lecieltumultueux

NYT: What books are you embarrassed not to have read yet?


TEJU COLE: I have not read most of the big 19th — century novels that people consider “essential,” nor most of the 20th-century ones for that matter. But this does not embarrass me. There are many films to see, many friends to visit, many walks to take, many playlists to assemble and many favorite books to reread. Life’s too short for anxious score-keeping. Also, my grandmother is illiterate, and she’s one of the best people I know. Reading is a deep personal consolation for me, but other things console, too.
Teju Cole, “Teju Cole: By The Book” A New York Times Q&A, March 6, 2014  (x)
classiclibrarian

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.

I bought the gray tote…I’m assuaging my guilt/bank account with the knowledge that someone’s getting a book out of it and a library is benefiting. 

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latefees:

ilikeyourstuffs:

ihavealotoffeelings:

coolchicksfromhistory:

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.

Signal boost

Oh look it’s payday.

OH WOW

Ooooh those shirts.

lecieltumultueux

lecieltumultueux:

This is a variation of a great discussion we had a last summer about your reading habits. A lot of us talked about how we how we read (e-book? print? audiobook? bookmarks? multiple books at once?) but now I’m wondering when/where you do your reading. I know it can be hard to find time to read…

I tend to read anywhere it’s convenient, but right now I’m fantasizing about reading on the beach because I just REALLY NEED some summer *eye twitch*

thelifeguardlibrarian

Anonymous asked:

How do you choose your tattoos? (How do you make certain you'll still be happy with them in forty years?)

thelifeguardlibrarian answered:

In forty years (or so), if I find myself blessed with good health, I look forward to revisiting some dearly missed college habits and I’ll probably be happier with what will hopefully be my whithered, wrinkled,  and much-tattooed BINGO flappers than I am today.

Anyways, I only have one so far.

Bingo flappers.