[Book Display] Book Display

November is NaNoWriMo, which makes for as good of a theme inspiration as any.  Books concerning authors, writing, librarians, libraries, and books.  And I realize that I very well could also include Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on this list, but considering the past three displays featured a Harry Potter title, I'm leaving it off here.

I also then failed to post this for months, for reasons involving failing to transfer the photograph to a computer whenever I thought of it, and then finally deciding the display was not nearly exciting enough visually to deserve a photo.  When I get to posting the also lamentably late Dec display there will likely be a photo because it's a prettier than normal, and the Feb display will get one as well.  Beyond that, we'll see.

I did make use of this comic though:

Assorted books, across genres, styles, and audiences:
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library / Chris Grabenstein
  • The Book of Speculation / Erika Swyler 
  • The Library at Mount Char / Scott Hawkins
  • Mr.Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore / Robin Sloan
  • Library Mouse / Daniel Kirk
  • On writing : a memoir of the craft / Stephen King
  • Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life / Anne Lamott
  • Handling the truth : on the writing of memoir / Beth Kephart
  • Blood on the forehead : what I know about writing / M. E. Kerr
  • Writing and enjoying haiku : a hands-on guide / Jane Reichhold
  • Careers for writers & others who have a way with words / Robert W. Bly
  • Basket Case / Carl Hiassen
  • Inventing Mark Twain : the lives of Samuel Langhorne Clemins / Andrey Jay Hoffman
  • How to write your life story : the complete guide to creating your personal memoir / Karen Ulrich
  • A slip of the keyboard : collected nonfiction / Terry Pratchett
  • Follies of God : Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog / James Grissom
  • Naked Heat (Nikki Heat) / Richard Castle
  • Little Red Writing / Joan Holub & Melissa Sweet
  • A beginning, a muddle, and the end : the right way to write writing / Avi
  • Writing romances : a handbook by the Romance Writers of America / Rita Gallagher & Rita Clay Estrada
  • D.W.'s library card / Marc Tolon Brown
  • Rocket writes a story / Tad Hills
  • The geometry of love / Jessica Levine
  • I, Librarian (Rex Libris) / James Turner
  • Abhorsen (Old Kingdom/Abhorsen) / Garth Nix
  • Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman) / Neil Gaiman
  • First among sequels (Thursday Next) / Jasper Fforde
  • The woman who died a lot (Thursday Next) / Jasper Fforde
  • Inkheart (Inkheart) / Cornelia Caroline Funke
  • Mr. Putter & Tabby write the book / Cynthia Rylant
  • Start your own freelance writing business and more : copywriter, proofreader, copy editor, journalist / George Sheldon 
  • Picture writing : a new approach to writing for kids and teens / Anastasia Suen
  • Bliss : writing to find your true self / Katherine M. Ramsland
  • A guide for the writing of local history / John Cumming
  • Worlds of wonder : how to write science fiction and fantasy / David Gerrold
  • Escaping into the open : the art of writing true / Elizabeth Berg
  • The Wishing Spell (The land of stories) / Chris Colfer
  • Julie & Julia : 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen / Julie Powell
  • Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel / Judith Morgan & Neil Morgan
  • The storied life of A. J. Fikry / Gabrielle Zevin
  • A widow for one year / John Irving
  • The last hero / Terry Pratchett
  • Off the page / Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
  • Angelheaded hipster : a life of Jack Kerouac / Steve Turner
  • The book thief / Markus Zusak
  • Fahrenheit 451 / Ray Bradbury
  • Wonderbook : the illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction / Jeff VanderMeer & Jeremy Zerfoss
  • Killer librarian / Mary Lou Kirwin
  • The bookstore / Deborah Meyler
  • My bookstore : writers celebrate their favorite places to browse, read, and shop / Ronald Rice (ed) & Leif Parsons (ill)
  • Shelf life : romance, mystery, drama, and other page-turning adventures from a year in a bookstore / Suzanne Strempek Shea
  • An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England / Brock Clarke
  • Fangirl / Rainbow Rowell
  • The word exchange / Alena Graedon
  • The public library : a photographic essay by Robert Dawson / Robert Dawson
  • 1001 books you must read before you die / Peter Boxall (ed)
  • The rover (The rover) / Mel Odom
  • When memory speaks : reflections on autobiography / Jill Ker Conway
  • The night bookmobile / Audrey Niffenegger
  • Smoke Screen (A Dido Hoare mystery) / Marianne Macdonald
  • Booked to die (Cliff Janeway) / John Dunning
  • The angel's game / Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • A window opens / Elisabeth Egan
A few movies made it on to the display (sadly, we don't have Buffy in our collection):
  • The Mummy
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Princess Bride
Some additional books that would have also worked:
  • Libriomancer (series) / Jim C. Hines
  • Un Lun Dun / China Mieville
  • Snowcrash / Neil Stephenson
  • The Library Dragon / Carmen Agra Deedy & Michael P. White
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter) / J. K. Rowling
  • Nursery Crime (series) / Jasper Fforde


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