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I promised a big announcement today, and here it is! After over a year and a half as a wordpress-hosted site, I thought it was time to graduate to kirbc.com for a little more freedom and flexibility. So go check out the new KIRBC! But prepare yourself . . . it’s like one of those extreme makeover shows where there’s a whole room of people waiting and they all go nuts when their newly coiffed and polished friend/family member emerges. People cheer, the elderly swoon, and children cry because they no longer recognize their mother . . . That’s basically the effect I’m going for.
I know, it’s a lot of excitement to start the week. But collect yourselves a moment. I was planning on having wordpress redirect traffic, but that seems to require some kind of black internet magic from which my new site might never return (if you’ve successfully gone from a wordpress.com to a wordpress.org custom site with a new domain, please do get in touch!). So until I make the requisite blood sacrifices, we’ll do this the old fashioned way: please update your bookmarks!
And never fear, though we’ve got a shiny new look, the Keepin’ It Real Book Club will continue to offer the same books reviews, meeting notes, and special projects that we always have, we’re just eliminated 9 letters from the URL so you can get to the goodness even faster.
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It’s Thursday at 1:40 p.m. and time for another dose of the book club concentrate that is Books in 140 Seconds. To jog your memory that’s what happens when Erin Balser and I climb into each other’s laps in front of a computer and try to give you a book club in double-time. Two weeks ago we talked about Leanne Shapton’s Important Artifacts, and this week we’re keeping up our love of all things graphic with a discussion of the Y: The Last Man comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. So fasten your seat belts ladies and gentleman, cause here we go!
Did anyone notice how I accidentally called Yorick Brown Warrick Brown? (I knew the CSI bender I had in second year would have a lasting impact on my brain.) Also, I apologize for sort of yelling at you. I JUST GET OVEREXCITED SOMETIMES!
Books in 140 Seconds will be back on May 6th at 1:40 p.m. with a discussion of Fear of Fighting by Stacey May Fowles and illustrated by Marlena Zuber. Get more out of your 140 seconds by reading my review and replaying today’s Book Madam Book Chat with the author and publisher. Oh, and read the book. Definitely do that too.
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For Day 10, of KIRBC’s ploy to Keep Toronto Reading, I bring you Julie Judkins, a librarian we’ve nabbed in a shrewd inter-library loan, and who hails not from Toronto, or from anywhere else in Canada, but from the U.S. of A. I mention this for a couple of reasons: 1) It’s a testament to how awesome Julie is that she doesn’t even live in Canada and she was all over Canada Reads (and Civilians Read for that matter) and 2) To reassure everyone that even if you’re not from Toronto, I still want your videos!
And so here it is, Julie recommending Lorrie Moore’s Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?:
Julie Judkins works as a digital librarian at the University of Michigan’s Medical School. She isn’t sure if she was born this way or whether Jo March was a bad influence.
We’re 1/3 of the way there, but I still want more videos! Email me: j.k.knoch[at]gmail.com for all the details.
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