Tag 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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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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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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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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Why Didn’t I Know about World Book Night?

Today a friend was giving me a tour of her very busy branch library. And then she told me about World Book Night.  What?  Something about World Book Encyclopedia?  A night somehow dedicated to the encyclopedia?  No, no, silly!! World … Continue reading

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Are Guys Using Your Public Library?

Do you struggle to bring boys into the library and get them excited about libraries and books?  You may find helpful info in the American Libraries article Connect Guys With Books. It is the story of how the New Albany–Floyd … Continue reading

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