From a very cool story on some of innovative approaches libraries are trying.
We also have a new report out today on the reading and library habits of younger Americans (under 30) — covers not just usage but also their priorities and expectations for public libraries, + special analysis of 16-17, 18-24, and 25-29 year-olds.
- Radical advice from a librarian quoted in a WSJ piece about when (and if) to quit books without finishing them.
As I think I’ve admitted before, I’m usually fine with dropping a non-fiction book, but I have the hardest time walking away from fiction. Usually the denial is too strong for me to admit defeat outright – instead I leave the book next to my bed (within easy reach! just waiting for the right mood to strike!) and put the new book I’m reading on top of it. Hopefully I’m more engaged in that book, but if something else comes along, it stays on the stack. This continues over a period of months until either the stack gets too tall (or in times of fast reading and/or prudent book-buying choices, when I move.)