Tuesday, September 17, 2013

United We Read Boone County

10 Reasons to Read Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (United We Read Boone County 2013 Book Selection)--If You Haven't Already

You enjoy fast-paced mysteries, unlikely alliances and clever dialog.

You once built a miniature city in your basement out of Legos/gingerbread/origami.

You’re a sucker for an old-fashioned boy-meets-girl romance, especially when a “digital advertising computer algorithm” brings the couple together.

You’re not afraid to laugh out loud in college lecture halls, staff meetings, surgical recovery rooms, Starbucks—wherever you’re reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

You like resourceful characters who can assemble GrumbleGear 3000 recycled cardboard book scanners in the dark.


You lie awake at night thinking about the future of the book.

You agree with the bookseller/blogger (not Penumbra) who loved the book’s language and  juxtaposition of old and new technologies.

You know what serifs, majuscules and punches are. 

Like me, you think Robin Sloan is totally awesome and you want to skype with him at the Library on October 8th from 7 - 8 PM.

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