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Friday field notes 061413


Finally! The weekend has arrived. I was beginning to wonder there for a moment. If your week has been anything like mine, outside of work, you may have missed a thing or two. So you aren’t completely out of the loop, here are a few things that caught our eye this week . . .

One home library, curated over three generations, totaling 35,000 books

Author Iain Banks dies of cancer

Remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? Did you know there were 185 titles in the original run? Yeah, me either. Vulture lists “All 185 Choose Your Own Adventure books ranked from Most to Least Awesome-Sounding” . . . which, in itself, sounds pretty awesome

Historical fact: summers were made for fluffy reading selections. Don’t believe me? Check out Craig Fehrman’s “How America learned to love summer reading” on the Boston Globe.

Speaking of (North) America, the US surveillance brouhaha has sparked a surge of sales for Orwell’s 1984. In-teresting.

Oh, and you know how Rooth is going to be discussing graphic novels here and there for the next few months? Well, Bookavore has compiled a graphic novel list (a couple of them, actually) for seniors. Love!

Finally, a wonderful interview from The Paris Review: Francoise Sagan, The Art of Fiction No. 15

With that, hope you find plenty of time in the coming days to lounge about with a good book!


  1. I am definitely checking out those graphic novels for seniors – thanks!

    • amelia

      14 June 2013 at 3:33 pm

      I know! I wonder if I know any seniors who would give graphic novels a try . . . I’m thinking no; but when I do happen upon one, I’ll be prepared!

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