So, what do you think?

29 04 2009

Have you ever read a book, listened to music, or watched a movie and thought to yourself: “Self, that was really awesome!” or “That was the worst piece of crap I have ever read/listened to/watched.”

Well, now you can share your thoughts on Library books, music and movies with other people. Yeah, that’s right. Our spiffy new Library Catalog allows you to leave reviews that everyone can see. Here’s an example:

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In the catalog, if you click on where it says “10 reviews,” you’ll be able to read what people have already said, plus you’ll be able to write something yourself. Cool, huh?

You will need to register the first time – but it only takes an email and password.

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Beowulf, adaptation by Gareth Hinds

6 11 2007

BeowulfOkay, so you’ve been assigned to read Beowulf for English class. Or maybe you’ve seen the previews for the movie and think, hmmmmm….. that looks pretty good. Oh my gosh! It’s based on a poem! I might want to actually read that.

Well, Gareth Hinds has taken the epic poem Beowulf and put it into graphic novel format (for those of us who like to look at pictures).  Having never actually read the original work, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But I have to say, the artwork is pretty amazing.  The reader is immediately swept into Viking lore and legend and the fighting scenes definitely leave you sitting (or reading) on the edge of your seat.

If you have been afraid to tackle Beowulf before, I would not hesitate to read it in this format. The story is easy to follow and accompanied by powerful illustrations. Hooray for comics! Um… I mean, graphic novels!