billywick:

daverdad:

the entire lord of the rings from the rings perspective

hand hand river dirt gollum hobbits pockets pockets finger envelope fire hand neck neck finger hobbits neck neck neck pocket finger LAVA

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2 September 2014 ·

pheebsw said: Mr. Gaiman, have you ever written a story you weren't excited about because you knew it would sell or receive positive reviews?

trentreedy:

neil-gaiman:

I’m hard to get excited about things. And I am very aware that a novel that takes 18 months to write is going to have days when you’re excited and days when it’s a grind and days when you wish you had a proper job that didn’t involve putting words down on paper.

I always think something’s a good idea when I decide to do it, though. And I try to remember that on the grind days.

My stars. I’ll try to remember this.

2 September 2014 ·

Oh no! It’s an overflowing book-drop after the holiday. We’ll ttyl, after we take care of the returns… (at Arlington County Library Central)

Oh no! It’s an overflowing book-drop after the holiday. We’ll ttyl, after we take care of the returns… (at Arlington County Library Central)

2 September 2014 ·

Podcast: Petard from Tech Review’s Twelve Tomorrows

mostlysignssomeportents:

Here’s a reading (MP3) of the first part of my story “Petard: A Tale of Just Desserts” from the new MIT Tech Review anthology Twelve Tomorrows, edited by Bruce Sterling. The anthology also features fiction by William Gibson, Lauren Beukes, Chris Brown, Pat Cadigan, Warren Ellis, Joel Garreau, and Paul Graham Raven. The 2013 summer anthology was a huge hit — Gardner Dozois called it “one of the year’s best SF anthologies to date, perhaps the best.”

MP3

1 September 2014 ·

"When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you."

~ Lemony Snicket (via dailydoseofbookssauce)

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1 September 2014 ·


Great Comfort book sculpture by Malena Valcarcel

Great Comfort book sculpture by Malena Valcarcel

(Source: bookporn, via harriscountypl)

1 September 2014 ·

fdrlibrary:

“Well, Bill, it has come at last. God help us all!”-Franklin Roosevelt to Ambassador William Bullitt, 2:50 a.m., September 1, 1939
At 2:50 a.m. on September 1, 1939 the President was asleep at the White House when the phone by his bedside rang. William Bullitt, America’s Ambassador to France, was calling from Paris with grim news. The German army was invading Poland.  World War II had begun.
Two days later, Great Britain and France, who had pledged to defend Poland if Germany attacked, entered the swiftly widening conflict.  The war—the most destructive in human history—would transform America and the world.

fdrlibrary:

“Well, Bill, it has come at last. God help us all!”
-Franklin Roosevelt to Ambassador William Bullitt, 2:50 a.m., September 1, 1939

At 2:50 a.m. on September 1, 1939 the President was asleep at the White House when the phone by his bedside rang. William Bullitt, America’s Ambassador to France, was calling from Paris with grim news. The German army was invading Poland.  World War II had begun.

Two days later, Great Britain and France, who had pledged to defend Poland if Germany attacked, entered the swiftly widening conflict.  The war—the most destructive in human history—would transform America and the world.

1 September 2014 ·

"Hearing someone talk about Ulysses is more interesting than reading it. It’s the French cinema of books."

~ Dan Wilbur (via mysharona1987)

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31 August 2014 ·

vintageanchorbooks:

"Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity." 
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

31 August 2014 ·

"

I’ve wanted to be a writer for most of my life. In elementary school, I had a lot of trouble getting my schoolwork done during class because I’d spend so much time dreaming up stories in my head. I’d often fail to complete homework because I’d sneak in play with action figures when I was supposed to be concentrating on math or social studies. The only work I never had trouble finishing were the rare assignments to write stories. By fourth grade, I knew I wanted to write stories for a living.

However, one does not, in general, begin a lucrative writing career in the fourth grade.

"

~ Interview with Trent Reedy, author of “Divided We Fall" and "If You’re Reading This.”

31 August 2014 ·

"I love how the book community advocates for everyone to read what they want, express their opinions on books whether it be negative or positive, and buy all the books to their heart’s content, but seriously, don’t make fun and ridicule people who don’t like/want to read. It’s like convincing someone who hates sports to take up soccer."

~ thegirlofnovels

30 August 2014 ·

libkimberly:

blackberrybooks:

9987999thplace:

A useful chart for general Dewey classification.

(via librarytiger-blog)

30 August 2014 ·

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