Monthly Archives: November 2008

Lifelong Literacy PSA – Open your mind video

I love ads and public service announcements about books and reading. There’s something, for me, about seeing books and reading recommended through another medium–especially when TV may sometimes take people away from reading–that feels pleasing. I hope you enjoy this … Continue reading

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Even More Gifts for Book Lovers and Writers

As reader Madison pointed out, a gift card to a book store makes a thrilling gift for a book lover. It’s so much fun! So seriously consider getting your book lover a gift card–for an in-person bookstore or an online … Continue reading

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Librarian’s blues – bring us back our books video

I thought this video of a librarian singing his own song about wanting people to bring back books was funny. I hope you enjoy it.

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review of YA book The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones

Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill Front Street (November 2008) ISBN-10: 1590786378, ISBN-13: 978-1590786376 My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars “Halleloo!” Omer grins, wide and proud. “That sure is some fine riding, Prometheus!” A string of sweatshines … Continue reading

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Review of reading journal A Life Well Read

A Life Well Read: My Personal Journey Through Books is a set that combines the passion of a book journal and the organization of a mini filing cabinet or Rolodex. Readers can note what they loved and didn’t like about … Continue reading

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New graphic novel review site

If you like graphic novels, and are looking for new ones to pick up, you’re in luck; BookReporter.com is launching a new site–GraphicNovelReporter.com. It will feature reviews, interviews, news, opinions, blogs, bestseller and “Best of” lists as well as Books … Continue reading

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Gifts for Book Lovers and Writers

I’m one of those readers who likes to read in quiet. But some readers enjoy soft music in the background. If the reader you’re buying for is like that, then they might enjoy Brahms for Book Lovers: A Cozy Companion … Continue reading

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March of the Librarians – funny video

This is a lightly funny video about librarians going to the 2007 ALA in Seattle. The narration is what makes it.

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