Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I just loved the Letter from the Editor in this month's Bookmarks magazine:
"We live in the era of $4 cups of coffee and $7 gourmet chocolate bars. . . . The beauty of reading is that no one has figured out a way to make it more expensive. Sure, collectors will have their way with limited runs and first editions, but reading is such a pure experience that there is no way to make it fancy. What else does a reader need for her or his hobby except a well-lighted place to sit?
In fact, it's one of the few hobbies that doesn't require a lot of expensive stuff to go along with it. If you love to cook, you buy not only the food but thousands of dollars worth of equipment and utensils. Are you into woodworking? Same thing: you purchase the wood and tool after tool. The accessories readers might choose to buy are quite modest: a nice bookmark, a reading light. Really all you need are books, and you can borrow those for free from the library."
To read the rest of the letter, and to see lots of great reviews for new books, check out this month's Bookmarks magazine -- available (free!) at your local library --
Monday, April 14, 2008
Do you love your library?
In honor of National Library Week April 13-19, take a moment to share how you have benefited from using the library. Your story can make a difference in funding for public libraries statewide and ensuring that every citizen has access to quality resources and information. Simply click on the link to the right and fill out the online form - it's that easy! (available from April 13-30)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Check out the new fiction section, and you'll see a plethora of blue dots on the spines. Why? Those dots indicate that the book is large print -- and thus easier on your eyes. So check out these new (large print) titles:
A Rose from the Dead by Kate Collins
Joe Pepper by Elmer Kelton
An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
Away by Amy Bloom
Betrayal by John Lescroart
Laced by Carol Higgins Clark
Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley
Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber
Come Walk with Me by Joan Medlicott
The Refuge by Sue Henry
Look for the blue dots -- they're poppin' out all over!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Celebrate the start of April with one of these new titles, available now!
A Remarkable Mother by Jimmy Carter
Winter Study by Nevada Barr
Guilty by Karen Robards
Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey
Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry
Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson
Degrees of Separation by Sue Henry
Miss Julia Paints the Town by Ann B. Ross