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Stack of books from Fall 2011. Many found on give-away cart at library after women’s study prof cleaned out her office.
Cunt: a declaration of independence by Inga Muscio
The reef by Edith Wharton
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
White teeth by Zadie Smith
Graphics, posters, drawings by Kathe Kollwitz
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Short stack of books from Fall 2011 library classes:
A social history of knowledge by Peter Burke
Reinventing knowledge from Alexandria to the internet by Ian F. McNeely with Lisa Wolverton
Civilization: a new history of the western world by Roger Osborne
Libricide: the regime-sponsored destruction of books and libraries in the twentieth century by Rebecca Knuth
Stephen King Wrote a Book For Me and Put My Name on It: CHRISTINE (via teandoranges: Stephen King Wrote a Book For Me and Put My Name on It: CHRISTINE)
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Books bound in candy colors for sale at Minneapolis Public Library.
Who cares what’s on the inside when the wrapping is this scrambunctious?
Honestly? I’m tempted to lick new and pretty books all the time at my job.
But I don’t.
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… And they say black cats don’t photograph well.
She has gold eyes.
(That’s a two inch ledge she’s balancing on.)
My first thought when I saw this at my library was, “WTF!!! Maurice Sendak illustrated a book about HoneyBadgers?! No fucking way!”
My second thought was, “There is no effing way any children’s librarian will EVER be able to read this during storytime … ever again!”
I asked the youth librarian if she would ever be able to read this book to children… with or without a straight face… with or without children’s parents present. She said, “No fereeaking way! Let me read that! … There is no way I would ever be able to read this book out loud to children!”
Then I thought:
#1: Sucks to be a Honey Badger. They will never be taken seriously ever again… at least for a few generations. That is kind of very sad, imo… even though Honey Badgers Don’t Give A Shit.
#2: Sucks to be Jamison Odone whose book will never/rarely be read to children in most libraries throughout the world. This may be due to a number of factors: ONE: No one will be able to read this book without LOLing at author’s serendipitous expense. TWO: Though the illustrations are beautiful, they remind me too much of Maurice Sendak’s work, and it might disappoint readers to discover writer/illustrator is NOT Sendak. THREE: The writing and topics [LibraryOfCongress subject headings are Adoption (totally cool) & Foundlings (kinda creepy)] are bizarre… perhaps another nod to Sendak… but something that just leaves me thinking… Author knows how to draw, but does he know how to write? How do these things get published?
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No need to throw money around at the 2013 Internet Cat Video Festival when I have these two munchkins at home. Besides, last year was FREE.
For more on the dangers of Animal Worship : http://bit.ly/17WFYZm
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Minnesota. Quit your bitching about the rain, the clouds, the Pacific Northwest-like weather. Even at night you can see the leaves. Our city is dripping, gushing in Green.
(via Hot-For-Jesus Former Fundie: More on Jay and George Beverly Shea: Round-up of Today’s Good News & Christian Gossip)
You might think this is a poorly lit photo of the April 2013 snow & ice storm in Minnesota, but in fact it is an existential commentary referencing Jean-Paul Sartre play “No Exit.”
And the picture isn’t an exaggeration. That is what it looks like outside. And it is beautiful.
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Saturday Temptation in the library breakroom: Baker’s Wife donuts, Opal Apple, Jude Nutter’s poetry collection “The Curator of Silence.”
I succumbed to all three.
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