Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Idea for book promotion: "Quotes/ excerpts from books"

Thought this was really funny:
When I die, I want to die like my grandfather--who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car." -Author Unknown
First thought was, "Was this from a book? I'd like to read it." Then it struck me - instead of writing reviews all the time, why not extract interesting quotes or excerpts from a book, indicating the page numbers, and Call No.? It might prompt readers to go look for it.

Well, it's sort of like what I'm trying to do with RawNotes. Maybe that's why I started my other blog...

BTW, the above quote was from someone else's email footer... say, that reminds me, why not use the similar concept for all NLB staff's email footer?


  1. Anonymous5:29 pm

    "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint"

  2. Anonymous5:31 pm

    Sorry I have forgotten to roll the credit. It was from Mark Twain.

  3. Here's a favourite of mine (which I doubt the library would want to publish it):

    "No intelligent person should get into a farting contest with an asshole"

    by Jeffery D. Kooistra. From article titled "Odds and ends #3", p.104, published in Analog: Science Fiction & Fact. Jan - Feb 2004


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