WHEN YOU FIND THE PERFECT JOURNAL AND DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO IT

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

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My mom says I’m destined to be the sort of [wo]man who uses big words but pronounces them incorrectly.

Karen RussellSt. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (via knerdy)

Because I read the word in a book and never heard someone say it aloud!

(via politicsprose)


dailydot:

I accidentally started a Wikipedia hoax

How did a joke we made up about Amelia Bedelia while we were stoned get repeated all over the Internet for more than five years, by blogs and reporters and elementary school students and even the author of Amelia Bedelia himself?

Five years ago, a couple of high college kids messed with a children’s book page.Last week, they realized they’d never been caught.

Teachable moment.

dailydot:

I accidentally started a Wikipedia hoax

How did a joke we made up about Amelia Bedelia while we were stoned get repeated all over the Internet for more than five years, by blogs and reporters and elementary school students and even the author of Amelia Bedelia himself?

Five years ago, a couple of high college kids messed with a children’s book page.

Last week, they realized they’d never been caught.

Teachable moment.

(via shayera-librarian)


fro-do:

Source

"The Lord of The Rings" Cover Porn.

I handed out four of these (and some not included) as wedding favors almost 11 months ago.

(via politicsprose)


lohrien:

Illustrations by Julie Dillon dA l tumblr

I want to read about this world.

(via shayera-librarian)


loriendesse:

middle-earth meme: [1/3 speeches] Sam’s speech

Favorite moment from the films.

(via sslibrarianship)


fer1972:

Twisted Rainbow Bookstore for Kids in São Paulo designed by Arthur Casas

I am going to submit these photos to my administration when we begin figuring out the floor plan of the library renovation. That floor shelf is giving me life and has some great applications in space-strapped NYC.

(via blua)



Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses (NY). It’s an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at the NYU

Yes please!

Bus Roots is a living garden planted on the roofs of city buses (NY). It’s an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio’s graduate thesis at the NYU

Yes please!

(via bookoisseur)


diebrarian:

awww i missed it! do you wanta postcard from nasa? send me YOUR address!!!

LET’S EXCHANGE POSTCARDS.

I wanna do this with everybody now. I have a pack of Forever stamps. Let’s do this. EVERYBODY GETS A POSTCARD.

Haha, it’s postcrossing but with librarians? I am so in. But you’ll be making me miss DC even worse.

Followers, if you’re game I’ll message you with an address.


theseluckystars:

“My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”
What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

theseluckystars:

My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don’t really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it. I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of ‘experiences.’”

What It Means to Be Addicted to Reading: Summer is a wonderful time for the bibliophile.

(via malapropsbookstore)




teachingliteracy:

fastcompany:
Call Me Ishmael Is An Intimate, Multimedia Love Letter To Books
Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived, the project asks.
It was a long flight, and one woman had brought Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese to occupy herself. When she got to the book’s saddest passage, she started sobbing. “I mean complete, shameless, snot flowing down my face sobbing,” she says. That’s when another woman sitting across the aisle from her handed her a tissue she had been holding in anticipation of this moment. “I read that book a few weeks ago, and I knew you were getting close,” she said.
This is one of many anonymous stories about books that has been told to Ishmael, of the site Call Me Ishmael, since it launched in June. The premise is simple: Anyone can call the site’s phone number and answer the prompt, “Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived.”
Ishmael, who is voiced by TED-Ed director Logan Smalley, turns one of those voicemails each week into a video by sticking his iPhone to his typewriter with silly putty and running a transcription of the message through the roller to the speed of the audio. From a single prompt, the site has unleashed a wide range of stories.
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I will do this. And maybe turn it into a project for my students. But probably just within the school unless I want to open the gates by asking parental permission to share.

teachingliteracy:

fastcompany:

Call Me Ishmael Is An Intimate, Multimedia Love Letter To Books

Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived, the project asks.

It was a long flight, and one woman had brought Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese to occupy herself. When she got to the book’s saddest passage, she started sobbing. “I mean complete, shameless, snot flowing down my face sobbing,” she says. That’s when another woman sitting across the aisle from her handed her a tissue she had been holding in anticipation of this moment. “I read that book a few weeks ago, and I knew you were getting close,” she said.

This is one of many anonymous stories about books that has been told to Ishmael, of the site Call Me Ishmael, since it launched in June. The premise is simple: Anyone can call the site’s phone number and answer the prompt, “Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived.”

Ishmael, who is voiced by TED-Ed director Logan Smalley, turns one of those voicemails each week into a video by sticking his iPhone to his typewriter with silly putty and running a transcription of the message through the roller to the speed of the audio. From a single prompt, the site has unleashed a wide range of stories.

Read More>

I will do this. And maybe turn it into a project for my students. But probably just within the school unless I want to open the gates by asking parental permission to share.


weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If you liked The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, try The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda because both books feature a boy who is plunged into a world of mythological gods and monsters and discovers that the power to save the world lies within himself.

Saving as a note for myself since I can never have enough RA suggestions for a followup to Percy Jackson.

weneeddiversebooks:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks summer reading series! If you liked The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, try The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda because both books feature a boy who is plunged into a world of mythological gods and monsters and discovers that the power to save the world lies within himself.

Saving as a note for myself since I can never have enough RA suggestions for a followup to Percy Jackson.

(via richincolor)