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I KNOW HER.

"Adventures of a Comic Newbie: What is a Pull List?" with imamandanelson from bookriot

Success is feeling good about the work you do throughout the long, unheralded journey that may or may not wind up at the launch pad. You can’t view training solely as a stepping stone to something loftier. It’s got to be an end in itself.

Col. Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

This book is FASCINATING, and so packed with smart ideas about how we should think about work and define success. Hadfield’s career is a great illustration of how “work hard and become really good at what you do” is a better path to finding a job you love than the old “follow your passion” trope. Oh, and it has space travel too. 

(Source: rebeccaschinsky)

micdotcom:

Study reveals young Americans aren’t reading 

Love Game of Thrones but worry about spoilers from those who have read the books? Your fears may be overblown — chances are your friends don’t read enough to ruin any plot twists for you.

A new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average American reads only 19 minutes a day (a rate at which the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series would take more than a year for most readers).
Young people spend even less time with the written word, according to the study. Americans ages 25 to 34 spend about eight minutes a day on weekends and holidays reading, while ages 20 to 24 spend about 10. Teenagers, meanwhile, spend just four minutes a day reading on their days off. (The overall average is bumped up by older folks — Americans over 75 spend more than an hour a day reading over weekends and holidays, the study found.)
Read more


This makes me unspeakably sad. In other news I have read 8 books in the last 4 weeks - one of them start to finish on Sunday.

micdotcom:

Study reveals young Americans aren’t reading 

Love Game of Thrones but worry about spoilers from those who have read the books? Your fears may be overblown — chances are your friends don’t read enough to ruin any plot twists for you.

A new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average American reads only 19 minutes a day (a rate at which the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series would take more than a year for most readers).

Young people spend even less time with the written word, according to the study. Americans ages 25 to 34 spend about eight minutes a day on weekends and holidays reading, while ages 20 to 24 spend about 10. Teenagers, meanwhile, spend just four minutes a day reading on their days off. (The overall average is bumped up by older folks — Americans over 75 spend more than an hour a day reading over weekends and holidays, the study found.)

Read more

This makes me unspeakably sad.

In other news I have read 8 books in the last 4 weeks - one of them start to finish on Sunday.

missa-belle said: Okay, so I'm really trying to stop shopping for books on Amazon, but are we still allowed to buy things from 3rd parties (used books, audio CDs, etc.) My town doesn't have any bookstores, and the local library is limited. (There's a used bookstore in the town where I work, but if they don't have the books I want, they actually order them from Amazon.) Also do you know if Amazon will delay delivery of a Hachette Audio CD from a 3rd party? If not, where do you recommend I buy Audiobooks? Thanks.

Yes! Here is my regular answer which I gave to beerburritowhiskey last week:

image

Here are links to the awesome stores I mention here that you can BASICALLY treat just like Amazon but they’re NOT Amazon and are thus awesome. 

wordbookstores

powells

skylightbooks

Additionally, you can totally buy from 3rd party sellers though of all the options, I would recommend just finding a new online vendor like one of these. While Amazon is great to do the whole “marketplace” thing, they take about 30% of the sale price of the book you buy which means that if you buy a book for $.01 (because that seems to be the low price on everything ever tried to sell there [no I don’t sell there anymore]) the person you’re trying to give money to is probably spending more to send it to you what with buying stamps and driving to a post office and standing in line, and Amazon is still making money on a book.

You can frequently find used books through places like Powells - I definitely have in the past.

You might also try out Oyster which is a service I am hearing a lot of good things about from my friends over at bookriot. If you do, let me know how you like it. 

brooklynbookgirl:

theanimationarchive:

I don’t even have to tell you why this is important or why you should support the Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow; you know why. So go do it!

I LOVED Reading Rainbow as a kid! It’s thanks to this program (and the Scholastic Book Fair program, to be fair) that I am such a voracious reader today. So, contribute what you can and pass it on!

image

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Yes I did pledge $100.

Yes I do crazy things.

TAKE A LOOK. IT’S IN A BOOK. IT’S READING RAINBOWWWW….READING RAINBOW!!!!

(via fieldnotesfromabroad)

awesomepeoplereading:

Ray Charles reads.


Reading is for everyone.

awesomepeoplereading:

Ray Charles reads.

Reading is for everyone.

(via pluckyyoungdonna)

sosuperawesome:

Bookshelves by FictionFurniture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Source: sosuperawesome, via fuckyeahbookarts)

If you’re not following jjchristie, and you love books then you’re doing it wrong.

If you’re not following jjchristie, and you love books then you’re doing it wrong.

8 Classic Writers Reimagined as Punk Rockers

Thank you buzzfeedbooks. It’s everything I never knew I always wanted.

Readers Deserve Better Than BookCon (via bookriot)

First came the report that one of BookCon’s main features, a panel of the rock stars of kid lit, was comprised entirely of white male writers. When the publishing community along with panel participant Rick Riordan expressed criticism on Twitter and across the blogosphere, ReedPop (the organization that plans and runs Book Expo) responded withan apology and a promise to diversify. It was largely received as too little too late, and as a plan that would put women and POC authors in the tough spot of having to weigh an opportunity for exposure against the cost of being a token guest. But it was something.

Then this morning, after Entertainment Weekly announced that John Green will also speak at BookCon, the people of Twitter went looking for the entire BookCon line-up.Lo and behold, it also has a remarkable diversity problem. As in: there is none.

The best children’s books aren’t the ones that impart moral lessons. The best children’s books are the ones that plant indelible memories and teach by way of detail: Madeline’s removed appendix; the ‘grisly’ pigeon that Eloise yells at until he flies over to the Sherry-Netherland. Who knows what a young reader will glom onto and why; a growing mind is populated arbitrarily.
Alice Gregory remembers her favorite book as a child: http://nyr.kr/1rrDISG

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

I KNOW HER.

"Adventures of a Comic Newbie: What is a Pull List?" with imamandanelson from bookriot

Success is feeling good about the work you do throughout the long, unheralded journey that may or may not wind up at the launch pad. You can’t view training solely as a stepping stone to something loftier. It’s got to be an end in itself.

Col. Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

This book is FASCINATING, and so packed with smart ideas about how we should think about work and define success. Hadfield’s career is a great illustration of how “work hard and become really good at what you do” is a better path to finding a job you love than the old “follow your passion” trope. Oh, and it has space travel too. 

(Source: rebeccaschinsky)

micdotcom:

Study reveals young Americans aren’t reading 

Love Game of Thrones but worry about spoilers from those who have read the books? Your fears may be overblown — chances are your friends don’t read enough to ruin any plot twists for you.

A new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average American reads only 19 minutes a day (a rate at which the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series would take more than a year for most readers).
Young people spend even less time with the written word, according to the study. Americans ages 25 to 34 spend about eight minutes a day on weekends and holidays reading, while ages 20 to 24 spend about 10. Teenagers, meanwhile, spend just four minutes a day reading on their days off. (The overall average is bumped up by older folks — Americans over 75 spend more than an hour a day reading over weekends and holidays, the study found.)
Read more


This makes me unspeakably sad. In other news I have read 8 books in the last 4 weeks - one of them start to finish on Sunday.

micdotcom:

Study reveals young Americans aren’t reading 

Love Game of Thrones but worry about spoilers from those who have read the books? Your fears may be overblown — chances are your friends don’t read enough to ruin any plot twists for you.

A new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average American reads only 19 minutes a day (a rate at which the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series would take more than a year for most readers).

Young people spend even less time with the written word, according to the study. Americans ages 25 to 34 spend about eight minutes a day on weekends and holidays reading, while ages 20 to 24 spend about 10. Teenagers, meanwhile, spend just four minutes a day reading on their days off. (The overall average is bumped up by older folks — Americans over 75 spend more than an hour a day reading over weekends and holidays, the study found.)

Read more

This makes me unspeakably sad.

In other news I have read 8 books in the last 4 weeks - one of them start to finish on Sunday.

missa-belle said: Okay, so I'm really trying to stop shopping for books on Amazon, but are we still allowed to buy things from 3rd parties (used books, audio CDs, etc.) My town doesn't have any bookstores, and the local library is limited. (There's a used bookstore in the town where I work, but if they don't have the books I want, they actually order them from Amazon.) Also do you know if Amazon will delay delivery of a Hachette Audio CD from a 3rd party? If not, where do you recommend I buy Audiobooks? Thanks.

Yes! Here is my regular answer which I gave to beerburritowhiskey last week:

image

Here are links to the awesome stores I mention here that you can BASICALLY treat just like Amazon but they’re NOT Amazon and are thus awesome. 

wordbookstores

powells

skylightbooks

Additionally, you can totally buy from 3rd party sellers though of all the options, I would recommend just finding a new online vendor like one of these. While Amazon is great to do the whole “marketplace” thing, they take about 30% of the sale price of the book you buy which means that if you buy a book for $.01 (because that seems to be the low price on everything ever tried to sell there [no I don’t sell there anymore]) the person you’re trying to give money to is probably spending more to send it to you what with buying stamps and driving to a post office and standing in line, and Amazon is still making money on a book.

You can frequently find used books through places like Powells - I definitely have in the past.

You might also try out Oyster which is a service I am hearing a lot of good things about from my friends over at bookriot. If you do, let me know how you like it. 

brooklynbookgirl:

theanimationarchive:

I don’t even have to tell you why this is important or why you should support the Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow; you know why. So go do it!

I LOVED Reading Rainbow as a kid! It’s thanks to this program (and the Scholastic Book Fair program, to be fair) that I am such a voracious reader today. So, contribute what you can and pass it on!

image

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Yes I did pledge $100.

Yes I do crazy things.

TAKE A LOOK. IT’S IN A BOOK. IT’S READING RAINBOWWWW….READING RAINBOW!!!!

(via fieldnotesfromabroad)

awesomepeoplereading:

Ray Charles reads.


Reading is for everyone.

awesomepeoplereading:

Ray Charles reads.

Reading is for everyone.

(via pluckyyoungdonna)

sosuperawesome:

Bookshelves by FictionFurniture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Source: sosuperawesome, via fuckyeahbookarts)

If you’re not following jjchristie, and you love books then you’re doing it wrong.

If you’re not following jjchristie, and you love books then you’re doing it wrong.

8 Classic Writers Reimagined as Punk Rockers

Thank you buzzfeedbooks. It’s everything I never knew I always wanted.

6 Next-Level Fictional Moms

Dear powells: I think I love you.

Readers Deserve Better Than BookCon (via bookriot)

First came the report that one of BookCon’s main features, a panel of the rock stars of kid lit, was comprised entirely of white male writers. When the publishing community along with panel participant Rick Riordan expressed criticism on Twitter and across the blogosphere, ReedPop (the organization that plans and runs Book Expo) responded withan apology and a promise to diversify. It was largely received as too little too late, and as a plan that would put women and POC authors in the tough spot of having to weigh an opportunity for exposure against the cost of being a token guest. But it was something.

Then this morning, after Entertainment Weekly announced that John Green will also speak at BookCon, the people of Twitter went looking for the entire BookCon line-up.Lo and behold, it also has a remarkable diversity problem. As in: there is none.

The best children’s books aren’t the ones that impart moral lessons. The best children’s books are the ones that plant indelible memories and teach by way of detail: Madeline’s removed appendix; the ‘grisly’ pigeon that Eloise yells at until he flies over to the Sherry-Netherland. Who knows what a young reader will glom onto and why; a growing mind is populated arbitrarily.
Alice Gregory remembers her favorite book as a child: http://nyr.kr/1rrDISG

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

"Success is feeling good about the work you do throughout the long, unheralded journey that may or may not wind up at the launch pad. You can’t view training solely as a stepping stone to something loftier. It’s got to be an end in itself."
"The best children’s books aren’t the ones that impart moral lessons. The best children’s books are the ones that plant indelible memories and teach by way of detail: Madeline’s removed appendix; the ‘grisly’ pigeon that Eloise yells at until he flies over to the Sherry-Netherland. Who knows what a young reader will glom onto and why; a growing mind is populated arbitrarily."

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