End-of-Year Roundup of 2022 Bookish Sentiments

Source: Goodwill Librarian’s December 22, 2022 Facebook post (via RosettaBooks)

Source: Romance Reads’ December 17, 2022 Facebook post

Source: Literary Jokes & Puns’ December 23, 2022 Facebook post, submitted by Ernie Singer

Source: For Reading Addicts’ November 13, 2022 Facebook page

Source: November 29, 2022 Facebook post at Books – An Escape

Source: Bookstr’s November 23, 2022 Facebook post (via Twitter)

Source: Goodwill Librarian’s November 21, 2022 Facebook post

Source: Bibliocave’s November 19, 2022 Facebook post

Source: Goodwill Librarian’s November 17, 2022 Facebook post (via Read It Forward)

Source: Goodwill Librarian’s November 15, 2022 Facebook post (via Bel Castro Agency)

Source: Bookstr’s November 14, 2022 Facebook post

Source: Bookstr’s November 12, 2022 Facebook post (via Pinterest)

Source: Hamberders and Covfefe’s November 14, 2022 Facebook post (via Twitter)

Source: November 13, 2022 Facebook post by Travis Towns

Source: For Reading Addcicts’ November November 11, 2022 Facebook post

Source: English Literature and Linguistics’ November 11, 2022 Facebook post (via The First Pen)

Source: Bookstr’s October 19, 2022 Facebook post (via Pinterest)

Source: Bookstr’s October 5, 2022 Facebook post [Graphic by Karly Kolehouse]

Source: Literary Jokes & Puns’ October 5, 2022 Facebook post, submitted by Richelle Hudson

Source: Eat, Sleep, and Read’s October 3, 2022 Facebook post (via Another Look Books)

Source: Literary Jokes & Puns’ September 28, 2022 Facebook post, submitted by Deborah Lyons

Source: September 27, 2022 Facebook post by I Love Reading Books

Source: Bookstr’s August 31, 2022 Facebook post

Source: Literary Jokes & Puns’ August 30, 2022 Facebook post, submitted by John Rudolph (via Dozen Best Books)

Source: Bookoholics’ August 14, 2022 Facebook post

Source: July 26, 2022 Facebook post by Mary Starck (via Romance Reads)

Source: July 21, 2022 Facebook post by Libby Ware (via Romance Reads)

Source: Bookoholics’ July 22, 2022 Facebook post (via BookSweeps)

Source: July 14, 2022 Facebook post by Rick Wright-Gofredo (via Awesome Librarians)

Source: Literary Jokes & Puns’ July 12, 2022 Facebook post, submitted by Greg Kovacs (via Coffee and a Good Book)

Source: Goodwill Librarian’s November 3, 2022 Facebook post

Source: Just Around the Corner II’s July 18, 2022 Facebook post

Source: Goodwill Librarian’s May 24 Facebook post (via Problems of a Book Nerd at Twitter)

Source: Literary Jokes & Puns’ May 22, 2022 Facebook post, submitted by Diane Capri

Source: Goodwill Librarian’s March 9, 2022 Facebook post

Source: Goodwill Librarian’s February 23, 2022 Facebook post (via Twitter’s TitleWaveforBooks)

Source: Literary Jokes & Puns’ January 4, 2022 Facebook post, submitted by Leslie RJ Crowley

Source: Literary Jokes & Puns’ January 2, 2022 Facebook post, submitted by Ric Grabowski

Source: Bookoholics’ December 28, 2022 Facebook post

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A Writer’s Homage to the Reader

Junot Diaz. Photo by Lily Oei.

Excerpt from a 2008 speech made by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Diaz at an Australian writers’ festival:

Writers might be word magicians but we readers are the new alchemists. Without a reader a book is simply a stack of papers dense with type and edged in glue. But when a reader grabs hold of a book, when a reader introduces her mind and heart and body to a book, that book is transformed, becomes something extraordinary.

Readers supply the galvanic human spark that bring these Frankenstein creations we call books to life. Readers transmute cold paper and stale ink into vibrant human gold. Readers are the nervous system of literature and readers alone can reach through time and space an connect one imperfect human soul with another they have never met. They can bridge the spaces between us, all through the simple act of reading.

We readers, I suspect, will be remembered more than any individual writer for safeguarding that delicate web of human interconnectivity that so many forces wish to buy, capture, enslave, and mine.

Readers will be remembered long after we [writers] are all gone – for holding the line against the dehmanizing forces of our civilization. Even if tomorrow all the books of the world disappeared in a flash of woodpulp and binding it would be you, you readers, who would keep the dream of that human alchemy alive.

For it is in the simple act of reading where the living and the dead, the real and the imagined, meet. It is in the simple act of reading where we exercise those two most sacred of human vocations: compassion and creativity. For as we know, without either of these primes there is no possibility for a humanity present or past worth talking about.

A transcript of Diaz’s entire May 2008 speech was published by Australia’s Sydney Herald.

Another Roundup of Bookish Sentiments

Found at The Caffeinated Bookworm’s Facebook page, June 29, 2022
Found at Edward Stahl’s Facebook page, July 6, 2022

Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, June 26, 2022

Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, May 21, 2022

Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, May 12, 2015

Found at Eat, Sleep, Read’s Facebook page, April 19, 2022

Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, April 10, 2022

Found at Sue Fitzmaurice’s Facebook page, March 27, 2022

Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, March 25, 2022
Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, March 23, 2022

Found at Bookoholics’ Facebook page, February 22, 2022

Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, February 15, 2022

From Nancy Almond’s Facebook page (via Literary Jokes and Puns’ Facebook page), February 13, 2022

Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, January 25, 2022

From Diane Dubey’s Facebook page (via Literary Jokes & Puns), January3, 2022

Found at the Facebook page of Books – An Escape, September 18, 2021
From Diane Dubey’s Facebook page (via Literary Jokes & Puns), December 26, 2021

Found at Lorraine Fontana’s December 17, 2021 Facebook page (who found it at Vanessa Jackson’s Facebook page); originally posted at Reading Books’ Facebook page, December 13, 2021

Found at fellow librarian John Rivest’s Facebook page, May 23, 2021; originally posted at the Facebook page of Awesome Librarians, April 27, 2021

Found at Lynn Miclea’s Facebook page, March 16, 2021
Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, April 22, 2021

Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, May 12, 2020; originally posted at Pinterest
Found at For Reading Addicts’ Facebook page, February 22, 2021

Found at The Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, April 25, 2020

The Book vs. The Movie

Several Intertubers have declared where they stand on the perennial problem of how seldom the makers of movies capture the magic of the books they often base their movies on. Here are some of those opinions that I’ve recently come across on Facebook:

Found at Eat Sleep Read’s Facebook page, February 4, 2022
Found at Book Riot’s Facebook page, January 14, 2014
From Ari Lindgren’s Facebook page, January 22, 2022
From Literary Jokes & Puns’ Facebook page, January 8, 2022

A Year’s-End Roundup of Bookish Sentiments

Found at the Facebook page of Un Monde Literaire, December 6, 2021

Found at the Facebook page of Improbables Librairies / Improbables Bibliothèques, December 5, 2021

Found at the Facebook page of Bookaholics, November 20, 2021

Found at Bookstr’s Facebook page, November 16, 2021

Found at the Facebook page of Bookaholics, November 15, 2021

Found at the Facebook page of Books-An Escape, November 12, 2021

Found at the Facebook page of Books-An Escape, November 8, 2021

Found at the Facebook page of English Literature and Linguistics, October 28, 2021

Found at the Facebook page of For Reading Addicts, October 9, 2021

Found at the Facebook page of For Reading Addicts, September 26, 2021

Found at the Facebook page of Books – An Escape, September 18, 2021

A Bunch of Bookish Sentiments

From The Bookoholic’s Facebook page, August 10, 2021

From the Facebook page of Books – An Escape, July 25, 2021

From the Facebook page of I Love Reading Books, July 15, 2021

From the Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, July 8, 2021

From the Facebook page of Books – An Escape, June 10, 2021

From the Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, May 5, 2021

From the Goodwill Librarian’s Facebook page, April 23, 2021

From the Facebook page of The Love of Reading, February 22, 2021 (via Mark Burke’s Facebook page, February 26, 2021

From the Facebook page of I Love Reading Books, June 3, 2020

From the Facebook page of the Southern Adirondack Library System, November 8, 2019 (via The Bookcase Project’s Facebook page, November11, 2019)

From the Facebook page of Bookish Buzz, July 6, 2017