January 24, 2017
Hygge (The sites say pronounced hoogah or hue-gah and related to the word hug) is a Danish life philosophy of comfort and happiness that is trending big at the moment. I just noticed MOST of our titles are starting to get out of the Holds Purchase Alert but of course we will be supply the ratio. As yet this seems a milder craze than Kondo tidying up, perhaps appropriate for a more mellow approach to new year self-improvement. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking has 52 holds, one more than 5 minutes ago as I type.
September 8, 2016
Books that get re-printed as media tie-ins are still robust and often found in the catalog. Some seemingly don’t do quite as well as hoped – War Dogs and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates being two recent examples.
However, Toronto is in swing for life and lit inspired screenings, and Jim wanted to point out a nice link for you that has a reading list of book related to highlighted films at the Toronto International Film Festival. The dates these are debuting are September 8th and 18th.
This list is interesting and goes way beyond the usual suspects. Of course, once the movie comes out the main character (or real person!) is difficult to imagine any other way than how the lead actor looks.
November 8, 2011
Hey Sno-Isle Bookstore libraries (and all others): if you haven’t linked to EarlyWord, you should. The website publishes news for libraries about the publishing world with an emphasis on the Next Big Thing (well, Things). EarlyWord scans the publishing world – and the media world – to help us stay on top of the titles our customers will be asking about. If you’re stumped for display ideas, this website is a great resource.
Here’s an example: a recent post discusses the renewed interest in Sherlock Holmes, which will heighten with the release of the second Robert Downey film (scheduled for theaters in mid-December). In addition to titles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you can supplement a display with the list of Sherlock Holmes wannabe titles, like House of Silk, by Anthony Horowitz.
Posted by Nancy
April 27, 2011
Galley Cat posted a wonderful video Jersey Shore Meets Oscar Wilde where two stars of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde now on Broadway launched a video series–reading Jersey Shore dialogue in the style of Wilde’s play:
I found the rest of these on You Tube (be aware that the language is direct from “Jersey Shore” and not always bleeped out).
posting by Lorraine
January 6, 2011
The blog Libreaction looks at Jocasta Nu, Jedi Librarian and the Jedi Archives after seeing her in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
So what of the Jedi Library access policy? Well I am informed that the archives were open all hours (pleased to hear they got something right) and were accessible to all Jedi in need of information (ah but just Jedi you understand, not any old random members of the Coruscant populace researching for their GCSEs). What is more, Jedi were ‘welcome to scan or copy most any data in the Stacks’ although the next sentence of the policy rather contradicts this: ‘removal of any material from the Archives was strictly prohibited’ – some work needed on that policy methinks. Furthermore it transpires that remote access to databases was completely prohibited, meaning that Jedi had to find time in their busy droid-battling schedule to travel to the Library, which probably explains why its COMPLETELY EMPTY throughout the episode I was watching. I can’t imagine that Jocasta’s annual footfall stats are higher than mine and on the face of it she certainly appears to have a much more exciting collection.
Because of Jocasta Nu’s inability to help Obi-Wan Kenobi locate some information he needed in one of the Star Wars prequels, she has been named “The worst librarian in the galaxy.” What do you think?
via Bookshelves of Doom
posting by Lorraine
August 27, 2010
ever think that “Avatar” seemed vaguely familiar? wonder no more:
this made the rounds in January 2010 (it was viral, yet i don’t remember seeing it anywhere) and is attributed to the mysterious “Matt Bateman.” (via WSJ)
and then there’s “Inception” which seemed to me a cross between “The Matrix” and Joss Whedon’s “The Dollhouse.” but it appears that Christopher Nolan owes it all to Scrooge McDuck:
is nothing from Hollywood original these days? 😉
posting by marin