Let’s take a look back at the most popular posts from the week that was….
“You get cranky when it turns out that your airline hasn’t implemented the new FAA rules allowing use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing. You need all the ereading time you can get.
You wish you could call in “curled up with a good book” to take the day off work.
People who know you’re into books assume you know about ALL the books and constantly ask if you heard that one interview on NPR with the author of that one new book whose title they can’t remember.”
–20 Things That Happen When You’re a Book Nerd by Rebecca Joines Schinsky
“In 1985, Bette Midler helped kick off the “READ” poster campaign with her bed time get up and picture book choice.”
–Celebrity “READ” Posters of the 80s and 90s by Kelly Jensen
2. Bookish bag: If your young reader is a library aficionado (and I so hope she or he is), a bag for trips to and from the library is essential. Bonus Cool Aunt points, if you collect those, for matching with your teen’s best fandom. To that end, how about a tote bag proclaiming love for Eleanor and Park or a Jane Austen messenger bag.
Simply put, it’s okay to like things. You know why? Because books are good, man! Back when I was a pie-eyed early-20s bro with a sure-to-be-published-before-I’m-30 novel that just needed to be carved out of my skull, I held books to this standard: Could I have written it? If no, then it was pretty freakin’ good. And, frankly that was 99 percent of books out there. Of course, my definition of “good,” necessarily, has evolved since then, but I still tend to like more books than I don’t.
–In Defense of Liking Books by Greg Zimmerman
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