Quote of the Day – August 16, 2019

27001 “After all, reading is arguably a far more creative and imaginative process than writing; when the reader creates emotion in their head, or the colors of the sky during the setting sun, or the smell of a warm summer’s breeze on their face, they should reserve as much praise for themselves as they do for the writer – perhaps more.”

Jasper Fforde, The Well of Lost Plots

BBC Series To Kick Off Year Long Celebration of Literature

It looks like UK audiences are going to get a taste of something like The Great American Read.

The BBC is to host a year-long celebration with new programming across the BBC tv channels, radio stations and on their website. One of the new shows will be a “landmark” BBC2 series, The Novel That Shaped Our World, which will broadcast this fall.  Continue reading “BBC Series To Kick Off Year Long Celebration of Literature”

Quote of the Day – August 13, 2019

Shatter-Me-2“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day

Hoorah! Calling all fellow book lovers! Our day had finally arrived! August 9 is marked as National Book Lovers Day and we take every opportunity to celebrate the printed word. Here are some ways you can get into the holiday spirit: Continue reading “Ways to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day”

Quote of the Day – August 9, 2019

I love books. I adore everything about them. I love the feel of the pages on my fingertips. They are light enough to carry, yet so heavy with worlds and ideas. I love the sound of the pages flicking against my fingers. Print against fingerprints. Books make people quiet, yet they are so loud.”

—Nnedi Okorafor, The Book of Phoenix

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Apologies…

I’m sorry I haven’t been updating as of a late, but fortunately, I have the perfect excuse… Continue reading “Apologies…”

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #98

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Happy National Bookmobile Day!