Over at the always-fabulous Book Riot, Becky Cole has assembled links to (and helpfully described) 15 collections of bookish images created by bookloving users of the wildly popular – and image-collection site – and notorious time-sink – Pinterest. Readers of Becky’s post provide links to several additional bookish Pinteret collections.
Thank you, Becky, for steering your fellow booklovers toward many hours of pleasant wallowing in such photogenic bibliophilic pastures!
Found posted to Facebook by Eat Sleep Read
The website The Toast has posted a sampling of titles from novels published in the 1700s. The lengthy list is alphabetically arranged, so you’ll need to scroll down through it to find some of the best gems. (Personal fave: He’s Always in the Way.)
Also funny: some of the readers’ comments.
Posted to Facebook by Mitch Gould
The latest from the Department of Admirable Innovations (Public Library Division): converting from plastic library cards to cards made out of bamboo. Details.
I hope this idea catches on…but I also hope these cards are flexible enough for carrying around in one’s wallet.
Prediction: a library system finds a vendor who makes library cards out of hemp.
Some readers’ suggested additional categories:
- NEVER KNEW I HAD THIS BOOK
- BORROWED FROM FRED
- BORROWED FROM FORGOT WHO
- UNRETURNED LIBRARY BOOKS
- AUNT DIANA’S BOOK ON CHEMISTRY
- THE THIRD VOLUME OF A LOST SERIES
- PAID TOO MUCH FOR IT IN COLLEGE, BOOKSTORE WOULDN’T BUY IT BACK, AND FOR THE PRICE I PAID IT WILL SIT ON THIS SHELF TIL I DIE
- READ IT AS A KID, HOPING MY KIDS WILL WANT TO READ IT SOMEDAY
- KNOW I’M SUPPOSED TO READ, BUT CAN’T GET MOTIVATED
Re-posted to Facebook by (among others) Atlanta-based retired librarian Karen Skellie