“Many in the book business worry about power becoming concentrated in the book world. Amazon likes to play rough: recently it spent $5 million to force a referendum in California on a law it didn’t like. (The state and Amazon have since come to a compromise.) Publishers say quietly that since Borders’s collapse, Amazon has become even more aggressive about wanting better deals. It’s also set up its own publishing division and may well publish some books that aren’t available outside the Amazon e-cosphere. A closed system doesn’t bode well for the general book universe, which for its many quirks and flaws, still brings reading pleasure to tens of millions of people.”—
A Note to Human Resources Depts. #hireme #techfail
"Resume" does not mean "Resume & Cover Letter."
I’m glad I put the time and effort into writing a cover letter, checking it twice, making sure I had ALL my information on hand before I started your online application system. I’m doubly glad that you give no indication of where you want a cover letter uploaded. I’m glad you didn’t give me an opportunity to upload a cover letter unless I psychically knew that to you, “Resume” means “Type in your cover letter and resume here or you’re screwed.”
Online systems are horrible. If you’re going to insist on using them, please DEAR GOD have a phone number applicants can call to ask questions.
I know how to follow directions. I know how to read. And I’m a damn good writer. Your computer system sucks.
“She did not think herself a genius by any means, but when the writing fit came on, she gave herself up to it with entire abandon, and led a blissful life, unconscious of want, care, or bad weather, while she sat safe and happy in an imaginary world, full of friends almost as real and dear to her as any in the flesh. Sleep forsook her eyes, meals stood untasted, day and night were all too short to enjoy the happiness which blessed her only at such times, and made these hours worth living, even if they bore no other fruit.”—Louisa May Alcott, Little Women. (via zgulliksen)
Closest thing I have to a favorite book. I read Little Women every Christmas.
@pottermore, I am over the moon that I got my welcome email 3 days ago. I am pissed I have yet to be able to access the site b/c you apparently sent out all the beta emails that were left at the same time. NO XOXOs FOR YOU.
“I’ve enjoyed a lifetime love affair with English teachers, just like the ones who are being abused in Charleston, West Virginia, today. My English teachers pushed me to be smart and inquisitive, and they taught me the great books of the world with passion and cunning and love. Like your English teachers, they didn’t have any money either, but they lived in the bright fires of their imaginations, and they taught because they were born to teach the prettiest language in the world. I have yet to meet an English teacher who assigned a book to damage a kid.”—Pat Conroy in A Letter to the Editor of the Charleston Gazette on Teachers, Censorship, and Banned Books (via bookish)
“I prefer books, because the battery life on them puts the kindle’s to shame and, because books are the ultimate dumpees, put them down and they’ll wait for you forever, pay attention to them and they’ll always love you back. - Steve Morgan via John Green and Hank Green”—(via h3artlessseph)