1. Approve of yourself. 2. Your limitations may just be in your mind. 3. Lighten up and have some fun. 4. Let go of anger. 5. Release yourself from entitlement. 6. If you’re taking a different path, prepare for reactions. 7. Keep your focus steadily on what you want. 8. Don’t focus so much on making yourself feel good. 9. Do what you want to do.
“Two Belgian professors decided to run bacteriology and toxicology tests on the 10 most popular books in the Antwerp library. The results? All 10 had traces of cocaine, but only Fifty Shades of Grey tested positive for traces of the herpes virus. The professors say the amount of virus found was so minimal that it poses no risk to public health — but it’s still undeniably gross.”—NPR Book News
Even though his work is so much more than just tales to read for Halloween, it’s hard to deny that Edgar Allan Poe’s spooky stories work best around this time of year. Poe is, without a doubt, October’s writer, his relevance to month cemented by the fact that his death occurred on its seventh day, back in 1849…
What to read now that you’re somewhat grownup, based on your childhood favourites. I tried to make choices based on plot, mood, tone or themes. There’s a few other children’s books I wanted to include but I was stumped on, so maybe there will eventually be a part 2.
The real problem with ebooks is that they’re more ‘e’ than book, so an entirely different set of rules govern what someone can and can’t do with them compared to physical books, especially when it comes to pricing. The collusion in pricing has been a public issue for a while, but we need to talk more about how they are priced differently to consumers and to libraries. That’s how ebooks contribute to the ever-growing divide between the haves and have-nots.
“Do your job. Do it well. If you don’t like your job, start taking the necessary steps to do something else, and cede your current position to someone who will love it. If you have passion for what you do, it will show. You will shine. You may not realize it, because people tend to be more vocal about negatives than positives, so you may have to pay special attention for the signs that you’ve made it into the library world’s little secret society. But I’m stating, here and now, that membership is not based on awards and honors. It’s based on increased story-time attendance, and heartfelt thank yous from parents, and internet colleagues who are truly excited to meet you in person, and ex-co-workers who still rave about you, long after you’re gone. All those things, when added up and over time, are worth far more than any single honor or hollow victory. They can’t be taken away from you. They make you more than a leader, more than a rockstar. They make you a luminary.”—