Will Librarians Still Use Goodreads? by your LJ tumblrer, in which collection development and readers’ advisory mavens Erin Shea, Leah White, Anna Mickelsen, and Robin Bradford discuss Amazon’s recent purchase. (via libraryjournal)
“On the other hand, Robin Bradford, a collection development librarian from Indianapolis P.L., is unruffled by the announcement. “Amazon is big (and getting bigger) so it is easy to take shots at them,” she said. If the acquisition prompts people to “look more closely at all arrangements, who owns what companies and what their privacy practices are, that’s great.” A knee jerk reaction, she noted, “isn’t particularly helpful.” Ultimately, Bradford imagines that her (and her patrons’) use of Goodreads will only increase.”
RA Dickey and his relationship with literature. I didn’t think I could love that knuckleballer more, but somehow, he keeps surprising me.
Please, for the love of all you value, read the whole article at The National Post.
He will probably always be my favorite.
I don’t think another like him will come around again any time soon. Even in Toronto, I’m still rooting for him.
Jennifer and I both had a lot of work to do this weekend, so naturally we elected to spend an absurdly long time designing cover art for our cat’s imaginary folk album.
I’m pretty sure I’d buy that album.
“Do you accept credit cards?”
Gates McFadden has a tumblr about the adventures of her own action figure. Words do not express how great this is.
|—||Marvin Miller, the economist and labor leader who turned the Major League Players Association into one of the most effective labor unions in the country, in an interview with Chris Hayes from his book, Twilight of the Elites. Miller died Tuesday at the age of 95. (via upwithchris)|
The Odyssey by Homer
The Odyssey is one of my favorite stories because of the epic scale of adventure in it. So, for my cover, I decided I couldn’t just pick one part of the adventure to illustrate and instead tried to give a sense of the plethora of bullshit Odysseus encounters, including my take on the Scylla, the whirlpool, Circe turning his men into pigs, visiting the underworld and talking to spirits, Poseidon’s trident, a saucy siren, and a cyclops. I just wanted to give someone looking at the book the idea that they’re in for an awesome adventure.
Someone hire this man to start designing covers for real.
Attention Lubetzky! This picture is no longer accurate.
[Portrait of baseball player]
April 27, 1935
8 x 10 inch film negative
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
This photograph was labeled as “Maryland Country Club. Oriole?” and there were a couple more in the bunch. If anyone has any information about this image, please feel free to comment.
Samdingman, I believe this is of interest to you.