Really loving this series of photographs from Carrie Schneider’s “Reading Women” series. Above:
- Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes
- Vanessa reading Nathalie Sarraute, Nuiko reading Henriette Renié
- Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag
All you need for this workout is a stack of hardcovers and some yarn or rope to tie them together!
Workout #1: The Book Curl
Workout #2: The Book Up
Workout #3: The Brunch (Book Crunch) - Just like brunch this can be done alone or with a friend!
The Epic Reads team rules massively…
This seems so much more enjoyable than going to the gym.
I’d really like to know what he’s reading. I think unypl should put a call out to its readers.
It’s a book mark that marks your spot in the book.
I get not being able to remember the exact page number but not knowing where you left off on the page? Tsk tsk
Wait a second. Do people actually stop reading in the middle of a page? If I stop reading in the middle of a page it’s because I’ve suddenly realized it’s my subway stop or someone has called me or my doorbell is ringing. I certainly don’t have time to strap a bookmark into my book and line up a rubbery index finger.
If there are people who stop reading right in the middle of a page, I would like to know those people. I bet they have exciting personalities!
Darien Library’s Best Books of 2012
We asked all of our readers’ advisors to send us their favorite books published this year and then added up the lists to find our definitive top 10. Not too shabby.
It’s quiet in the Library this week so I am inviting our tumblr friends to challenge us to some Readers’ Advisory questions. Who of your gift recipients has you absolutely stumped this year? We are happy to be the Yenta in their book to reader matchmaking. Just pop a message into our ask or leave a comment on this post.
[pictured: the books I am giving to my brother and dad this year]
(They don’t read this tumblr.)
Reading is extraordinary. It captures a child’s imagination while teaching him or her how to read, how to write, and how to think, and the mere existence of a public library causes children to read more. Encouraging parents to bring their children to the library is even better. When you discuss the broad array of services provided by public libraries, don’t forget the books.
Return on Reading | Backtalk, by Brian Samek. Library Journal
Don’t forget the books!