I did it. I found the ultimate tumblr bookstore.
why was green eggs and ham banned??
THAT is a really good question
According to the New York Public Library blog, it was removed from a school “because it violated a school ban on political messages for the line ‘I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom, we too should have rights.’” http://on.nypl.org/16y9fXY
I have a real issue with anyone trying to protect children from their own imaginations. If we cannot acknowledge that a lot of us have a bit of darkness within ourselves, some more than others perhaps, and bring it into the light and examine it and talk about this part of the human condition, then I think we will be living in quite a dangerous climate. I think that’s much more damaging for children.
The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries
“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” -Ray Bradbury
For centuries, books have housed the collective knowledge of the world and formed the foundations of educational institutions. Given that these objects that contain such value, it only makes sense that throughout history people have constructed beautiful buildings to house them.
We put together a list of some of the most beautiful libraries as captured by Instagrammers around the world. For more photos from these architectural wonders, check out their linked location pages below.
- Stuttgart City Library, Stuttgart, Germany
- Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland
- Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
- Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
- The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
- George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- Kanazawa Umimirai Library, Kanazawa City, Japan
- New York Public Library, New York City, NY
What covers would famous male writers probably have been given if they were women?
What I’ve been reading…
Star Wars: Scoundrels, Timothy Zahn. I’m ashamed at how long this took me, and I kind of had A Personal Issue with it, but to discuss it is to epically spoil it. I do think that most Star Wars fans will like it, and you don’t need to know anything about the EU to read it, which is a bigger selling point than you’d think. It’s no Mindor but it is, for the most part, a good read.
The Long Price Quartet, Daniel Abraham (aka half of James S. A. Corey.) Jo Walton’s recs strike again: This was the best fantasy I’ve read in a while, really fantastic worldbuilding and characters. READ IT: Vol. 1, Vol. 2.
Shades of Earth, Beth Revis. This is the third of the Across the Universe trilogy. I really liked the first one and kind of soured on the second, but this one actually managed to clear up the issues I had with it. I mean, it’s still VERY YAish sci-fi, but it’s better YA sci-fi than most of the recent YA sci-fi I’ve read. So. You could do worse. (Yes, Glow, that means you.)