Saturday, March 2, 2013

Literary Links: March 2nd Edition

The next best thing to reading an actual book.

Reading An Old BookAt A Pakistani Mobile Library, Kids Can Check Out Books, And Hope: Wow. After 35 years in the US, Pakistani Saheed Malik returned to Pakistan and started a mobile library to offer children knowledge and alternatives to violence.

How to Convert a Reluctant Reader: Does your spouse "hate" reading? Whiskey just might be the answer!

Bergdorf Goodman’s Literary Windows: This is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen a department store do with their windows. A trip to New York anybody?? But only window shopping for me!

11 Most Controversial Comic Books: Who knew Superman and Wonder Woman were so kinky?!? Cover your eyes kids...

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday @ the Forums: March 1st

We wrapped up Life of Pi yesterday and started The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Some other

Get your Sherlock on - We've thawed out our Sherlock folder so let's get some discussions going!

Poll: Top 10 Literary Families You'd Want to Live With - Results will be announced on March's mid month podcast. Make sure your choice isn't already on the list before you add it.

As Super as a Simile - Our Gametator, Laura, has a new game to get those brain cells firing.

Where's your bookmark? - Besides our book selection, what are you reading right now?

Bad Girls of Literature - Madame Bovary? Lisbeth Salander? Who's yours?

Literary Links: March 1st Edition

The next best thing to reading an actual book

Read Across America Day! - Some ways you can get involved!

Little Free Library in Yard - An awesome new way to get to know your neighbors. 

How to Use Google Like Sherlock Holmes - How would the world's greatest detective master one of the internet's greatest search engines?

Mechanical Sniffer Detects Old Book Smell, Could Help Preserve Library Collections - Love the old book smell, but not if it means the books are decaying. 

Sick-Lit: A Symptom of Publishing's Decline - What do you think? Do these books romantize diseases to teenagers?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Literary Links: February 28th Edition

The next best thing to reading an actual book.

Santa Cruz to kick off a month long celebration of Steinbeck and the Grapes of Wrath -  Events include city proclamations, discussion groups, and musical performances. 

The Best Places to be If You Love Books - I, for one, would move into these places and NEVER leave. Any favorites in the list?

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale:
Music Albums as Book Covers - Music emulating books. Very cool. 

Life of Pi: A Zoo Keeper's View - On our last day of reading Pi, a zookeeper shares his impression of the movie's version of animal behavior.

Translating Shakespeare into DNA - Science geeks and lit geeks finally have something to talk about together over coffee. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Book Association: Life of Pi - Part 4

It is our last week of February with Life of Pi as our book selection. We've talked about books set in India last week. Next month will be The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with the dealer's choice on which of the stories you want to read.

On our last week we're choosing Booker Prize Winners as Life of Pi also won which led to its success.

The Blind AssassinThe Blind Assassin -From the author of The Handmaid's Tale, this story is about two sisters and the secrets that surround them.

The Remains of the DayThe Remains of the Day  - The story of a butler and his five day trip through England in the 1950's. 

Schindler's List

Schindler's List - Later to become an Oscar winning film, the story of Oskar Schindler who became a savior to the Jews in Poland during the horrors of the Holocaust.

The English PatientThe English Patient - Also later to become an Oscar winning film, Michael Ondaatje tells the story of four damaged individuals in a war torn Italian villa at the end of World War II. 

DisgraceDisgrace - Set in post-apartheid South Africa, Disgrace follows the fall of David Lurie, who sets in motion a chain of events when he seduces one of his students that changes his staid life. 

Literary Links: February 27th Edition

The next best thing to reading an actual book.

'Bare It For Books': Famous Canadian Authors Strip Down For Naked Charity Calendar: Life of Pi's  Yann Martel included! Oh my!

Speaking of Life of Pi...Ang Lee wins second directing Oscar for "Life of Pi": I guess I need to see the movie!

What's Going On with Readers Today? Goodreads Finds Out: Why do Goodreads readers pick the books they read? What format do we prefer? Read this article to find out!

Bring Back the Illustrated Book!: What do Bleak House, Vanity Fair, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland all have in common? Illustrations! When did we become too uptight for pictures?!?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Literary Links: February 26th Edition

The Next Best Thing to Reading an Actual Book

Put Your eReader Away and Pick Up a Book!   We love our eReaders, but here is another perspective on physical books.

Movies You Didn't Know Were Books  Now You Know and knowledge is power!

Book Worm or Movie Buff?   The end of the article has some more movies you may not have known were books.

Dirty Fonts That Will Make You Blush!   Let's have a look at some lascivious letters.

New James Bond Novel Release in September   New James Bond mission released 60 years after the launch of Casino Royale.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Literary Links: February 25th Edition

The Next Best Thing to Reading Actual Book

Horror In Times of Economic Uncertainty Why do we turn to horror during our times of trouble? 

Some of the Best Book to Movie Adaptations - Do you agree? 

Interview with Author Michael Nava - Groundbreaking gay mystery series comes to eBook.

Diamonds in the Rough - 4 New books to get you through to Spring.

Antitrust Suit Against Amazon - Indie Bookstores take Amazon to court.

Clothes Do Not Make the Man - Mark Twain just wanted to get something off his chest.