December 21, 2009

“At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.”

Filed under: Books, Words/Language, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 8:48 am

Hi friends! I am pretty sure this is the last time I’m going to Blog before Christmas (though after Christmas I’ll have 3 lovely weeks of, so lots of time for web-surfing and uncovering oddities!) so Merry Christmas to All!! Hope these links are suitably festive (if not, drink really rumnmy eggnog while browsing, it’ll help!) Those of you with snow about, stay warm and cozy (and make snowmen for me) those of you in summer, stay cool!

1) A blogosphere friend of mine (babychaos) has written a short story, a sort of taste test for the book she’s bringing out. You can find it here. Friendly bias and stuff aside, it’s really very good in a Douglas-Adams-y kind of way…

2) In summer we chuck stuff out at my University Library. In the gallery of Awful Library Books, their public library’s doing the same thing. Only with more “so-bad-it’s-awesome” titles. And cover art. Gotta love public library cover art…

3) Again, more muppets. Because they’re just fabulously awesome. And because, well quite frankly, this one’s slightly creepy…

December 4, 2009

“I have survived and possibly I should not hope for more than that.”

Filed under: Books, Humor, Librarian, music, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 9:20 am

Hi friends,

Well, camping went very well – I am quite sun-bronzed, and not a victim (or perpetrator) of six-year-old related homicide of any description. Success! I also went down to Sydney for a long weekend last weekend – long story short, fencing is boring after 4 straight days, museums are awesome, and mummified animals are the coolest things ever. As are prehistoric ducks with teeth. Oh, and let’s all blame my cheap hotel and its cheap lack of wireless for a 2 week silence, shall we?

To welcome you all back, here are some links:

1) You and I and every other teen that was mocked by their peers for reading Sandman graphic novels at lunch at school knows it: now we have PROOF!
2) Bibliophiles and triviaphiles, get your drool-cups ready – the New York Public Library drags out the secrets from its collections for the world to see…
3) YouTube is Muppets again this week: normally I’m not the “flog a dead horse” type (not that the Muppets are dead, Kermit et al shall live forever!) but I couldn’t resist this one!