About the Reviewers:
After a short but successful stint in my early 20's as a stunt
double and government spy, I decided to become a graduate student
in library science in order to prepare myself for a dangerous
but rewarding career as a librarian. Some of my hobbies include
skydiving, covert military operations, knitting, and of course
reading. I look forward to reading your posts on our shared
literary forum. My favorite movie is Mask of the Red Death
starring Vincent Price. I am an excellent cook. Angie Grischkowsky
My name is Kathleen Blanchard (I prefer Kathy.) and
this is my next to last semester in the SIRLS (School of Information
Resources and Library Science) program. I was born in Tucson;
moved to California when I was very young and essentially grew
up there. At the age of 40, it was time to return to my roots,
and get back into school to pursue my passion: library science.
I am an only child, never married with no children, with two
wonderful parents whom live 2 blocks from me and this year are
celebrating 50 years of marriage! I love movies, traveling,
reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Hello-it's okay to call me Gram 'cause that's what I am. Here's
more about me:
Favorite UA class project: wearing a Harry Potter costume for
a presentation; I have all J.K. Rowling's books. Favorite holiday:
Halloween, 'cause I get to wear black lipstick and my witch
costume when I read stories to kids for Pima Community College.
Favorite stuff: Little House on the Prairie and Wizard
of Oz stuff (I'm from Kansas.), red shoes, autumn in Kansas,
teddy bears, and vintage hats. Favorite books: historical fiction,
mysteries, and cookbooks with stories (Flying Monkey Pancakes,
Rudy Slipper Punch, and Yellow Brick Road Cake are recipes from
Cooking in Oz). Rita Elsten
I am a full-time teacher at Sierra Middle School and a full-time
student at the University of Arizona. I am working on my Ph.D.
in Language, Reading, and Culture. I enjoy travel to the Caribbean
and am presently traveling twice a year to Haiti, a tiny country
that shares the island Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic.
I travel there to work with two youth councils, a human rights
group, and a group of 65 Haitian teachers. I look forward to
learning how technology can be used in the classroom to enhance
discussions about the books we read. Deborah Dimmett