Gizmodo recently featured 13 delightful vintage posters from the American Library Association (ALA) including the one above.  Be sure to follow the links mentioned in the accompanying article.

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The recent kidney stone attack and subsequent “rescue” and transportation of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to a Galapagos Island airport in an Ecuadorian military helicopter reminds us of how important certain founders are to their companies.  What would happen to Amazon if Bezos had died?  Many consider Bezos as important to Amazon as Steve Jobs was to Apple.

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The “Plus” in Book Notes Plus opens up my blog to anything that I find interesting.  That’s why it’s there, and that’s why I’m including a link to a video of “ice boulders” in Lake Michigan.

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The BBC has completed a four part mini-series about the WW II adventures of Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels.

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“A book can be composed of the worst drivel you’ve ever laid eyes on, you’re still afflicted with major guilt when you banish it to the ‘I Will Never Ever Ever Finish This. Like, Ever.’ shelf.”  If you’re a book lover, you recognize this as a real problem.  The Huffington Post lists it and 18 other conundrums that only a booklover would understand.

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Bookcases are sometimes more than they seem to be.  Here is a bookcase that contains a table and chairs

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will begin its annual “31 Days of Oscar” series on February 1st.  The list of movies that won Oscars or were nominated for one is too lengthy to list here, but there is definitely something for everyone.  Check out the schedule here.  As you look through the list of films, you will find that many of our greatest movies are based on books.

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The next edition of the live author interview program In-Depth on Book TV (C-SPAN2) will air Sunday, February 2, 2014 from noon to 3:00 p.m. ET.  The featured guest will be professor, author, speaker and historian Bonnie Morris.  Her books include Women’s History For Beginners (2012) and Revenge of the Women’s Study Professor (2009).

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