Book Talk: Catching Fire & Mockingjay

Call this a two-for-one book talk. A word of warning, in fact I have two words for those who read the books and not, and for those who may have just tuned into the blog. Regarding the books, I have a big, fat, spoiler warning to pass along. If you have not read the books …

Keep Plugging Away

In Word 2007 and 2010, there is an option to publish a post as a blog entry.  I wrote a book talk on Suzanne Collins' last two novels in 'The Hunger Games' long ago.  How long?  Try January 30th.  I polished it up and still will have a look tomorrow, but my big problem was …

Blog Spotlight: Library Techician Blogs

Library Technician Dialog This blog maintained by two library techs and won the 2010 CLawBies award for best law blog.  The entries mostly concentrate on law resources, but do cover other topics such as the importance of failure and hiring in rural libraries.  The entries don't happen every day, but once they appear are concise …

Book Talk: The Help

While people rely on top 10 lists for hot books, I can sometimes tell on bus rides to and from work.  This summer one book seemed to trump the Twilight as bus reading.  I saw personal copies, lots of library copies, and even one e-book copy.  (The cover momentarily flashed before settling into its chapter.)  …

Following Your Bliss Means Getting Up and Going After It

This is an unofficial blog spotlight, but this post was worth sharing.  If you have not checked out Geek with Curves, do yourself a favour and go read it.  I discovered the blog nearly a year ago, around the time the geek community fumed at a New York Times TV critic for her review on …

Stopping in a library on a Snowy, Sunday Afternoon

I had Sunday lunch with some friends and decided to hit the library afterwards.  During my move, as I downsized my personal library, it seems two of my books went into the giveaway pile.  One of them was entitled Foundations for Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating.  Father Keating teaches centering prayer, a contemplative way to …

Book Talk: The Hunger Games

After Harry Potter and Twilight, this novel by Suzanne Collins steps into the spotlight with its own movie adaptation.  I heard about the novel nearly two years ago from people often saying one thing, "It's so much better than Twilight."  (Post on Twilight coming soon.)  I finally had the chance to pick up the book …