In my own little corner
mapsontheweb:

2013 Global Flight Network

mapsontheweb:

2013 Global Flight Network

Another eighties trend makes a comeback
It’s surreal to send my girls to school in nearly the same outfits I wore at their age

Another eighties trend makes a comeback
It’s surreal to send my girls to school in nearly the same outfits I wore at their age

evelynatthecircus:

Locke Lamora, Miles Vorkosigan and Moist von Lipwig are all swapped. By the time they get back to their home worlds, the Dendarii are startlingly in the black, the Gentlemen Bastards have incorporated into a locally beloved and totally crooked local bank with no PR problems, and the Post Office has accidentally conquered two small Hubwards countries.

And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Why did this person in a mask and inflatable suit just follow me around the grocery store parking lot?
I don’t know

Why did this person in a mask and inflatable suit just follow me around the grocery store parking lot?
I don’t know

I am delighted that my almost eight- year -old loves to read. She has started picking up anything with words on it and reading them: the newspaper off the floor, the books sitting on the shelves in the living room, the grocery list, the m-rated fanfic that was sitting on my phone…

sorry:

a peaceful walk in the woods really relaxes me. the fact that I’m dragging a body should be irrelevant.

Everyone repeat after me:

The word “spastic” is not a harmless or playful insult.

The word “spastic”is not a harmless or playful insult.

The word “spastic” is not a harmless or playful insult.

When not used in the correct clinical context, it is deeply offensive.

The word “spaz” is no different.

People with spasticity do not deserve to be the butt of a joke.

We are learning not to use the r-word. Let’s learn to do without this one, as well.

Written two years ago. Very relevant to recent events