Just for fun: February 2009 Archives
The NYT has another article out in their "The Future of Reading" series". The accompanying video is interesting. What really caught me and caused me to write this quick post is one of the last things Stephanie Rosalia says in the video: "I never knew my school librarian.... The library should be the center of the school."
So thank you Mrs. Carr for making your library the center of the school at Woodside Elementary when I was there. I remember you!
The excitement continues to build around the movie Slumdog Millionaire, nominated for 10 academy awards this year. I went to see it over the holidays and loved it. This morning there was a related story on NPR about it that caught my ear.
So if the economic downturn has limited your trips to the movie megaplex, your library can still deliver the goods:
- 138 libraries have the audiobook
- 205 libraries have the soundtrack
- 752 have at least one of the 18 book editions and formats available.
I'm sure as the video is made available, the DVD will appear here, too. Potentially little known fact: the book was originally published under the title Q & A.
Watch the movie trailer from YouTube:
While Stephenie Meyer maintained her cold, undead grip on the most popular items, January saw half of the top 20 replaced with brand spanking new stuff:
#6 Rooftop Diva: A Novel of Triumph After Katrina
#7 In Love with a Younger Man
#8 The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
#11 How to Show Things with Words: A Study on Logic, Language, and Literature
#14 The ASOH Defense Managing Blame and Forgiveness
#15 Educational Leadership
#16 The Recently Deflowered Girl; The Right Thing to Say on Every Dubious Occasion
#17 The Scarlet Letter
#18 Peanut Agroecosystem: Nutrient Dynamics and Productivity
#20 Rock & Roll Never Forgets
Here's the whole list, and the groovy subject tag cloud below.