Silent Film Fans Make Some Noise To Help ID Forgotten Treasures -
At the Library of Congress’ Mostly Lost workshop, viewers are encouraged to yell out possible settings, actor names and even car models — anything that might put a name to an unidentified film.
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! 34 Quotes To Celebrate JK Rowling’s Birthday -
Harry Potter, the boy wizard from J.K. Rowling’s hit series, turns 34 on Thursday, July 31.
dream job: librarian at Hogwarts.
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter (July 31, 1980) and J.K. Rowling (July 31, 1965)!
Why you should ignore the superlatives on book jackets -
Cover blurbs aren’t reviews, they’re advertisements that offer no space for balanced, nuanced positivity, writes Nathan Filer
Tumblrarians, do book blurbs sway your purchasing decisions? I tend to be a bit wary when I am considering titles to assign. Too often it’s authors logrolling their other writer friends.
Penguin Books Founder Allen Lane with a Penguin and, ah, a penguin
Happy Birthday, Penguin and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book
Thanks blackballoonpublishing! A happy birthday indeed to Mr. Lane!
Happy Birthday to Penguin Books
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NetGalley Blogger Spotlight
Welcome to our new series where we will be highlighting book bloggers that we think you should know about!
Blog name: Reading Teen
Blog URL: http://Readingteen.net
Your name: Andye
What genre does your blog focus on?
We mostly review Young Adult withh occasional Middle Grade and New Adult thrown in there.
How long have you been blogging about books and why did you start?
I’ve been blogging going on five years. When I first started, I didn’t even know other people had book blogs. I just wanted a place to share my reviews with friends that were always asking me about books, and I wanted a fun way to share the enjoyment of reading with my teenager (she’s now almost 20!)..
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Five Ways Libraries Can Offer Readers’ Advisory on Tumblr | NoveList | EBSCOhost -
Libraries are interacting with patrons in digital spaces. Virtually all libraries have a Facebook page, and over half are on Twitter, but as the social media landscape continues to evolve, so must libraries’ digital presence. This doesn’t mean abandoning existing social media channels; it means using each platform as effectively as possible without overextending already overworked librarians. Tumblr can augment your library’s existing social media presence rather than replacing your current efforts.
Librarians, Media React to Launch of Kindle Unlimited -
The launch of Kindle Unlimited alters the competitive landscape for all providers of ebooks, including libraries.
Submitted by Heather
Congratulations to American historian and Oxford author David Brion Davis, a recipient of the 2013 National Humanities Medal. Renowned for his scholarship on American slavery, Dr. Davis’s most recent book with Oxford University Press is Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, which awards the annual prize, praised Dr. Davis “for reshaping our understanding of history… [His] examinations of slavery and abolitionism drive us to keep making moral progress in our time.”
Our fab August cover. #fanfiction
Illustration by Michael Byers, art direction by Mark Tuchman. A terrific cover story by Chelsey Philpot, edited by Sarah Bayliss. Lots of great detail, with insight from teen writers, authors, including Rainbow Rowell; and more. Also, consideration of the legal issues around appropriation and the greater meaning of fanfiction in the lives and development of kids.
We covered fanfiction in 2009. This piece is post-50 Shades and also considers the import of Tumblr.
Kudos to our sister magazine for another great issue.
Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!
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