jenna's blog

Dec 20 2007

78 books, 4 magazines, 20+ blogs, and a Kurt Vonnegut tribute

The Lower East Side Librarian Reading Log is also coming soon to a mailbox near you. The reading log is part of the Winter Solstice Shout Out and also a standalone publication that mostly goes to family members instead of the Shout Out, and when I'm especially neurotic, to friends, as well.

It's reviews/descriptions of all the books I've read between December 2006 and December 2007. ...

Dec 14 2007

Zines Covered in the Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor has a nice article about the endurance of print zines that quotes zine friends, librarian friends, friend friends, zine acquaintances, and me. "Wanted: pen, plain old paper, imagination," by Danielle Dreilinger. ...

Dec 07 2007

Coming Soon: Zine Reviews in Library Journal

Basically I already wrote up the whole thing on Zine Librarians, but just in case you don't happen to already have that blog in your feed reader...Zine Reviews are coming to Library Journal! In March! Yay!!!!!!!! ...

Dec 06 2007

As the World Burns

Here's another book recommendation. Stephanie McMillan, a cartoon artist whose work I admire, has illustrated a graphic novel called As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial by Derrick Jensen that I bet will be kinda yummy. ...

Dec 03 2007

LibraryThing and zines in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Katie Haegele, whose zine I quoted in an earlier post, wrote an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about using LibraryThing to catalog zines. She also gets a little bit into the social networking attributes of the project. ...

Nov 30 2007

Would you send books to these prisoners?

Part of the Multiple Interpretations: Contemporary Prints in Portfolio at The New York Public Library is a series of doctored mug shots of GWB and some of his cronies. Here's a gallery of the "controversial photos" from the NY Daily News....

Nov 25 2007

email, intercepted

"This message may have been intercepted and read by government agencies including the FBI, CIA, NSA without notice or warrant or knowledge of sender or recipient." a sig quote I first encountered in an email from my spouse. ...

Nov 25 2007

reCAPTCHA--hope it helps protect me from icky spam bots

I installed reCAPTCHA, which I hope will mean less spam comments. With this hope in mind, I've re-enabled comments from anonymous users. Hope this works!

Nov 22 2007

A Vegan Thanksgiving Brought to You by May Wah

Our Thanksgiving for nine (who knew so many people would say yes with only a few days' notice?!?) will feature smoked turkey, roast duck, and a mini-chicken from May Wah Healthy Vegetarian Food Inc. on Hester Street, but will not boast any Codfish Balls. ...

Nov 15 2007

Print Fetish -- the Blog!

This is another link from my friend Susan--Print Fetish blog. Yum! ...