a. | 25 | queer | oklahoma

tattooed. femme.

storyteller.

grad student.

glitter enthusiast.

corgi mama.

community driven.

child of libraries and dusty books.

 

More titles, easier access and quite possibly a saving of public funds. Why wouldn’t we simply junk the physical libraries and purchase an Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription for the entire country?

Close The Libraries And Buy Everyone An Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscription (via infoneer-pulse)

Let’s say it all together now….”libraries provide more than just access to books!” I am so tired of seeing a community space reduced to a place to leave books. Amazon can’t replace ESOL classes, early literacy story times, access to public computers and training, nor can it replace a safe space to do any of these things and more. Libraries promote the right to read whatever you want, and while collections are developed, we wouldn’t stop access to books with a publisher we didn’t agree with or remove books from a patrons account like the famous 1984 kindle story awhile back.

And who is going to provide these kindles? Or teach people how to use them? Will items in other languages be provided?

I know the author is most likely not serious, or just playing this from a privileged “I’ve never been in a place in my life where I needed a public library, and we spend money on it and things we spend money on that don’t apply to me make me mad” angle, but this whole thing pisses me off. By all means, continue to develop these programs for those who would like to use them, but don’t assume it us the right fit for everyone. Netflix hasn’t stopped my patrons from checking out tons of movies each week. And I like to think that what I’m able to provide as a librarian isn’t as replaceable as an instruction manual for a new amazon service.

(via isallornothingthebestwecando)

Hey @amandapate, the stars have finally aligned. The book gods called and I answered them. It is time. (Could I make this any more dramatic?) #stars #cantdoit #nottoday

Hey @amandapate, the stars have finally aligned. The book gods called and I answered them. It is time. (Could I make this any more dramatic?) #stars #cantdoit #nottoday

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? 

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? 

Home from the hospital

but feeling super down. I suppose it’s natural. I have such a long road ahead of me for recovery. I’ve got so much love and support, but I’m fixated on the one person that can’t support me right now, because he’s healing too. Why can’t I be happy? I suppose I am. It’s just everything is emotionally tense and I’ve got tunnel vision.
Perhaps I am fixated on this because I know if I widen my scope I am going to get freaked at how sick I actually am/was. Like, I was headed towards shortening my lifespan by 20 years. Life is so short, and I feel like I haven’t done much worthy of achievement. I know of I say that out loud people are going to throw various accomplishments I’ve made at me. But, it still feels empty.
This just wasn’t in the plan. Not at all. It’s scary having to change directions, lifestyle choices, etc. I don’t feel safe anymore.

Maybe I’m just too sad for my own good tonight. Maybe I just need sleep.
Woof.

joshpeck:

vinebox:

Literally I Cant Ew

i will watch this until my eyes bleed

My new phrase.

Headed home. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and wishes. I’ve got a long road ahead of me, but I’m a strong girl that isn’t easily broken. ☺️

Headed home. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and wishes. I’ve got a long road ahead of me, but I’m a strong girl that isn’t easily broken. ☺️

sabot-cat:

"What’s your favorite album, or book?" "I really like Metamorphosis, I think it says a lot about the human condition and psyche." "Yeah I love Franz Kafka." "Oh no, I was talking about Hilary Duff’s debut album."  

We fell asleep together in February
woke up together in March
10 minutes ago, you rolled over in your sleep
and pulled me against your chest so hard
that I couldn’t breathe
but your chest against my cheek began to matter more than air.

Elka Tolhoek, “March”  (via beauteus-maximus)

(Source: elkayvonne)

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