I’m tempted to say that librarians read everything, but of course that isn’t true. Like everyone else, librarians have their own book preferences, and there simply isn’t time to read everything. Discovering the differences in how people read makes The New York Times’s recent interview with Carla Hayden, the current Librarian of Congress, especially interesting. In… Continue reading What Does the Librarian of Congress Read Anyway?
It is an odd time in the world of graphic novels. Superhero movies remain money making bastions. People laud Alan Moore, Joss Whedon, Neil Gaiman, and others who write graphic novels. Despite these signs of popularity, the New York Times recently eliminated its Graphic Bestseller lists. One of the major centers of literature reviews is choosing… Continue reading Words in a Picture: The Wonder of Graphic Novels
“…I had one plate, one towel, and I’d buy clothes from thrift shops. And I was very intense, and sort of humorless. But it reintroduced me to the power of words as a way to figure out who you are and what you think, and what you believe, and what’s important, and to sort through… Continue reading President Obama and ‘Gone Girl’