In My Spare Time

There are many of things I like to do in my spare time: sleep, sleep and more sleep, just kidding.  Seriously, one of the things I really enjoy doing is reading the blogs written by other librarians.   When I find myself logging onto these blogs, I eventually add them to my google reader page and read them from my desktop or Blackberry. 

One of my favorite blogs is Crazy Quilts . This blog is written by Edi Campbell, a high school librarian in the Indianapolis Public School System.  The focus of her blog is to provide information to improve the literacy of teens and preteens of color.  Along with reading interesting reviews of books, I enjoy reading the articles about scholarships, library news, interviews and trends in technology.  My favorite posts are the 'Sunday Morning Reads' and pictures of her beautiful quilts.

Let me say that I found her blog by accident.  About two years ago, I decided to start quilting after attending a interesting University of Chicago seminar about the history of African-American Quilts.  I wanted to continue the tradition of my great-grandmother Odessa who made quilts in her modest northern Louisiana home.  I found the Crazy Quilts blog and immediately bookmarked it on my computer for future reading.  Let me tell you, I was excited!  I finally found a blog that discussed books that appeal to people of color.  Unfortunately the quilting had to be put on the back burner due to the demands of work but logging onto the site has become a weekly practice and I've passed the site to the librarians I support.

I was shocked when I was recently approached by Edi to be interviewed on her blog.  I had one of those, "Little ole me moments!"  Check out her post, "Going to ALA" and become a follower of her blog. 

Thanks again Edi!


  1. K.C.,
    I am so glad you found my blog!
    I don't know how I made it over to yours, I am so glad I did. I've found someone who shares so many of my passions and I've found a new friend!

    You know we're going to have to do a quilt project!

  2. I found your blog through Edi's! I like what you're doing here. I'm trying to read some more urban fiction for teens in order to have more variety on my blog. I didn't like the one book I read by Ni Ni Simone, but I'm willing to give her another try. I LOVE the Drama High series though.

    Have fun at ALA and best wishes that your panel is a success and has a great discussion!

  3. Hi Miss Attitude and Edi, I had a great time at ALA. Thanks for stopping by.