1. A winery donated a couple of group wine tastings for our adult summer reading program. So myself another librarian went to the winery to pick the certificates up, only to be talked into tasting some of their wines. According to the vintner, you can’t properly talk the winery and the gift cards up if you haven’t tasted the wines. I am a huge fan of this logic. Today’s been fun.

  2. somethinginger:

If you’re ever bored just faceswap yourself with The Great Gatsby. 10/10 would recomennd

    somethinginger:

    If you’re ever bored just faceswap yourself with The Great Gatsby. 10/10 would recomennd

  3. coolsciencegifs:

Frog legs dance when salt is sprinkled on them
A frog’s muscles do not succumb to rigor mortis as quickly as most warm-blooded animals which makes it possible for the muscles to move post-mortem if energy is applied to them some how. This can be done either by cooking (heat/energy) or by salting (ions).Salt,also known as NaCl, can work like electricity because it is made up of ions (Sodium and Chlorine to be exact) and ions carry an electrical charge. In living animals, sodium delivers a signal to cause muscles to contract.
The frog legs in the video are fresh so energy (ATP) is still stored in the cells. When the electrical impulse is applied, the legs contract even though the frog is dead!Of course this doesn’t apply to only frog legs!
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    coolsciencegifs:

    Frog legs dance when salt is sprinkled on them

    A frog’s muscles do not succumb to rigor mortis as quickly as most warm-blooded animals which makes it possible for the muscles to move post-mortem if energy is applied to them some how. This can be done either by cooking (heat/energy) or by salting (ions).

    Salt,also known as NaCl, can work like electricity because it is made up of ions (Sodium and Chlorine to be exact) and ions carry an electrical charge. In living animals, sodium delivers a signal to cause muscles to contract.


    The frog legs in the video are fresh so energy (ATP) is still stored in the cells. When the electrical impulse is applied, the legs contract even though the frog is dead!

    Of course this doesn’t apply to only frog legs!

    Gif source

    text source

  4. thestudio-itld:

    Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Here are three books of poems to check out from our high school collection.

    Dizzy in Your Eyes: poems about love by Pat Mora

    how to (un)cage a girl by Francesca Lia Block

    Partly Cloudy: poems of Love and Longing by Gary Soto

  5. frozensoldiers:

    I THINK WHAT PISSED ME OFF THE MOST IN CAP 2 IS HOW LITTLE MILK PIERCE POURS IN THAT GLASS. LIKE IT’S THE TINIEST PORTION OF MILK IMAGINABLE. “DO YOU WANT SOME FUCKING MILK” NO LET ME POUR MY OWN FUCKING MILK. AND LET ME POUR THE LEAST. POSSIBLE. MILK. I CAN. POSSIBLY POUR INTO THIS GLASS. THE SMALLEST PORTION OF MILK POSSIBLE. U HAD AN ENTIRE CARTON. AND A LARGE GLASS. AND YOU POUR WHAT. LIKE. 2 INCHES OF MILK INTO THAT GLASS. PIERCE PISSED ME OFF THE MOST IN THAT SCENE. 

  6. Anonymous asked: Jay Asher's 13 Reasons Why is one of the top selling YA novels and it's for a reason! And John Green would beat out ANY of the women on your lists, half of them I've never even HEARD of. You sound like you're just jealous that your book didn't break into Amazon's top 500.

    yaflash:

    sarahreesbrennan:

    yabookshelf:

    summerscourtney:

    aprihop:

    well for one i don’t have any books out so i don’t think that’s true. 

    but also, if you’d read ALL OF my posts, you’d have seen where i noted that i choose to recommend books by authors who need those recommendations.

    you not having heard of them? pretty much why i recommend them in the first place. if you had been following this blog, or my old YA book review blog (which is now defunct RIP), i rarely jumped on reviewing or recommending books that were getting a ton of press. my biggest joy was reviewing backlist and books that got very little publicity. there are tons of popular blogs and people who do nothing but talk about the same 15 up ‘n coming books and i wasn’t interested in it. 

    maybe i just really like books and authors and like to encourage people to read more than what everyone else is reading?

    This is a follow-up to this, where aprihop was asked to recommend “real” non-vapid teen girl YA novels after a rec post where she only listed books written by women.

    POINTING OUT, CRITIQUING AND QUESTIONING A SYSTEM OF PRIVILEGE IN YA is not an attack on your fav male ya authors.  Pointing out that your fav male YA authors BENEFIT from that system of privilege is not an attack on their talents or their hard work.  Stop derailing the conversation.  Also maybe start looking into how the whole marketing machine works too because it’s not as simple as “a good book finds a wide audience no matter who writes it, you’re just not writing good enough books.”  If that was the case, you would have heard of A LOT more of the authors on aprihop's original list.

    Great response to male privilege in YA lit and why it’s important to recommend and acknowledge that books on the NYTimes bestseller list aren’t the only ones worth reading. 

    I’m just gonna leave this here.

    http://jenniferlynnbarnes.tumblr.com/post/51744321696/for-those-of-you-interested-in-publishing-some

    Because it’s always a good time for Jen Lynn O’Clock, but it also talks about why the books you’ve heard about… are the books you’ve heard about.

    http://aprihop.tumblr.com/post/82396066271/jay-ashers-13-reasons-why-is-one-of-the-top-selling-ya

    Hint: it is not because the books you’ve ‘never even heard of’ are bad.

    God I hate everything today, but this commentary is wonderful.

    I keep reblogging these because the attitude anon is displaying is VERY common and I hear it ALL THE TIME, but for some reason certain people need “evidence” to believe it happens.

  7. dornanswife:

    HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO MAKE LIFE CHOICES I STILL COUNT USING MY FINGERS AND I STILL SING THE WHOLE ALPHABET TO SEE WHAT LETTER COMES NEXT.

    (Source: meenamaa)

  8. archatlas:

    Cityscapes Jeremy Mann

  9. Fun story. Yesterday I taught a man how to use our scanner. Today, the same man came back and handed me a check for a big donation to the library, because I was so helpful and patient with him yesterday. I’m still a little (read lot) stunned.

  10. (Source: jvh1988)

  11. The idea that sex is something a woman gives a man, and she loses something when she does that, which again for me is nonsense. I want us to raise girls differently where boys and girls start to see sexuality as something that they own, rather than something that a boy takes from a girl.

    — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (NPR)

    (Source: try-so-to-live)

  12. (Source: lawnoctopus)

  13. My soul knows my meat is doing bad things, and is embarrassed. But my meat just keeps on doing bad, dumb things

    — Kurt Vonnegut - Bluebeard (via tgrrlily)

  14. library-lessons:

I’d carry bug spray.

-via Geeks are Sexy

    library-lessons:

    I’d carry bug spray.

    -via Geeks are Sexy

  15. Dear god. I hadn’t realized how crazy book fair week was. Especially since the library staff was put in charge of the book fair for the first time. Good news, we made almost three times as much as last fall. Bad news, I was the sacrificial lamb who had to do the tv news interview.