Showing posts from August, 2016



Reading Format

Fall Reading

Reading Habit

Keep Your Library Habit Alive During the School Year
The Grand Island Independent

Nice reminder to continue the reading habit you/your children may have formed over the summer.



Omaha Reads

Voters Pick 'All the Light We Cannot See' as 2016 Omaha Reads Book
Omaha World-Herald

"“All The Light We Cannot See” [by Anthony Doerr] tells the story of a blind French girl and a German boy as they navigate the challenges of World War II in occupied France."

Japanese Books

Closing Lines

Stephen King's Book Tour

Reading and Longevity

Read Books, Live Longer?
The New York Times

Based on: A Chapter a Day:  Association of Book Reading with Longevity Avni Bavishi, Martin D. Slade, Becca R. Levy Social Science & Medicine Main Points: Book reading provides a survival advantage among the elderly (HR = 0.80, p < 0.0001). Books are more advantageous for survival than newspapers/magazines. The survival advantage of reading books works through a cognitive mediator. Books are protective regardless of gender, wealth, education, or health.




The Fastest-Growing Format in Publishing:  Audiobooks
The Wall Street Journal

"Audiobooks are the fastest-growing format in the book business today. Sales in the U.S. and Canada jumped 21% in 2015 from the previous year, according to the Audio Publishers Association."

Librarian interview

A Snapshot of a 21st-Century Librarian
The Atlantic

Interesting interview with Theresa Quill, a young research librarian at Indiana University.

July Meeting

I've been reading the Game of Thrones book series by George R.R. Martin.  The TV series, which ends after one more season, is already ahead of where the book series ends, so I'm not sure what that means for the books still to be written. The Burned Bridges of Ward, Nebraska by Eileen Curtright is a cute take on small-town living in the Plains. The name of the book I am finishing is The Winds of Skilak by Bonnie Rose Ward. The website is:

Recommended Reads--OPL



College Reading

Opening Lines