Balloon Bag End – and Paper in the Digital Age(?)

In case you missed these… here’s a batch of interesting Book-bytes-from the news/views cycles….

Can Paper Survive The Digital Age? asks The Guardian (UK) ~

Ian Sanson writes: Money, laws, tickets, newspapers, not to mention its many uses in art … despite the digital revolution, our world is still built on paper. Ian Sansom reflects on an enduring addiction to the white stuff…

In other news…
There’s a Frankenstein blog?? A Blog dedicated to all-things-Frankenstein??…and I haven’t been reading this yet? Having finally just read Mary Shelley’s iconic horror melodrama of flirting insanity and challenging Godhood, I’m geeked for this Frank-tracking web site.

[Click for availability, location, or to place a hold.]In eye-candy news – The New York Times brings us –Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2012


You gotta see this to believe it:
Balloon Bag End
Too Far There & Back Again? Tolkien Fan outfits apart of his home to resemble Bilbo’s abode -entirely with balloons! ~via the Huffington Post. 



–The Career Club meets/discusses again (in the Library) on Tuesday night.





Well…another Presidential Election has come and gone – This wonderful quote by my favorite author, thus, was flitting around the twitter-sphere -and I thought I’d share:

If you know how to read, you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don’t know how to read, you don’t know how to decide. That’s the great thing about our country — we’re a democracy of readers, and we should keep it that way.-Ray Bradbury

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