February 20, 2011

"The Original mobile library App!" A Photo Gallery of Vintage Bookmobiles

"The original mobile library App!"  -- LOVE that comment!

Couldn't resist posting this photo gallery, courtesy of ALA TechSource, and retweeted by mtechman.

A Photo Gallery of Vintage Bookmobiles


February 14, 2011

NYT eBook Best Sellers -- The Times They are a Changin'♫

New categories: fiction and non-fiction ebooks, and fiction and non-fiction combined print and ebook.

"Weekly sales of both print books and e-books are reported confidentially to The New York Times. The Best Seller Lists are prepared by the News Surveys and Election Analysis Department of The New York Times. Royalty Share, a firm that provides accounting services to publishers, is assisting The Times in its corroboration of e-book sales."

February 11, 2011

What Do Boys Like to Read? Mr. Haines' advisees' favorite books of all time

What do boys like to read? Seventh grade advisor Mr. Haines reports that his advisees' favorite books of all time are:

All of the Harry Potter books
The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, and Brsingr, and did you know there's a fourth coming out?)

(4:13 min.)
The Young Wizards Series

Thanks, Mr. Haines, for taking the time to do the poll! I'm adding this to the library's Reading Lists page right now.


February 1, 2011

My Advisees' Favorite Books of All Time

Polled my seventh grade advisees today, and these are their favorite books of all time (in no particular order and several like entire series):

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Anything by Rick Riordan
The Twilight series
The Percy Jackson series
The Harry Potter series
Fire Horse by Diane Lee Wilson
The Pretty Little Liars series
Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Hoot by Carl Hiassen
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

Did I mention how much I love my job?