Until I moved to Oklahoma, Texas was not high on my list of go-to places to visit. Now that I live a scant 3 hours north of Dallas, weekend trips … Continue reading Book Review: Giant
Happy Friday! Here’s a round-up of some things I’ve read online this week:
Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace If you haven’t read this already, you should. There’s already rebuttal articles here and here, but what caught my attention more than Amazon’s questionable management tactics was the fact that “the abandon point” of a Kindle book is measured. Readers are not obligated to finish books, but of course Amazon is out to make money, not to make readers. I foresee a future post exploring this in more detail!
Oxford University Press Plagiarized Wikipedia, Now Who the Hell Should I Believe? Facepalm and/or internal screaming. Note that I like Wikipedia and have donated to them, but seriously, Oxford? SERIOUSLY??? You’re supposed to be better than this!
How Dewey Do: Head-Scratching Library Categorizations I always have to brace myself when non-catalogers make attempts at understanding the complicated world that is classification (preferred term for categorization). The author details some pretty gross biases in Dewey; however, “fixing” them is a lot more complicated than rewriting schedules and slapping on new spine labels. I commented on this article, noting that so long as humans are flawed, their classification schemes are going to be flawed.
Stay tuned: I have a review in the works for Edna Ferber’s Giant AKA one of my favorite novels I’ve read this year!
If you had to pick just one public library, just ONE, in all of America, might I suggest the Central Library of Kansas City Public Library’s system? This library is, … Continue reading Librariana: Kansas City Public Library’s Central Branch
Sometimes you devour a book in a couple sittings. Gonzo Girl was one of those books for me. The premise is intriguing: it’s a fictionalized version of the author’s experience … Continue reading Book Review: Gonzo Girl
“A flag that bears the name…battle born.” In 2012, The Killers introduced me to the state motto of Nevada: Battle Born. Turns out that Nevada took this name after achieving … Continue reading Book Review: Battleborn
I’m on a Southwest kick, having read Claire Vaye Watkins’ Battleborn recently. It was actually CVW’s Twitter that introduced me to Night at the Fiestas, another short story anthology. Instead … Continue reading Book Review: Night at the Fiestas