February 20th, 2020
Happy Thursday! I hope you are tucked into a good book as we close in on the weekend. It’s school vacation week here in the Northeast and I’ve been taking full advantage of the library to keep the girls occupied during our mostly stay-cation. Is there a better human invention/concept than the public library? Ok, there probably is but I really, really like the library and how it continues to evolve in today’s digital society. Susan Orlean’s THE LIBRARY BOOK is a great recent read for bibliophiles that explores not just the LA library fire but also how library are adapting and remaining relevant in our current culture.
Enough rambling, on to this week’s edition of 3-2-1 Thursday. As promised, let me try for the most crime fiction news per word on the web.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- For it’s 125th birthday the NY Public Library selected 125 from the last 125 years that they love. Any guesses on which 7 mysteries and thrillers made the list?
- One more with the library theme this morning, BookRiot has 5 memorable real-life library heists, including the tale of the book bandit and the badass librarian.
- On it’s tenth anniversary, /Film looks back at Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s twisty, gothic, mental health puzzler of a novel SHUTTER ISLAND. I remain a fan of both the book and movie.
A couple of quotes about libraries this week:
- ‘The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.’ —T.S. Eliot
- The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. —Albert Einstein
- One of my favorite libraries is the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. I love buying lunch nearby and eating it, while reading a book of course, at one of the tables in the courtyard. Do you have a favorite library? What is your favorite part?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series