What the military is reading

Perhaps some people won’t find it surprising but were you aware that each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces has its own official “reading list” for its members? That’s right, the Air Force, the Army, the Marines and the Navy all have lists of suggested reading broken down by rank.

Containing just under 200 […]

Weekend edition: 9-20

Two debuts this weekend. First is the new design. I just felt like a change and came across a theme I really liked and that is easier to tinker with than my old one. It may still require a bit of adjustment here and there but let me know if you think it’s an improvement […]

The book meme to end all book memes

The term meme gets bandied about (overused?) in the blogosphere and, like Richard Dawkins suggested, has mutated in that environment. In the blogosphere, the term refers to an idea that spreads from blog to blog. Memes generally propagate in the blogosphere in two ways: bloggers posting on the same topic on a particular day (as […]

Booking Through Thursday: Autumn reading habits

Autumn is starting (here in the US, anyway), and kids are heading back to school–does the changing season change your reading habits? Less time? More? Are you just in the mood for different kinds of books than you were over the summer?

Autumn probably tends to mark the beginning of the biggest impact on […]

Book Review: Kafka Comes to America by Steven T. Wax

We Americans like “up close and personal” stories, at least if they’re about athletes, celebrities, inspirational figures or the like. Yet it may be another story if we’re talking about getting up close and personal with those our government accuses of being terrorists. Yet many of those stories are ones we probably need to hear.


Tuesday Thingers: LT’s quotation field

Have you ever added a quote to the quotation field in [Library Thing’s] common knowledge? What’s a quote you particularly like from a book, one that you know by heart?

Since I didn’t know what “common knowledge” was until seeing this, no. It may, though, come in as a handy resource.

Although I put […]