Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happy Solstice, everyone!

Summertime means it's time for summer associates in the library. This article is interesting not only for the library PR, but for the comments on the article. (Welcome to the life of a law librarian.)

Forget the naysayers - it's time for another Pimp My Bookcart contest! Woo! gets ignored most of the time, and it's a shame because they're coming out with some really interesting search engine ideas. Here's their recent explanation of their "morph" concept when searching.

The new hip thing in literature is termed "misery lit." Ew. (I do love the British way with words, though - someone in the article called the book titles "wince-making.")

And lastly, something not literature or library-related whatsoever: the Lead Glove Awards, given out to lousy baseball players. Amazingly enough, no one on the Cincinnati team made the list (well, Adam Dunn got an honorable mention).

Tomorrow: links from others!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved the article re misery lit.

You know-insert heavy sigh- I'm always behind the eight ball.

I planned to write a series of books with titles such as Spam Eaters, The Vienna Sausages Saga, and Hillbilly Hijinks. But, alas, by the time I finish, this genre will be SOOOOO hoary.