Archive for the 'Reading' Category

Boston Book Festival October 17-19, 2013 Copley Square Boston Mass

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Boston Book Festival 2013 is being held on October 17-19, 2013 around Boston’s Copley Square area. Most of the events are being held on Saturday, October 19 starting at 10 am and are free. Some of the writers scheduled to appear are Tomie dePaola, Steve Almond, Laurie Edwards, Linda Barnes, Peter Abrahams, Leigh Montville, […]

Boston Book Festival, 10/27

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

It must be fall because it is once again time for the Boston Book Festival. Most events cost nothing and happen close to or in Copley Square. As well as authors talking about books and writing, there will be writing workshops, exhibits, flash fiction, and poetry.

Catching up on Reading: The Future of Librarians in Info Retrieval 9 Years Ago & Usability & Library Sites

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Since the rain washed away my plans today, I read through several old Information Today publications I probably picked up at previous Special Libraries Association conferences and stashed in a “someday I’ll read this” pile. I began with a 2003 Searcher issue with a cover story about early online pioneers. While the history of the […]

SLA Annual Conference Reading: The Devil in the White City

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Last year, a bunch of us Special Libraries Association members pondered reading the book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson for a discussion at this year’s annual conference because both are set in Chicago. I thought about reading the book in the […]

Boston Book Festival October 15 Copley Square

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The 2011 Boston Book Festival is being held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 around Boston’s Copley Square and it is free! Michael Ondaatje, author of the English Patient and his new novel, The Cat’s Table, will be the keynote speaker. One of the marquee panels will be on the Civil War with Adam Goodheart, author […]

Publishers want limited ebook circulations

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

In case people are not aware, HarperCollins announced that they are putting a 26 loan cap on their ebooks obtained from library ebook vendors such as Overdrive: “OverDrive is advocating on behalf of your readers to have access to the widest catalog of the best copyrighted, premium materials, and lending options. To provide you with […]

Banned Books Week Book Report

Monday, November 8th, 2010

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my selected Banned Books Week reading, intending to report back here with the results. No, it hasn’t taken me *that long* to read all of the books, just that long to have a moment at the blog to summarize them. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: While this […]

Boston Book Festival Saturday Oct 16 Copley Square Boston

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The 2nd Boston Book Festival is being held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 Copley Square Boston Ma 10 am-7 pm. And it’s free! Some of the authors include Dennis Lehane, Nicholas Carr, Hallie Ephron, A.M Homes, Nicholas Negroponte, Richard Cohen, Noni Carter, Gish Jen and Elyssa East For more information: http://www.bostonbookfest.org/ Posted by Rich

Banned Books Week 2010

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Once again, it is Banned Books Week, one week I feel is most definitely worth noting. I dashed off to the library this evening (a bit literally, too, as I was on foot and in a hurry) to pick up: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Lois Duncan’s Killing Mr. Griffin Captain Underpants and the […]

Poor Man Gets Rich, Spends His Money on Rocks and Books

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

As you might guess, this story is better than that. Harold Grinspoon, who had better luck in real estate than most of us are currently having (or will have in our lifetimes), uses his fortune to send about 60,000 children books about Jewish culture and themes at no cost to them via the PJ Library […]