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The Hidden Phenomenon That Could Ruin Your Old Discs

CDs and DVDs were sold to consumers as these virtually indestructible platters, but the truth, as exemplified by the “disc rot” phenomenon, is more complicated. 37 more words

History

Unreliable Narrators

I just finished a book that has one of the best/most frustrating unreliable narrators I’ve come across, so I thought I’d highlight some of my favorite books with unreliable protagonists this week. 442 more words

Libraries

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Libraries

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is Ten Books I Loved Less/More than I thought I would. I’m going a bit off on the side rails with a variation this week…Top Ten Libraries I Love More Than Anyone Else (Because libraries are my favorite thing in the WHOLE WIDE UNIVERSE!). 712 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Please, I want to be a librarian

Apologies for the extended break since the last post. Although I had intended to take a break over Christmas I hadn’t factored in getting a flu virus that took me out for about 5 weeks including a rather slow recovery period. 1,503 more words

Find FREE Books with Google Chrome Library Extension

There’s a cool new tool in the Library Extension for Google Chrome. Like many people (and even as a librarian), I often find myself clicking “purchase” on Amazon before checking with my local library for a book that I am interested in. 162 more words

Library Services

Little Free Libraries

In thousands of neighborhoods, in 70 countries around the world, book lovers have taken the initiative to create Little Free Library book exchanges in public spaces. 127 more words

Books