And judging. Yes, I admit - I'm a (recovering) book snob.
But it is nice if you see a similarity in tastes - then you can make a mental note of what else is there so you can add to your TBR list.
And if they don't have visible books? The horror!
|The Hunger Games|
|Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone|
|The Bloody Chamber, Middlesex, & Shadow Tag|
|3 books to review|
|The Measure of a Man|
You can see by what I've told you that I was a child who learned early the virtues - if such they are - of self-sufficiency. I could see that I would have to look out for myself in the world. I could hardly count on family support.Penelope does her readers a favor by reminding them of elements of the traditional telling of The Odyssey, so if you haven't looked at the poem since high school, you'll be fine. She then tells you what really happened. Of course, there's a bit of a problem completely trusting her take, as she's not exactly a reliable narrator. But why should she be? We've been hearing a slanted take on the story for millenia.
|Assia Djbar. I just really like this picture by Irmeli Jung, so I'm posting it.|
|Mr. Fox & Helen Oyeyemi|
|The Prophet of Zongo Street|
The tea seller learned to swallow his words, and eventually spoke only when he was engaged in a transaction with a customer. But nothing said or even whispered in the shop escaped his sharp ears.
|Still from Out of Africa. Credit|
|Stacks of books from the #OWS Library|
[W]aiting time had been transformed into an economic agent and source of profits.Why pay more phone operators when you can simply charge your customers $1.99 a minute to wait on hold?
|Movie poster for The Return of the King|
|Woman Reading, 1894|
|Marguerite Reading, c. 1906|
|Woman reading, black background, 1939|
"Challenged materials may be removed from use in the school where the complaint was initiated only after the complaint and decision procedures of this policy have been completed. The material in question shall be studied by a school materials review committee. Even with these guidelines, it is possible for students to encounter reading material that is of a mature nature. In this case, the system worked as it is designed: the parent(s) properly engaged with the student, and a family decision was made that the book did not align with the student's family's values. The normal policy-based process is now underway to determine whether the book should be available to other students and families if they select it." (Emphasis mine).However, the book is still subject to be removed from shelves. The parent says he never thought he'd be the type to challenge a book, and he supports free speech, but he doesn't think that this book is appropriate.
|Encyclopedia Mythologica series|
|The Girl with Glass Feet|
|By Peter Steiner|
|Me, post surgery, snuggling with Delilah|
|My current library loot|
|The Intracoastal Waterway|
|The North of God|