July 24th, 2014

Word Woman’s Weekly Workout

Welcome to another eye-opening installment of Word Woman’s Weekly Work-Out! This day in 1802 saw the birth of Alexandre Dumas, French author of such well-known works as “The Three Musketeers” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”.  Here’s an intriguing Word of the Week to stretch your neural synapses:

 Garrulous:    [adjective]

 1.  Given to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity :  pointlessly or annoyingly talkative

2.  wordy

“Garrulous”, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garrulous , 6/19/2014

Example:  Stephanie’s garrulous roommate often followed her around the apartment blathering endlessly, so she started wearing earbuds and listening to her iPod just to drown out the constant drone of his voice.


                                All for one and one for all!

July 23rd, 2014
July 23rd, 2014


Don’t let them keep you down.

-via Rebel Circus

What a great quote. Yet another reason to love John Green.

July 22nd, 2014


Check out Storybook Forest, one of the coolest bookish places around.

We want to go!

Reblogged from BOOK RIOT
July 22nd, 2014


Ever had to move with a ton of books?

Here are 8 tips for making it a little easier.

Book Riot shares tips for moving with books. Because we’ve all been there, making our friends hate us for having a home library. ;)

Reblogged from BOOK RIOT
July 21st, 2014


Today, July 21, is Ernest Hemingway’s birthday. To celebrate, here are a three things you may not have known about him:

  1. He (supposedly) invented the cocktail Death in the Afternoon. In a collection of celebrity recipes he instructed readers to “Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.” (He also shared the recipe for his favorite hamburger.)
  2. He rewrote the ending the A Farewell To Arms 39 times before he was satisfied.
  3. He named his fishing boat Pilar.

HBD, Ernie!

Image via the National Archives

Happy birthday Ernest Hemingway!

Reblogged from NPR Books
July 21st, 2014



"Donkey-powered mobile #library, somewhere in Ethiopia http://ebks.to/1qwe6Vv

Ah sweet! An eco-friendly bookmobile.

We love the donkey-powered library.

Reblogged from Library Journal
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