Category Archives: Books

It Was a Very Good Year

Inspired by Bluechickenninja, who was inspired by Perpetual Page-Turner, here’s my list of books read in 2015. I couldn’t begin to take Page-Turner’s survey: it is way too hard, and would take me way too long! But I will say … Continue reading

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What’re You Reading?

I spent last weekend at a Wisconsin lake cabin with five women I went to high school with (yes, a long time ago.) It was beautiful.

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Alive and Making a Difference!

There are those who say libraries are dying.      

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How’d You Do?

How did you do on this list of 21 Books from the Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read?

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It’s Hot

It’s July, it’s summer, and it’s hot here in the Midwest. Some say “warm,” but I say hot.

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Movies From Books

I’ve been a bit busy again with a variety of things, so today’s post is a borrowed one from Dueling Librarians: 5 Movies That Are Better Than The Books Generally, librarian types are “purists” who prefer the book to the … Continue reading

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The Future of Libraries

I attended a webcast on March 12 on the “Future of Libraries.”  Speakers were from a variety of settings: public library, academic library, public library consortium, and an independent library web developer.  When we talk about the future of libraries, … Continue reading

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A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea (reposted from American Libraries). Libraries have long . . . provided public forums for book discussion, long before talk-show host Oprah Winfrey renewed interest in book clubs in 1996. . . . In our more modern, connected, … Continue reading

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Speaking of Goals/Resolutions. . .

My last post was about New Year’s resolutions, and personal and organizational goal-setting.  And how they may be, to some extent, the same things.  Today’s post expands upon that. Today’s post also honors Nelson Mandela, who died last month, as … Continue reading

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Sure, I’ve Read That!

This is a loosely-themed library blog after all!  So I have to share this article from Huffington Post:  10 Books People Pretend They’ve Read.  Here’s the list:   1. “Nineteen Eighty-Four” by George Orwell 2. “War and Peace” by Leo … Continue reading

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