Book Review: Just Kids by Patti Smith

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320 pages

Published: January 19, 2010

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs Continue reading “Book Review: Just Kids by Patti Smith”

Save Tea & Sympathy!

I normally don’t advocate for private businesses on my blog. However, this is one business that holds a special place in my heart. Continue reading “Save Tea & Sympathy!”

Interesting Books for Bronx Week

Welcome to Bronx Week 2018, a week-long celebration of all the amazing things that are great and unique about the Bronx! I have lived in the Bronx all my life and it may have its ups and downs, but it still a place I love and still call home. So in honor of Bronx Week, here are some interesting book selections that either take place in the Bronx or delve in the history of this mysterious borough: Continue reading “Interesting Books for Bronx Week”

A Book Festival Finally Coming to the Bronx

The Bronx may have lost its only bookstore, but that doesn’t mean the Bronx stopped reading.

A Bronx native has made it possible for the Bronx to have its first ever book festival. Sareciea Fennell started a Kickstarter campaign  to bring a book festival to the area. This is a great thing since the Bronx became the only borough without a bookstore when the only bookstore in the Bronx, Barnes and Noble, closed its doors in 2016. Continue reading “A Book Festival Finally Coming to the Bronx”

One Book, One New York Returns for the Summer

Get ready for the largest book club! Continue reading “One Book, One New York Returns for the Summer”

“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” Is Finally Coming to the US

6a00d8341c464853ef01bb09d159e6970d-500wi
Source: The British Library

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”

The Met to Start Charging $25 Mandatory Fee

Art is meant for all. Apparently, the Met Museum did not get the memo.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, located in New York City, will be partially breaking with its “pay-what-you-wish” policy. For the first time in half a century, the Museum will charge visitors a mandatory $25 admission fee. If you are a New York State Resident, you will not be required to pay the fee. The new policy will go into effect on March 1.

Continue reading “The Met to Start Charging $25 Mandatory Fee”

A Subway With Its Own Library

08NYTODAY-master768
Credit: The New York Times

 

Ever left your house without your book and was facing a long commute to work? Now New Yorkers don’t have to face that dreaded outcome.

The New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library, in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) created a great reading project titled “Subway Library”, free ebooks for your ever daunting commute. These are free downloadable books excerpts or full text that can be accessed through the libraries’ e-reader app, the SimplyE.

This is how it works:

  • When you enter any subway station, connect to the Transit Wireless WiFi
  • Once logged on, you’ll see a prompt to go and visit SubwayLibrary.com
  • And start browsing!

They have various categories ranging from “New York Stories” to “International Tales”. It also organized books for those rare quick commutes or long reads for that ever daily occurring long/delayed commutes.

And don’t forget to lookout for the “library” train! This train has 10 subway cars covered to look like you are traveling in a mobile library. The train alternates between the E and F lines and is decorated with the words “SUBWAY LIBRARY”.

It is always a book lover’s dream to have a library travel around with them. This project may have made their dreams come true.

For more details and book recommendations, please visit the library’s website.

 

 

 

Calling All Writers! Get Published in Library Magazine

machine-writing-1035292_1920

Are you a fellow writer or artist who lives in New York State? Then here is news that is just for you!

The New York Public Library has a new literary publication called, Library Zine: Voices from Across The New York Public Library. It looks to showcase the works of the diverse communities the Library proudly serves. Their second issue asks for short stories, poems, artworks, and essays that surround this issue’s theme: Build A Better World. This theme coincides with the summer reading theme that is celebrated throughout most libraries in the United States.

So if you live in New York State, this is a great opportunity to show everyone how creative you are! For more details please visit their website.