Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Way belatedSunday Links

So - life has been full of hospital visits and wildness and thankfully everybody turning out ok but I've been way behind in both my RSS feed and my blogging (I keep making resolutions to blog more but pfft!) so please forgive me if some of these links are a bit old. They're just things I loved around the innertubes.

Abby the Librarian (who I probably link to way to much but whatevs. She's my blogging idol and if you don't read her you should) has continued her "help me help you" series with a post about summer reading. It's a pretty comprehensive list - the only thing I would add is Just because you've signed the kids up for summer reading doesn't mean you're done with sign-ups! Off you go to the adult services department to sign yourself up then get some great family reading time together!

My friend and fellow librarian linked to this awesome craft for making glowing firefly jars. My library doesn't allow us to do crafts that involve paint but I absolutely love this anyway. Someone in the comments mentioned donig the same thing to the inside of christmas ornaments - I'm thinking that may be a brilliant idea! Only then I'd hang them up in the girl's room? Maybe - we'll see.

I just read this post about the 10 hottest men in YA fiction and I only agree with maybe 2 of them but it got me thinking about who I think are the 10 hottest people in YA fiction. I feel like it changes every time I read a new book! What do y'all think?

I just read that Borders is going to officially close all stores which makes me sad. While I try to shop indie whenever I can, Borders closing seems to me to be one step closer to an Amazon monopoly which doesn't seem like it would be the best idea.

5 comments:

rockinlibrarian said...

There were exactly 2 guys on that Hot Literary Guys list that are on MY Top 10 Literary Crushes list, too (wonder if they're the same two guys). The rest, not so much, but then I've always known I have non-typical taste in men. Dark and brooding is so NOT my thing...

librarian pirate said...

Sirius Black and Laurie from Little Women. Who were yours?

rockinlibrarian said...

Gilbert and Peeta. Strike that, then! (WHAT? WHAT? SOMEONE WITHOUT GILBERT ON THEIR LIST?! I am stunned) I prefered Remus Lupin to Sirius. But not the movie version and not in Book 7.

Abby said...

1. I <3 you! :)
2. I totally want to do that firefly jar thing next summer when our theme's gonna be night time and...
3. Looking at glow in the dark paint has got me thinking about doing a teen rave next summer. HMMM. I wonder if that is in any way appropriate for a library...

librarian pirate said...

Gilbert is wonderful, I don't deny, but as Anne and Gilbert got closer, Diana became less of a fixture in those stories and I love me some Anne/Diana friendship. And Abby - my theory has always been if I can make a book display out of my topic then it's library appropriate. I like to have a table in the back of my programs with a handful of books for kids to check out if my program inspires them and I can definitely think of 5/10 books where the kids go to raves so yes! Library appropriate!