Hi, I love my library so much! The last time I was there a week ago, I found a 1929 book called California Fairy Tales, by Monica Shannon. It has fabulous Art Deco black and white line drawings and stories featuring characters like Misty Moisty Mary. That tale begins, " In the young days, Gods went up and down Yosemite Valley. They went three thousand feet up the straight-up gray, granite cliffs. " These are made up fairy tales rather than the genuine kind but the quaint descriptions of "white washed adobe house with a red tile roof, in a town smelling strongly of the sea." The treasures that are sitting, waiting to be found in the stacks never cease to amaze me.
Thanks for supporting libraries!! I'm a teen librarian and we really appreciate it. BTW, I awarded your blog the "Stylish Blogger Award", check my blog for more info. http://www.nostalgiclibrarian.blogspot.com :)
Libraries in the Uk are under siege at the moment, because of all the cuts the local authorities are having to do, libraries are seen as an easy target.
Another book obtained from the most fantastic place that allows me to walk out of it, with books under my arm.
This Is a fantastic thought provoking book about the joy of reading.
The Periodic Table is a fantastic book that uses chemical elements to tell its tales.
Kazuo ishiguro's Nocturnes is a beautiful collection of tales.
Am I commenting in the wrong place,if so can someone direct me elsewhere. another great book from our library system.
David Foster Wallace described this book, as a book to give someone who is negative about the future of American fiction, going on to say that there are hip, funny writers and there are wise, moving and profound writers. Kalfus is all of these at once
vary good blog
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