Posted 23 hours ago

palimpsest-smile:

I am totally open to suggestion! For insight into my weird taste: I love Neil Gaiman, YA, nonfiction about adventures, Marcus Sedgwick, Rainbow Rowell, Stephen King, Harry Potter, Lauren Oliver, and Carson McCullers, and will take a chance on nearly anything that claims to be scary.

Lauren Beukes, maybe? I loved her first two books (science fiction in South Africa? Yes please more more more), but her two more recent are closer to horror than sci fi. The Shining Girls is a time traveling serial killer, and Broken Monsters is…. Ummm. I haven’t read it yet, but Detroit and creepy things.

I have a low tolerance for scary, but maybe check out this blog by the librarian who literally wrote the book on horror RA ;)
http://raforallhorror.blogspot.com/search/label/Reviews

I’ve heard good things about Dare Me by Megan Abbott, but haven’t been brave enough to read myself. Psychological suspense with murder and cheerleaders.

Posted 1 day ago

Library Jobs Math

hiringlibrarians:

Did you read the recent Wall Street Journal article that said we would soon be experiencing a shortage of librarians and sea captains?

Does that math sound right to you?

Library Journal’s 2012 placements and salary survey shows in that year, 6,184 people graduated. If that number remains constant (more about this later), that’s 61,840 new librarians over the ten years from 2012-2022.

Will this be…

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Hoo boy. And don’t forget that just because someone leaves a job by retiring that doesn’t mean that position is necessarily going to be filled. Staffing reductions by not replacing retirees is pretty dang common.

Posted 1 day ago

frequentlydefiant:

playswithbooks:

cakecakedeathdeath:

playswithbooks:

cakecakedeathdeath:

playswithbooks:

diebrarian:

jtalley1138:

ellabellbee:

racethewind10:

londongypsy:

New The Librarians Trailer (x

I’m so emotionally conflicted. Its everything I wanted from Warehouse 13 but there is no Myka Bering & bisexual H.G. Wells and this pains me. 

But it’s LEVERAGE meets WAREHOUSE and it’s done by JOHN ROGERS and if anyone knows anything about me, it’s that I worship that man.  He also knows his audience and more about fan engagement that I’ve seen out of any showrunner, ever.  I suspect that come December 7th, this will be a an all Librarians blog.

Yes please, now please!

Did they seriously use the TROLOLOLOLO song at the end there? Please someone say yes.

Maybe this should be a group viewing thing? zordac? I have the movies…

I have no idea what this is but I have cable and dvr now and the title is right.

You’ve never seen the trilogy of movies starring Noah Wyle as some sort of Indiana Jones style librarian? My family was so darn pleased to give me the DVDs as a bday present when I started lib school. I’ve… never actually seen them either :)

I’ve heard of them but am meh on Wylie. But the ensemble cast…maybe. Wish there was more diversity in the ensemble though.

Ditto.

playswithbooks you OWN the librarian movies

The second and third are still in their protective plastic wrap.

Posted 1 day ago

frequentlydefiant:

playswithbooks:

frequentlydefiant:

playswithbooks:

Is this real frequentlydefiant? Is it?

Oh my yes. One of the Duchovny-directed episodes

I did like Pillow Talk as a teen. Is there a bathtub monster? Does it make bathtub gin? IS IT A SNAKE? IS IT A SNAKE THAT LIVES IN BATHTUB DRAINS AND DRINKS BATHTUB GIN?!??

Starting work on script for BATHTUB GIN SNAKE on Monday

(There are numerous drain monsters, but not in this episode. In this one they go Hollywood.)

I bet Hollywood would buy a script for BATHTUB GIN SNAKE.

(Source: medusan)

Posted 1 day ago

cakecakedeathdeath:

playswithbooks:

cakecakedeathdeath:

playswithbooks:

diebrarian:

jtalley1138:

ellabellbee:

racethewind10:

londongypsy:

New The Librarians Trailer (x

I’m so emotionally conflicted. Its everything I wanted from Warehouse 13 but there is no Myka Bering & bisexual H.G. Wells and this pains me. 

But it’s LEVERAGE meets WAREHOUSE and it’s done by JOHN ROGERS and if anyone knows anything about me, it’s that I worship that man.  He also knows his audience and more about fan engagement that I’ve seen out of any showrunner, ever.  I suspect that come December 7th, this will be a an all Librarians blog.

Yes please, now please!

Did they seriously use the TROLOLOLOLO song at the end there? Please someone say yes.

Maybe this should be a group viewing thing? zordac? I have the movies…

I have no idea what this is but I have cable and dvr now and the title is right.

You’ve never seen the trilogy of movies starring Noah Wyle as some sort of Indiana Jones style librarian? My family was so darn pleased to give me the DVDs as a bday present when I started lib school. I’ve… never actually seen them either :)

I’ve heard of them but am meh on Wylie. But the ensemble cast…maybe. Wish there was more diversity in the ensemble though.

Ditto.

Posted 1 day ago

frequentlydefiant:

playswithbooks:

Is this real frequentlydefiant? Is it?

Oh my yes. One of the Duchovny-directed episodes

I did like Pillow Talk as a teen. Is there a bathtub monster? Does it make bathtub gin? IS IT A SNAKE? IS IT A SNAKE THAT LIVES IN BATHTUB DRAINS AND DRINKS BATHTUB GIN?!??

(Source: medusan)

Posted 1 day ago

cakecakedeathdeath:

playswithbooks:

diebrarian:

jtalley1138:

ellabellbee:

racethewind10:

londongypsy:

New The Librarians Trailer (x

I’m so emotionally conflicted. Its everything I wanted from Warehouse 13 but there is no Myka Bering & bisexual H.G. Wells and this pains me. 

But it’s LEVERAGE meets WAREHOUSE and it’s done by JOHN ROGERS and if anyone knows anything about me, it’s that I worship that man.  He also knows his audience and more about fan engagement that I’ve seen out of any showrunner, ever.  I suspect that come December 7th, this will be a an all Librarians blog.

Yes please, now please!

Did they seriously use the TROLOLOLOLO song at the end there? Please someone say yes.

Maybe this should be a group viewing thing? zordac? I have the movies…

I have no idea what this is but I have cable and dvr now and the title is right.

You’ve never seen the trilogy of movies starring Noah Wyle as some sort of Indiana Jones style librarian? My family was so darn pleased to give me the DVDs as a bday present when I started lib school. I’ve… never actually seen them either :)

Posted 1 day ago

diebrarian:

jtalley1138:

ellabellbee:

racethewind10:

londongypsy:

New The Librarians Trailer (x

I’m so emotionally conflicted. Its everything I wanted from Warehouse 13 but there is no Myka Bering & bisexual H.G. Wells and this pains me. 

But it’s LEVERAGE meets WAREHOUSE and it’s done by JOHN ROGERS and if anyone knows anything about me, it’s that I worship that man.  He also knows his audience and more about fan engagement that I’ve seen out of any showrunner, ever.  I suspect that come December 7th, this will be a an all Librarians blog.

Yes please, now please!

Did they seriously use the TROLOLOLOLO song at the end there? Please someone say yes.

Maybe this should be a group viewing thing? zordac? I have the movies…

Posted 2 days ago
sarahj-art:

Okay, I admit to laughing while making this one.
By Sarah Johnson [tumblr | website | store]

nerd-brarian WHY DIDN’T WE DO THIS AS A GIF?! ON LIKE A BOOK CART?!

sarahj-art:

Okay, I admit to laughing while making this one.

By Sarah Johnson [tumblr | website | store]

nerd-brarian WHY DIDN’T WE DO THIS AS A GIF?! ON LIKE A BOOK CART?!

Posted 2 days ago

Is this real frequentlydefiant? Is it?

(Source: medusan)

Posted 2 days ago

frequentlydefiant:

playswithbooks:

frequentlydefiant:

playswithbooks:

kamala-skadoosh:

slayingbells:

#exposure to farscape is a probabilities game #50% of those exposed become obsessively overawed and ruinously in love with the show #the reaction of the other 50% can be summed up by this gifset 

 (via blackmelange)

frequentlydefiant

You left out the drugs — the cats are doing drugs, or you are, or maybe both

Unfortunately it’s unclear if anyone else can see the cats. It’s okay though because you know you have really sharp eyes. Maybe everyone else just needs glasses.

Obviously your vision is superior. This is small comfort, though, when the cats stab you in the eyes with their claws.

Always the eyes! Always! Whyyyyyyy!

Posted 2 days ago

frequentlydefiant:

playswithbooks:

kamala-skadoosh:

slayingbells:

#exposure to farscape is a probabilities game #50% of those exposed become obsessively overawed and ruinously in love with the show #the reaction of the other 50% can be summed up by this gifset 

 (via blackmelange)

frequentlydefiant

You left out the drugs — the cats are doing drugs, or you are, or maybe both

Unfortunately it’s unclear if anyone else can see the cats. It’s okay though because you know you have really sharp eyes. Maybe everyone else just needs glasses.

Posted 2 days ago

cakecakedeathdeath:

Welcome to Night Vale?

Doors bro. How do they work? frequentlydefiant
Posted 2 days ago

Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than have syntax. Or semicolons. I use a whole lot of half-assed semicolons; there was one of them just now; that was a semicolon after “semicolons,” and another one after “now.”

And another thing. Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than get old. And he did. He shot himself. A short sentence. Anything rather than a long sentence, a life sentence. Death sentences are short and very, very manly. Life sentences aren’t. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and confusing references and getting old. And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man.

Ursula K. Le Guin on being a man – the finest, sharpest thing I’ve read in ages 

(via ananthymous)

(Source: explore-blog)

Posted 2 days ago