Do you ever step back and think, “wow, all of that has happened this year, and it is only April?!”

I am basically just constantly in awe of how anyone could ever write an autobiography that isn’t the length of an Encyclopedia set. 

What is so typical of me is that I am so incredibly excited to move into a new apartment with my favorite human, and one of the things I am most excited about is spending weekends on the couch. Reading, or talking, or binge-watching Netflix. And I’m just so happy to be able to have bookshelves in a room other than my bedroom again, adorned with ourbooks and keepsakes.

thelifeguardlibrarian

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

I love you, Out of Print!

vintageanchorbooks
vintageanchorbooks:

Congratulations to Eli Saslow, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting on Monday. He is also the author of “Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President.”
  In this inspiring and powerful look at the issues facing Americans today, reporter Eli Saslow creates vivid portraits of the lives of ten citizens who corresponded with President Obama. Their letters, and the president’s handwritten responses, tell of the personal struggles behind everything from healthcare to immigration to war. One mother writes to express her fears about the wellbeing of a son currently deployed in Afghanistan. A young girl in Kentucky shares her frustrations while attending one of the country’s worst schools, and the president relies on her story in his push for education reform. What these ten letters reveal about the relationship between a president and the people he governs is deeply affecting, and what ultimately emerges from within the stories is the incredible endurance and optimism of the American people. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/vOkXL

This looks incredible. What a beautiful documentation of American history in such a raw way.

vintageanchorbooks:

Congratulations to Eli Saslow, who won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting on Monday. He is also the author of “Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President.”


In this inspiring and powerful look at the issues facing Americans today, reporter Eli Saslow creates vivid portraits of the lives of ten citizens who corresponded with President Obama. Their letters, and the president’s handwritten responses, tell of the personal struggles behind everything from healthcare to immigration to war. One mother writes to express her fears about the wellbeing of a son currently deployed in Afghanistan. A young girl in Kentucky shares her frustrations while attending one of the country’s worst schools, and the president relies on her story in his push for education reform. What these ten letters reveal about the relationship between a president and the people he governs is deeply affecting, and what ultimately emerges from within the stories is the incredible endurance and optimism of the American people. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/vOkXL

This looks incredible. What a beautiful documentation of American history in such a raw way.

npr
nprbooks:

Today’s top item in Book News: Ginny Weasley, the freckly, flame-haired girl who later marries Harry Potter, grows up to be a sports journalist, according to new writing from J.K. Rowling on the website Pottermore. (Login required.) The stories are Ginny’s dispatches from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup for the magical newspaper The Daily Prophet. “Not a single Quaffle thrown, not a single Snitch caught, but the 427th Quidditch World Cup is already mired in controversy,” she writes. “Magizoologists have congregated in the desert to contain the mayhem and Healers have attended more than 300 crowd members suffering from shock, broken bones and bites.”
Also today, Ian McEwan on having dinner with Salman Rushdie during the fatwa, and James Salter remembers Peter Matthiessen. Read more here.

I’m not really a fan of the on-going epilogue, especially when it comes to Harry Potter. I’m pretty satisfied with the ending. I don’t have a need for Pottermore.
BUT. Of COURSE Ginny would have this amazing of a job. Of COURSE she would be a journalist. 
Can’t be too annoyed here.

nprbooks:

Today’s top item in Book News: Ginny Weasley, the freckly, flame-haired girl who later marries Harry Potter, grows up to be a sports journalist, according to new writing from J.K. Rowling on the website Pottermore. (Login required.) The stories are Ginny’s dispatches from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup for the magical newspaper The Daily Prophet. “Not a single Quaffle thrown, not a single Snitch caught, but the 427th Quidditch World Cup is already mired in controversy,” she writes. “Magizoologists have congregated in the desert to contain the mayhem and Healers have attended more than 300 crowd members suffering from shock, broken bones and bites.”

Also today, Ian McEwan on having dinner with Salman Rushdie during the fatwa, and James Salter remembers Peter Matthiessen. Read more here.

I’m not really a fan of the on-going epilogue, especially when it comes to Harry Potter. I’m pretty satisfied with the ending. I don’t have a need for Pottermore.

BUT. Of COURSE Ginny would have this amazing of a job. Of COURSE she would be a journalist. 

Can’t be too annoyed here.

I had a friend visit this week and we’ve always, always, always had reading in common despite her sweet tooth and my affection for the savory things. We’re so incredibly different but we spent more than one evening of her visit reading aloud from books and talking about what we both really need to read next.

Clearly, half of that was spent laughing over Hyperbole and a Half and I’ve never thought cake could be so funny. 

Anyway, now she’s back in California and I was getting a bit annoyed with some dramatic situations trying to creep into my life. I put my foot down, concentrated on all the positive energy happening in my world right now, and turned back to Brosh’s pages full of ridiculous stories. 

ALL IN ALL…

… BOOKS.

The end.