When planning library programs or book lists throughout the year, our staff takes into consideration heritage months, or other national or state recognitions. For example, celebrating Women’s History Month is […]
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The end of every year usually brings all sorts of wrap-up lists: “best of” collections of everything from cookware and electronics to music and YouTube makeup artists. At the library, […]
Recently, my life has been rather chaotic. I’ve been preparing for the release of my sixth novel, “Furyborn” (out May 22). It’s the first installment in a young adult epic […]
In “The Art of Memoir“, Mary Karr writes that “memoir done right is an art, a made thing.” If memoirists are artists, their work is elucidated through truth, narrative, voice […]
With the second floor closed for renovation, the majority of our non-fiction collection has been stored offsite this year. When the books moved out of the building this past June, we pledged […]
It's quiet here at the Welcome Desk. In this lull between customers, I have a chance to restock the displays, check out the newest books and thumb through a few professional book reviewing magazines. So why is it, with all of this lovely reading matter literally at my fingertips, can I not find anything I want to read. Nothing appeals to me at the moment. Nada. How is this even possible? It makes no sense whatsoever. I am in the (reading) doldrums.
Tents are up on campus this time of year. In the quiet week before the festivities begin, pre-graduation, pre-reunions, pre-P-rade, it seems like a ghost circus has invaded Princeton. Walking by, I think of some great circus stories I’ve read or listened to.
To track or not to track, that is the question! How we keep track of the books we've read and the reasons behind each method could be a topic of study for an anthropologist, which I'm not. But I am an inquisitive librarian, so I recently decided to ask friends and colleagues about their book tracking methods.
Responses from 19 adults revealed 8 different methods for keeping track (or not keeping track) of books. Some of those polled use multiple tools, one for the books they want to read and another for the books they have already completed. Here are the results: