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!

 

 

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #97

When you are on a “Best Books of the Year” committee and your desk keeps piling up with new books…

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Winners of the 2019 Waterstone Children’s Book Prize

The UK bookseller, Waterstones, has just announced the 2019 winners of their Children’s Book Prize. Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, this award, which is chosen by Waterstones’ booksellers, honors emerging writers of exceptional talent and are blooming in the children’s writing industry.

Here are the winners:

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