There has actually been some activity on this blog on days other than these Friday recap/link roundups. I’ve finished a couple of books, started some new ones, and read a few pages in others. I’m really struggling to get through Catch-22 and Steinbeck’s The Log on the Sea of Cortez. They are both long, and somewhat boring books. But I love Steinbeck, so I’m determined to keep reading. Catch-22 is one of those “must-read” titles, is it not? I should give it a fair chance.
Books I read or reviewed this week
Becoming Americans in Paris by Brooke Blower (review to come next week).
What I started reading this week
The Fountain of St. James Court or The Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman – Sena Jeter Naslund
What I’m still reading this week
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Log on the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck
Links found around online
- Hear the Classic Winnie-the-Pooh Read by Author A.A. Milne in 1929: @openculture – I love this! I love how he says Piglet.
- 5 Tools Students Can Use for Alternative Book Reports @Free Technology for Teachers – Make your own book trailers! What a fun way to rap up what you read over the summer for those back to school book reports.
- Amazon & Barnes and Nobles Launch A Summer Reading Program @TheGood E-Reader – Stepping on the toes of librarians everywhere…at least it’s still encouraging children to read over the summer.
- Signs You Are Addicted to Books @Buzzfeed – I can stop whenever I want, just after this next chapter, I promise.
- Nonfiction Programming Ideas for the youngsters @AmericanLibraries – I love Gail Gibbons.
- Harvard Library Launches a Research Data Collaborative @LibraryJournal – A very, very awesome resource for researchers and librarians alike.
- 16 Coming of Age Books 16-year-olds Should Read @RandomHouse – Yes to all 16 titles, esp Catcher in the Rye & The Outsiders, although I wonder about Lord of the Rings, is that really a coming of age book?
- Library Patron One-Liners @PubLib – Oh, how I miss working with the public “I’d like a sound recording of real dinosaurs. ~ If I make recipes from a diabetic cookbook, will it give me diabetes? ~ Susan Hunt – Aboite Branch Library- Fort Wayne, IN”
- Penguin Books Rolls Out a Book Truck @Bizjournal – It’s like a food truck, but filled with books. Libraries used to have these too, but then budget cuts got in the way. Glad to see its re-emerging at least.
- How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read @Brain Pickings – Librarians do this all the time when providing book recommendations. This book review has some great tips to make the sell that much easier.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Prohibition Ale Recipe @ Exp.lore – Books and Beer both begin with B and both are two very awesome things. Coincidence? I think not.