Archive for January, 2010

A FIRST NOVEL THAT WILL WORK
By January 25, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

A FIRST NOVEL THAT WILL WORK

One of my personal issues is that I do not like to use books from a series in my mystery and crime fiction book discussions unless it is the first book.  I just feel like book groups have to dither through too much baggage when they drop into a series with a complex character surrounded […]

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Kiki Magazine

Kiki Magazine

Cindy: Hey, Lynn! I’ve been reading that sample Kiki magazine we picked up at the ALA exhibits and I’m so impressed. This looks like a great addition to my middle school fashion magazines for the girls who aren’t ready for or interested in the more mature offerings. Have you had a chance to look at […]

Calling all formats

Calling all formats

With support from Gary Niebuhr, I’m going to start exploring the discussion of mysteries in some of my book groups. I have another boost from the winter reading program theme my library chose this year, Readers in the Rue Morgue. The first title I’m going to use is Mystic River by Dennis Lehane, the “best […]

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Today’s video break: Human flight pod
By January 23, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Today’s video break: Human flight pod

NASA’s Puffin personal flying suit brings the Jetsons to life!

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That Book Woman

That Book Woman

Cindy: All week I’ve been reading sad library news about the cuts coming down in the state of Michigan as our districts are looking to balance their budgets in the face of mid-year drastic cuts. Post after post talks of librarians being eliminated entirely from districts and replaced with volunteers or a single librarian serving […]

You Can’t Get The Help These Days
By January 22, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

You Can’t Get The Help These Days

Book club members have been in my library en masse this week. It’s the time of year when groups are making new selections for the upcoming reading year, and the readers are coming in to place books on hold. Here’s a bit of advice as your group makes its selections: Think twice before you pick […]

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Solar-powered audio Bibles
By January 22, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Solar-powered audio Bibles

Broadcasting in Haitian Creole, Faith Comes by Hearing spreads the Christian scripture through a solar-powered unit called The Proclaimer, capable of 400 languages. Read more on FOXNews.com about this project in Haiti. Thanks SDN, for the link

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The Man in the Wooden Hat
By January 21, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

The Man in the Wooden Hat

I know that it’s been a while (I had a beautiful baby boy about four months ago), but I wanted to dive in and share a recent read that would be good for book groups. I have written a couple of times about Jane Gardam’s Old Filth. The last time I did this, Mary Ellen […]

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Audiobooks in the comics
By January 21, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Audiobooks in the comics

Tales from the Slush Pile by Ed Briant in Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf newsletter

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YALSA and RUSA Announce More Winners

YALSA and RUSA Announce More Winners

The inaugural winner of YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults was announced at Midwinter. The honor went to Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith. For more information, see the press release. The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) also gave out awards in Boston. Winners include Adriana Trigiani whose novel […]

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