Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

Cool stuff

Here are some interesting websites from my weekly ALA newsletter. I thought these would stick out to readers the best:

1. 10 Websites for Book Lovers (and no, this list does not include LibraryThing of Shelfari), it talks about 10 newer websites with similar vibes, but seemingly cooler features, including: Paperback Swap, Gurulib, and Book Glutton to name a few.

2.  Why do people steal rare books? I know why I would, do your reasons match this article?

3. The San Francisco Public Library receives a speical award for its architectural design.

4. Why you shouldn’t lose your library card at the scene of the crime. And to piggy back on that topic, always remember to go to your local library and notify the employes when you lose your wallet, because other people can use your card and you’ll end up being held responsible for hundreds of dollars of stolen library materials!

Updated contact information

Catching the bug from Jessica, who caught the bug from this post by Trish about the contact page; I’ve also updated my contact page to include more specific and clear guidelines for books I choose to review on my website. Take a look and let me know what you think.

What are your review policies? Moreso, what do you look for in a book before picking it up to read? What makes you say “yes” or “no”?