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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Embarrassed!

Can you see me blushing through the computer?

OK, obviously, I have not kept up with ANY of my blogs as I intended to do.

But, not to worry--I have a plan!

I'll be taking notes through the week, with the goal still being to publish my "weekly thoughts." Hopefully this will make me more dependable, my blogs more predictable and enjoyable to read!

For this week, I'll leave you with two quick recommendations and a promise to do better...

Check out the movie "Shopgirl" and the book The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan.

"Shopgirl" is a quaint love story that will just kind of stick with you for awhile and is fun to watch.

As far as Amy Tan goes...anything she writes is worth reading! Inspires and intimidates me at the same time!

So...expect more next week...more thoughts that are more coherent more often.

And have a happy May Day!

Book Links

Couple of interesting links for this week...

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/

Also...the Alabama Public Library Service will meet next month (in June, actually) with library and community leaders throughout Alabama to set the agenda for the development and enhancement of public library services for the next five years.

Six Library Town Meetings will give you a chance to voice your thoughts on public library services in Alabama, what you value in libraries and what services you think libraries should provide.

These town meetings are open to the public.

For more information, check out...

http://www.apls.state.al.us/webpages/news/Townmeetinginvitation.doc

Hope to see you at the one in Homewood!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Google Newsletter-Pt. 3

Another installment of Google's newsletter for librarians...

http://www.google.com/librariancenter/newsletter/0604.html

Also...check out the ALA Archives Digital Collections.

OK, so it's been awhile since writing! I'm going to try to do much much better about that!

Happy browsing!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Showers of Books for April

OK, I cannot even believe it's been almost a month since I last posted! For shame, for shame.

But we are on the down-hill slope here at school, so I should be back on track to post regularly, which, for me, is once a week.

Jason and I had a great Spring Break in Texas. We loved the school, the museums and the food! My favorite dish was fried plantains with black beans...I think Jason's favorite was Denny's.

Just kidding! He was a big fan of the Texas steak.

He's busy this week with APR's Spring fund drive. If you listen and haven't contributed, please do! And if you're not listening, check them out online. It's an awesome station.

Meanwhile, I've been reading like crazy this last month:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

One Thing You Can't Do In Heaven by Mark Cahill

Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells

Of these, my two favorites were definitely Stiff and One Thing You Can't Do In Heaven.

Stiff is normally not my type of book at all, but it's so great. I want to donate my body to science now! (Disclaimer: I'm not necessarily recommending this organization, but it's one of several I've come across in my research, which I'm still conducting.)

One Thing You Can't Do In Heaven not only convinced me that I should be spending more time witnessing, it also taught me how, which is something I've never really understood. I am so excited about sharing my faith now! I'm nervous...but excited.

If you have time (after all this reading), I highly recommend Capote. It's amazing. It's disturbing, but amazing. Really cool flick, definitely Oscar-nominee worthy.

Again, I'm sorry for being delayed in posting! I promise to make it a higher priority this month! Happy April!

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