This Week’s Articles (3/04-3/10/2012)

Here are some articles I’ve found of interest this week: New research from Library Resource Services indicates that test scores are higher in schools with an endorsed librarian (as opposed to a library staffed solely by parent volunteers and/or a library aide.) — School Library Journal “No Surprise, E-reader Use… Read more »

Divider

“All Wound Up” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

“All Wound Up” by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

If you’re a knitter, or just live with one, you’ve probably heard of Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, AKA The Yarn Harlot.  Pearl-McPhee writes one of the most popular knitting blogs and is the author of several books on knitting, including Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot’s Bag of Knitting Tricks, Yarn Harlot: The… Read more »

Divider

Pottermore Website – Finally!

Pottermore Website – Finally!

J. K. Rowling at the Pottermore announcement event Pottermore, the official interactive website for Harry Potter fans, will finally open its virtual doors to the public in early April, according to the Pottermore Insider blog. (No specific date has been announced.)  Pottermore has been in beta testing since September with… Read more »

Divider

Divider

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, won this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, and deservedly so.  It’s a lovely, magical little film: a fable for and about those who love books and those who write them, which begins with an… Read more »

Divider

Christie Film and Television Adaptations

Christie Film and Television Adaptations

Since my post on March 4 focused on Agatha Christie’s writings, I thought this might be a good time to discuss the numerous theatrical, television, and film adaptations which have been made of her works.    Christie herself wrote several plays, including Black Coffee and The Unexpected Guest, and adapted… Read more »

Divider

Audiobooks, Free and Otherwise

Audiobooks, Free and Otherwise

Years ago, the only “books on tape” were produced for the visually-impaired.  Then someone got figured out that there might be a market for audio recordings of books, and the audiobook was born.  Audiobooks have been gaining in popularity over the last decade or so, in part because of the… Read more »

Divider

Divider

Where Are Books Headed? (In Three Words)

Where Are Books Headed? (In Three Words)

The Winning Edits blog has an occasional feature they call “In Three Words.” This week’s topic was the future of e-books:  Winning Edits is an editorial agency for indie authors, offering free advice, information on author tools, and book editing for a fee.  Their blog features articles of interest to… Read more »

Divider

Favorite British Mystery Authors (a series)

Favorite British Mystery Authors (a series)

One of the genres I enjoy is mystery, and particularly British mystery.  Five women dominated the “Golden Age” of British mystery: Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Josephine Tey, and Margery Allingham.  Of the five, Christie and Sayers are probably the best-known. Christie and Marsh enjoyed the longest reigns.  Sayers… Read more »

Divider