The New York Public Library’s Library Zine! has just released their second issue. Due to high support and enthusiasm over the first issue, the editors of the magazine were able to publish another issue! Continue reading “Library Zine! Second Issue Now Available”
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil rights activist whose peaceful tactics but continuous fight for equal rights for all, solidify his place in history. I have always been moved and touched by King’s inspirational words and I believe, now more than ever, we need to hear them more often. Continue reading “King’s Inspirational Quotes”
Calling on all book lovers!
Have you ever wanted to run a bookstore? A bookstore in Scotland gives you that opportunity!
The successful exhibition, Harry Potter: The History of Magic that wowed people at the British Library in London, will be making its debut in the US. Continue reading ““Harry Potter: A History of Magic” Is Finally Coming to the US”
Waterstone’s, one of my favorite bookstores, compiles a nomination list of the best books of the year and one book is given the honor as the best book of the year. And the winner has just been released.
And the winner is…
Barnes and Noble recently released two very different apps, in anticipation of the holiday season.
The New York Public Library releases the first issue of its literary magazine, Library Zine: Voices from Across the New York Public Library. This great magazine features writing and art works from patrons and staff across the library.
Check out the whole issue here!
Last week , Warner Bros. announced another film version of the classic novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding. But instead of an all-boys who survive a plane crash, the cast will be all-female. That is not even the worst part. The two people who are to helm a production dealing with the psychological complex relationship of girls by two men.
Is Hollywood that dumb or are they that desperate they want to let me know they are really out of ideas and they just grasping at straws? Continue reading “Libba Bray Responds to Female Lord of the Flies”
It’s National Book Lovers Day!
It’s our day!
I mean for us book lovers, every day is book lovers day. But it’s nice to have a day set aside just for us.
So while we’re reading our books underneath our favorite tree or snuggled up in bed (with of course a cup of tea), let us take time to read some quotes that show why we all love books so much (not that we need anymore reasons):
“We live for books.” – Umberto Eco
“When the Day of Judgement dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, ‘Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading.’ ” – Virginia Woolf
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.” Ann Rice
“Some like to believe it’s the book that chooses the person.” – Carlos Luis Zafron
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass
“A book, too, can be a star a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” – Madeline L’Engle
“That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.” – Anthony Trollope
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky
“The world was hers for the reading.” – Betty Smith
“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley
I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t love books. There is no other activity that gives me great pleasure and just makes me feel one with the world. Some might say that I’m a nerd or closed off from the world. But I’m not closed off. In fact, I’m a traveler. I have traveled to so many places and universes that only became possible because of my love of reading.
Happy National Book Lovers Day!
Now back to our regular reading schedule program…
It looks like everyone can’t get enough about Jane Austen these days! Read what is currently said our lovely Jane in the news: