An audiobook and crochet. The cat is wrapped in my work in project- he is not helping. #catsoflitsy
Best book I‘ve read in a long time
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!
I'm not a massive fan of her style and this just isn't holding my interest.
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.
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!
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!
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.
#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 😎
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 😅
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.
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! 🤫
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
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
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.
Look what I found yesterday! One of those free libraries! And yes, I took a book!
"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
#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.
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.
A coffee and book (Ali Smith 😍) break before I'm off to see Wonder Woman!
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! 💜
#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
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.