Archive for December, 2017

James Franco Explores

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The “Citizen Kane of bad movies” is the inspiration for James Franco’s latest film The Disaster Artist, opening in theaters tomorrow.

Titled The Room (not to be confused with Room, starring Brie Larson), it made only $1,800 in its opening week, but went on to become a cult hit.

Franco’s movie takes its name from a book by one of the actors in the film, Greg Sestero, The Disaster Artist, written with journalist Tom Bissell. It has been released as a movie tie-in.

Franco tells Terry Gross on Fresh Air that his movie could not have been made without the background provided by the book.

Libraries are showing holds on the book, but many more on the film itself. A Blu-Ray version was released in 2013

This faux trailer gives a sense of the movie:


#Libfaves17, Day Two

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Yesterday was the first day of #libfaves17 and it was a hit:

Tweet your favorites today, using hashtag #libfaves17. Please type titles in all caps, to make them stand out. If you didn’t join in yesterday, no worries, you can play catch up by tweeting two titles today.

Below is a roundup of yesterday’s tweets. If it doesn’t load, or if you prefer reading it in story form, link here.

GalleyChat, TODAY, Tues. Dec. 5

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Join us today to learn about the galleys fellow librarians are loving – 4 to 5 p.m. EDT (3:30 for virtual cocktails)

Follow along below, and add your comments in the window at the bottom (it will enter #ewgc for you automatically), or use your favorite Twitter browser, like TweetDeck. Refresh the page to see new tweets.

#LibFaves17, Day One

Monday, December 4th, 2017

It’s a big week for tweeting favorite books. The #libfaves countdown of librarians’ favorite books of the year begins today and runs through Dec. 14. The rules are simple, tweet one favorite a day, using all caps for TITLES and hashtag #libfaves17 (or, use the button below).

Tomorrow, librarians discuss their favorites upcoming books during GalleyChat, 4 to 5 pm, #ewgc.

Libfaves Returns!

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Dozens of best books lists have appeared (see our links at right), including LibraryReads Favorites of Favorites, just released today.

But you can still get your own favorites recognized, via #libfaves17. The rules are simple — tweet your ten favorite titles of the year, one per day, beginning on Monday. We’ll round up all the titles after tweeting wraps on Dec. 14.