Web Site of the Week: Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment

Whether convenient, fast, organic, processed, gourmet, ethnic, or local—the foods available to Americans have never been more plentiful and diverse, or more ripe for discussion. Coupled with big changes in who does the cooking, where meals are consumed, and what we know (or think we know) about what’s good for us, the story of Americans and food in the last half of the twentieth century is about much more than what’s for dinner.

This exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History explores those changes and some of the factors—new technologies, influential people, and broad shifts in social and cultural life—behind them.

Reading about eReading this week April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

335: Average # of Books on your TBR list

April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

These and other To Be Read tidbits can be found on the results of BookRiot’s Great TBR Poll

Categories: Community, GoodtoRead

Who reads eBooks?

April 9, 2014 Leave a comment

an Infographic from Penguin Random House

I suspect that the educated, white women with higher income  might be a market to sell to?

Categories: ereading, Goodtoknow, libraries

Web Site of the Week: The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati

April 8, 2014 Leave a comment

 

Based at the University of Cincinnati, the Ellison Projects holds over 700 recorded readings and lectures given under the auspices of the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English and Comparative Literature and the University Libraries since 1951. Since that time, the writers Robert Frost, Louise Gluck, Derek Walcott and many others have graced the school with their words and musings. Visitors can look around via six sections, which include Poetry Readings, Fiction Readings, Discussions, and Interviews. The News & Events section is another great find, as visitors can look over the upcoming readings that may be worth an in-person visit. This is a marvelous resource and definitely one that is engaging, topical, and creative. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

Reading about eReading this week April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

BookTube: Videos about Books on YouTube

April 4, 2014 Leave a comment

A Beginners Guide to BookTube  (from Bookriot.com)

BookTube may sound like a root vegetable, but it’s actually an incredibly vibrant community of people who vlog (that’s video blog for those of you who are unfamiliar with the lingo) about books on YouTube. There’s something for everyone on BookTube,

Welcome To BookTube!

 

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