Library Loot: Week of March 9

March 12, 2015 at 7:15 am 2 comments

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I got a big haul in this week, although much of it is for professional development. Since I’ve re-started reading Middlemarch, I’m not so hard up for something to read recreationally, although I am over-the-top excited to start V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic (it had me at “parallel historic Londons”).

Also on the exciting scale is Marc-Antoine Mathieu’s The Museum Vault, a pretty excellent-looking graphic novel about working at a museum (in this case, the Louvre). I have no idea what the plot will be, but the book itself looks very mysterious and a little Alan Mooreish.

Check out the rest of my loot below and share yours in the comments!

FOR FUN:
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
“Step into a universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and multiple Londons.” Don’t mind if I do.

FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Registration Methods for the Small Museum by Daniel Reibel
General buiding-my-skills reading! I’ve never had formal “museum studies” training, so reading up on the basics seemed like a good place to start.

Museum Registration Methods by Dorothy Dudley, Irma Bezold Wilkinson, “and Others”
This is apparently the museum registrarial bible. And it has a very dramatic portrait of Charles Peale on the cover to further emphasize just how serious an enterprise Museum Registration is.

FOR BOTH:
The Museum Vaults by Marc-Antoine Mathieu
Behind-the-scenes museum graphic novel? Yes please.

Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration by Denyse Schmidt
Denise was the featured speaker at a wonderful NYPL Crafternoon a couple of years ago and, since I’ve been asked to teach a little course on quilting here on Nantucket, I thought I’d brush up on my stitches!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Linda  |  March 12, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I keep hearing great things about A Darker Shade of Magic. Enjoy!

    Reply
    • 2. Corey  |  March 16, 2015 at 11:44 am

      It is SO GOOD. Highly recommended!

      Reply

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