or nonfiction, each day (preferably to Maya) and write about it in this blog. In Cover to Cover, Horning says that professional reviews should not include personal anecdotes. Therefore, these will not be professional reviews. Who needs such a harsh restriction? I hope you find something interesting; please post responses and suggestions. I love talking about books.