- First and foremost, John Green’s new book was released this week. It is amazing. I highly recommend The Fault in Our Stars.
- This article about e-readers from School Library Journal got printed out and passed around my office. I think we all related to the librarian’s view of new tech (quasi-enthusiastic and quasi-skeptical).
- Not Just Cute wishes The Snowy Day a Happy Birthday! She also talks about diversity in children’s books. (As a side note to this, Twin Citians can explore a real life version of The Snowy Day in the Storyland exhibit at the MN Children’s Museum, which I blogged about here.)
- I recently blogged about Minneapolis band Zoo Animal’s upcoming record, and now I’m mentioning the record release show at 7th Street Entry with Gospel Gossip, Gramma’s Boyfriend, and Is/Is. February 18th.
Other Cool Stuff:
- Books aren’t just for stories. They are also for art. These carved book landscapes are really amazing.
- So far this winter has been very different from the Snowpocalypse that we survived last year. This year we have to experience the magic of winter vicariously through Science Friday’s Winter Photo Contest. I’d forgotten just how lovely a snowy winter can be. (On a related note to teen librarians: teen fiction with snowy scenes on the cover might make a fun display. I have just such a list on my wiki!)
- Lastly, Kris from the blog Intelligent Life was kind enough to award me the 7×7 Link award for my blog. How nice! Perhaps I’ll have some time this weekend to properly follow the rules for the award. For now, check out this post from Kris about revisiting old favorite books.