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This End Up

Yes, what our grandmothers have told us rings true. It is always useful to have a bit of black lipstick on hand.  You simply never know when you’re going to need to turn your face into an arrow.

It’s moving day here at the Fuse.  For the next few days I’ll be packing all my worldly belongings into small boxes pilfered from my neighbors’ recycling bins. Super fun times, as you might imagine.  I’ve set up posts to run in my absence while I pack, and hopefully Tuesday morning we’ll resume the Top 100 Children’s Novels countdown. So never fear! Continual blogging is at your disposal.

Till Tuesday then.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Good luck with the move, Betsy! (Ugh, moving is such a pain… I sympathize!)

  2. Carter Hasegawa says:

    Is this the big move to LA, or just a move elsewhere in NYC?

  3. I have always liked the boxes from liquore stores. Built to hold weighty items, perfect for books.

    Good luck with the move, especially during the snow!!

  4. I noticed Liz that Betsy specified small boxes. Clearly meant for books!

  5. This is your chance to throw things out that you’ve been saving for years — just in case you’d need them. That event never came. Toss them. (If you don’t you’ll end up like us — with boxes in the attic that we’ve never opened since we moved to this house, many years ago. Not gonna confess just how many years ago. ) -wendieO

  6. Betsy, when I moved last Spring, the best boxes were, you guessed it, from the library. In our case, I asked the people at TechOps, and sure enough they had stacks of nice clean boxes that had been used to mail books. Since most of my boxes were being used to transport books, that was perfect!

  7. Jennifer Schultz says:

    Oh my goodness, what a day to move! I think you’re having some awful weather right now!

  8. Karen Gray Ruelle says:

    Just so you know: liquor boxes also make good moving boxes. . . ! Good luck with the move.