Recently, at the reference desk, I was asked about the new movie, “Dallas Buyers Club”. The patron wanted to know about the book that this movie was based on. The story is based on true events, but there never was a book written about the "Dallas Buyers Club". However, after doing a little research, I learned that Don Woodroof's story was reported in the Dallas Morning News in 1992, and they recently reprinted it.
Today as we observe the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Government Printing Office (GPO), for the first time ever, is making the complete official Warren Commission report available digitally. The commission was tasked by President Lyndon B. Johnson, and chaired by then Chief Justice Earl Warren, to investigate the events surrounding the Kennedy assassination.
Also on FDSys today, you can hear the taped audio recordings of the crew of Air Force One while in flight from Dallas, TX to Washington, DC.
The hit movie, and Oscar contender, 12 Years a Slave is based on the book by Solomon Northup, first published in 1853. This means that that it is available FOR FREE, because it is in the public domain. Whatever you do, you shouldn't buy an ebook copy of Twelve Years a Slave. You can even get an audiobook version for free too!
Kat Ward of New York Magazine and Vulture.com has created a wonderful flowchart for deciding which YA Novel you should read. If you're new to YA Fiction (and let's face it, between The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, it's not just for teens anymore), then this is a really good place to start.
You can find the flowchart here
Learn all about zombies in 3 minutes with this short video clip:
Tomorrow night, Thursday, October 17th, at 9 pm Central Time, Mythbusters is airing a zombies special! There are several clips from the show on the Discovery Channel website. Here is a preview of the episode.