Monday, June 25, 2012

An Invitation to READ!

Here's a special invitation just for you. Come in Come in! We have some golden tales to spin and you can find them all at your public library. We welcome you to summer reading.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Reading, Redux

And then I have to ask myself, what could you possibly need me for?
Summer Reading Flowchart
Via and USC Rossier Online
Is anyone else just a little bit tempted to get this tattooed somewhere?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury - Science Fiction Master - RIP

Ray Bradbury, pioneer of science fiction and champion of public libraries passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

The author of the classic Fahrenheit 451 was one who shaped 20th century science fiction and embraced an imagination that both celebrated technology and cautioned against its abuse.  He educated himself through public libraries was a firm advocate of them.  Ray  Bradbury wrote for 70 years.  He was 91 years old.

"Libraries raised me. ... I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.” - Ray Bradbury 

Read the New York Times Obituary

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”  -- RB on Fahrenheit 451

Monday, June 4, 2012

From Page to Screen -- The Perks of Being a Wallflower

You've still got awhile to wait for the actual release, but here's your first look at little Hermoine Granger Emma Watson all growed up...

If you haven't read it yet, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is rather a cult classic among students and well worth a place on your Summer Reading list.  Especially considering that you have to wait until September 14 to see the movie...

Summer Reading Lists: The Biggies

Remember last week when I mentioned that ever news media source is going to come around to publishing a Summer Reading list?  Here's two of the big ones:

The Sunday Book Review for the New York Times released their list this weekend, which is surprisingly light on fiction. It did, however, come with this snazzy artwork that I cheerfully borrowed for this blog post.

The L.A. Times, on the other hand, brought out a veritable party of every sort of reading delineation you could possibly imagine!  And it's so pretty...  No really--lots of covers, book review links, the works!

Happy Reading!