1. thepenguinpress:

She still finds time to read after a day of filming ♥ 

    thepenguinpress:

    She still finds time to read after a day of filming  

  2. Las Vegas Reads | ALA 2014 Preview →

    Viva Las Vegas books!

  3. Read what you want.

    — 

    As librarians, we will never judge you.  We would never judge you.  We sideeye those who do.

    In response to THAT article, and in solidarity with the sentiments over here (at the New Republic) and over here (with NSFW language, a bit, at Jezebel).

    (via healthscireflib)

    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.

    (via limberlibrarian)

    (Source: brkteenlib)

  4. Battle Scars: World War I in Fiction →

    For your Memorial Day reading.

  5. “War and Peace” on the subway: How your iPhone is saving literature →

    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?

  6. Italian prisoners get cut sentences for reading as UK 'book ban' continues →

    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.”

  7. newyorker:

Cartoon of the night. For more: http://nyr.kr/KOM1UW

Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!

    newyorker:

    Cartoon of the night. For more: http://nyr.kr/KOM1UW

    Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!

  8. Voracious Reader. Sculpture by Kathy Ross

    Voracious Reader. Sculpture by Kathy Ross

    (Source: pinterest.com)

  9. James Patterson: Let’s Save Reading—and School Libraries →

    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.

    (Source: addtoany.com)

  10. — Amen, Sister!

  11. i12bent:

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!

    i12bent:

    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!

  12. Magazines, Essays, and Some Romance | What We’re Reading

    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.

  13. Really, diversity is not about black or white or gay or straight or anything so specific. Diversity is about inclusion. It’s about including everyone in a world that doesn’t just yet. It’s about leading by example, not by lecture. So often, readers don’t need an explanation when it comes to diversity. What they need are characters who are naturally themselves in a story that easily fits them. Seeing those pure examples of diversity, the reader can feel at ease in the real world without having to explain or lecture or look around and question.

    — For Diversity’s Sake: A Guest Post by David James | one [word] at a time (via sdiaz101)

  14. Burlesque, Fairies, and The Rozz-Tox Manifesto | What We’re Reading

    This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers are reading narratives of risqué histories and the earliest movement toward establishing racial equality in local U.S. public schools, media criticism, and discussions of gender. Oh, yes, a few novels are mentioned here and there.

    Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, LJ

    I’m reading Behind the Burly Q: The Story of Burlesque in America by Leslie Zemeckis and Blaze Starr.

    Josh Hadro, Executive Editor, LJ

    I have some ambitious plans to finish China Miéville’s Kraken ASAP, and then start Douglas Rushkoff’s new book, Present Shock.

    Stephanie Klose, Media Editor, LJ

    Jo Walton’s Nebula– and Hugo–winning Among Others has long been one of those books I’ve heard is great but never read.

    Molly McArdle, Assistant Book Review Editor, LJ

    I just started a book I’ll be reviewing for LJ‘s education section First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School School.

    Chelsey Philpot, Associate Book Review Editor, SLJ

    I am very excited to have finally received a library copy of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright. 

    Meredith Schwartz, News Editor, LJ

    I’m reading Gender on Planet Earth by Ann Oakley.

    Henrietta Thornton-Verma, Reviews Editor, LJ

    I took out my well-worn copy of Letters from Motherless Daughters: Words of Courage, Grief, and Healing by Hope Edelman.…Edelman’s Motherless Mothers: How Mother Loss Shapes the Parents We Become has been perfect over the years too.

  15. theparisreview:

In the age-old battle between book and bath, man has tried many things: the reading tray, the conveniently placed towel, the waterproof page. An eight-year-old has gone one better.

For me please.

    theparisreview:

    In the age-old battle between book and bath, man has tried many things: the reading tray, the conveniently placed towel, the waterproof page. An eight-year-old has gone one better.

    For me please.