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  • Patron: Do you have the first Percy Jackson book?
  • Me: (after searching) Sorry our copy is checked out. I can reserve one for you, if you'd like.
  • Patron: No I need it soon. I was thinking of buying it for my nephew for his birthday. He’s 12. Is it a good book? I want to read it through to make sure there isn’t anything bad in it.
  • Me: This is just my opinion, but I have read the book and I think it’s a very good adventure story for kids. I think it’s suitable for the age group because I do not recall any swearing, sexual content, or graphic violence when I read it.
  • Patron: Well I just have to be sure. I don’t want to give him anything inappropriate.
  • Me: I understand and it is totally your decision. What might be offensive to you may not be offensive to me. I think reading it through first is great idea.
  • Patron: Okay, I think I go to the bookstore and read a bit before I buy it. Unless….do you have any of the Game of Thrones books?
  • Me: ._.
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mythandrists:

This is a masterpost of Gothic literature, a genre popular in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe (and to a lesser extent in America), which combined horror, fantasy, and Romanticism. The list is organised by genre and date. All texts are public-domain and are available online via the links provided. Happy reading, and feel free to ask if there’s anything you’d like me to add.

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(via dustyoldlibrarybook)

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beastlyworlds:

I just thought this was a really cute moment! Eleanor and Park, from Rainbow Rowell’s book - already looking forward to the movie’s cracking soundtrack :D

beastlyworlds:

I just thought this was a really cute moment! Eleanor and Park, from Rainbow Rowell’s book - already looking forward to the movie’s cracking soundtrack :D

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librarylinknj:

Happy National Library Week, friends! You rock. Via the wonderful Emily Lloyd at Shelf Check.

librarylinknj:

Happy National Library Week, friends! You rock. Via the wonderful Emily Lloyd at Shelf Check.

(via teen-stuff-at-the-library)

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"On a light noter,Cumberbatch basically broke the Internet…."

— Time Magazine Article October 28, 2013

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deersatan:

fanart of characters who don’t normally wear glasses wearing glasses

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(Source: alien0104, via rainbowrowell)

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jakesheadwarning:

Stars spoiling the movie version of old books during interviews.

(via teenlibrariantoolbox)

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iraffiruse:

The potatoes have escaped

I did not know “fluff” was a mode of locomotion.

(via cynicallibrarian)