Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The bookgroup that I lead at work is a genre group rather than the traditional type. The traditional book group picks one book (usually per month) and everyone discusses that book. In my group we pick a genre or topic for each month and everyone gets to pick their own book to read as long as it falls within that topic. This month's topic was southern history nonfiction and I chose this little gem about how hurricanes have affected the history of coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
So, most everyone who knows me (and also if you've been reading this blog for long *wishful thinking*) knows that I lurve distopian/postapocalyptic fiction and movies. I don't know why and I'm kinda dicey on what that says about me as a person but there it is all the same.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
From the Washington Post
A globe-spanning U.N. digital library seeking to display and explain the wealth of all human cultures has gone into operation on the Internet, serving up mankind's accumulated knowledge in seven languages
for students around the world.
James H. Billington, the librarian of Congress who launched the project four years
ago, said the ambition was to make available on an easy-to-navigate site, free for scholars and other curious people anywhere, a collection of primary documents and authoritative explanations from the planet's leading libraries.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Most memorable of the recent comments was "this library is going to hell in a handbasket with a concert (spit out like cobra venom) going on down stairs!" ML was having the monthly Game On tournament in the meeting room and the teens were playing Rock Band 2 on Wii.
and the description of course:
Windowless corner of living room is ingeniously (emphasis is mine) transformed into a gracious setting for dining. This has been accomplished both by the installation of fretwork frame which defines the area and creates illusion of intimacy, as well as the charming view - a hand-painted mural. While the furniture, for the most part, is formal French reproductions and antiques, a change of pace is provided by the country-style armoire, unmistakeably modern area carpet, and contemporary color scheme.
Friday, April 10, 2009
These authors were recepients of 2009 Alabama Library Association Awards for Best Children's Book, Best Young Adult Book, Best Adult Fiction, and Best Adult Nonfiction.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I’ve blogged about Anne McCaffrey’s Harper Hall trilogy before so I won’t go into that here, but let me tell you about McCaffrey’s The Master Harper of Pern.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I had read about Little Bee on most of the book blogs I subscribe to and can remember no ill comments, plus I had to hand it to a book that had little on the inside flap other than a brief description which amounted to “we don’t want to tell you what happens in this book, just read it and you won’t be disappointed.”
Saturday, April 4, 2009
but anyway, I'm leaving shortly for a trip with a big group of friends to Atmore, Alabama and the Wind Creek Casino (I think this is our destination anyway)! No worries, I don't have any kind of gambling addiction, to which T can attest. Give me a nickel machine and a margarita and I'm content until the amount of money I alotted myself to spend has run out then it's time to head home. I've never won anything so I don't have any visions of grandeur or anything. It's just a fun trip with friends! I'll have details on the morrow since we are returning tomorrow afternoon.