Some Bookish Quotations

March 24, 2014

Girl Reading Book on Bench

The Huffington Post recently threw together 19 Quotes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Books All Over Again.

As is the case with too many HuffPost bloposts, this compilation seems rather hastily-put-together rather than thoughtfully researched.

The quotation I liked best from this blogpost:

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Incidentally, Green is one half of the fabulous vlogbrothers, whose backlog of zany – and informative and humane – weekly videoblogs you really should treat yourself to.

Meanwhile, you can find several hundred more bookish quotes here.


Bookish Graphic du Jour

March 17, 2014

No Distractions Graphic

Posted to Facebook by Epic Reads


Dept. of Stunning Library Photos

March 12, 2014

Connemara Public Library, Chennai

Fodor’s has posted photos of what they’re calling the “World’s 20 Most Stunning Libraries,” including the photo above (of a library in Connemara, India) which we’d never seen before.

Link posted to Facebook by libary-lover Brad Meadow Pitts


Books on Wheels

March 9, 2014

ilbibliomotorcarro

This is one of several nifty photos of various mobile libraries or book-selling carts that the excellent Book Patrol blog recently posted.

 


Dept. of Unusual Book Titles

March 8, 2014

Knitting... book cover

Ever come across any of these at your local library or bookstore (if you are lucky enough to have a local bookstore)?

Found at The Meta Picture via Facebook


Bookish Gift Idea du Jour

February 23, 2014

anthro-coasters

These lovely coasters are available from Anthropologie’s website. Unfortunately, they cost $40 a set. Still.

Found at To Be Shelved via Share Your Shelf via Bookslut


The Georgia Literature Commission, 1953-1973

February 20, 2014

Ga Lit Commission graphic

Yesterday The Paris Review Daily posted a brief history of a government-established and government funded censorship board. That government was the State of Georgia.

Read the scary story…and let it remind you that those “good ole days” were, in some respects, not so good at all.

The Paris Review Daily story includes a link to a previous retrospective look at the GLC that the Washington Post blog GovBeat recently published; the GovBeat article is based on a 2000 article in the Georgia Historical Quarterly written by Georgia State University professor Gregory Lisby.

The graphic above is from the cover of an edition of Georgia author Erskine Caldwell’s God’s Little Acre that The Paris Review Daily uses in its story.


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