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actsofknittery:

thegirlwhocriedfoxface:

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Never have I hit reblog so quickly.

All little girls should see this. Truly inspiring!

So awesome

1 month ago on July 3rd, 2014 |286,542 notes
getbehindthewheel:

Thought I was ready for this.
Was wrong.

getbehindthewheel:

Thought I was ready for this.

Was wrong.

2 months ago on June 2nd, 2014 |76 notes
msnbc:

Graphic: 78 percent of 18-29 year-olds think same-sex marriage should be legal

msnbc:

Graphic: 78 percent of 18-29 year-olds think same-sex marriage should be legal

2 months ago on May 27th, 2014 |2,647 notes
Fused glass art!

Fused glass art!

3 months ago on May 24th, 2014 |0 notes
The way to love someone is to lightly run your finger over that person’s soul until you find a crack, and then gently pour your love into that crack.
- Keith Miller (via hellanne)
3 months ago on May 20th, 2014 |28,285 notes

queerlyobscure:

Y’know people say shit about social media along the lines of ‘OMG no one cares what anyone had for breakfast’ and like.

I do? I care. I’m pretty sure a lot of people care. I want to hear that the people I care about are having delicious breakfasts or saw something odd at work or flirted with a cute barista. Or just any little thoughts they have that they feel are worth sharing.

I’ve always kind of assumed that’s how you’re supposed to feel about your friends.

4 months ago on April 15th, 2014 |33,205 notes
They’re part of the ‘adulthood starts at 30’ generation
- And in one line community sums up my entire generation (via scooty-mccall)
4 months ago on April 15th, 2014 |5,133 notes
It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.
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Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

(via darienlibrary)

4 months ago on April 15th, 2014 |1,980 notes
ktliterary:

amyspalding:

elockhartbooks:

wordbookstores:

rachelfershleiser:

"That was when I decided to take seriously the person I actually am rather than try to be a person whom others define as serious. Leaving academia to write fiction for children and teenagers was a return to that person I had been — the one who laughed easily, who liked makeup and baking and dance. I stopped being afraid of being thought silly or weak and instead pushed myself to be more than competent at the things I loved best to do. I am true now to what brings me joy and to what I do well — and most of the time, to hell with the rest."
(via E. Lockhart on embracing the young adult inside her - latimes.com)

More reasons to love E. Lockhart. 

Thanks for posting, Rachel. This was from the LA Times, and I wrote it for the Book Festival paper.

I love this piece by E. Lockhart because I used to try so hard to be a serious writer. I thought to write a novel it had to be A Novel. I thought if it wasn’t The Great American Novel, I might as well not bother.
And then I read authors including E. Lockhart who made me realize I wasn’t actually a serious person. I wanted to write girlie books. I wanted to write about boys and kissing and clothes and I still wanted to imbue my work with feminism and joy and love and other big ideas I care a lot about.
Blah blah blah once I did that I finished a book and got an agent. Blah blah blah now those two books that came out of my decision to just be myself are in stores. Blah blah blah just be yourself. You are a great you.

I always say, write the book you have to write, not what anyone tells you you should write.

This is why I love my job. I get to be so enthusiastic about learning and teaching and “guiding young minds” without getting bogged down by the rigor and academia-ness of being a “real” professor. As a college librarian I get to embrace who I am, a kid at heart.

ktliterary:

amyspalding:

elockhartbooks:

wordbookstores:

rachelfershleiser:

"That was when I decided to take seriously the person I actually am rather than try to be a person whom others define as serious. Leaving academia to write fiction for children and teenagers was a return to that person I had been — the one who laughed easily, who liked makeup and baking and dance. I stopped being afraid of being thought silly or weak and instead pushed myself to be more than competent at the things I loved best to do. I am true now to what brings me joy and to what I do well — and most of the time, to hell with the rest."

(via E. Lockhart on embracing the young adult inside her - latimes.com)

More reasons to love E. Lockhart

Thanks for posting, Rachel. This was from the LA Times, and I wrote it for the Book Festival paper.

I love this piece by E. Lockhart because I used to try so hard to be a serious writer. I thought to write a novel it had to be A Novel. I thought if it wasn’t The Great American Novel, I might as well not bother.

And then I read authors including E. Lockhart who made me realize I wasn’t actually a serious person. I wanted to write girlie books. I wanted to write about boys and kissing and clothes and I still wanted to imbue my work with feminism and joy and love and other big ideas I care a lot about.

Blah blah blah once I did that I finished a book and got an agent. Blah blah blah now those two books that came out of my decision to just be myself are in stores. Blah blah blah just be yourself. You are a great you.

I always say, write the book you have to write, not what anyone tells you you should write.

This is why I love my job. I get to be so enthusiastic about learning and teaching and “guiding young minds” without getting bogged down by the rigor and academia-ness of being a “real” professor. As a college librarian I get to embrace who I am, a kid at heart.

4 months ago on April 15th, 2014 |218 notes
humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."
"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."

"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

4 months ago on April 15th, 2014 |12,559 notes