Life Doesn’t Frighten Me – Maya Angelou’s courageous children’s verses, illustrated by Basquiat, a priceless primer on poetry and contemporary art for little ones, and a timeless reminder of the power of courage in all of us.
You told LJ about over 390 of your favorite Tumblrs. Here they are, from most to least popular:
- thelifeguardlibrarian, with 29 mentions
- libraryjournal, with 16 mentions
- fishingboatproceeds, with 13 mentions (sorry John Green, Kate & LJ won this battle)
- librarianproblems, with nine mentions
- nypl, with six mentions
- motherjones, with five mentions
- betterbooktitles, with four mentions
I see that I am #389 out of 390 on this list. That seems about right. But let me tell you that my vote went to beyoncearthistory and I stand by it.
I’m on the list! Kinda - I’m assuming that “natgeofoundlibrarianpirate” is actually natgeofound and me? I’m feeling narcissistic right now so I’m just going to assume I was meant.
“Do I get stress headaches at work? Yes, definitely. From the moment I get in, it’s “Denise we need this! Denise we need that!” Which is stressful… ‘cause my name is Linda. Denise is the other black woman that works here. By 10am, someone in the copy room makes a joke about Kobe Bryant, and everyone looks at me to make sure it’s ok. And I smile like it’s ok. But really, my head and neck are starting to throb. Then I spend the rest of my afternoon training my interns, and answering their questions, like, “Yes, black people use shampoo”, and, “No, I don’t know any good reggae clubs around here”, and, “Yes, Condoleezza Rice is very articulate, why do you sound so surprised?” And, “No, I can’t tell you where to buy weed!” And that’s when I reach for Excedrin.”
Hey bookslingers, tumblarians, twitterbrarians, assorted MLIS students, and other information professionals: do you live in the Bay Area? Can you arrive in San Francisco’s Mission District between 6:00pm and 7:00pm tomorrow night, May 25?
The Information Amateurs Social Club is organizing a northward crawl of the Mission in search of cocktails, tacos, ice cream and anything else this thriving neighborhood has to offer. We’ll gather at the starting point — Iron & Gold — at 6:00, and once an hour has passed we’ll start the march.
Come on out and join us. Strangers are welcome. I look like this guy, minus the beard. Let me know you’re coming, and I’ll message you my number so you can find us if we’re walking.
And boo for not getting to play too.
|—||Jonathan Tropper (via perfect)|
1. Follow your curiosity
2. Perseverance is priceless
3. Focus on the present
4. The imagination is powerful
5. Make mistakes
6. Live in the moment
7. Create value
8. Don’t expect different results unless you do things differently
9. Knowledge comes from experience
10. Learn the rules then play better.