1. "I am a woman with a body. For that I offer no explanation, shame, excuse or apology. In a culture obsessed with women shrinking, confidence is controversial. It is courage. I’m taking my peace back."
    — Erin Brown  (via thatkindofwoman)

    (Source: liquid-diamonds-flowing, via thatkindofwoman)

     
  2. New job new [$10] watch.

    (Source: ohseewhatisee)

     

  3. IHALJ (I have a library job)

    Today I went back to high school: I started my new job as Librarian and Instructor’s Assistant. I’m tasked with bringing the library back to life and into the 21st century. Wish me luck!

     

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  5. wnycradiolab:

    iloveoldmagazines:

    Life, 1967 Vol. 62, No. 18

    Yup.

     
  6. abookishtype:

    Doug Savage

    (via poplibrary)

     

  7. The immensity of D-day and Operation Overlord is unfathomable to me.

     
  8. bookriot:

    thisisasentence:

    the literary elements

    From the department of awesome book displays.

     

  9. "I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with reading about White characters; just that I’d love to see more diversity in the books I read. And while I want to see more cultural fiction, I also want to see more thriller and romance and contemporary authors embracing diversity. You don’t have to write a minority story in order to embrace a minority character."
    — from “Minorities and Mainstream Reading" by Swapna Krishna (via bookriot)
     
  10. wocinsolidarity:

    Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

    Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

    Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

    Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

    #WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

    Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

    (via thelifeguardlibrarian)