So last night our house flooded. We’re safe, thank goodness, and it looks like our insurance will cover much of the structural damage. But we’re still looking at thousands of dollars in lost furniture, carpeting, computers, kids’ toys, books, clothes, etc. When I posted this picture to twitter, a lot of folks asked for a donate link so they could help out. So I’m reposting here, and letting folks know that my paypal is email@example.com. Thanks for thinking of us - and stay dry, everyone!
Surely “timeless” is a subjective term, but even if we agree that all the books named above are great, it doesn’t mean that other, more current books are NOT great. And it also does not mean that kids are not reading those timeless books as well. There’s room for everything and…guess what! Kids are going to read what they like anyway. Again, the librarians who made the summer reading list had their reasons for choosing the books they did.
—from A Defense of the NYPL’s Summer Reading List for Kids by Rita Meade (via bookriot)
Catch the latest episode of Dear Book Nerd. This week, the discussion is about reading goals, healthy reading competitions, and more.
I tried to design a literary tattoo. The results were disastrous. (Luckily, @TheRetropolitan came to my rescue).
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