- Siouxland Libraries now has a mobile app. I’ve been playing with it for about a week and the speed with which it searches the catalog is quite impressive.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School (“6. Behaving yourself is as important as getting good marks.”)
- Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath? (“I’ve always said that Michael will grow up to be either a Nobel Prize winner or a serial killer.”)
- I must say I agree with Beth Hutchens’ view on the moral quandry posed by libraries banning Fifty Shades of Grey.
- How should we treat yesterday’s racist books?
- Fictional characters can change our behavior
- The Atlantic asks, “Could the Internet Save Book Reviews?” while Scott Esposito asks if someone can save criticism from The Atlantic
- Is the Novel Dead?
- The B&N Review looks at libricide
- The Most Read Books in the World
- Granted, the list is from an international Pakastani newspaper, but I would still have a hard time with its 10 books to reread this summer since I’ve only read one to begin with.
- A Beginner’s Guide to Crime Fiction
- Did humans survive because we were domesticated by dogs?
- Verizon refused to help police locate unconscious man unless they paid his phone bill.
- The gruesome history of eating corpses as medicine
- My “microhate” tolerance level is much lower than this Atlantic editor’s — and could actually probably be called “macrohate”
- Why we need music
Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.