Monthly Archives: July 2011

Philip Pullman from the Guardian on Why we must stand up to the Book Barbarians.

I like his books, and I love anyone who comes up with a phrase like Book Barbarians. Arrggh!

Posted in Book Barbarians, Library Closures, Philip Pullman

BookNotes: An Altar by the River by Christine Husom

When I began this book, I had two things that Christine said about it in mind: that is a chilling tale and that she knows where the altar is, she has seen it. She said that her books except for … Continue reading

Posted in BookNotes, Christine Husom, Winnebago County Mysteries

BookNotes: Buried in Wolf Lake by Christine Husom

I always drag my hooves writing “reviews” because I want them to be done just so. So I never write them. Clever! Let me try doing a BookNote (short thoughts on the book)on my fine reading and see if I … Continue reading

Posted in BookNotes, Buried in Wolf Lake, Christine Husom | 1 Comment

David Baldacci talks with the BBC on crime writing

A video interview with suspense author David Baldacci. Quite the affable guy, eh?

Posted in author interviews

Mysterious Bookshop Bibliomysteries

The Mysterious Bookshop in New York has a wonderful blog which I’ve added on the side. Their current post is a list of Bibliomysteries, mysteries involving books, or anything book related that the shop has for sale. Just the thing … Continue reading

Posted in bibliomysteries

Downsizing Librarians Means No Bananas For You

Can’t get the whole monkey thing out of my head, lol. Ooooo oooooo.

Posted in changing roles of librarians, librarians

Literature Map

Supposedly, the Literature Map lets you pick an author you like and then it does the “cloud thing” and puts up other authors who write like your author. This could give you a new set of authors to try, or … Continue reading

Posted in Literature Map, readers advisory

What happens when you try to turn a librarian into…something else

Posted in changing roles of librarians, librarians

Cryptogram Answer..oops!

The answer for this weeks’s cryptogram is: MIGNIGHT CAME AND WENT WITH ONLY THE QUIET BUZZ OF MEAGER TRAFFIC ALONG THE BEACH. CFLKFLOY EQCP QKS HPKY HFYO DKJW YOP UBFPY VBII DG CPQLPX YXQGGFE QJDKL YOP VPQEO. When you dare … Continue reading

Posted in cryptogram answers, literary cryptograms