Confessions of a List-Aholic

My name is the Petulant Reader and I am a list-aholic.  I create lists and make lists.  But one thing I’ve never done is share lists.  In accordance with my 12-step program that encourages me to not horde lists, I am sharing a recent collection of lists and stories about books, libraries, and reading.

listsFrom the New York Public Library comes 100 children’s book recommendations for reading and sharing.

Also from the New York Public Library—a list of New York Times Bestseller Read Alikes.

This article in the January 10, 2016 article of the Wall Street Journal about librarians in the digital age ruffled a few feathers in the industry, which prompted a response from American Library Association President Sari Feldman and President-Elect Julia Todaro.

So many books, so little time.  The Reading Room has helped us out with a list of 20 Must-Read Books for 2016.  It has something for everyone.

Do you have stacks of old books, but don’t know what to do with them?  From Hometalk comes three of their favorite recycled book art projects.

We’re not that far into the 21st century, but the BBC has put together a list of the 21st Century’s 12 Greatest Novels.

This engrossing article from the New Republic brought me back to my first children’s literature class.  It offers an analysis of the psychology of fairy tales and why there is a resurgence in interest in classic folk tales.

Here’s a great idea from a publisher in Germany.  Don’t like a gift you received over the holidays?  Try a vending machine where you can swap your unwanted gifts for books!

Would you like to improve or enhance your leadership skills?  Entrepreneur has put together a list of 10 Invaluable Books for Moving Hearts and Minds.




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