Photo of my collection of bookmarks promoting libraries and reading.
Discovering that I can check out ebooks from my libraries is both one of the best and most dangerous things that has ever happened to me
It’s like I always say: reading is writing. Good on Catton.
The grant has yet to be given a name, “in case a nice philanthropist hears about this and would like to lend their name and support to the project”, but Catton said that the word which keeps coming to her as a possibility “is the horoeka, or lancewood, a native tree that begins its life defensively, with sharp rigid leaves and a narrow bearing, and at a certain point transforms into a shape that is confident, open and entirely new – so different, in fact, that the young and old versions of the tree look absolutely unalike. That is what I believe that reading can do.”
She still finds time to read after a day of filming ♥
Whether you’re gearing up for your trip or looking for some airplane reading (or watching) and ARC alternatives, there are far more location-themed titles to choose from than the iconic Leaving Las Vegas or Ocean’s Eleven (either version).
Viva Las Vegas books!
Read what you want.
As librarians, we will never judge you. We would never judge you. We sideeye those who do.
I don’t give a shit what you read! Erotica? I’ll get it for you. Obscure manga? OCLC to the rescue. That one book with the blue cover and the thingy? I will go down a black research hole for you and then I will put a hold on it.
LIBRARIANS HAVE NO SHAME. WE DON’T CARE.
Almost a century after World War I’s first battles were fought, its lessons about the high costs of modern warfare still resonate with today’s readers. The coming months will see the publication of a diverse group of new novels about “the Great War” and its legacy.
For your Memorial Day reading.
Let pundits blame technology for distracting us from great books. Ordinary readers are rediscovering the classics.
I have Blindness, Twelve Years a Slave, In the Time of the Butterflies, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall on my Nook app on my Samsung Galaxy III. What classics are you reading on your smartphone?
As the row over the Government’s ban on prisoners receiving books and other parcels continues, inmates in Italy are being rewarded with cut sentences for reading.
Calabria’s culture representative, Mario Caligiuri, hopes it will increase reading as well as free up space in the area’s prisons.
He said: “Reading is an extraordinary antidote to unhappiness and promotes awareness and social and personal redemption.”
Voracious Reader. Sculpture by Kathy Ross
A call to action from author James Patterson.
Something more important is going on here—something we have more control over: Our country is not prioritizing the importance of books and reading.
Books are losing a presence in our children’s lives.
We can fix this.
If someone tells you that she is on her break and just wants to read, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST LET HER READ.— Rita Meade (@ScrewyDecimal) August 30, 2013
— Amen, Sister!
Jack Kerouac’s reading list, 1940 - age 18…
How many 18 year olds are this ambitious in their reading? Puts my own teenage efforts to shame!
This past week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers went to BookExpo America (BEA), and we are still feeling its throes. Guy and myself are going without books for a time, and Bette-Lee got her hands on a new title that will make her fellow romance fans jealous.