If anyone is curious… I read 65 books this year. Not a record by any means, but not too shabby. I concentrated more on writing this year; I’m working on a (very) short play for a competition, a longer play and one of my goals for this year is to finish a child’s picture book [...]
What do you know — I write a blog about books and future technologies, and I get this through one of my listservs: click here for information on a blogger’s take technology and children’s picture books.
I attended a very interesting and enlightening panel discussion last night at the Twinsburg Library. The three panelists included Liz Murphy from the Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson, Donald Hassler, professor at Kent State University, and Ed Rossman, author and librarian at Shaker Heights Public Library. Some of the insights shared: • E-books, [...]
Getting a library card is not just handy for checking out the latest bestselling book or the current blockbuster hit. If you can surf the World Wide Web and can navigate your library’s web site, it also can unlock access to a multitude of handy databases. One of my favorites is Reference USA. I’ve used [...]
Coincidentally, I recently ran across another blog which commented on movies that came from books: http://features.csmonitor.com/books/2009/09/28/guest-blog-why-movies-from-books-so-often-disappoint/
I often hear it lamented — “The movie won’t be as good as the book.” This is often true, but not always. In fact, while I know of cases where the movie butchered the book, I also know of instances where the movie was better than the book. What follows is my highly subjective list [...]
I was sent this through a listserv I subscribe to: http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/09/04/future.library.technology/index.html?iref=mpstoryview Thought this was interesting, and I believe a lot of the changes are not only inevitable but pretty much here.
I recently found a fun feature on the Hudson Library and Historical Society’s Web site (www.hudsonlibrary.org). If you look on the right sidebar and scroll down a bit, you will see a feature called “Mango Languages.” If you have your library card handy, you can log onto it, then start taking lessons in several different [...]
Fancy Nancy would love it. The Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet will be performing a dance based on this popular children’s series about the girl who loves the latest in fashion and etiquette. For more information, see your weekly Record Publishing Co. newspaper — in print or online. I also put together a video of a [...]
I think I’m getting the hang of these. I completed another video sidebar for “The Andrews Brothers” at Western Reserve Playhouse. No videos from this past weekend, but I will probably have at least one for next week. Also, finished four books, so there will be more book reviews coming for this week.