Entries from November 2010

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Bronte Sisters Action Figures

Have a literary little girl in your life who loves to defy the dominant paradigm? Hook her up this season with a set of Bronte action figures. Charlotte, Emily and Anne face down the misogynistic literary establishment…with and without Super-Disguise Mustaches! Collect all three and make a Bronte-saurus with blazing feminist vision! Prefer to kick [...]

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Thanksgiving: Dinner Time!

Joel Salatin was featured in the book The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A History of Four Meals. His Virginia based Polyface Farms is at the forefront of the localvore movement. More about (and by) Joel Satalin Fighting to Keep Food Local at Virginia’s Polyface Farm For Localvores, a New Breed of Farm Everything I Want to do [...]

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

e-Textbooks: would YOU do it?

Kindle. Nook. iPad. Android Tablet…clearly the book is going digital. Can textbooks go digital too? Advantages: Lower cost Many books in one small, light package Allow bookmarking and highlighting One familiar tool to read them all Virginia State has recently provided their accounting students with free e-textbooks, citing the prohibitive cost of traditional textbooks. Wired [...]

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The real story behind Honest Abe…from the writer who brought us Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Don’t miss the documentary… Or the books: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Mayhem abounds!

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Push by Sapphire/Precious (Base on Nol by Saf)

Book or movie? BOTH! BOOK Illiterate, pregnant with her second child by her father, and abused by her mother, 16 year old middle school student Precious has every disadvantage.  Through the pages of Push, Precious speaks her truths with street toughness and vulnerability. Listening to her figure things out is fascinating and heartbreaking. Push by [...]

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Nancy Pearl and the Rule of 50

RULE: Give a book 50 pages. Don’t like it after 50? Stop reading. Bring back to library. No questions asked! Reading is freedom: Freedom to read what YOU like, not what the “experts” say you should like. Freedom to try anything. Freedom to read both highbrow and lowbrow. Freedom to stretch yourself. Life is too [...]