And a thumbs-up from me if you know the classic novel that begins with this very loooong sentence:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Here's a fun way to celebrate National Poetry Month in April — create some Book Spine Poetry.
Use books from your library's collection or book sale to make a cento (a literary work made up of parts from other works) by stacking them up and reading the spines as a poem. Consider making a display, and inviting your library's patrons to create poems too!
Just create your own book spine poem, snap a picture, and email it by April 1st to be part of the Book Spine Poetry Gallery.
Sure we love classic novels. But so many are missing an important feature — cats!
So the folks at AbeBooks stepped in with their "Put a Cat On It!" campaign, and created titles (complete with cover art) like...
Lord of the Fleas
A Tale of Two Kitties
Bonus: BookRiot suggests titles to read to a cat. :-) Similar to libraries' Paws to Read programs where kids read to dogs, the Animal Rescue League of Berks County’s “Book Buddies” program invites children in grades 1-8 to read to shelter cats.
Still searching for the perfect holiday gift for that special someone? There are still a few shopping (and shipping) days left for you to use Library Journal's Pinterest board Great Gifts for Librarians:
"Inspired by School Library Journal’s 2012 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide, and selected by the completely subjective methodology of 'I thought it was cool,' here are 10 (and more) gifts for the librarian you actually like."