Tuesday, December 20, 2011

5 book-related tweets you may have missed on our tweetstream

List by Tosca

"Using Twitter for literate communication is about as likely as firing up a CB radio and hearing some guy recite ‘The Iliad.’"
- Bruce Sterling, science fiction writer and journalist

What we're #reading: Danielle is reading Jasper Jones, which is said to be 'an Australian To Kill a Mockingbird' http://t.co/LJjnLc2l 7 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

Whenever I'm asked to explain why I find Twitter so appealing, I find that it makes me sound more manic and demented than ever. Possibly because the very busy-ness of it that puts most people off, is where I feel like I'm in my element. The visual cacophany of so much information and opinions and links and ideas (from the inane to the profound, from the absolutely useless to life changing beyond words) passing from person to person and at such a fast and furious rate is exciting. I made that comment to a friend recently, and I thought for sure he would laugh himself off his chair and onto the floor. His response was, 'Tosca, Twitter is the talkback radio of the internet.' I suppose, for some of us, that's a true statement. And just like talkback radio I can change the station (or website), or turn the radio (computer) off altogether and do something offline, instead. Our work tweetstream is not only about everything we're doing in Auckland Libraries because that would be too much like spam. I'm interested in my family, books, friends, movies, work, music, being inspired, literacy, inspiring others...the list is very possibly endless. I suspect that if my interests are quite eclectic, then perhaps yours are, too, which is why I keep it varied. If something we've tweeted strikes a chord, and people can use it in some way, then I consider it a win all around. Kind of like an online version of 'pay it forward.' Our list today is just a very small sample of what we tweet on a daily basis, in this instance: 5 book-related tweets you may have missed on our tweetstream. Should you ever find yourself on Twitter, feel free to follow us. I hope that you enjoy the links.

Honourable mention:

If you're looking for possible graphic novel reads, http://t.co/lBh1F6nc has some suggestions http://t.co/knOOLL4g 2 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

My first time visiting @nybooks website and, so far, am in LIKE! How had I not heard of this? http://t.co/GRfyfDpz 6 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

@nytimes Editors & critics pick their fav books of 2011 http://t.co/MjlcxW8X 9 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

There's a new voice on the Teen blog! Alannah of Howick Library :) http://t.co/4B74reVz 3 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

'The Most Beautiful Books of 2011' by NY Daily News consists of 2 books that are riffs on classics http://t.co/x53y6VHZ 4 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

If you're over Best Of lists, why not try this one instead? The Most Overrated Books of 2011 by NY Daily News http://t.co/PWhojKLg 3 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

Interesting covers. Not sure they'd have been my top 10. What would YOURS be? 'The Top 10 Book Covers of 2011' via @PublishersWkly 5 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

Author Lev Grossman picks his 5 of the best, most interesting, most mutated sci fi and fantasy novels of this year http://t.co/45eZSZDj 3 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

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