"There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it."
"The future is now! Soon every American home will integrate their television, phone and computer. You’ll be able to visit the Louvre on one channel, or watch female wrestling on another. You can do your shopping at home, or play Mortal Kombat with a friend from Vietnam. There’s no end to the possibilities!" —chip douglas.
Every time someone recommends that we reboot a database server because the application is slow. (HT @SQLsoldier)
"Stakeholders are backpedaling on previous estimates and are now saying that the backlash against ‘literally’ will occur before the end of 2014. We’ll need all hands on deck once everything becomes ‘figuratively the best’ and people ‘figuratively can’t even.’"
"So many books, so little money."
I want to see a reality tv show where straight dudes have to read the shitty messages they send to women to their mothers.
"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee."
Friedrich Nietzsche. Beyond Good and Evil.
"The greatest thing about dreams is they don’t expire. They can lay dormant for years and when you pull them out and dust them off, they shine like new."
#Banned Books Week
We’ve got our Banned Books Week display up a little early this week. This is a picture of the one in the Main Library and there are also displays going up in the Science Library and The Curriculum Materials Library in Aderhold.
As you can see in the second picture, each book has a brief description of its plot/content, its publication date, and whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. The tag also tells you where, when, and why it was banned or challenged. We’ve included books banned around the world, historically and presently.
The CML in Aderhold will have an extra display consisting specifically of children’s books that have been banned or challenged.
So stop by and pick up a book someone, somewhere thought you shouldn’t be allowed to read.
I love the idea. And Banned Books Week starts Sunday.