I've been drinking green tea to get better faster,...
#6: Love Walked In, Marisa de los Santos
Ah, my first re-read of 2011. This one has become a sick day go-to for me, for the days when I need light, quick fiction and I need it bad. After goggling it occasionally on dates to Borders over several years (what? what did your courtship look like?), I finally found a cheap copy of Love Walked In at the Bibb County Friends of the Library book sale one year (an event I continue to miss now that...
Is that a book you got there?
fridayreads: Well you KNOW we want to hear about it! Reblog this post with a line about what you’re reading this week, and you’ll be automatically entered to win wonderful books and prizes. This week’s giveaways include 20 book cover t-shirts from Out of Print clothing! Read: How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff Reading: Letters of C.S. Lewis and The New Monasticism by Jonathan Wilson-Hargrave
#5: How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff
So, I’m almost to spring break and I’ve started a lot but finished nothing since that worthy housekeeping manual nearly a month ago. This was a busy week in a busy semester, and I’ve been feeling restless and disgruntled the way I can when I’m not excited about anything I’m reading — particularly distressing if you are too busy to read because you’re working to...
Me: I got my first promo in the mail addressed to me. It's corny, but I am kind of excited.
Mike: Just wait for the excitement of throwing away your first promo.
Co-worker: I'm about to go get something to eat. But I'll be back, inshallah. You know what I mean?
Me: Sure. God willing and the creek don't rise.
tug-a-lu asked: Shouldn't I be able to go to the recipe when I click on the highlighted word "recipe?" I'd like to check it out.
Scholastic: 25 Best Websites for Teachers →
librarianpirate: positivelypersistentteach: Worth a look. Some of these I have been using for a while, but others I did not know about. I’m really loving scholastic today! Good for librarians too! For Colleen and all my other teacher friends.
Tanzania at 15 m.p.h. →
“THE sun is sinking, the air is cooling and our legs are pumping up and down, powering us toward a horizon unbroken by a cellphone tower, a house or even a fence. I’m looking over the bicycle’s handlebars at the veld unfurling in front of me - the baobab trees in bloom, the hawks circling, a miniskyline of anthills rising in the distance, thinking that 15 miles per hour is about...
me: my boss just brought me swedish fish
Beca: those are not even good
me: everything's good at the reception desk. it has magical properties
Beca: i remember sitting with will once and he'd just polished off an entire box of swedish fish and said, in that monotnous voice of his, fuck, i don't even like these fucking fish
yet he ate the whole box
Beca: see? why can't i make and market a product like that?
Beca: something completely lacking in sustenance, flavor or originality
an open letter to madeleine l'engle →
Are you a deity? Am I to be your prophet? How would that work exactly? Bahahaha!
Looking out the window of the W.E.B. DuBois...
So we know you can cook a steak with a cast iron skillet, great. You know what...– Here’s Why You Need A Cast Iron Skillet | The Awl (via jenny-jenny-bo-benny) Relevant to my plans for the night.
Unbelievably cool Citizen Archive Project combining technology donations, training, and the capturing of distinctive culture and language in Eastern Africa. I want to bring this back to our Bakonjo friends stat.
The God who is three persons in community creates humanity in the image of...– Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, New Monasticism: What It Has to Say to Today’s Church (enjoying this mightily)
Circulation librarian: That's a pretty ring you've got there. That an engagement ring?
Me: Oh, yeah. ...And a wedding ring, too.
Circ librarian: Girl, you look 18! ... Of course, 18 year olds can get married, too.
Me [with great dignity]: I am 25.
(That's right. I'm tough, even if I am occasionally mistaken for a Mary Engelbreit illustration.)
What Are You Reading?
librarianpirate: half-pint: fridayreads: Yep, it’s that time again. Reblog this post and add a line about what you’re reading this week. You’ll be joining more than 5,000 readers who share their selections every week, AND you’ll be entered to win great prizes. Starting a new book tonight. I just picked up the following from the library so it will probably be one of these: Loving Frank by...
In a separate but similar note - am I the ONLY...
librarianpirate: thetemerity: librarianpirate: The end of the last book just ruins it all for me. It’s like adventure! Fantasy! Woo! Then - CHURCH IS EVIL CHURCH IS EVIL CHURCH IS EVIL. It just gets so preachy and I want to throw it across the room. I can see what you’re saying, but I still love it. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. I guess it comes off as somewhat preachy? All y’all HDM...
…to read a book marked by you in your absence is almost the nearest thing...– C.S. Lewis, to his brother, 1939 [Letters of C.S. Lewis, ed. W.H. Lewis]
Of course everyone would like to hang out the laundry. But many people don’t do...– Shannon Hayes, “Live Dangerously: 10 Easy Steps” (I really liked her Radical Homemakers last year.)
[T]his new perspective on happiness as a given right, tends to imagine happiness...– Darrin M. McMahon, “A History of Happiness”
The library is safe thanks to Egypt’s youth, whether they be the staff of the...– Ismail Serageldin, Librarian of Alexandria, from the Bibliotheca Alexandrina website, via bookshelves of doom.