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thelifeguardlibrarian:

Between listening to an absolutely haunting/disturbing DeLillo story two nights ago and seeing Lena Dunham last night, I miss writing. I don’t write much, you know, but I like to share the occasional story from my own archives and this is a fun place to do so, from time to time. 

So, what should I tell you about?

exotictullip answered: your most embarrasing, god-awful experience

Great prompts here, and I’ll have longer bits for the other but for this one, all I need to say is: 

I pooped my pants out in centerfield during Little League softball. 

TGIF, friends. 

comicsalliance:

CARTOONISTS OF COLOR DATABASE AIMS TO GIVE ARTISTS GREATER VISIBILITY

The Cartoonists of Color Database is a new project by cartoonist MariNaomi that aims to collect information on people of color working in comics. The FAQ succinctly outlines the need for such a database with four statements: “For visibility. For academia. For inspiration. For community building.”
The database formally launched this week with over 700 creator listings, and MariNaomi has made a public call for people to add more information, refine the information that’s currently there, and correct any mistakes.
Artists who want to submit their names to the database can do so via this Google Doc form. That form can also be used to update erroneous information, or anything that’s listed as N/A. In addition to the master list of cartoonists of color, the site has separate lists specifically breaking out LGBTQ, non-male, and non-mainstream cartoonists of color.
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comicsalliance:

CARTOONISTS OF COLOR DATABASE AIMS TO GIVE ARTISTS GREATER VISIBILITY

The Cartoonists of Color Database is a new project by cartoonist MariNaomi that aims to collect information on people of color working in comics. The FAQ succinctly outlines the need for such a database with four statements: “For visibility. For academia. For inspiration. For community building.”

The database formally launched this week with over 700 creator listings, and MariNaomi has made a public call for people to add more information, refine the information that’s currently there, and correct any mistakes.

Artists who want to submit their names to the database can do so via this Google Doc form. That form can also be used to update erroneous information, or anything that’s listed as N/A. In addition to the master list of cartoonists of color, the site has separate lists specifically breaking out LGBTQ, non-male, and non-mainstream cartoonists of color.

READ MORE

The thing is that this morning I blew out the crotch on my favorite pair of jeans ever. I haven’t really been able to talk about it until now.

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State | Brooklyn Magazine →

This is a great looking list. 

Anonymous asked: I recently read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and like them both. I liked the main characters and was rooting for them. There wasn't alot of tension. I am looking for something else to read that feels happy.

lawrencepubliclibrary:

Hi! I loved Fangirl! You should definitely check out Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff. It’s got the requisite nerdiness in the form of role-playing gamers. There are plenty of quirky pop culture references. These teens are smart and self-aware. The plot revolves a will-they-or-won’t-they get together romance, but it’s thoughtful, too. Other books I’d suggest include: Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando, Love and Other Foreign Words by McCahan, and Into the Wild Nerd Yonder byJulie Halpern. 

If you’re looking for an adult novel about nerdy romance, like The Rosie Project, you might enjoy Courting Greta by Ramsey Hootman. 

Hope you enjoy some of these! 

- Molly, LPL

So many librarians here for Reader’s Advisory! Get asking, Internet!

Between listening to an absolutely haunting/disturbing DeLillo story two nights ago and seeing Lena Dunham last night, I miss writing. I don’t write much, you know, but I like to share the occasional story from my own archives and this is a fun place to do so, from time to time. 

So, what should I tell you about?

Me in front of the hanging fish tank at Le Poisson Rouge, where the reading was held. This may be Johnny Temple's shoe Me and Mitch Jackson, take 1 Me and Mitch Jackson L-R: JCO, Me, Mitch Jackson L-R: JCO, Me, Mitch Jackson, Akashic Books' publisher Johnny Temple

ericboydblog:

Polaroids from last night’s “Prison Noir" reading with Mitchell S. Jackson and Joyce Carol Oates.

JCO and those tinted lenses. 

(via akashicbooks)

Always California’s golden hills and hollows…

Walt Whitman from “Leaves of Grass” 

I’m coming around to this place. 

My iPhone didn’t do a good job showing that our seats were quite close. Lena Dunham is what she is. Notably though she’s got some good people around her pushing voting advocacy and that’s unquestionably terrific. Voting is our responsibility, not just to ourselves but to the most vulnerable among us.

My iPhone didn’t do a good job showing that our seats were quite close. Lena Dunham is what she is. Notably though she’s got some good people around her pushing voting advocacy and that’s unquestionably terrific. Voting is our responsibility, not just to ourselves but to the most vulnerable among us.

A good scuff of my knee and I’m reminded of being young and reminded that I’m not so young.

nprbooks:

You guys!  We are so VERY excited to be the ones to announce this year’s National Book Award finalists! Check out the full list here.

nprbooks:

You guys!  We are so VERY excited to be the ones to announce this year’s National Book Award finalists! Check out the full list here.

Popular on Amazon: Wildly misleading self-published books about Ebola, by random people without medical degrees →

libraryjournal:

Welcome to the unscrupulous, conspiracy-filled Wild West of Ebola self-publishing, where an epidemic is less a grave social problem — and more an opportunity to cash in on people’s fears.

Tumblarians, be very wary of these titles, and warn your patrons too.

yikes

Welp, curiosity & a friend’s spare ticket got the best of me. WILL REPORT OUT ASAP.

Welp, curiosity & a friend’s spare ticket got the best of me. WILL REPORT OUT ASAP.

libralthinking:

uwmspeccoll:

Captain Kathryn chose The Alder for this week’s staff pick. The Alder is a collaborative work between book artists Peter and Donna Thomas and poet William Everson. Everson’s poem “The Alder” guides the form of the book: “They made the paper for The Alder, and explored a new papermaking technique, creating the background colors for Donna’s linoleum cuts and the shaded background images behind the poem by spraying colored paper pulp through multiple hand-cut stencils onto each newly formed whet sheet of paper, a process they now call “paper pulp pochoir.” They had developed the binding – what they call a “frame-as-page binding” – using alder tree felled near Everson’s home on Kingfisher Flat in Big Creek Canyon near Santa Cruz.”

Kathryn chose The Alder because of the unique binding and the Goudy Newstyle letterpress printing used for Everson’s poem.

The Alder: Peter and Donna Thomas (2014). Pacific Center for the Book Arts. Retrieved from http://pacificcenterforthebookarts.org/2014/04/06/the-alder-peter-and-donna-thomas/

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