I learn so much reading blogs. Who thinks reading blogs is declining? I was reading Is Twitter Replacing the RSS Feeder? – while cleaning out my RSS feeds in prep for going being out of the office for five days. If you think blog reading is declining, check out John Dupuis doing great work with blogs and instruction!
I’m trying to catch up on all my work…submitting time sheets, processing new books, finalizing performance reviews and clearing my RSS feeds so I can attend the ALA Annual Conference guilt free. How serendipitous to read this blog entry by Nancy Pearl written by her husband, Joe about a book – Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe by Simon Singh- and then to just get up from my desk and find the book in my Physics Library at CUA. So. my RSS feeds and blog reading led me to this book! I love good books and I’m checking this one out. But I won’t be reading it this weekend…I’ll be at ALA.
Nancy Pearl is going to ALA, too!
From the ALA Wiki:
ALA Auditorium Speaker Series
Nancy Pearl with Mary McDonagh Murphy
Saturday, June 26, 8:00 -9:00 am
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird, an American classic, Nancy Pearl will interview Mary McDonagh Murphy, Emmy award-winning filmmaker and author of the upcoming book, Scout, Atticus and Boo: A Celebration of Fify Years of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Nancy Pearl speaks about the pleasures of reading to library and community groups throughout the world and comments on books regularly on NPR’s Morning Edition. She’s the author of Book Crush: For Kids and Teens: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Interest; Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason; and More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason, all published by Sasquatch Books. In 2004, she was awarded the Women’s National Book Association Award, given to ” a living American woman who… has done meritorious work in the world of books beyond the duties or responsibilities of her profession or occupation.” In 1998, Library Journal named her Fiction Reviewer of the Year. She is the model for the Librarian Action Figure. On her monthly television show, Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, she has interviewed authors as diverse as E.L. Doctorow, Ann Patchett and Terry Pratchett.
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