Review:
Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders - Geoff Herbach
This book really surprised me. Gabe (Chunk) is unlike any other narrator I’ve ever read.  He’s the fat, funny kid, that isn’t quite sure how he got that status.  Impulsive, and angry at the world, Gabe finds himself spearheading a protest to get money back to the band which was taken from the cheerleaders.  Told over the course of a few days, this story had me laughing as well as pausing at some of the realizations Gabe has.  At one point I had to set the book down because I was so upset about the indignity Gabe and his friends are facing.  I think this is one of those books that all high school students should read.  The theme of bullying and self-dignity is powerful and is something I will think about for awhile.
4.5/5

Review:

Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders - Geoff Herbach

This book really surprised me. Gabe (Chunk) is unlike any other narrator I’ve ever read.  He’s the fat, funny kid, that isn’t quite sure how he got that status.  Impulsive, and angry at the world, Gabe finds himself spearheading a protest to get money back to the band which was taken from the cheerleaders.  Told over the course of a few days, this story had me laughing as well as pausing at some of the realizations Gabe has.  At one point I had to set the book down because I was so upset about the indignity Gabe and his friends are facing.  I think this is one of those books that all high school students should read.  The theme of bullying and self-dignity is powerful and is something I will think about for awhile.

4.5/5

slightlyignorant:

It’s like a built in bookend, the books won’t fall over!

WANT

slightlyignorant:

It’s like a built in bookend, the books won’t fall over!

WANT

(Source: weburbanist.com, via bookishleaves)

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO READ”

Millennials still checking out public libraries

(Source: americanlibraryassoc)

Me : I wanna travel to another land , meet new people , live amazing experiences ...
Parents : no
Money : lol
Friends : lol
Life : lol
Books : Yeah ! Let's go !

malindalo:

diversityinya:

Analysis of the most banned/challenged books in the U.S. shows that diverse books are disproportionately targeted for book challenges and censorship. [Read more at Diversity in YA.]

My latest number crunching!

(via schooledlibrarian)

pickeringtonlibrary:

libkimberly:

blackberrybooks:

9987999thplace:

New Dewey Decimal posters for the library!

So fancy!

These are so pretty! Do want!

We love these - and we’re so inspired by them! 

grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

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notmargaery:

*university voice* unfortunately… we have too much money… so we have to raise tuition so we can build a place to keep all the other money in… so sorry unavoidable

(via sslibrarianship)

bustysaintclair:

meowdypurrtner:

its really important for men to stand up to other men who say terrible and sexist shit

because sexist men dont listen to what women have to say

literally the most important thing men can do if they want to call themselves feminist allies 

(via tamorapierce)

awesomepeoplereading:

George and the Man Who for Some Reason Is Not Wearing His Yellow Hat read.
bookpatrol:

Share Curiosity.
Read Together.

awesomepeoplereading:

George and the Man Who for Some Reason Is Not Wearing His Yellow Hat read.

bookpatrol:

Share Curiosity.

Read Together.

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thelifeguardlibrarian:

vintageanchorbooks:

HOW LONG IT TAKES TO READ THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BOOKS: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/how-long-it-takes-to-read-the-worlds-most-popular-books

My brain likes things like this.

Top 10 Favorite Books (in no particular order)

  1. Walk Two Moons- Sharon Creech
  2. Please Ignore Vera Dietz- A.S. King
  3. Harry Potter series- J.K. Rowling
  4. Irresistible Revolution- Shane Claiborne
  5. Looking for Alaska- John Green
  6. Ender’s Game- Oscar Scott Card
  7. Pride & Prejudice- Jane Austen
  8. Anne of Green Gables- L.M. Montgomery
  9. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler- E.L.Konigsberg
  10. How I Live Now- Meg Rosoff

If I spend any more time on this, I will change all of my answers and throw my computer out the window.

tls-doomed-delights:

myheartheartsbooks:

Hardcovers for aesthetics.
Paperbacks to read.
Ebooks to travel.

The holy trinity of book lovers.

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literatureloveaffair:

There have been an alarming number of posts linking to pirated copies of books floating around lately, so I thought it’d be productive to share some of my own legal ways of accessing books instead of fighting the posts themselves.
If you would like to know more about book piracy and discussions surrounding the issue, here are some links:
25 thoughts on book piracy
Book piracy - an insiders perspective 
Why I stopped pirating and started paying for media 
The ethics of internet piracy 
The real problem with piracy 
Piracy is yesterday’s worry for today’s ‘artisan authors’
Kindle e-book piracy accelerates
John Green: Why libraries are different from piracy
Across the digital divide
Now on to some free books!
Libraries 
Libraries are wonderful. A collection of books that people want you to take home and read. What could be better?
If they don’t have a book you want, have a chat to the librarians. They are usually all very helpful and would love to hear suggestions of books, and even get the book you want in stock for you. 
Library cards are a wonderful resource, but depending on your library you may need a permanent address - if you can’t supply this that’s fine! You don’t need a library card to use libraries. Go in, grab a book, read for a while. 
Many libraries now have e-book borrowing services available. It is well worth checking whether your library offers this if you prefer reading e-books or even listening to audiobooks. 
Overdrive is a marvelous program that partners with many libraries to provide e-book lending, check the site to see whether any libraries near you participate!
Classics
Books in the public domain can be accessed for free in many formats 
Project Gutenberg offers a huge selection of public domain books in html, epub, kindle, and plain text format. 
Books in the public domain can also be found directly through the Kindle or Kobo stores. Both stores offer free apps for mobile devices and computers. 
LibriVox has an impressive collection of audiobooks of public domain books read by volunteers.
Misc. 
PulseIt features different young adult books every week that you can read online for free. 
If you enjoy reviewing, recommending, or blogging about books you might want to check out some sites offering review copies e-book copies of books. I personally use Netgalley. I’ve also heard good things about Edelweiss. 
Giveaways are another way to source free books, even if there is no guarantee of winning, what’s the harm in trying? Goodreads has a staggering number of book giveaways all the time, and there are always a few circulating in the Tumblr book community.
Kindle and Kobo also offer free or heavily discounted books often, so it is well worth checking them every so often to see if any of the free books catch your eye. 
These are the only completely free and legal ways to source books that I know of - feel free to add your own ideas. 
Go forth and read responsibly!

literatureloveaffair:

There have been an alarming number of posts linking to pirated copies of books floating around lately, so I thought it’d be productive to share some of my own legal ways of accessing books instead of fighting the posts themselves.

If you would like to know more about book piracy and discussions surrounding the issue, here are some links:

Now on to some free books!

Libraries 

  • Libraries are wonderful. A collection of books that people want you to take home and read. What could be better?
  • If they don’t have a book you want, have a chat to the librarians. They are usually all very helpful and would love to hear suggestions of books, and even get the book you want in stock for you. 
  • Library cards are a wonderful resource, but depending on your library you may need a permanent address - if you can’t supply this that’s fine! You don’t need a library card to use libraries. Go in, grab a book, read for a while. 
  • Many libraries now have e-book borrowing services available. It is well worth checking whether your library offers this if you prefer reading e-books or even listening to audiobooks. 
  • Overdrive is a marvelous program that partners with many libraries to provide e-book lending, check the site to see whether any libraries near you participate!

Classics

  • Books in the public domain can be accessed for free in many formats 
  • Project Gutenberg offers a huge selection of public domain books in html, epub, kindle, and plain text format. 
  • Books in the public domain can also be found directly through the Kindle or Kobo stores. Both stores offer free apps for mobile devices and computers. 
  • LibriVox has an impressive collection of audiobooks of public domain books read by volunteers.

Misc. 

  • PulseIt features different young adult books every week that you can read online for free. 
  • If you enjoy reviewing, recommending, or blogging about books you might want to check out some sites offering review copies e-book copies of books. I personally use Netgalley. I’ve also heard good things about Edelweiss
  • Giveaways are another way to source free books, even if there is no guarantee of winning, what’s the harm in trying? Goodreads has a staggering number of book giveaways all the time, and there are always a few circulating in the Tumblr book community.
  • Kindle and Kobo also offer free or heavily discounted books often, so it is well worth checking them every so often to see if any of the free books catch your eye. 

These are the only completely free and legal ways to source books that I know of - feel free to add your own ideas. 

Go forth and read responsibly!

(via literatureloveaffair)