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Public Library and Other Stories | Ali Smith
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Pogue
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An audiobook and crochet. The cat is wrapped in my work in project- he is not helping. #catsoflitsy

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Kazzie
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Best book I‘ve read in a long time

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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

Not what I was expecting. I'm not a fan of short stories, generally; but, these were so short, and fairly funny, so, OK. Library-related tidbits between stories were interesting. I was expecting more of that.

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TheEllieMo
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I read the tagged book 3 years ago; I can‘t remember much about it, just that I didn‘t much rate it - clearly it didn‘t make an impression! Which is a shame, as I believe part of the aim was to highlight the rate at which public libraries have been closing in the UK.

I confess I, in my inactivity, contribute to those statistics, by not using my local library; I should make more use of it - it‘s barely half a mile from home!

#30JuneBooks #Library

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Kazzie
Pickpick

LOVED this book! Must ready for Ali Smith fans. And Library fans

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arlenefinnigan
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Bailedbailed

I'm not a massive fan of her style and this just isn't holding my interest.

TrishB Not a big fan either. 7mo
arlenefinnigan @TrishB I kind of like the seasons series but there's something a bit try-too-hard about her style isn't there? 7mo
Cathythoughts I only read Autumn... I wasn‘t a fan 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
TrishB I‘ve read two and that‘s my limit if I still don‘t like them! @Cathythoughts 7mo
arlenefinnigan I found there was enough plot and state-of-the-world-today reflection in the season novels to hold my interest, but in these short stories.... Nah. Just grating. 7mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Next up

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CrowCAH
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#MusicalNewYear #ImHere
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VKtFfqinmWo

I‘m here at the library for checking items out and for the Creative Writer‘s Workshop; great night!

Cinfhen 🙌🏻💕 9mo
vivastory I hope it was a good night! 9mo
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Jaimelire
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The new public library in Calgary....simply amazing!

LauraBeth Stunning! 😍😍 11mo
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Augustdana
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It‘s been a crazy week and I missed a few days but I will try to keep up. #riotgrams day 14 is library books! I‘ve got this one on my wishlist with Libby. Hoping one day soon it will be free and I‘ll jump on it.

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shaynarae
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Mehso-so

2 things that I love a lot are Ali Smith and libraries. So when I saw this book, I was super excited! It was a good book, but left me feeling flat because my expectations were so high. A so-so rating is probably unfair, but it‘s hard for me to evaluate this book outside of my own expectations.

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shaynarae
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I forgot to bring my self-restraint to the library today. #bookindulgence #libraryproblems

Cathythoughts These look great. I also have Less , yet to read it though 1y
akckitty The snow child is a good read. Every time I tell myself I‘ll have self restraint in the library I fail lol 1y
WhatThePuck Loved The Snow Child! 1y
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Rcoco
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Pickpick

As others have said, a love letter to libraries. Ali Smith‘s writing I do not always find accessible. But there are gems in this book, enough to make it worthwhile.

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Rcoco
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Elsewhere there are no borders. Elsewhere nobody is a refugee or an asylum seeker whose worth can be decided about by a government....elsewhere poems cancel imprisonment. Elsewhere we do time differently.

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CrowCAH
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Had an job interview and after stopped in at the Southfield Public Library. And in the children‘s section they had a reading tree!!! How cool?!

#MittenLitten #PublicLibrary

megt That‘s adorable! What a cozy looking spot to curl up with a story. 2y
robinb Wow...I‘d never leave! 😳😂❤️ 2y
Mitch Hooper the interview went well 🤞🏼 2y
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mcipher I love it. ❤️❤️Fingers crossed on the job!! 2y
Branwen Yay! How awesome! Keeping my fingers crossed for you! 😀 2y
Louise How cozy! Good luck with the job application! 🍀 2y
Christine11 So cute! Good luck with the job! 😊 2y
Jess7 Pretty!! 2y
rubyslippersreads Good luck! 🍀🍀🍀 ❤️ the 🌳! 2y
AmyG Good luck. And that is just so lovely. I want to read there. 2y
Bookishthoughts How wonderful!👏🙌 2y
drbethandherkindle So cool! I hope the interview went well! 2y
SandyW Wow. What a beautiful place to write. Good luck! 2y
mabell Good luck! ❤️ 2y
Purrfectpages What a cool looking library! 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 2y
Amabear That‘s amazing !!! 2y
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MrBook
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From the stellar @BethwithBooks :

Dearest Litsy Community❤️
I‘ve been MIA lately b/c of my thesis & now I NEED YOUR HELP. I‘m conducting a survey on librarians‘ experiences & opinions about homelessness & drug addiction in the American public library. Survey here: https://worcester.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dilnfQB6kXSVCwl
Please tag/share/help me finish this degree so I can leisure read again. Open to all US public librarians. Thank you!

Quasifesto I‘m unemployed but I have an MLS and have worked in inner city and rural public libraries. I have also been homeless myself. Can I participate? 2y
BethwithBooks Hi @Quasifesto! Unfortunately to stay within the scope of the research design the survey is limited to current library employees. I really appreciate your interest in participating and it sounds like you have a really unique perspective. I would love to hear your story and experiences if you‘d like to share them. My email is bjarret@Worcester.edu. (edited) 2y
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BethwithBooks
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Dearest Litsy Community❤️
I‘ve been MIA lately b/c of my thesis & now I NEED YOUR HELP. I‘m conducting a survey on librarians‘ experiences & opinions about homelessness and drug addiction in the American public library
The survey can be access here https://worcester.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dilnfQB6kXSVCwl
Please tag & share & help me finish this degree so I can leisure read once again. Open to all public librarians in the US. Thank you all!

BethwithBooks @Librarybelle @MrBook would you mind helping me spread the word? 2y
Librarybelle Of course! ❤️❤️ 2y
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Chelleo I‘m an academic library so I won‘t be very helpful. Maybe @williamthelibrarian or @thejadedlibrarian can help? (edited) 2y
MarriedtoMrT Done! Thanks for the tag @Karkar 2y
BethwithBooks You are all amazing - I can‘t thank you enough ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MrBook Will do! 2y
MrBook Done! 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
NCNY There was an article in the NY Times this week about these issues. It was eye opening. 2y
BethwithBooks @NCNY I read it too! I‘m really glad the conversation is starting to move into the mainstream 2y
tonyahoswalt I am currently a Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian so I don't have that much access to the public, though I do work for a public library. I did spend 7 years working with the public though, including the homeless, so let me know if you want me to take the survey. I was also wondering if my fellow coworkers who work with the public but do not hold MLIS degrees, and are therefore not librarians, can participate? 2y
BethwithBooks Hi @tonyahoswalt !! The hardest part of this research has been limiting it to current public service Library employees because I know I am missing out on so many valuable voices but for the integrity of the research design unfortunately participants must currently be in a public services position. Your non-MLIS coworkers are more than welcome and encouraged to take the survey though and I thank you tremendously for sharing it with them! 2y
tonyahoswalt @BethwithBooks I understand! I will email the survey out to our staff and hopefully someone will be willing to help out! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Not a librarian but wanted to mention the Philadelphia Inquirer has recently run several articles about local librarians dealing with these issues. Maybe you can find the articles online? 2y
BethwithBooks @ValerieAndBooks yes thank you!!! Philly was one of the first library systems to stock and administer narcan - I have been following them closely! 2y
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Simone62

This is a "Jodi's Pick" from our own public library - one of my favourite librarians :)
It always baffles me when someone says they don't use the library - when my kids were little, it was one of our favourite places to go when we just needed to get out of the house.

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emilyhaldi
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#shortstories
Not my favorite from Ali Smith..
#riotgrams

Mdargusch Not a short story fan. (edited) 2y
Reviewsbylola What @mdargusch said. Kinda. 🤣🤣 2y
Mdargusch Oops. “Not” @Reviewsbylola 😹 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 3! The award-winning author provides a short story collection focuses on BOOKS!!! Why are they so powerful? What do our personal libraries convey to everyone else? What does the fragility of public libraries say about society? How do books travel with us? They shock, challenge, change us. Her main focus in all of this is the UK's public library system. I'm very interested in this! #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Lcsmcat I‘m sold. 2y
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emilyhaldi
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I do not know how so many of you are able to complete #24in48! I reached my limit around hour 8 on both days, at which point I lost all focus and brainpower. I think more audio would have helped, but even still, 24 is A LOT. What's your secret??

The stack is books I completed and I am about halfway through 5 Days 😅

catebutler You did amazing!!! 🎉 24 hours is a long time to read! 2y
mrozzz Great job! 😊 What did you think of 2y
DebinHawaii You did great! Congrats!! 🎉📚🎉 2y
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UrsulaMonarch My secret was having one kid get sick (he's fine now!) and quarantining myself with the baby for the weekend ! I do not recommend it! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Congrats! All I can say is reading this much is actually quite exhausting - it‘s hard work! 😁 2y
Megabooks My secret is small frequent breaks! Great job! 👍🏻 2y
JacqMac 👏🎉 Small breaks and some audiobooks. But my brain is mush now. Lol (edited) 2y
LeahBergen Good job! This is about how far I made it last year. It‘s bloody hard! 2y
GypsyKat Audiobooks do help tremendously! But you still did fantastic!!! 👏👏👏🎉📚 2y
Sweettartlaura Honestly, if I wasn‘t on the West Coast, I don‘t know if I‘d make it. Having 3 or more hours done before I even wake up Saturday helps me a LOT. 2y
Kalalalatja Well done! And like the others have said - it is haaaard! But audiobooks really help me, because then I can take a long walk or a long lunch/dinner break, and still get reading done 👍 2y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Reggie Good Job!!! 2y
batsy The last time I did it I was nowhere close to 24! I agree with @LeahBergen that it's bloody hard! 😆 you did great 🎉🎉🍾 2y
janeycanuck Yup, audiobooks - my 24 hours was about 18.5 of print, 5.5 of audios. There‘s no way I could do it if it was all print. You put in an amazing effort, good job!! 2y
Librarybelle Wonderful! 2y
LauraBeth Impressive! 2y
Mdargusch Woohoo!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I‘m right there with you. 24 is tough. 2y
emilyhaldi @Sweettartlaura you know I was actually thinking about that last night... I think I would do MUCH better if I was on the west coast schedule! Wonder if I can cheat and try that next time.... 2y
Reviewsbylola I could never do 24 hours. Great job!! 2y
Rachellynnwright Audiobooks do help, but also physical and mental preparation, and scheduling a quick nap in the middle of the day! 2y
cocomass I found 16 to be a totally reasonable number. I‘ve done 24 but it was a PUSH. 2y
Andrew65 Well done! 🎉🎊🥂🍾🙌 2y
Bookzombie Great job!! 2y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👍🏻 2y
Cinfhen Nice job❣️❣️❣️what did u think of 2y
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen I really enjoyed it! Some lovely bits in there 💖 2y
Sweettartlaura @emilyhaldi I think as long as you start & stop in 48 hours, you‘re good 👍🏻 2y
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emilyhaldi
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I‘m not even sure how much time I will be able to devote to #24in48 this weekend but I started pulling a stack together today for fun anyways 😆 Do you think I have enough? I included some short #stories in case I can‘t stay focused.
#nuyear

saresmoore I would read every one of these! 2y
Chelsibeau Mrs Fletcher! It‘s light enough for long periods of reading 2y
kamoorephoto So want to read Stray City... (edited) 2y
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L_auren Mrs. Fletcher is my first up for the marathon! And you simply must begin with Lovers‘ Dictionary. It‘s amazing and very quick so you‘ll feel accomplished! 2y
catebutler This is a great stack! Looking forward to seeing your updates!! 2y
UrsulaMonarch @Chelsibeau @L_auren such a great choice! I read it in one night when I wasn't even doing s #readathon ! 2y
Mdargusch Very ambitious! 🧐 2y
L_auren @UrsulaMonarch love hearing that! 2y
Cinfhen That‘s a lovely stack....good luck with your readathon 💚💚 2y
TrishB Enjoy your reading 👍🏻 some great picks there. 2y
Reviewsbylola The Perrottas will be good choices! 2y
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen any readathon reading for you this weekend? 2y
Cinfhen Nope!!! I tried one last year and I disliked the whole idea of reading with a stop watch...I was trying to just plow through and it took away the joy of actually reading ( for me) 2y
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen I totally get that! I never reach anything close to 24 hours but I like having an excuse to spend the weekend reading and doing nothing else 😆 2y
Cinfhen But I have that ALL the time...(mostly) 🙈Sunday is a workday/schoolday here...which sucks for my son but for me it's kind of nice...my hubby works for a US company so it's usually a weekend day for him as well...it's odd though...Friday is like Sunday in this country most offices are closed and my son has no school on Friday, except twice a month he takes a special coding class which is given on Friday for 4 hours 8:00- 12 2y
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emilyhaldi
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I‘m not sure how many books I‘ve accumulated over the past year since joining Litsy but I bet it‘s #morethanyouknow 🤦🏻‍♀️ Pictured is my most impressive haul yet! On Cyber Monday, with the help of my $100 #bookoutlet gift card, I procured these stacks for just $38 📚📚📚 Just don‘t tell my husband! 🤫
#decdays

Scurvygirl I am the same way! If I didn't buy any books, I would have enough to read for at least two years if not more. 2y
Tamra 🤫🤫 2y
wrenaymuhree IMPRESSIVE. I bow to thee! 2y
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Hollie Wow! Awesome haul! 2y
BeckyandBooks 😍😍 2y
LeahBergen Holy 💩! Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
cajunsyd Wow, your stack trumps mine!! 🙃👏🏻 2y
AudreyMorris Impressive! 👏🏼👏🏼 2y
TheLudicReader Bookoutlet is irresistible. And so is The Thorn Birds, which I see in this impressive stack. 2y
Kalalalatja That is quite an accomplishment 😄👏 2y
Soubhiville 😲 nice! 2y
Hooked_on_books Nice job! You‘ve got some great ones in there. 2y
Jas16 Wow! 2y
erinreads DAMN GIRL. 👌🏻 2y
BarbaraBB You must have felt so lucky that day 😍😘 2y
MicheleinPhilly Holy 🤐. 2y
batsy Well done! There's some amazing books in there 😍 2y
mrozzz That is INCREDIBLY impressive. YOWZA. 🙌🏻 2y
Megabooks Wow!! Election is so good and fast. I liked it as much as the movie! 2y
daena So much good stuff! 2y
Lmstraubie 👏👏👏👏👏 You actually saved money 😉 2y
Mdargusch Amazing! 2y
Rachel.Rencher That's a beautiful picture 😍 2y
Cinfhen This might be my favorite haul EVER!!!!! Just curious how hubby didn't notice this intake of books?!? 😜😂 2y
Zelma Total win! 👏 2y
Reviewsbylola Her husband is staying with his parents and Emily is staying. With our parents. That‘s how. 😂😂😂 @Cinfhen 2y
Reviewsbylola That‘s crazy. I see quite a few books I need to borrow. 2y
emilyhaldi For the record @Reviewsbylola he has stayed here too and seen the box, but didn't ask what was inside... @Cinfhen the bigger problem is the 2 boxes of books on my immediate tbr that I decided to pack in our already full car from nyc-->Columbus instead of letting the movers take them 😂 he tried to leave them behind when they almost didn't fit. Yeah right! 2y
Cinfhen Yeah right! No way was hubby pulling that shit! Ha! You could have dropped them off at my daughter's 😂😜😂she would have been thrilled!!! 2y
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Blaire
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Pickpick

Ali Smith is a new author for me and wow! It took me a bit to engage with her writing but once I did I was totally absorbed. These short stories are interspersed with beautiful passages about the meanings of libraries. The stories themselves are about books, authors, friendship, death, dreams and ideas - about how things shift and change. Many of them were surprisingly moving. #readharder #womanshortstories #bookriot

merelybookish Her prose in on 🔥! 2y
Blaire @merelybookish yes! She blew me away. 2y
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thereadingwomen
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Pickpick

A love letter to words, PUBLIC LIBRARY was the perfect book to complete my reading challenge. In a series of fictional stories and interviews, Ali Smith unfolds the power of books and the places we read them. I personally have so many favorite memories in libraries. They‘ve been safe places for me and I still make time to go browse my local branch. - A

LitLogophile Oooo will have to check this out, thanks! 2y
Blaire I‘m reading this right now. I love the little interludes about what libraries have meant to various people. 2y
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kdwinchester
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Pickpick

I just had to have more Ali Smith this month. This short story collection is Ali‘s love letter to libraries. 💌📚

BookBabe ❤️ 2y
BookBabe Look, @MrBook ! 😊 (edited) 2y
Blaire I just checked this out from my library!! Saw it on a best short story list. 2y
MrBook Added!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Moray_Reads
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And so do I. #LibraryLove #library #libraries #quotsynov17
The picture is a small part of our stacks which currently holds ~25 million items

vivastory Seconded! 2y
TricksyTails ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
merelybookish Wonderful!! 2y
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RealLifeReading
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The same window, taken from a different angle. And a 6yo who has found a series to love (Dragon Masters) and so is happily sitting there reading book 3 while I browse.

saresmoore Dragon Masters is awesome! Pretty advanced for six, too. Way to go! 2y
RadicalReader @RealLifeReading what books do you like to read? 2y
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Tamra We have devoured all in the series and preorder! Even the 10 year old still enjoys! 2y
AmyG A wonderful thing. 2y
RealLifeReading @saresmoore it's a fun series! 2y
RealLifeReading @RadicalReader myself? All kinds really! Fiction, NF, comics, SFF 2y
RealLifeReading @Tamra oh is it an ongoing series? I haven't a clue about it. We just discovered it last week 2y
Tamra @RealLifeReading yes, there are several and I want to say the next one comes out early next year. 2y
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Wbabdullah
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Look what I found yesterday! One of those free libraries! And yes, I took a book!

Smrloomis 😁👍🏽 2y
WithLoveShadai Good stuff. I'd love to run across one of those one day. 2y
Wbabdullah @WithLoveShadai I see you‘ve found it! This is what I think you should do abroad!! 2y
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WithLoveShadai @Wbabdullah the issue here is that no one reads...they say it's not in their culture to do so. It's wild. 2y
Wbabdullah @WithLoveShadai *rolling my eyes* you already know what I‘m going to say!!! 🤐👿👎🏽🗣😡 2y
WithLoveShadai @Wbabdullah girl I have to fight my tongue every day in this place 😝. It's ridiculous. 2y
Wbabdullah 😂🤣😂 @WithLoveShadai (edited) 2y
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blankpagesofmine
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blankpagesofmine
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"Democracy or reading, democracy of space: our public library tradition, wherever we live in the wide world, was incredibly hard-won for us by the generations before us and ought to be protected, not just for ourselves but in the name of every generation after us."

#alismith #publiclibrary #reading #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd #friday #library #photography #weekend

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Lizpixie
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#SizzlinSummerBooks #day6 #Library This is an amalgamation of some of the libraries in my council area. In Australia, libraries are run & funded by local councils with money coming directly from the government, great because we have lots of libraries, bad because we don't have those amazing book sales you guys in the US have to raise money for your libraries. The library in the bottom left is my childhood library, a place I spent a lot of time in.

EchoLogical Wow! 😍 2y
Martta Same here in Finland. In a way I think it's a good thing they are not forced to make a profit to finance themselves. Libraries are after all there for educating people and sharing culture and giving people a place to develop themselves. They should really focuss on that. Making money in an industry like that is tough. In Finland they are building a new national library. It should be ready next year. Can't wait for it to open! 2y
RachelO So interesting. In the UK (as so many places) libraries are under pressure from council cuts. Ours has now been outsourced to a social enterprise/charity - they get the bulk of their funding from the council, but are free to raise more money any which way they can. @Martta 2y
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Martta @RachelO There have been cuts here as well but I haven't heard that they would have had to collect money other ways than the basic funding they get. Libraries are like museums here. They are pretty much funded by the government. Well, there are these really small ways they get money also. Like if you loose your library card you have to pay few euros for the new one (the first one is free) and then there are of course the fees if the book is late. 2y
LizzyM Most libraries in the US are funded by local and state taxes. Luckily, my library system is quite richly funded as a good portion of our taxes go directly to the library. And I live in a very red state in the US😜 Some but definitely not all libraries have sales to get rid of culled and excess donated books and to raise extra funds but mine doesn't - too much effort for not enough money. 😢 2y
LibrarianRyan In the US it varies state by state and even town by town. Some like Denver Public are funded by sales tax and others are funded by property taxes. But even property taxes can vary by levies and the type of public libraries. There are some states that offer no funding and must raise 100% of their funds. 2y
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Readerann
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Mehso-so

Random library pick because of the title. I wanted to like it, but her writing is just not for me. The best parts were the blurbs in between the stories, with different people ruminating about what their local libraries had meant to them while growing up.

Notafraidofwords I have come to accept that her writing is not for me. 2y
Readerann @Notafraidofwords Even though I didn't like it, I have to admit the story about the bush growing out of the woman's chest is going to stay with me for awhile. 😫 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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RowReads1
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Pickpick

+💟The Theme. The cover. The bits about libraries between the stories. Some stories, particularly the one about DH Lawrence's ashes. -Not all the stories held my interest.

RowReads1 Tiny kitten teeth marks in the right hand corner. 😼 2y
Zelma Half my books have those kitten tooth marks. 🙄😹 2y
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JessFerg
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Library addiction is real. #freebies #riotgrams Day 13. #mylibraryisbetterthanyours

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Lacythebookworm
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A coffee and book (Ali Smith 😍) break before I'm off to see Wonder Woman!

vivastory A fantastic book 2y
Abailliekaras Everything about that is good! ☕️🚀😉 2y
kspenmoll Great book; enjoyed it! 2y
Lacythebookworm @vivastory @Abailliekaras @kspenmoll I'm loving the book! And feeling like I need to read everything Ali Smith immediately. Hopefully I'll finish this one up today. 2y
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jessicarenee
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Because libraries have always been a part of any civilization they are not negotiable. They are part of our inheritance.

AThousandLives87 I wish I could love this a thousand times over!!!!! (edited) 2y
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jessicarenee
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I've had this on my kindle for awhile now and have not read it. But I couldn't resist grabbing this copy from the library because of the cover! 💜

Zelma Looking forward to your review! 3y
EllieDottie I've never read Ali Smith.... I just bought the accidental in hopes of changing that! 3y
jessicarenee @EllieDottie this is my first by her too! I've read plenty of great reviews and this title seems like a great place to start 🙃📚 3y
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Mccall0113
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#jennasfinalproject Litsy hasn't exactly changed my reading habits. However, I feel so much better knowing I'm not alone in this grand universe. There are so many great book lovers and fabulous books out there! Thank you Litsy and fellow Littens for the incredible company as well as the recommendations. #contentreader

Bklover Agree! It's nice to find kindred spirits! 3y
MyNamesParadise Nice stacks!! 😏😏 3y
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kspenmoll
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#jennasfinalproject
Having fun with this thanks to alert from @BarbaraTheBibliophage regarding @pocketmermaid & her final project. Littens,
If you want to join in & help her out, directions above! 📚

pocketmermaid Thanks for the signal boost! 3y
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CrowCAH
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Second library for the day: Sterling Heights Public Library! #SHPL 📚😊 Note the new sign!

lynneamch Nice! A new sign must mean the community supports the library. Love that! ❤📚 3y
CrowCAH @lynneamch yes, my city is proud of the library!!! 3y
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Pemberley
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#TBRTuesday 📚😍👐

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CrowCAH
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It's gonna be a double library day. 😁 At lunch went here and later Sterling Heights Public Library! @Wife too bad you work in Royal Oak, otherwise we could do lunch together. #SCSPL

Wife I work midnight weekends. So pretty much any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday lunch is a good possibility. Thanks for thinking of me. I like the little book man at the library pic!😁🍕📚🍽 3y
CrowCAH @Wife awesome! Totally let me know if you want to meet up! Work is closer to 9 and I-94, and I have an hour, so plenty of time for driving and eating. 3y
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kspenmoll
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#PublicLibraries #LibrariesofLitsy #PureGold. #LitsyLibrarians Stopped to return books today & of course I left with more, this collection of short stories among them. Can't wait to read! Photo is from dedication page. For all Littens, but especially Litten librarians

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jessicarenee
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😊🍺📚

Peaceful_Reader The cider looks delicious! 3y
TheBookStacker Ugh I miss cidergeist! My mom is visiting soon I told her to bring me some from home! Can't get it down here in New Orleans! 3y
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Jdscott50
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Short stories with a literary topic interspersed with intimate stories about the importance of public libraries. These libraries are based in the U.K. which have been threatened with closure or closed in a massive scale over the past 15 years. Ali Smith's stories and essays are intended to demonstrate what will be lost without them. Sometimes the only hope a person has is the public library. We see the many ways in these stories and essays.

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Gabypen
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Starting off the morning right ☀️☕️📖

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Gabypen
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A few pages in, and I'm in love. May we all have endless public libraries. 💖 #library #quote

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Redjewel_7734
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#riotgrams #mylocallibrary Here's a pic of my branch of the local library 🤓

RadicalReader @Redjewel_7734 what an awesome library awesome looking 3y
Kat_Reads Do you live in KY?? 3y
Redjewel_7734 @RadicalReader I know! I love it, but I do wish they had a broader selection. Being a very conservative area, they sometimes stay a little too safe in their book choices. I also wish they had some more diverse book club offerings. I do have to say they do have some great kid programs though ☺ 3y
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Redjewel_7734 @Kat_Reads Yep! Pikeville, KY in the Eastern KY Appalchias ☺ 3y
Kat_Reads Awesome! I live in Lexington! 3y
Kat_Reads I got excited when I saw Pike County 😂 3y
RadicalReader @Redjewel_7734 tried to find several books at my library and happy they agree to buy books because I asked them to when they were not able to get it via inter library loan 3y
Redjewel_7734 @Kat_Reads I love Lexington! I try to get time there as often as I can. As much as I love my hometown, it can be a desert in many ways & Lexington is one of my oases ☺Maybe we'll have to meet and talk books in person some time! 3y
Kat_Reads Definitely! I'd love that! I really want to make more bookish friends 😊 3y
MyNamesParadise Whoa that's awesome!!!!! 3y
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