August 30, 2019
"Erotic poetry" and "Middle Ages" aren't often used in the same sentence. Read further to learn about a clever text that's really a wry commentary on how a person cannot be separated from his or her sex.
August 29, 2019
You have to go to Sweden.
August 28, 2019
August 27, 2019
would you spend most of your time keeping an eye out for
Nearly Headless Nick?
August 26, 2019
NPR recognizes that no one survives on news alone. Sometimes we all need a break. Levity. HUMOR! And those good folks have compiled a list of books to make us smile, quietly giggle, or howl until tears of mirth stream down our face.
If your favorite funny book isn't here, help a Friend out and let us know.
We all could use a little laugh now and then.
August 24, 2019
Unlike Fight Club, where the first rule is not to talk about Fight Club, the first rule of Silent Book Club is, well, not to talk. "Members meet up at a bar, a library, a bookstore or any venue that will host them. Once the bell rings, silent reading time commences. After an hour, the bell rings again." Learn more about this lovely phenomenon from this NPR article.
Want to start one? Here's a little primer.
August 23, 2019
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August 20, 2019
Ireland has had a long history of literary genius. Now they have a museum to commemorate it all. Next month the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) opens its doors to the public.
P.S. Bradley has direct flights to Dublin, Friends. Shall we?
Posted by Lucy at 12:03 PM
August 19, 2019
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August 6, 2019
Remember The Golden Girls?
Of COURSE you do! They were an important part of a well-rounded 1980's life worth living. Well, the good folks at the NYPL have compiled a list for your reading pleasure based on what The Golden Girls would've read, if they'd shared their book recommendations with the rest of us. The way good Friends do.
Happy reading, Friends!
Posted by Lucy at 11:01 AM
August 5, 2019
Perhaps you, too, are a Numbers Nerd?
You geek out on your steps taken each night before you snuggle into bed?
You count all the states you've visited during those boring staff meetings?
You pay close attention to your car mileage using a smartphone app?
Surely this can't just be us, Friends.
Here are some WICKED COOL numbers for you to chew on: