Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Finds- The Personal and The Professional


Effective Blogging for Libraries, by Connie Crosby, is a professional book about- you guessed it- blogging for libraries. For the past several months I've been contributing to the blog of the Association of Jewish Libraries. It's very different from running a personal book blog and it's time for me to start using professional resources to do a better job.


Elizabeth McCracken's love story The Giant's House, about a librarian and a very tall young man, is a book I've been meaning to read for years. I saw her at a writer's conference in Salem years and years ago and I've been following her lately on Twitter and I simply must read her celebrated first novel.

Julia Wertz's new book, Drinking at the Movies, came from Random House. I'm a big fan of her previous comic collections and am reading this as I type.

Finally, I treated myself to the Barnes & Noble edition of The Chronicles of Narnia, because I love their special editions of classics with wild and beautiful covers, and this is a particular childhood favorite.

What did you find this week? You can see more Friday Finds at ShouldbeReading.wordpress.com.

9 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful finds! Happy reading!

Here is my Friday Find post!

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

Enjoy your reads. I am currently reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. I got an e-copy of Myne Whitman's A Heart to Read... and just finished reading Powder Necklace by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

bostonbookbums said...

Great finds. Looking forward to Drinking at the Movies!

logankstewart said...

My wife and I were going through some of her books and discovered that she had a copy of Scot's Ivanhoe 1891 edition (I think this was the year). We also found an early 20th century Robert Louis Stevenson copy.

Zibilee said...

I think I actually have a copy of The Giant's House somewhere around here. I think it's one that you will love. Any chance you would share the link to your library's blog with us?? I'd be curious to see it!

Bookin' It said...

The Giant's House is great - you won't be disappointed.

Kathleen said...

I hope you enjoy Chronicles of Narnia. I ended up reading the first 3 in the series along with my son a few years back.

Care said...

Your reading a book whilehyou type a blog post? multitasker, you. I will add The Giants House to my tbr.

Care said...

oh golly - I blame my poor grammar (your? you 're?) on the keybd of my iPad.... I am embarrassed!