Book Candy

Book Candy

Kansas City Public Library facade.   Photo by Jonathan Moreau, 2007, under CC license.  http://j.mp/MguW7I This library’s facade is simply awesome! Check out this cool book-styled dinnerware.   (If you can’t live without it, go to American Discount Tableware.) You might also enjoy: 35 Examples of Avant-Garde Bookcase and Bookshelf Designs Vintage… Read more »

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Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, by Shannon Hale (review)

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, by Shannon Hale (review)

Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale Series: Princess Academy #2 Published by Bloomsbury USA Children’s on August 21st 2012 Genres: Fantasy, MG Books, YA (Young Adult) Format: Hardcover Source: the library Goodreads Also in this series: Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters Also by this author: Princess Academy: The… Read more »

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Banned Books Week 2012

Banned Books Week 2012

This week, September 30 to October 6, marks the 30th Banned Books Week, “an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.” *  The list of books that have been challenged or banned from schools and public libraries over the last 30 years includes some of the very books often taught… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles (9/23 to 9/29/2012)

This Week’s Articles (9/23 to 9/29/2012)

The initial ebook release of J. K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy (released 9/27) was “literally unreadable” according to Laura Hazard Owen of Paid Content — and any number of angry and dismayed Kindle and Nook customers.  Hatchette has since fixed the problem, but it’s a major blunder, especially since the… Read more »

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Keeping the Castle, by Patricia Kindl (review)

Keeping the Castle, by Patricia Kindl (review)

Category: YA (historical romance)Book source: public library Seventeen-year-old Althea is the sole support of her entire family, and she must marry well. But there are few wealthy suitors–or suitors of any kind–in their small Yorkshire town of Lesser Hoo. Then, the young and attractive (and very rich) Lord Boring arrives,… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles — 9/16 to 9/22/2012

A new study of iPad owners shows that parents prefer paper books for co-reading with or to their children — except on trips.  The survey also goes into parents reasons for not co-reading on the iPad; their perceptions about the value of added animations, audio narration, and other features; and… Read more »

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