disney ladies + books

erikkwakkel:

Funny medieval doodles

With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a serious book with silly drawings.

Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 95 (Missal, 12th century). More about the manuscript here.

Um. I’m not the only one who sees the Fourth Doctor there, right? Right?

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for fatetea, this dragon looks like someone id wanna hang out with

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for fatetea, this dragon looks like someone id wanna hang out with

captainplanetdesu:

My new bookmark is badass

captainplanetdesu:

My new bookmark is badass

carolina-girl:

italktosnakes:

tessaviolet:

ningcomepoop:

wholmesianmisfit:

Who remembers

Motherfucking Scholastic

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Book

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Orders

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And then the magical traveling circus of scholastic would randomly show up

at the motherfucking BOOK FAIR

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love

seriously the best ever.

This was actually my childhood. 

Wish they had these I high school

I remember circling lots of books and filling out the order forms… and then never getting my mom to buy them. :/ But I loved those forms as much as the toy section of the Sears catalog. Actually, probably more.

sellerslibteens:

Summer Reading starts next week! : O

sellerslibteens:

Summer Reading starts next week! : O

shareyourshelf:


Karen Inglis (author) submitted to shareyourshelf:

It began life alphabetically by author…. but then life took over…  There is are some signed early edition JK Rowlings in there - and some early Rudyard Kiplings.. :-)

shareyourshelf:

It began life alphabetically by author…. but then life took over…  There is are some signed early edition JK Rowlings in there - and some early Rudyard Kiplings.. :-)

Books are special, books are the way we talk to generations that have not turned up yet. The fact that we can actually, essentially communicate with the people in ancient Egypt, people in Rome and Greece, people in ancient Britain, people in New York in the 1920s who can communicate to us and change the way we think, and change the things that we believe.
 
I think that books are special. Books are sacred. And I think that when you are selling books, you have to remember that in all the profits and loss, in all of that, you are treading on sacred ground.
Neil Gaiman: “I’m obviously pissed at Amazon”

A ramble on library books

thebooker:

I’ve decided not to borrow any more books from the library for a while. I’ve been doing it a lot recently but the thing is, I’ve been so busy and I’ve had other books to read that I’ve not been able to read all them. My problem is when I’m at the library, I’m not very realistic in my reading expectations. When I’m buying books, it’s different because I know that I’ll definitely read them. When I’m putting money into something, it’s different. I also seem to forget that I have something like a library in my own home already! Why borrow more books when I already own plenty that I haven’t read yet?

Yet I do like borrowing books, especially if I’m not sure I’ll like them, they’re too expensive to buy or I can’t find them locally. I can browse the shelves and pick up whatever takes my fancy at that current moment, without having to worry about money. It’s a great system. I just feel under too much pressure to read them when there’s a due date hanging over my head. A lot of them are popular so they’re always called back too. It’s been quite sad having to return the majority of my books unread lately.

I guess, as applies to most things lately, there’s just so many books, so little time.

I thought I’d share my thoughts on this to see if anyone felt the same.

I think I feel the same, but with the opposite result. I love reading, but am too easily distracted. So if I have a library book that is due back, I’m more likely to actually finish it, whereas the books I own, I know I have a lifetime to get around to them.

But it probably helps that a) I don’t usually read the popular books, and b) I love finding books in the library that I never would have thought to look for elsewhere. And c) It is also a great appeasement for books I want, but cannot afford… yet.

But I do ALWAYS come away with a huge stack of books that I cannot realistically get to. Especially if I’m researching something. (Happily, if there’s not a hold, I can renew my books online twice for a total of nearly two months’ time.)

I love my library. It makes me happy by its mere existence. (It also happens to be this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np450xMSncE)