Did you miss NYPL’s event with Neil Gaiman and Molly Oldfield on Sunday? If so, we have a treat for you! The audio recording is now available here, on the Library’s website, and iTunes U! Listen as Molly shares the story of her book The Secret Museum and the fascinating world of unique and rare items at museums and libraries around the globe, including NYPL’s collection of Dickens material from the Berg Collection of English and American Literature, followed by Neil’s dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol - using Dickens’ own edits for his readings of the novel 150 years ago.
Fiction Friday is back with some kickin’ books. And, yes, kickin’ is a thing.
Circus Galacticus by Deva Fagan: A little bit Doctor Who, a little bit Hitchhiker’s Guide, and a pinch of Harry Potter with a dash of Percy Jackson, this book is the recipe of sci-fi amazing. Actually, read it even if you don’t like sci-fi. You won’t be disappointed.
Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel: Nevermind the Elixir of Life; Victor’s just going to go to the realm of the dead now. Oh, and create life from a dead body.
Insomnia by J.R. Johansson: Parker doesn’t sleep; he enters the dreams of the last person he made eye contact with. Then, he meets someone whose dreams let him rest, and his desire for sleep creates an obsession. Ignore the tinge of romance; this is pure thriller.
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By now, it is probably very late at night, and you have stayed up to read this book when you should have gone to sleep. If this is the case, then I commend you for falling into my trap. It is a writer’s greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of his books. It goes back to authors being terrible people who delight in the suffering of others. Plus, we get a kickback from the caffeine industry…
The book comes out on Tuesday, January 7, and we’ll start the book club then. This is your heads up if you’d like to preorder or request it from the library. Email email@example.com with your Tumblr URL if you already know you definitely want to participate.
It’s a more serious and more difficult book than Fangirl, but we think it’s terrific, and we’ll definitely have a lot to talk about! More about the story:
For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own.
Keep following this blog for info — More details soon! Looking forward to reading with all of you again!
We’ll be getting a few copies (OK, maybe more than a few…) at NT, so put your holds in as soon as our catalogers get the record in for you!
The notes have been tallied; see this years top Capitol Looks.
It’s been an incredible year for fashion in the Capitol. We’ve seen everything from plastic headdresses to tribal-infused futuristic footwear come across our desks, and we’ve picked only the finest examples of ingenuity, glamour, and Capitol spirit to bring to our illustrious pages. Here, we have collected the most popular looks of the year as judged by you, our dedicated readers, through likes and reblogs. From top left clockwise, here are your top picks.
Maiko Takeda’s fantastical plastic porcupine headdresses title our recap, giving the illusion of an aura of defense. Anouk Wipprecht’s spider dress follows the theme, a technological wonder of sensed proximity and reaction. Yiquin Yin’s ruched collection of pastel ruffles immediately caught our eye, and Miss Effie Trinket’s as well. Peter Popps’ fierce pair of metal lace-up Cube foot accessories had us at Lady Gaga- and kept us with the rest of his stellar collection.
Lucy McRae’s architectural work in a wide myriad of mediums gave our design palette a variety of delicacies to feast our eyes on, while Mao Geping’s ornate creations transported us to a fantasy world of the maquillage. Argyle Witt’s body-transforming nanobots introduced a new frontier to technological fashion. The jointed leather work of Una Burke gave us fashionable body armor in the most sleek package, while Maiko Takeda’s plastic porcupine headdresses gave the illusion of an aura of defense. Becca McCharen’s Chromat line brought fashion freedom in the form of cage-like constructs. And lastly, Stella Jean’s cultural amalgamations shone through with colorful prints and indomitable spirit.
Every holiday season, visitors enjoy Dickens’s original manuscript of A Christmas Carol, on view in Pierpont Morgan’s historic 1906 Library.
Marley’s Ghost would like to remind you that ‘A Christmas Carol’ was published on this day in 1843! Visit the Morgan to see Dickens’s original manuscript for his “ghostly little book,” or view the digital facsimile here: http://bit.ly/V6H298
"I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me."—Charles Dickens