The Week’s Most Popular Posts: May 6 – May 11, 2012

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Reading is sexy sticker: Available from the Friends of the Library, this sticker says it all.

From Book Fetish: Volume XXIX by Brenna Kalmer


Basically, this isn’t a novelty playlist. This is a collection of songs you will want to listen to. This thereby rules out anything referencing Lord of The Rings (including the Led Zeppelin tunes), any prog-rock concept album, and the entire back catalogue of Uriah Heap. The 1970s were dark times for listenable bookish songs.

From Dancing in the Library: Volume 2 by Edd McCracken


The only living American with a little thing we like to call The Nobel Prize for Literature, Toni Morrison is not only one of the most important novelists of our time, but also one of the most difficult. While Beloved and Song of Solomon are her most famous novels, I don’t think that’s where I would start.

From Getting Started with Toni Morrison by Jeff O’Neal


The critics seem to be full of praise for your style and ability to draw word pictures but the decent ones always regret that you should use such great gifts in perpetuating the lives and habits of so degraded a strata of humanity …. It is a doubtful honor to produce one of the filthiest books of the year …. What is the matter? Have you ceased to be interested in nobility, honor and fineness in life? …. Surely you have other words in your vocabulary than “damn” and “bitch”—Every page fills me with a sick loathing.

From Hemingway’s Mom on The Sun Also Rises by Jeff O’Neal

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