So you don’t want to name your dog something ordinary — what, then? So you don’t want to name your dog something ordinary like Fido or Spot. And you love books. So, naturally, you turn … Read moreWould You Name YOUR Dog Voldemort?
Orson Scott Cart, meet Louisa May Alcart: Here are the Top Twenty Nicknames librarians have given to book carts. If you work in a library, you work with book carts, so naturally you give them … Read moreTop Twenty Nicknames Librarians Have Given to Book Carts
Stuff you don’t usually find in library books, and definitely don’t want to. A dead frog A used band-aid A squashed and leaking Ketchup packet Bedbugs A tampon Toe nail clippings Dozens of baby roaches … Read moreBookmarks from Hell: A List of Unsavory, Alarming and Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Recently Found in Library Books
Here are some books we can be pretty sure are not being read by President Trump: The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Professional, reassuring advice for coping … Read moreBooks Not Currently on the President’s Nightstand
More books are being embellished with catchy subtitles – here’s some more suggestions. Because books compete for readers’ attention with many less demanding entertainments – from film and TV to streaming video and interactive games … Read moreIn Praise of Catchy Book Subtitles
It turns out that I’m not the only person who dreams about her job at the library. I work at the circulation desk at a suburban library. I recently had a dream in which one … Read moreLibrary Work? It’s A Dream
Talk about stimulating: Pairing erotica with a vibrator. A French start-up is marketing a Bluetooth-enabled vibrator that’s paired with an erotic Ebook. During the smutty parts, you just tap the screen or shake the device … Read moreI’ll Read What She’s Reading
Mystery or trashy romance? A colleague recently posted an intriguing question on my favorite Facebook Librarian hangout: “If you were being sold in a library book sale, which table would you be on?” She had … Read moreAre You a Mystery? Or a Trashy Romance?
Casually reading books can lead to habitual reading, study warns. A new report was released by the Television Scientists of America last week. It shows the overlooked negative impact of reading on the fragile human … Read moreStudy: Reading Books Seriously Undermines Brain’s Ability to Enjoy TV
We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy…A Very Oral History — a book review by Roz Warren It has taken the American entertainment industry far too long to realize what women have always … Read moreBook Review: “We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy…A Very Oral History”