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    Story pieces.

    Story pieces.

     
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    Reblogged from librarianista

    True Librarian Stories #3

    dtxmcclain:

    Man: ”Can you help me find a Harry Potter book?”

    Librarian: Takes man to shelves and shows him the Harry Potter books.

    Man: ”Which ones of these are checked out?”

    Librarian: ”If they’re on the shelf, then they’re not checked out.”

    Man: Picks up one of the books… “Is this one checked out?”

    Librarian: ”No.”

    Man: ”So I can check this one out?”

    Librarian: ”Yes.”

    Was he operating under a curse?

     
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    WHAT IS YOUR DREAM NOOK.

    WHAT IS YOUR DREAM NOOK.

     
  4. "I see that ending and I write toward it. It’s kind of waiting for me."

    A new video series—in which Shaul Schwarz visits luminaries at home—debuts today with a trip to see author John Irving.

     
  5. 23:11 30th Apr 2012

    Notes: 39

    Reblogged from believermag

    Tags: the believerFrancité

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    believermag:

French Believers! We’re pleased to announce the publication of Le Believer by the wonderful Inculte Editions. Le Believer #01 features interviews with Don DeLillo, Steve Carrell, and Daniel Clowes, with essays by Zadie Smith, Stephen Elliott, Porter Fox, and more! Le Believer will be published quarterly and has been called “un mook”, a small ufo-like hybrid of a book and magazine.

Regarde! Le Believer!

    believermag:

    French Believers! We’re pleased to announce the publication of Le Believer by the wonderful Inculte Editions. Le Believer #01 features interviews with Don DeLillo, Steve Carrell, and Daniel Clowes, with essays by Zadie Smith, Stephen Elliott, Porter Fox, and more! Le Believer will be published quarterly and has been called “un mook”, a small ufo-like hybrid of a book and magazine.

    Regarde! Le Believer!

     
  6. 17:22 22nd Apr 2012

    Notes: 1

    Tags: Paris

    PARISIAN FIRE-BREATHER

    PARISIAN FIRE-BREATHER

     
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    mcnallyjackson:

carpentrix:

It’s official-like now and I can share the news with you guys. I sold my book to Norton, and I am very, very excited.
Here’s the little descripto that appeared in Publishers Lunch.
“Former Boston Phoenix editor and freelance book critic Nina MacLaughlin’s account of how she left a life of the computer screen for one with hammer and nails, capturing the pleasures and challenges of making things by hand, how carpentry affects one’s view of the world, and what it’s like to work as a woman in a trade that is 98% male.”
I’ve got big gratitude for the people I read (and the people who read me) here on Tumblr.
[This great hammer drawing is by Portland, Oregon artist Joseph McVetty III.]

Also though before I go: I could not be prouder of my sister. Needless to say, she couldn’t have done it without me.

Yay! (Does this go so far down the line, to brother’s roommate? (Ahem, no it doesn’t.)) Congratulations, Nina!!

    mcnallyjackson:

    carpentrix:

    It’s official-like now and I can share the news with you guys. I sold my book to Norton, and I am very, very excited.

    Here’s the little descripto that appeared in Publishers Lunch.

    “Former Boston Phoenix editor and freelance book critic Nina MacLaughlin’s account of how she left a life of the computer screen for one with hammer and nails, capturing the pleasures and challenges of making things by hand, how carpentry affects one’s view of the world, and what it’s like to work as a woman in a trade that is 98% male.”

    I’ve got big gratitude for the people I read (and the people who read me) here on Tumblr.

    [This great hammer drawing is by Portland, Oregon artist Joseph McVetty III.]

    Also though before I go: I could not be prouder of my sister. Needless to say, she couldn’t have done it without me.

    Yay! (Does this go so far down the line, to brother’s roommate? (Ahem, no it doesn’t.)) Congratulations, Nina!!

     
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    Last week was Spring Break, and here’s how I spent it: catching up, and in some cases re-acquainting myself, with two of my favorite writer-teachers (and Lovely Ladies) around.

    Last week was Spring Break, and here’s how I spent it: catching up, and in some cases re-acquainting myself, with two of my favorite writer-teachers (and Lovely Ladies) around.

     
  10. Curmudgeonly brilliance in only five minutes. Maurice Sendak talks about Melville’s daring, William Blake’s mysterious passion, luck, the brilliance of childhood and “picture-making.” 

    "I do not believe I have ever written a children’s book," he says.  "I don’t know how to write a children’s book…How do you set out to write a children’s book?  It’s a lie."

    TateShots: Maurice Sendak (by tate)