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An E-Reader Easy Reader

iPad, Kobo, Kindle and Nook:
On which is best to read a book?

I like my print books
but thoses supposes that we will buy
all that they proposes.
Should we change
and accept what they choses,
and leave behind what's been
right under our noses?

I will decide, but not without asking,
"Which form is best for my multitasking?"

"Can I read an ebook in the can?"
You can, you can, yes, in the can.

"On a jet? On a jet? Can I read it on a jet?"
But to stay aloft, shun the Internet.

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Adopt an Obsolete Word from the Oxford English Dictionary

http://www.savethewords.org/ Is a site from the Oxford English Dictionary. Join the campaign to save forgotten words from obsolescence.!

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What to Expect When You Are Expecting

See commentary at EarlyWord about the book "What to Expect When You Are Expecting" being made into a movie. Funny!

Zombies in the Library!

Yes! There are Zombies in the Library.

The South Australian Library & Information Network (SALIN) Committee has chosen to celebrate our diverse and changing profession through production of the 2011 calendar "Zombies in the Library". In 12 beautifully rendered scenes the calendar covers such topics as the role of the Zombie in reference, the frustrations faced when the Undead hog the photocopier, and for cataloguers, poses the eternal question: 299.675 or 398.21? Funds raised from the calendar will go to recovering the committee's costs, and any excess will go to charity.

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Katy Perry Promotes Libraries in SNL Sketch

In a Saturday Night Live sketch "Bronx Beat", Katy Perry plays a teen who reads stories to children at her local library. At 4:00 mark, "come for the boobs, stay for the books."

link: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/bronx-beat/1251408/

All Those Years Shopping At Independent Bookstore Wasted

Reacting to news that independent outfit Shaker House Books had closed Monday, longtime customer Stephanie Brear said she couldn't believe she "flushed seven years down the toilet" patronizing the local store.

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What's Wrong With Books

To top off your work week, an outrageous video entitled Bestie X Bestie by Dean Fleischer-Camp. Writers/performers/best friends Gabe Liedman and Jenny Slate (formerly of SNL) tell us "What's Wrong With Books". (may not be appropriate for work or for all viewers...some profanity)

!!!!!!! [BESTIE x BESTIE 1] !!!!!!! from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.

Eat the Director's Brain: Zombies Attack The Collingswood Public Library!

“Eat the Director’s Brain”: The Second Annual Collingswood Book Festival 5K Race to Raise Money for the Collingswood Public Library’s Teen Area

Beyond spice: 5 witty library videos

Beyond spice: 5 witty library videos
A little more than a week ago, a video produced by the aftershave’s marketing team debuted in response to a tweet from librarian Andy Woodworth (@wawoodworth) requesting that the Old Spice Guy aka Isaiah Mustafa speak up for libraries. (The Old Spice team has been making custom videos for fans using social media.) The video has had more than 200,000 views. Before you could finish whistling the “Old Spice” tune, a parody appeared on YouTube and went viral—with over 1.3 million views.

But wait, there's more for library fans. YouTube has a mother lode of library-related videos from comedy sketches to singing librarians.

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Top rated e-reader? The Newspaper

With tongues firmly in cheeks, a team of "engineers" from McSweeneys.net ran an extensive comparison of e-readers and rated the venerable newspaper as their top choice. A sampling:

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