The holidays make me want to cook. Unfortunately, since we are going out of town for the weekend I won’t be able to cook anything fun. I got to bake some mini pumpkin muffins last night for Frank’s Mother’s Day Out class today and the house smelled wonderful. By the way, that recipe is fantastic. Anyway, I had the greatest idea so I’m sure it already exists. Is there such thing as a Cookbook Book Club? Picture it, a group of people and one cook book. Everyone makes something out of it and gets together. It’d be so fun! It would be more like a book club if you used a cookbook that’s more like a book e.g. I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. For what it’s worth, I Like You has a lot of great recipes and is quite funny. A+.
So that’s my idea. It makes me hungry just to think about it. I need to find some more friends in Norman so I can make this happen.
How fun is this?! For those of you too lazy to click, it’s a machine available to retailers and libraries that prints and binds entire books in just a few minutes. It made its library debut earlier this year in the New York Public Library’s Science, Industry, and Business Library. From what I’ve gathered via Google, the New Orleans Public Library currently has the prototype machine. This machine really does sound like the coolest thing ever. It has access to over 200,000 public domain titles in almost any language and you get your book in ten minutes or less. How exciting for libraries, book sellers, and bibliophiles!
A few days ago on Library Stuff there was a link to an article about the gender gap in reading. Apparently boys have fallen behind in the last few years. The best way to combat this, according to David Cole, is having boys see their relatives and heroes read as well. The article goes on to give some resources that either address the issue of boys and reading or are simply good books for boys to read. Good stuff to file away. I have a two year old son and I would be crushed if he said he didn’t like to read. Right now he lets me read to him occasionally without slamming the book shut (apparently very fun to do). Today, in fact, he wanted me to read Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly-Pie twice. I hope he’s always interested in reading but I’m definitely read to pull out the big guns if he decides otherwise. I am not above decorating my house in these posters.
This website looks like a pretty good resource for finding boy books. I’ll definitely be adding it to my delicious account. yay readers’ advisory!