a post on the digital shift (via 100 Scope Notes) about a librarian who recataloged his library using a made-up system. Interesting stuff, although I've already read similar posts on METIS or the lovely glades at the Darien Public Library.* What really got me was the comments. I cannot stop thinking about the comments! I'd comment myself, but the post is a bit old and the author hasn't weighed in again, so I'm just going to rant here instead.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
are talking about whether buzz matters or not, so I'm not counting my favorite contender out yet. But I'm wondering if there's something I'm missing? A reason this book, which got positive reviews, falls short of distinguished? The book I'm talking about is The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence. [ETA: Question answered! Charlotte kindly points out that the book is not eligible.]
Sunday, September 2, 2012
visit new places via fantasy books, but I have to admit that it's also satisfying to revisit a place I have long loved: Victorian London, with its scrappy orphans, dapper gentlemen, and performers of all stripes. I've been there before, and whether I'm reading Phillip Pullman's Sally Lockhart trilogy, Wilkie Collins's The Moon Stone, or anything by Dickens, the setting always gives me a delicious feeling of dread.