My read of the month is also our Carlson Reads book of the month at Carlson High School, I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. The title was suggested by one of our language arts teachers and I must say I am excited about this selection. I have been let down for the past few months by my selections, not completing my books for either December or January. As I have mentioned before, I am the type of reader that will shut down when I can no longer keep interest in a book. The book appears to be a little sci-fi which is fine with me, I will give it a chance. I really did not mind the sci-fi aspects of The Hunger Games (well at least in the first two books). I hope we get a good turnout for the book meeting, a movie being released soon should help increase interest for our next meeting. I will make sure to read this book, so I can provide a full review before the end of the month. Our meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011.
So, how many of you have remember using an old style, card catalog? You know, you want to find a book in your local library, so you pull out the long drawers flipping through cards. Well those days are long gone of course (thankfully) and nearly all libraries use an electronic catalog system to keep track of their collections. Many of the school districts in Wayne County are using a system developed by Follett . It is a great system for school age children and prepares them for many of the advanced catalogs available in public and university libraries. Catalog software is quite expensive and really impractical for home libraries. Some book lovers may create their own spreadsheet or database to keep track of their books, however there is a great (free) tool online to not only catalog your books, but also meet and communicate with other book lovers online. The site librarything.com is a wonderful site that lets you catalog your own home library. Think of it as a "Facebook