Archive for ‘Reblogs’

April 11, 2012

Why Libraries Suck.

I couldn’t agree more.

Bookish

I know, it’s basically book-lover blasphemy, but I think it’s about time I came clean: I do not like libraries.

I’ll give you a moment to control the shock and confusion you are no doubt experiencing as you read this – a reader who ISN’T obsessed with an establishment whose sole purpose is to supply the general public with an endless supply of FREE books? What nonsense! But seriously, hear me out.

My first issue with this whole book-borrowing infrastructure is that I like to keep my books. Even the ones I don’t particularly enjoy reading. I guess I can’t call myself an actual ‘collector’ because my books are hardly in mint condition (let’s just say ‘well-worn’ would be a huge understatement…), but my bookshelf is definitely a source of pride in my life. Whenever someone enters my room they are smacked in the face with everything I have ever…

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March 7, 2012

Take me to the Bed Cave!

Yes. Just-yes.

thoroughly modern tilly

Would you believe that this intriguing bookshelf/igloo not only stores books, but also a bed?!

It would be like a cross between one of those forts you created as a child by tearing apart the couch and making your own little play nook cave, and your own personal library. Truth be told, the Uroko bed (by Point Architects)was actually intended for children, but it seems like a pretty swell grown-up double duty bed. I know I certainly need a bigger bookshelf, and this one is handy since it stores your books, reading materials, knick knacks, etc. and also puts them all right within arms reach. It would make a great room divider should you live in an extra large multi-purpose room/studio type scenario and it would be pretty darned swell in one of the many loft-style apartments here in Brooklyn. One of those places you walk into and they…

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February 11, 2012

Stuff On Sundays: What have you got to say?

Interesting for other book reviewers out there.

January 23, 2012

Juliet Marillier – Wildwood Dancing

More Juliet Marillier, haven’t read it myself, but it looks interesting.

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166. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (2006)

Read By:Kim Mai Guest
Length: 432 pages

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Started: 08 December 2011
Finished: 29 December 2011

Where did it come from? The library.
Why do I have it?Corinne’s fault.

Five sisters learn that
life is not a fairy tale,
and no gifts come free.

Summary: Jena and her sisters have always been warned to stay out of the woods surrounding their home: dangerous creatures live there, and their cousin Costi drowned in a pond during a childish game. However, the five girls have a secret – on the full moon, they’re able to open a portal into the faerie woods, for a night of dancing and celebration with the folk of the forest. When Jena is 15, though, their father becomes ill and is taken to the coast for the winter to recover his health. Jena tries to…

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