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I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better --- Willliam Faulkner

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Reading & Writing: Harriet the Spy, revisited

Reading & Writing: Harriet the Spy, revisited

There are many rules of good writing, but the best way to find them is to be a good reader. –> Stephen Ambrose

On of the joys and the responsibilities of working in a library is reading — lots and lots of reading. There are the book club books — and the research that engenders. It’s important to keep up with the newest releases so the patrons get more than an “Amazon” recap (not to knock them for…

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nbcnews:

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87
(Photo: Edgard Garrido / Reuters)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.
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nbcnews:

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

(Photo: Edgard Garrido / Reuters)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

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smartgirlsattheparty:

teded:

To do this weekend: Get lost in a good book.  With a frog.
From the TED-Ed lesson The contributions of female explorers - Courtney Stephens
Animation by Lizzi Akana

Smart Girls Cultivate Curiosity!

smartgirlsattheparty:

teded:

To do this weekend: Get lost in a good book.  With a frog.

From the TED-Ed lesson The contributions of female explorers - Courtney Stephens

Animation by Lizzi Akana

Smart Girls Cultivate Curiosity!

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comicbookcovers:

Green Lantern #89, May 1972, cover by Neal Adams

comicbookcovers:

Green Lantern #89, May 1972, cover by Neal Adams

huffpostworld:

Iceland is basically science fiction wonderland.

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nprmusic:

Watch Boy George and Black Lips cover T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” live at WXPN because why not. 

mood music

Hi,

Remember me…. I’ve missed you.

You know that moment in a concert, when the rhythm of the drums begins to beat inside your chest — and your blood and breathing seem to pulse in time with the music…. yes? The music is so palpable it’s on your tongue with a taste and color vibrant with the song.

It’s been one of those weeks…. joy and stress and work and play (and music, but there’s always music)…

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ellelorelle:

master-of-sorcere:

onlylolgifs:

kitten wiggles ears while eating

i don’t even care if i reblog this twice a day every single day for the rest of my life

so cute

ellelorelle:

master-of-sorcere:

onlylolgifs:

kitten wiggles ears while eating

i don’t even care if i reblog this twice a day every single day for the rest of my life

so cute

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bunnyfood:

BEHIND YOU
(via sexhaver:gajumaru3:lotusrootsoup)

bunnyfood:

BEHIND YOU

(via sexhaver:gajumaru3:lotusrootsoup)

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ravenclaw-blue-in-the-tardis:

I felt pretty idek

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I felt pretty idek

diversityinya:

A Diverse Dozen

Looking for some YA books that just happen to have characters of color, LGBT characters, and/or disabled characters? Here’s a diverse dozen titles with something for every reader — contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, and mystery too. (Descriptions are from WorldCat.)

Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac (Tu Books) — In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage.

Pointe by Brandy Colbert (Putnam) — Four years after Theo’s best friend, Donovan, disappeared at age thirteen, he is found and brought home and Theo puts her health at risk as she decides whether to tell the truth about the abductor, knowing her revelation could end her life-long dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer.

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth (Arthur A. Levine Books) — Seventh-grader Lewis “Shoe” Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites–and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.

Fake ID by Lamar Giles (Amistad) — “An African-American teen in the Witness Protection Program moves to a new town and finds himself trying to solve a murder mystery when his first friend is found dead.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster) — Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent.

Pantomime by Laura Lam (Strange Chemistry) — Gene, the daughter of a noble family, runs away from the decadence of court to R.H. Ragona’s circus of magic, where she meets runaway Micah, whose blood could unlock the mysteries of the world of Ellada.

Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Tu Books) — In an adventure reminiscent of Homer’s Odyssey, fifteen-year-old Odilia and her four younger sisters embark on a journey to return a dead man to his family in Mexico, aided by La Llorona, but impeded by a witch, a warlock, chupacabras, and more.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina (Candlewick) — One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she’s done to piss her off. Word is that Yaqui thinks Piddy is stuck-up, shakes her stuff when she walks, and isn’t Latin enough with her white skin, good grades, and no accent. And Yaqui isn’t kidding around, so Piddy better watch her back. At first Piddy is more concerned with trying to find out more about the father she’s never met and how to balance honors courses with her weekend job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy’s life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away?

Rogue by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Nancy Paulsen Books) — An eighth-grade girl with Asperger’s syndrome tries to befriend her new neighbor, facing many challenges along the way.

More Than This by Patrick Ness (Candlewick) — A boy named Seth drowns, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonizing memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.

Prophecy by Ellen Oh (HarperTeen) —A demon slayer, the only female warrior in the King’s army, must battle demon soldiers, an evil shaman, and the Demon Lord to find the lost ruby of the Dragon King’s prophecy and save her kingdom.

Far From You by Tess Sharpe (Hyperion) — After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina’s death.

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yeahwriters:

risarodil:

rickylamoreaux:

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fred-george-weasley:

doncarlosi:

99pinkproblems:

risarodil:

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That’s actually really fucking cool!

I WAS JUST WAITING TO SEE A POST SO COOL LIKE THIS
NOW I CAN DIE IN PEACE

*cries quietly because I’m on the tumblr app*

Person who made this— “You’re a wizard”

I’m.. I’m a what?

YOU’RE A WIZARD, RISA

yeahwriters:

risarodil:

rickylamoreaux:

airgillett720:

fred-george-weasley:

doncarlosi:

99pinkproblems:

risarodil:

<—-  Drag the picture! —>

OMG IT ACTUALLY WORKED!

That’s actually really fucking cool!

I WAS JUST WAITING TO SEE A POST SO COOL LIKE THIS

NOW I CAN DIE IN PEACE

*cries quietly because I’m on the tumblr app*

Person who made this— “You’re a wizard”

I’m.. I’m a what?

YOU’RE A WIZARD, RISA

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