Weekend Edition: 2-23

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us (“When we debate health care policy, we seem to jump right to the issue of who should pay the bills, blowing past what should be the first question: Why exactly are the bills so high?”) [Long but worth the time]

Bookish […]

Finding and dividing the time

How many books I’m reading at a time is a moving target. Over the past few years I’m guessing it’s usually been one, but occasionally two or three. I’ve recently embarked on a somewhat different approach based on where I do my reading.

I read virtually every weeknight in our family room and/or in bed, […]

Weekend Edition: 2-16

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

How Crazy Is Too Crazy to Be Executed? (“You might wonder what Andre was thinking when he removed the children’s hearts and placed them in his pockets to take home”)

Bookish Linkage

Ten things that happen to your mind when you read (via)

What is a book snob? […]

Author values profits over literacy

It is rather stunning. Terry Deary is a children’s author whose books were the seventh most borrowed from British libraries last year. Yet his view of libraries is that “no one has an entitlement to read a book for free, at the expense of the author, the publisher and the … tax payer.” According to […]

Weekend Edition: 2-9

Bulletin Board

The South Dakota Humanities council and Siouxland Libraries were selected for Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, the program seeks to introduce the American public to the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around […]