Several staff members have been telling me all day that I have to read Mel Odom’s “Lord of the Libraries(Lord of the Libraries)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0765307243/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim/. And since it is “sitting on my desk(Lord of the Libraries)”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelkpate/30996681/ right now, I was going to check it out.
bq.I know in the past I vocalized the possibility of The Matrix picking up where The Terminator left off.. well it turns out they are actually both essentially ripped off from a book entitled The Third Eye copyrighted in 1981. – “Dan Kordik(The Matrix and The Terminator are from one book)”:http://marv.kordix.com/archives/000628.html I haven’t read the novel above, but it certainly always seemed to me that the two stories could be connected up.
For their 10th Anniversary, Amazon has created a list of “Hall of Fame Authors(Hall of Fame Authors)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/14110551/002-3632981-9752831. It is a very eclectic group ranging from many famous fiction authors to many non-fiction who are probably best known by their works rather than by name recognition.
I just happened to walk through the office where the latest shipment of books were being unboxed and what did I find on the cart but “three copies(Potter on the Cart)”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelkpate/25253547/ of a certain highly-anticipated book. But don’t ask me what happens, because we are bound not to violate the “NDA(Potter Policy)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2005/05/12/potter.
With “security growing tighter(Everyone’s quiet about ‘Harry’)”:http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050703/ENT/507030313/1025 and “lines growing longer(‘Harry Potter’ works his magic as a library draw)”:http://www.timesunion.com/aspstories/story.asp?storyID=376378 in antipation of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, many libraries are doing special events and displays. This is our “modest contribution(Harry Potter Display)”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelkpate/23795689/.
Getting started late on your summer reading? Just get a set of the “Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection(Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0147502683/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim/ and I am sure you will always have a book handy. Just “one click(Clicking for the Classics)”:http://online.wsj.com/public/article/0,,SB111921715006463546-S0zI_EVookezthz8VC7m_WXjOAo_20060627,00.html?mod=blogs and this can all yours.
Would you like your library to have an autographed copy of J. K. Rowling’s last work? Some lucky librarian will be on their way to New York very soon for just such an occassion.
bq.Talk about your magic books. One lucky American library is going to be able to cast a spell on its readers by displaying the first American edition of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” signed by J.K.
Remember the complaints about how “Matrix: Reloaded(Matrix: Reloaded)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AXE8I/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim didn’t make a lot of sense to those who hadn’t seen the “Animatrix(Animatrix)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008LDPU/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim and played “Enter the Matrix(Enter the Matrix)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00007M5DZ/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim? Apparently, to full appreciate Revenge of the Sith, you need to watch the “Clone Wars(Clone Wars)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006Z2LMO/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim and then read “Labyrinth of Evil(Labyrinth of Evil)”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0345475720/libraryplanetcom/ref=nosim.
I got to meet “Frank Gorshin(Frank Gorshin)”:http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/7537/Riddler.htm a few years ago at an autograph signing in Orlando. That was extremely cool. Not only was he, of course, the Riddler but he also was featured in “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield(Let That Be Your Last Battlefield)”:http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-633/epid-24953, one of the best episodes of Star Trek.
bq.He also spotted “a number of Harry Potterisms” among the entries. “We will have to see about those,” he said. – “Ginormous Tops Non-Dictionary Word List(Ginormous Tops Non-Dictionary Word List)”:http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0517Words17-ON.html Unfortunately, they don’t list any examples at “Merriam-Webster Asks: What’s Your Favorite Word That’s Not in the Dictionary?(Merriam-Webster Asks: What’s Your Favorite Word That’s Not in the Dictionary?)”:http://www.merriam-webster.com/info/favorite.htm.