The Results are in for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards
by Jennifer Gargiulo, Manager, Ives Squared It’s that time of year again, where Goodreads bombards it’s users with requests to vote on the Goodreads Choice Awards. Now, I’m all for book awards…I have even participated in and chaired awards committees. So while I’m not super fond of the way this particular award is selected, in … Continued
Lessons on Social Commentary and Censorship From Russian Literary Classics
Written by Julia Chamberlain In March of 2022, the University of Milano-Bicocca canceled a planned course in Russian literature as an act of protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Although the university quickly reversed its decision, the debate alone points to a disquieting comfort with censorship. No one can doubt the sincerity of the … Continued
Goodreads vs. The Storygraph
Goodreads and The Storygraph are both tools to track reading. Which one is right for you?
What is fanfiction and is it worth reading?
By Rose Simpson, Community Technology Librarian Maybe you’ve been in a situation like this before: you just finished a popular young adult novel and you want to read more books like it, but you’ve already read all the similar books the librarians recommend. Or perhaps your favorite series just finished and you’re so excited about … Continued
Reform Or Revolution? Rosa Luxemburg’s Biographer Revisits Question With Library Crowd
In a special Friday edition of Books Sandwiched In titled “Remembering Rosa: Rosa Luxemburg and a Century of World-Changing Women”, biographer Dana Mills Zoom-ed in all the way from Tel Aviv to discuss the life and legacy of Rosa with Ives Reference Librarian Rory Martorana. Missed it? Our friend Allison Hadley at the New Haven … Continued