The JCLC now offers audio book downloads! All files download as MP3’s that you can put on your player or burn to cd (though there seems to be no Mac or iPod love). The Hoover Library has offered this for a while, but you had to live in Hoover to be allowed to use it.
I’m glad the JCLC is looking out for the rest of us!
Out of the 112 titles under consideration for the Man Booker Prize only 19 make the longlist.
The Man Booker Prize longlist will be released on Monday, August 14th. Only England/Ireland bound authors are able to win the 38-year-old prize. The shortlist will be announced on September 14th with the prize being handed out on October 10th.
You know those marketers love this kind of extended hype.
A construction worker in Ireland found a 1,200 year old vellum copy of the Book of Psalms. A neat find indeed. But my favorite find is this quote from a museum in Ireland “[This book is] …the greatest find ever from a European bog.” Let’s hear it for those European bogs!