A Booklover’s Dilemma

September 7, 2018

Bookaholic Cafe recently posted a booklover’s realization that, come moving day, she was definitely relieved to realize she’d stored her home library in a computerized gadget instead of buying them in their print versions.

Some of the comments readers then posted were very interesting.

Read the post and the comments.


Bookish Graphic du Jour

September 7, 2018

World in books graphic

Found at Bookoholics’ Facebook page

Intrepid Librarians Tracking Down Elusive Book Titles

September 4, 2018

Finding Lost Books image

Librarians all over the world help readers every day hunt down the titles of half-remembered (sometimes wrongly-remembered) books.

The Lipstick Librarian recently posted a story about a gaggle of New York librarians who got together as a group one day to do this. Read the story.

Found via The Lipstick Librarian’s Facebook page

Can Parents Teach Their Kids to Love Reading Books?

March 11, 2018

Mother Reading to Child by Mary-Cassatt

According to this lovely account posted earlier this year to Literary Hub, it definitely happens.

Found via Facebook; the image is from a painting by Mary Cassatt


Booklover’s Dilemma #43: Forgetting What You’ve Read!

March 11, 2018

Books into Birds

This essay won’t fix the problem, but it might make you feel less crazy, if you’re a booklover who’s realized how much of what you’ve read you’ve totally forgotten.

Found at The Atlantic via Facebook

What Books (Supposedly) Smell Like

March 11, 2018

This perennial question (well, perennial for book-sniffing booklovers, anyway) has many answers, but here’s what one poll concluded.

Found at Bookstr

The Shock of Recognition…???

June 18, 2017

Stacks of books on table

Angela Liao explains what the Japanese term tsundoku means – and how to pronounce it.

She then offers several methods of dealing with it.

Several of these suggested “remedies” sound promising. Or you can skip them all and enjoy the solace offered by Liao’s final paragraph:

However, if the mere presence of the beautiful stacks can bring you joy and lift up your mood, then you have nothing to worry about. As British fiction writer Jeanette Winterson said, “Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it.”

Found at Bookstr