I am only what is best described as incredibly behind, so enjoy this collection of links you've probably already seen elsewhere, while I enjoy sleeping past 6 am for the first time since my 9 day first week of school back started, 9 days ago.
- Four different people have sent me the link to Mental Floss' roundup of 11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos. So I think now is as good a time as any to reveal that I have a tattoo of my favorite misogynist Melville Dewey's face in a very secret location. Not. But there are some awesome additional photos in the comments, so scroll down when you visit!
- The Atlantic Fall preview of YA lit is fairly decent - I've read and will write brief reviews of three (let's just say I liked two).
- In news that is not news to librarians or booksellers anywhere, sales of YA literature to adults account for more that 55% of total sales - and we cold, hard, selfish adults aren't buying for our disenfranchised teenage friends.
- With that said, I'd also like to vote negative on this whole new 14-35 year old "New Adult" labeling. Stop trying to make it happen, Guardian. If you want to raise that age bar to people who can drive cars, and lower it to people who can't afford to buy new cars because of their student loans, maybe I'll reconsider.
- In a sweet twist of irony, Amazon is basically the only winner in the publishing anti-trust brouhaha, which makes total sense in trying to prevent monopolies, right? Good work, team!
- Oh Wikipedia. You are the best friend of iPhones and dinner party debates, but not Phillip Roth! Mwahaha - no way I'm not using this in this years research orientations!
- OhEmGeeWhiz you guys! Tablescaping based on literature. I think I'd like to go to a Game of Thrones dinner party the most.
- In addition to work, I've been furniture shopping. Okay, so it's just for a kitchen table. But whatever whatever. I found these instead. Please enjoy my new bathtub and my new lounge chair. I think they'll go well with my new candles.
- Did I black out and miss the news that Divergent is going to be a movie? Because now it has a release date.
- Also, we're still talking about Y: The Last Man being a movie. Can't HBO or FX or somebody just get on board and adapt it to the miniseries it would do so well as? (Not that I'm complaining - this news excites me).
- The Wuthering Heights trailer makes it seem almost endurable. Unlike Heathcliff.