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  ORSON SCOTT CART, MEET LOUISA MAY ALCART: TOP TWENTY NICKNAMES LIBRARIANS HAVE GIVEN TO BOOKCARTS

January 24, 2018
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 If you work in a library, you work with book carts, so naturally you give them nicknames. You could call your faithful book cart Bumpy, Squeaky, Rusty or Tipsy.  But surely you can do better…

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Mr. Creeping Hands, Gum-Popping Granny and Crabby Newspaper Guy: Welcome To Your Local Library

December 22, 2017
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At the library where I work, we have an incredibly challenging patron whose imperious demands, unpleasant attitude and relentless sense of entitlement annoy and depress us all so much that we’ve nicknamed her “Sunshine.” (Never…

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When fabled nicknames go wrong

Never believe your own PR. Years ago I was married to a criminal lawyer, whose name I’ll shorten to Ken Q.  He defended impossible cases and his acquittals made headlines.  A reporter dubbed him “Hurricane…

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Do you like your name?

January 21, 2016
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Growing up, I hated my name. Mom said she named me Roxanne after some relatively unknown actress from the early fifties whose moniker caught her fancy. When you’re young, you want nothing more than to…

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