“But what if some of us want to take our scars seriously? Maybe some of us haven’t gotten the highbrow-girl memo—haven’t gotten the text message from our boyfriends—about what counts as bathos. One man’s joke is another girl’s diary entry. One woman’s heartbreak is another woman’s essay. Maybe this bleeding ad nauseum is mass-produced and sounds ridiculous—Plug it up! Plug it up!—but maybe its business isn’t done. Woman is a pain that never goes away.”
Hey if you work in a library or you frequent your local library you should like or comment on this post, particularly if you post about cool stuff that your library is doing so I can follow you and borrow all your ideas and also reblog all your inevitable posts about books.
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I’m all about libraries—and so are most of my followers! Boost for libraries, librarians, and library users to friend this lovely person.
All libraries all the time (ok more like 90% of the time)
“Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk.”
Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)
In need of a Monday pick-me-up? Take 10 minutes and watch Rachel Fershleiser’s TEDx talk, “Why I heart the Bookternet" and I guarantee you’ll be full of optimism and sunshine.
1. That dress, those tights.
2. How can I achieve this level of public speaking excellence?
Aw thanks! Please, Pollyanna out with me on the great stuff authors, bookstores, and publishers are doing to embrace internet communities.
Excellent talk by excellent person rachelfershleiser, who created this Tumblr (and talks about it in the above video)!
books + internet!
Libraries can learn a lot from the way bookstores have used social media to create communities!
“The first people a dictator puts in jail after a coup are the writers, the teachers, the librarians — because these people are dangerous. They have enough vocabulary to recognize injustice and to speak out loudly about it. Let us have the courage to go on being dangerous people.”
Book(mark) explores the complex interactions we have with books. It is used as a record of the subtle intimacies and invisible communities involved in the sharing of these objects. The action of marking a page is exaggerated to displace the importance of the individual page and its contents for the record of the interaction. Viewers are invited to mark a page for themselves, and consider the many hands that have interacted before them and the hands that will follow.