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T’is the Season

books gifts

I’m one of those aunts that likes to give books as gifts. For years though, I’ve usually just given an Amazon gift certificate, but this year I’m tired of giving gift cards. I can see their merit, but I wanted more challenge. Besides with all this library knowledge I’m accumulating, I felt I should test out what I’m learning.

So with the help of the American Library Association’s lists of books for young readers, I’ve spent a few hours selecting books for nieces and nephews. I used their list of books for the college bound and notable children’s books. They’ve got lots to choose from. Booklist also offers information that helps

NPR’s Book Concierge led me to a title I think my mother will like. I’ll give it as part of a bundle of gifts.

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Posted by on December 15, 2013 in book lovers, Children's Lit


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Sepia Saturday

Since reading and books is the theme this week, I’m posting on my book blog, Xingu. Libraries are getting slicker and more high tech. My town’s library is a bit too snazzy for my tastes, though I do love it.

Yet there is something reliable and classic about these older libraries, something soothing.

I’m taking a Library Science course now as part of a career exploration. Most of the issues revolve around technology and competing with the internet. Last week we discussed how and whether libraries should ditch the Dewey Decimal system and organize themselves more like book stores. Share you thoughts on that notion in the comments section.


Posted by on November 17, 2012 in book lovers, classic


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