Which means we’ve posted our entire programming schedule (for panels), and the entire celebrity guest schedule (for photo ops, signings, and panels). Thanks for waiting, we know some of you want to start planning your ECCC weekend already!
Desperately wishing I could schedule my own status updates on Facebook the way I can on my library’s page, Hootsuite, Tumblr, and just about everywhere else.
2 notes, March 3, 2014
Look, everyone! It’s WorldCat.
Literacy Campaigns Are Getting More Aggressive in 2014
Photo by Kaija Straumanis
Cate Blanchett wins the Oscars on more than one level
Forgot to mention that you should all hire me for your Lego programs, please and thank you. I helped out at a sort of kid’s fair yesterday and it was fun! I also got to drive the library car for the first time ever. And in non-job happenings, ate delicious crepes.
3 notes, March 2, 2014
Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters
they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”
And, of course:
"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."
the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.