21 8 / 2014

20 8 / 2014

nprbooks:

Today’s top book news item:
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s rough memoir of frontier life, which served as the basis for her Little House on the Prairie series, will be published this fall as Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography. The Associated Press reports, “The not-safe-for-children tales include stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk off whiskey,” adding, “Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, herself a well-known author, tried and failed to get an edited version of the autobiography published throughout the early 1930s.” It will be published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press.

nprbooks:

Today’s top book news item:

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s rough memoir of frontier life, which served as the basis for her Little House on the Prairie series, will be published this fall as Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography. The Associated Press reports, “The not-safe-for-children tales include stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk off whiskey,” adding, “Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, herself a well-known author, tried and failed to get an edited version of the autobiography published throughout the early 1930s.” It will be published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press.

20 8 / 2014

missoulapubliclibrary:

seancecafe:

We create fantasy because, without it, reality would be unbearable.
Illustration by Kristin Kest

We love this.

missoulapubliclibrary:

seancecafe:

We create fantasy because, without it, reality would be unbearable.

Illustration by Kristin Kest

We love this.

20 8 / 2014

"When you grow up poor, sometimes books are the only connection you have to the world that exists outside your neighborhood. You begin to imagine that the people in those books matter. You imagine that they are important—maybe even immortal—because someone wrote about them. But you? When you fail to find yourself in books—or people like you, who live in neighborhoods like yours, who look like you and love like you—you begin to question your place in the world. You begin to question if those people who make up your neighborhood and your family are worth writing about, if you are worth writing about. Maybe no one thinks about them or you. Maybe no one sees you."

19 8 / 2014

19 8 / 2014

18 8 / 2014

18 8 / 2014

thesmellofsunscreen:

scarily accurate

thesmellofsunscreen:

scarily accurate

(Source: stephisanerd, via friscolibrary)

17 8 / 2014

17 8 / 2014

library-lessons:

-via The Literacy Site

…but there are more public libraries than there are Starbucks in the United States, actually. So if you want your world to have as many libraries as Starbucks, you’d have to actually close about 6,000 libraries. I’d like to keep the libraries to Starbucks ratio the way it is, thanks. ;)

library-lessons:

-via The Literacy Site

…but there are more public libraries than there are Starbucks in the United States, actually. So if you want your world to have as many libraries as Starbucks, you’d have to actually close about 6,000 libraries. I’d like to keep the libraries to Starbucks ratio the way it is, thanks. ;)

(via mal-ya)