oddgentlemen:

Current status: weekend.
Reblog if you’re as excited about the weekend as Herkimer Budd is.

oddgentlemen:

Current status: weekend.

Reblog if you’re as excited about the weekend as Herkimer Budd is.

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poplibrary:

The Onett Public Library features in the Earthbound video game. Ness, the main character, can find the town map and the Overcoming Shyness book in the library. Characters in the library provide info about various game mechanics.

If you return the Shyness book to the librarian, she will give you a kiss!

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newberryprinting:

Beautiful type ornaments from A Showing of Cleland Ornaments & Borders from the American Type Founders Company. T.M. Cleland began working with the company in 1917 and designed all of their ornaments and borders, resulting in the popularization of French Renaissance graphics in the first half of the 20th century.

Newberry call number: Wing folio Z250.3 .A64 1920

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Meet the Readers’ Advisors: Rachel

What do you look for in a good book?The most important things I look for in a good book are good character development and descriptive writing. For me, if I can’t envision the character and the world they live in, I really struggle with connecting to their story. When done well, finishing a book can be a bittersweet experience and I often find myself thinking of characters long after I have returned the book. Usually, I am drawn towards historical fiction, mysteries and literary fiction, especially books that are a little quirky or have magical elements to them. Although I am very loyal to my favorite genres and authors, I try to read new writers and books that are outside of my comfort zone as much as I can. I still have a lot of trouble enjoying classic literature, but I will keep trying! ​
What are you reading right now?I am reading a pre-publication copy of Landline by Rainbow Rowell and listening to the audiobook version ofThe Enchanted by Rene Denfeld. Enjoying both!​
If you could have dinner with one author, living or dead, who would it be?David Sedaris, hands down. I think we would have very amusing and wonderfully strange conversations. In my fantasy world, he would go on to write a story about our memorable dinner and it would be on an episode ofWBEZ’s This American Life. 
What are your hobbies and interests other than reading?I enjoy spending time outside whenever I can, going to the movies and traveling. ​
See more of Rachel’s favorite books on Pinterest.

Meet the Readers’ Advisors: Rachel

What do you look for in a good book?
The most important things I look for in a good book are good character development and descriptive writing. For me, if I can’t envision the character and the world they live in, I really struggle with connecting to their story. When done well, finishing a book can be a bittersweet experience and I often find myself thinking of characters long after I have returned the book. Usually, I am drawn towards historical fiction, mysteries and literary fiction, especially books that are a little quirky or have magical elements to them. Although I am very loyal to my favorite genres and authors, I try to read new writers and books that are outside of my comfort zone as much as I can. I still have a lot of trouble enjoying classic literature, but I will keep trying! ​

What are you reading right now?
I am reading a pre-publication copy of Landline by Rainbow Rowell and listening to the audiobook version ofThe Enchanted by Rene Denfeld. Enjoying both!​

If you could have dinner with one author, living or dead, who would it be?
David Sedaris, hands down. I think we would have very amusing and wonderfully strange conversations. In my fantasy world, he would go on to write a story about our memorable dinner and it would be on an episode ofWBEZ’s This American Life

What are your hobbies and interests other than reading?
I enjoy spending time outside whenever I can, going to the movies and traveling. ​

See more of Rachel’s favorite books on Pinterest.

ala-con:

Famous Literary Folk Depicted in Fiction

reblogged from americanlibraryassoc

The comics over on Sam Alden’s tumblr are definitely worth checking out. He also has a book coming out.

reblogged from whatmountains
Meet our Readers’ Advisors:Katy

What do you look for in a good book?I enjoy books that challenge the reader, with a variety of complex characters and no easy answers. If you can surprise me, if you can turn a trope on its head and show me something new, I’ll be happy! I tend to be drawn to fantasy fiction with an emphasis on culture-creation, psychological horror, and magical realism; and I enjoy well-crafted short stories as much as complex door-stopper novels. Dysfunctional families and the other tropes of contemporary literary fiction tend to hold little appeal for me, but give me an unusual perspective or a unique character viewpoint and I’ll at least be willing to give it a try! A lyrical or lush writing style will draw me in immediately. Some of my favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Bear, Margaret Atwood, Charles De Lint, Ursula Le Guin, Louise Penny, JRR Tolkien, and Joe Hill.
What are you reading right now?I’ve just started re-reading the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I don’t watch theGame of Thrones TV series, but the books are amazing!​
If you could have dinner with one author, living or dead, who would it be?I’d dig into a slice of pie in an all-night diner somewhere out west with Jack Kerouac, drink wine in a small Parisian café with young Ernest Hemingway, or share a big plate of good fresh sushi with Neil Gaiman.​
What are your hobbies and interests other than reading?Photography, embroidery, physical anthropology.​
See more of Katy’s favorite books on Pinterest.
Meet our Readers’ Advisors:

Katy

What do you look for in a good book?
I enjoy books that challenge the reader, with a variety of complex characters and no easy answers. If you can surprise me, if you can turn a trope on its head and show me something new, I’ll be happy! I tend to be drawn to fantasy fiction with an emphasis on culture-creation, psychological horror, and magical realism; and I enjoy well-crafted short stories as much as complex door-stopper novels. Dysfunctional families and the other tropes of contemporary literary fiction tend to hold little appeal for me, but give me an unusual perspective or a unique character viewpoint and I’ll at least be willing to give it a try! A lyrical or lush writing style will draw me in immediately. Some of my favorite authors include Neil GaimanElizabeth BearMargaret AtwoodCharles De LintUrsula Le GuinLouise PennyJRR Tolkien, and Joe Hill.

What are you reading right now?
I’ve just started re-reading the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. I don’t watch theGame of Thrones TV series, but the books are amazing!​

If you could have dinner with one author, living or dead, who would it be?
I’d dig into a slice of pie in an all-night diner somewhere out west with Jack Kerouac, drink wine in a small Parisian café with young Ernest Hemingway, or share a big plate of good fresh sushi with Neil Gaiman.​

What are your hobbies and interests other than reading?
Photography, embroidery, physical anthropology.​

See more of Katy’s favorite books on Pinterest.

altcomics:

Sarah Schneider

altcomics:

Sarah Schneider

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blog-illuminatigirlgang:

from Activity Book by Kelly Schirmann

Cool poetry ebook by west coast poet/artist/musician Kelly Schirmann.

blog-illuminatigirlgang:

from Activity Book by Kelly Schirmann

Cool poetry ebook by west coast poet/artist/musician Kelly Schirmann.

reblogged from kdecember

Announcing the 2013 Believer Book and Poetry Award Winners »

believermag:

The Believer is proud to announce the recipients of our 2013 Book and Poetry awards! So proud, in fact, that we’ve decided to share the winners here on the Believer Logger ahead of our May issue’s official release.

THE 2013 BELIEVER BOOK AWARD

For the past ten years, the editors of the

Whether or not you read poetry, Bough Down is fantastic. Just saying.

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