Library dealing with reinvention curve

A couple unrelated national items last week drew my attention because they came on the heels of a local news item that I found impressive.

In a syndicated story, the LA Times looked at how libraries are “reinventing” themselves as they “struggle to stay relevant.” Although I believe libraries will always be relevant, they are […]

Book Review: The Ice Road by Stefan Waydenfeld

Good fortune — luck — manifests itself in a variety of ways. Frequently, just how lucky we are comes only with hindsight and even then we may not realize just what contributed to a serendipitous result. Yet the extent of a person’s fortune may well be a matter of perspective, much like the adage about […]

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Worthwhile Reading in the Interweb Tubes

A memoir of living with a brain tumour (“I think that loss of speech, and of understanding of speech, and of understanding of writing, and of coherent writing – these losses will amount to the loss of my mind.”) […]

Book Review: The Universe in Miniature in Miniature by Patrick Somerville

Book publicity frequently is an exercise in the art (or artifice) of puffery. So, when a book is described as a “genre-busting” work, I tend to approach it with a bit of caution. Generally, though that term is a fair description of The Universe in Miniature in Miniature, Patrick Somerville’s collection of short stories. Some […]

Book Review: Sunset Park by Paul Auster

Some writers end up being put in a box because their style and subjects seem to forever place them in a particular category or genre. Paul Auster usually ends up in the box labeled “Postmodernist.” Yet the more Auster I read, the more convinced I am that he ends up with that label because his […]