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Great Writers’ Quotes

I was Stumbling the other night when I came across this great website: Writers Mugs.  It’s full of quotes from writers along with interesting black and white drawings of the author.

This one is of Oscar Wilde and the accompanying quote is “Whenever people agree with me, I always think I must be wrong.”

Great fun!

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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Books | , | Leave a comment

Books For Men

I just came across an interesting website for men, The Art of Manliness.  There you will find a list of 100 books recommended for men.  I thought it was a very eclectic list with titles such as The Great Gatsby, The Prince, Catcher in the Rye, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Call of the Wild, and The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt amongst others.

I think women would enjoy many of these titles, too, but I often find it hard to find good books to recommend to the men in my life.  I think you’ll find this very useful.

September 29, 2008 Posted by | Books | | Leave a comment

Free E-Books

Now might be a good time to re-read George Orwell’s 1984.  You can read this book plus 56 others without leaving home or paying a cent for them.

Planet eBook also allows you to sign up to be notified whenever a new book is added to their collection. 

I’m still a bit old fashioned and like to curl up in bed with a good book.  But everyone’s different and this might turn out to be just your cup of tea.

September 28, 2008 Posted by | Books | , | Leave a comment

Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance by Gyles Brandreth

Please don’t judge this book by its cover.  It’s a much better book than that.  The following is the blurb from the book’s jacket:

Lovers of historical mystery will relish this chilling Victorian tale based on real events and cloaked in authenticity. Best of all, it casts British literature’s most fascinating and controversial figure as the lead sleuth.

A young artist’s model has been murdered, and legendary wit Oscar Wilde enlists his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard to help him investigate. But when they arrive at the scene of the crime they find no sign of the gruesome killing — save one small spatter of blood, high on the wall. Set in London, Paris, Oxford, and Edinburgh at the height of Queen Victoria’s reign, here is a gripping eyewitness account of Wilde’s secret involvement in the curious case of Billy Wood, a young man whose brutal murder served as the inspiration for “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Told by Wilde’s contemporary — poet Robert Sherard — this novel provides a fascinating and evocative portrait of the great playwright and his own “consulting detective,” Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.

This is the first in the author’s Oscar Wilde series – a total of nine books are planned.  I’m looking forward to the next one, and the next, and the next!

September 27, 2008 Posted by | Books | , , | Leave a comment

Pirate Buttons

These are available as magnets, stickers, or buttons.  They would make great stocking stuffers for the librarian in your life.  Available from Cafe Press.

September 26, 2008 Posted by | Books | | Leave a comment

Betty Glover Workout Tape

Okay you slackers, get moving!

September 25, 2008 Posted by | Books | , | Leave a comment

21st Century Library Card

What a great idea for promoting the library of the future!  The top line says “Good at the following locations.” Available from Cafe Press for just $14.99.

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Books | | Leave a comment

Flying Vee Bookshelves

These bookshelves remind me of birds.  They are available from Massie Office.

September 23, 2008 Posted by | Books | , | Leave a comment

Becoming All Too True

September 22, 2008 Posted by | Books | | Leave a comment

Dewey Decimal Cap

Take a guess at what the Dewey Decimal number 391.43 represents.  Give up?  [hats]  Available from The Bon Mot.

September 21, 2008 Posted by | Books | | Leave a comment