Mar 22, 2012
 More intriguing first lines from books that are currently available for “Lucky Day” first-come-first-served checkout: “The man flew through the air, propelled by one of...
Mar 14, 2012
GPOY (This is me all this week)When I'm not gazing out the window, looking mean, but admiring the rain, I'll be reading: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee'...
Mar 13, 2012
Just in case you don’t get enough live basketball in the next couple of weeks, here are some great basketball films to fill in the days between the NCAA Tournament games. Coach Carter....
Mar 10, 2012
The DVR is programmed, the sofa is cleared, the snacks are ready, the remote is in hand, and the TV is tuned to ESPN2. Now, leave me alone, it’s March Madness!You know March Madness, right?...
Handling the Undead cover image
Mar 8, 2012
I'm a big fan of the horror genre - I have been ever since I read Stephen King's The Shining at the tender age of 11.  I love it when I can recognize the canon of a...
Librarians with pink tights
Mar 8, 2012
Today we had a bit of a fashion faux pas here at the Novato Library - two of us were wearing hot pink tights! Pink tights? Librarians? Are you someone who thought librarians wore cardigans,...
Mar 5, 2012
I'm back. It’s been a long stretch since my maiden blogging voyage in December. An injury sidelined me but gave me lots of time to read (though I had to type with one hand for awhile). So...
Nook eBook Tablet
Mar 5, 2012
 February was a bad month for eBooks and public libraries. Despite the thrilling announcement that J.K. Rowling’s complete Harry Potter series would be available to libraries starting...
Feb 24, 2012
Just in time for President's Day, the newly-constructed Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership in Washington, DC featured this staggering 34-foot pillar of literature. The...
Feb 23, 2012
Six of the nine films nominated for Best Picture 2011 were adapted from books.  Check them out and decide: which is better, book or film? The Descendants, by Kaui Hart HemmingsExtremely...