Friday, September 24, 2010

Nerding out to Nancy Pearl

This morning as the wind was whipping outside and the rain was coming down, I listened to Nancy Pearl on Midmorning on NPR. If you have not heard of her, please check her out. She is the author (and librarian) of the Book Lust books. Total, complete nerd, book loving fun.

Below is her bio from the NPR website and above is her new book. 
Check her out at her website.

Nancy Pearl

Commentator, Morning Edition

Nancy Pearl
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Nancy Pearl is a regular commentator about books on NPR's Morning Edition and NPR affiliate stations KUOW in Seattle and KWGS in Tulsa.

The New York Times calls her “the talk of librarian circles.” Readers can’t get enough of her recommendations while bookstores and libraries offer standing room only whenever she visits. Since the release of the best-selling Book Lust in 2003 and the Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, Nancy Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next.

Having worked as a librarian and bookseller in Detroit, Tulsa, and Seattle, Pearl's knowledge of and love for books is unmatched. In 1998, she developed the program "If All of Seattle Read the Same Book," which spread across the country. The former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book, Pearl celebrates the written word by speaking at bookstores and libraries across the country and on her monthly television program Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel.

In 2004, Pearl became the 50th winner of the Women’s National Book Association Award for her extraordinary contribution to the world of books. In the moments when Pearl finds herself without a book, she is an avid bicyclist and happy grandmother of two. She lives in Seattle with her husband Joe.

Happy Reading and as always thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child

5 comments:

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

what a great program to start --love the book title

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Thanks for the tip doll :)

GMR said...

Now that sounds like a rather interesting book and perfect for a friend of mine that travels a lot! ...and the radio show, would be curious to hear! Thanks for the info!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I love the Book Lust books and have one that was given to me as a gift last year.

readerbuzz said...

I am dying, I am itching, I am crazy to read this book! Lucky you!

Love Nancy Pearl. My idol.