Interesting Facts From School This Week:
Week three is about adult programming, and I’m surprised by how varied events can be. Here are a couple of things I learned that surprised me.
- “Poetry events — well, literary events in general — are known to be among the most notoriously difficult for many reasons.” — from Life in Oleg
- Public Performance Rights come with a film, typically an educational one, and are attached to the film, not the location. Otherwise, libraries need to purchase a license to show a film and promote in house only. If a public library does not have the rights or license to show a movie and gets caught, or or advertise the viewing outside of the library, it’s likely the local cinema that tattled.
- One of my classmates discussed her favorite adult programming at the library where she works . . . and it’s baby goat yoga.
This Week’s Blog Posts:
On Tuesday I shared all the books I plan to read in October, including a few spooky seasonal reads. Many readers seemed quite interested in L.M. Montgomery’s Life Among the Shadows, a collection of dark short stories, and Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage, which apparently has been on many readers’ TBR piles for too long!
On Friday I shared a trio of audio book reviews, which didn’t make much of a splash! That’s okay; not everyone is into audio media. My hope was to tempt you with potentially murderous cheerleaders, family drama, and a tour of assassinated presidents.
As a last minute decision, Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku and I talked about our end-of-the-month post for #ReadingValdemar, which would focus on religion in Storm Breaking. It was an interesting discussion, and I shared the summary of it on Saturday.
Next Week’s Blog Posts:
Since I posted so much right in a row, next week I’m going to wait a few days before sharing my first review. On Wednesday, stop by to read my review of a short story collection + novella called Inside Madeleine by Paula Bomer. I’ve compared her descriptions to being skinned with a vegetable peeler, and I don’t mean that in a negative way. In the past I reviewed her gleefully polarizing novel, Nine Months, and her essay collection, Mystery and Morality, which I didn’t click with as much. Pre-Grab the Lapels I read and loved her first short story collection, Baby & Other Stories.
Then, on Friday I’ll do a 180 from Bomer and review The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman, totally humorous chick lit with a surprising amount to say about mental health.
Book I Own by a Male Author:
So, I’m not currently reading them, but I keep bringing home books from the library to look at. It makes me happy, so can it. Here are some books by men that are piled up neatly at my place:
Book I’m Reading Aloud to My Spouse:
We’re almost to the end of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens; just 200 pages to go. But isn’t 200 a lot? Nay! Not when you have a tiny book. I just discovered these tiny classics at the library where I work. They all have the same white and blue coloring with gold edges on the pages and tiny blue bookmark ribbons. They’re all the same size and would look marvelous on your shelf if you are a book collector! Published by MacMillan Collector’s Library, they even have drawings.
Books Added to the TBR Pile: