Wednesday, October 31, 2007

OK, I chickened out

Really Scary!
Don’t Hassel the Hoff, by David Hasselhoff excuse the terms of endearment used in the review. Remember the name of the blog, after all.

I don't think my employer might understand...

Things Not to Watch at Work

Too good not to record, not allowed at work!

Wednesday YouTube: Darth Vader in Love

Optical Popitude points us to a deleted dinner scene from The Empire Strikes Back

A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette may well be the Dorothy Parker of bloglibrarianship. Oh the shame! Wikis, On pretending to give a shit that they exist

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Trends in Christian Fiction

Karen Kingsbury is tearing up the list at the Christian Bookseller’s Association.

Downturn in Christian Publishing
Smietana, Bob. “Downturn in Christian Publishing.” Christianity Today; Jun2007, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p44-47, 4p

Street Lit and Urban Lit

Terry McMillan on Urban Lit:
Publishing Company Called Out over 'Ghetto Lit'

Forever a Hustler’s Wife by Nikki Turner is the #1 Bestseller on the Essence Magazine Bestseller List. It is #2 Bestseller Fiction on the African-American Literature Book Club (AALBC) list.

African-American Non-Fiction Mashup
Top 3
1. Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans
2. The Vixen Diaries by Karrine Steffans
3. Reposition Yourself by TD Jakes


2008 Elections
Facts for Features Special Edition: The 2008 Presidential Election

TechSource Blog - Sailing On, Karen Schneider’s Farewell to TechSource gets on a roll toward the middle. See also related comments by Peter Brantley: Libraries Re-shaping

Libraryland Fun!

As always, Thanks to You SF Fans! You bring Fun to Life!

SciFi Ranter Girl: The Top 5 Most Fashionable Science Fiction TV Shows.

Top 5 offers The Top 9 Worst Moments in Sci-Fi History.

11 Sci-Fi TV Themes I Love

Social MST3K
Why miss MST3K when you can make your own? Oh, waitaminit, that’s how they started!

EOS Book’s take on Underpants
(No mention of Captain Underpants)

Star Wars zombies:
Collect the Whole Set!

Stuff to Think About in Libraryland

At Last! Knights Templar reprieved of heresy

Endeca anyone? Catalog vs. search engine - or is it?

Do You Have the Courage to Explore?
Training and Tornadoes

Library History: Books Are Weapons

Music and Film

Following a life-long interest, Janet Reno Presents America in Song

The LA Times summarizes what we know about the next Star Trek movie so far.
The Obsessed with Film website lists The Top 10 Zombie Apocalypse Movies
MovieDigger lists: 10 Dumb Moments in Sci-Fi Cinema
SF Signal Reports on the Most Anticipated Movies

Books Getting a Lot of Blog-Buzz

The Abstinence Teacher
by Tom Perrota,
The Abstinence Teacher

Ghostlands by Richard A Knaak,
Here: Ghostlands

Susan Faludi’s
The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America.
Here: Macho Security State”
And Here: The Terror Dream

Bestsellers and Awards!

This weeks: Bestseller Mashup

Doris Lessing Wins Nobel
Nobel to Lessing, Incisive Voice of Women’s Fate
What Harold Bloom had to say about Doris Lessing winning the Nobel Prize for Literature

National Book Awards
National Book Award Finalists

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Look out!

Oprah prescribes 'Love in the Time of Cholera' to book club

January 2008 - STEPHEN KING!!!! New Steve Book

Kite Runner - the film: 'Kite Runner' Delayed Out of Fear for Actors

Trends Season Begins!

Not to be upstaged by Award season, trends season is also upon us! From October thru April it's just awards, trends, trends, and awards.

Here's one of the first libraryland/media/tech trendspotting reports:
ABC News' Ten Technologies that will change the world found via Stephen's Lighthouse

Never fear, we'll keep you posted on what's what!


CRITICAL MASS is kicking off the announcements with Connecticut Book Award in Fiction to Weber's "Triangle". I read this one folks, and it's kinda neato

Bookish remarks

Buzz Girl unloads the skinny from Holt.

Thank goodness for Saddlebums Western Review a bright spot in an otherwise dimming genre.

Thanks for this tongue-in-cheek review of the challenged The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett from our delightfully snarky friends at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books I don't name 'em folks, I just post 'em.

Pop Goes Fiction checks in with a fun-sounding non-fiction title: Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter by Phoebe Damrosch

We are greatful to the late David Halberstam's friends for supporting his last work: 'Coldest Winter'

Books and Banned Books

Banned Books Week was apparently successful around the country. Even The Onion had comments: Nation's Teens Disappointed by Banned Books. Captain Underpants also made an outstanding appearance: Yeah, what Jessamyn said ...