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Research Library @NHM

22 May

I took a quick picture yesterday of the research library at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where I’m currently volunteering.


My supervisor made a nice little reading room area at the front of the library, but there are still tons of books in boxes like the ones in the back corner of the picture…

My (Physical) Bookshelf

11 Jan

Ever since I saw Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” I have wanted a library like the one Belle gets in the Beast’s castle:

Beauty and the Beast Library

But until I have more money/space/books, I will just have to settle for this:

Right after buying the second of these bookcases, I heard a piece on NPR that lamented the “death of the book” and the redesigned BILLY bookcase.

The latest distress signal being sounded on the chat sites I share with my bookish friends is that IKEA is about to introduce an updated version of its classic BILLY bookcase — some 10 of which totter to overflowing in my own basement. Anticipating “the death of the book,” IKEA has redesigned the good old BILLY with deeper shelves and glass doors, thus transforming it from a bookcase into a tchotchke cabinet.

-Maureen Corrigan, ‘The Swerve’: Ideas That Rooted The Renaissance

This is why they didn’t have the beech anymore, and this is why I have two different colors. (I saw the add-on doors at IKEA when I saw the second one, and they didn’t even close properly. :mad:)

My Dusty Bookshelf

7 Jan

My pile of books to read that I am trying not to add to…

Books donated by my students:
Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson

Borrowed from friends:
坊ちゃん by 夏目漱石

Shadows Over Lyra by Patricia C. Wrede
(includes Shadow Magic, Daughter of Witches, and The Harp of Imach Thyssel)
Caught in Crystal by Patricia C. Wrede
The Raven Ring by Patricia C. Wrede

君と僕。9-10 by 堀田きいち
聖☆おにいさん 4-5 by 中村光
しろくまカフェ 1-4 by ヒガアロハ
荒川アンダーザブリッジ 1-4 by 中村光
魔王 by 伊坂幸太郎
ドリトル先生月へゆく (Dr. Dolittle in the Moon) by Hugh Lofting
吾輩は猫である by 夏目漱石

To re-read:
Dragon Steel by Laurence Yep
Dragon Cauldron by Laurence Yep
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

To borrow from the library:
Can You Get an F in Lunch? by Nancy Krulik
Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst
Gator on the Loose! by Sue Stauffacher
Emily’s Fortune by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Green by Laura Peyton Roberts
Fish by Gregory Mone
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo
Trolls by Peggy Horvath
Younguncle Comes to Town by Vandana Singh
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill
Dork in Disguise by Carol Gorman
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Skull of Truth by Bruce Coville
Feed by M.T. Anderson
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern