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May 19, 2014 09:35AM

10741 Thanks for the recommendation, Lukas. I just added to my to-read list!
May 06, 2014 06:45AM

10741 I didn't get into graphic novels until I started working at Anythink. Some of our staff know this genre soooo well! They definitely inspired me to try some books I would have never thought to before. Definitely at the top of my list of graphic novels would be Watchmen and V for Vendetta, both Alan Moore (he's so brilliant!). Stitches by David Small was also fantastic, though very different in style.
May 06, 2014 06:41AM

10741 Anything by Bill Bryson is awesome. I also particularly loved Into thin Air by John Krakauer and Tracks by Robyn Davidson.
Nov 21, 2013 09:10AM

10741 Hi Cecilia! Welcome! We haven't had much activity on here in some time, but we still welcome new members and new conversations. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
10741 This book is out of print but I still have my copy: "Say Hello, Vanessa" It was about a shy little mouse who was too shy to ever talk to anyone. Her parents would try to encourage her to say hello to their guests, but she never would. Finally, she got the courage to say hello to a lonely zebra at school and they became friends. She realized the more people she said hello to, the more great friends she made. Definitely a classic in our family.
Oct 07, 2012 09:24PM

10741 Welcome our new members! Feel free to add to the discussions here, or your favorite books to our bookshelf. We're a curious bunch and love hearing about what you're reading. I just finished The Other Wes Moore and Don't Make Me Think, a great book on web usability, but it's back to fiction for me. I'm looking for a fast, sucks-you-in kind of read. Any recommendations?
10741 Should we start our own ilovemyanythink group awards? Who would you give them to? What should our criteria be?
May 29, 2012 08:18PM

10741 I just finished 1Q84 today! I noticed the numbers but didn't catch on while I was reading. Murakami is one of my favorite authors. I started with Kafka on the Shore and fell in love.

David Mitchell is another author to whom I was recently introduced. Cloud Atlas was amazing! Kind of a similar weaving of stories/realities.
10741 Here are a few of my faves:

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell (Thanks Bobby!)
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Filter Bubble - Eli Pariser
Content Strategy for the Web - Kristina Halvorson
Decoded - Jay-Z
Sometimes a Great Notion - Ken Kesey
Room - Emma Donoghue (audio version was crazy!)

I've read 24/30 of my goal and now have a stack of children's books to make it!
Oct 25, 2011 05:38AM

10741 Great article about Haruki Murakami, his life in Tokyo, and his new book.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/mag...

“I live in Tokyo,” he told me, “a kind of civilized world — like New York or Los Angeles or London or Paris. If you want to find a magical situation, magical things, you have to go deep inside yourself. So that is what I do. People say it’s magic realism — but in the depths of my soul, it’s just realism. Not magical. While I’m writing, it’s very natural, very logical, very realistic and reasonable.”
Aug 11, 2011 06:34AM

10741 Great idea! Working on it now and will let you know when we have a good URL for you.
Apr 18, 2011 09:49PM

10741 I've never read any of her stuff either. I'd be curious to see what folks recommend.
Mar 18, 2011 06:25AM

10741 Here's a great interview with marketing guru Seth Godin about innovation, publishing and more.

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/tr...

This was posted on our Facebook page, but I thought our members here might be especially interested. What do you think of Godin's approach for his new book?
Jan 03, 2011 04:13PM

10741 We have two upcoming programs in January about e-books and Anythink's downloadable media. We're getting lots of questions in the branches, so I'm sure some of the folks that are part of this group have questions, too. Feel free to join us!

E-book Extravaganza, Jan. 10, 6 pm, Anythink Brighton

Anythink Downloadable Media , Jan. 11, 6:30 pm, Anythink Wright Farms

We also have links to some additional info here.
Dec 07, 2010 03:50PM

10741 One more to add: NPR's favorite albums

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/01/1316785...
Nov 12, 2010 06:28AM

10741 Anythink is featured in an article in today's LA Times about how libraries are reinventing themselves in the digital age.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi...
Nov 11, 2010 02:17PM

10741 Philip, what are the concepts? Just curious; I liked reading that part of the list. :)
Nov 11, 2010 07:20AM

10741 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/boo...

I wonder how much ebook bestsellers vary from their hard copy friends. Do people prefer to read certain things in digital format that they wouldn't in hard copy? Or vice versa? Or does this just offer a spotlight for a specific demographic?

Your thoughts?
Sep 16, 2010 11:32AM

10741 Does that mean I should add it to my to-read list?
Sep 15, 2010 07:46AM

10741 For me, the sign of any "great" novelist is one that can write a story that stays with you long after you put the book down. It's those stories that you carry around in your head all day, that sort of take over your brain. If they happen to be American, then yes, they'd be considered a "great American novelist." Since I'm a sucker for the classics, Steinbeck and Faulkner definitely fall into this category for me -- their themes and characters are so haunting that you never let go of them. They also offer distinct glimpses into American life.

I think that the "great American novel" is important because it's the writer's version of the American dream. Although it seems nebulous and subjective, it subconsciously gives writers something to strive for -- even if they won't admit it. There's something about that term that gets the fire burning in the belly a bit, and for that reason I think it's important. Now, deciding whether something or someone falls into that category or not, maybe not so important.
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