laughingsquid:

Five Thirty Eight Breaks Down the Statistics of Bob Ross Paintings

They forgot the top line category: “Happy ****: 100%”

laughingsquid:

Five Thirty Eight Breaks Down the Statistics of Bob Ross Paintings

They forgot the top line category: “Happy ****: 100%”

librarianreadseverything:

I have read books where teen characters die accidentally but while in love - Skippy Dies. I’ve read where teens commit suicide because of bad decisions while in “love” - The Casual Vacancy. And I’ve read books where a teen falls in love with someone with an uncurable disease - A Walk to Remember. So I thought I knew what was coming in this book. And add to that I’ve seen a number of gif sets from the upcoming movie version.So it’s with great pleasure that I say I was surprised by this novel! John Green nicely flipped the script, added plot twists, and really captured well the voices of the character. He straddled the line between emotional and sappy with great agility, and left me feeling Emotions without feeling like the plot was overdone to bring me there.
The book is listed as YA and I think teenagers will enjoy it, but I think the dialog is so well done, with a strong plot, that it definitely has crossover appeal.
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librarianreadseverything:

I have read books where teen characters die accidentally but while in love - Skippy Dies. I’ve read where teens commit suicide because of bad decisions while in “love” - The Casual Vacancy. And I’ve read books where a teen falls in love with someone with an uncurable disease - A Walk to Remember. So I thought I knew what was coming in this book. And add to that I’ve seen a number of gif sets from the upcoming movie version.

So it’s with great pleasure that I say I was surprised by this novel! John Green nicely flipped the script, added plot twists, and really captured well the voices of the character. He straddled the line between emotional and sappy with great agility, and left me feeling Emotions without feeling like the plot was overdone to bring me there.

The book is listed as YA and I think teenagers will enjoy it, but I think the dialog is so well done, with a strong plot, that it definitely has crossover appeal.

Book 115 of 149

benningtoncollege:

Not one but TWO Bennington alumni win a Pulitzer this year. Congratulations Donna Tartt ‘86 and Megan Marshall ‘75!

Thank you, Bennington College, for grabbing the book images, and saving us from doing it ;-)

the24hourcampus:

Monday | 3:15pm | Commons Lawn
Bennington’s own Donna Tartt just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and I couldn’t be more excited! I reviewed her book, The Goldfinch, for the New York Daily News last year (you can read it here).

OMG DONNA TARTT!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!

the24hourcampus:

Monday | 3:15pm | Commons Lawn

Bennington’s own Donna Tartt just won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and I couldn’t be more excited! I reviewed her book, The Goldfinch, for the New York Daily News last year (you can read it here).

OMG DONNA TARTT!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!

sesamestreet:

They’re not sad men. They’re not glad men. They’re not bad men. They’re mad men.

Seriously, Sesame Street, you absolutely rule. Amazing content, my kids love it, I love it - it’s one of the only shows we can all watch as a family and enjoy. 44 years, and you all continue to get better. Incredible!

solutionstrainee:

librarianreadseverything:

A phenomenal book tracing four or five different protagonists in the aftermath of the death of God. While the back summary utilizes the words “outlandish humor” I wouldn’t really note it for its humor. Rather, at best its a dark humor, very much akin to Cat’s Cradle by Vonnegut. The effects of the death of God are really profound as people become spiritually unmoored and struggle for a way to find a new direction in the world. A relatively quick read, there’s more than enough there to be appreciated with multiple readings.
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I may look into this. I found Towing Jehovah by James Morrow, which has similar subject matter, to be very interesting reading.

Thanks for the recommendation! Part of a series, and nominated for an Arthur C. Clarke award—pretty good accolade.

solutionstrainee:

librarianreadseverything:

A phenomenal book tracing four or five different protagonists in the aftermath of the death of God. While the back summary utilizes the words “outlandish humor” I wouldn’t really note it for its humor. Rather, at best its a dark humor, very much akin to Cat’s Cradle by Vonnegut. The effects of the death of God are really profound as people become spiritually unmoored and struggle for a way to find a new direction in the world. A relatively quick read, there’s more than enough there to be appreciated with multiple readings.

Book 113 of 149

I may look into this. I found Towing Jehovah by James Morrow, which has similar subject matter, to be very interesting reading.

Thanks for the recommendation! Part of a series, and nominated for an Arthur C. Clarke award—pretty good accolade.

librarianreadseverything:

A very moving plot, this book only took me one day to read. At times I forgot it was non-fiction because it read so much like a novel. Knowing the protagonist would land in jail I consistently cringed through the first part of the book worrying, waiting for the other shoe to drop. It is terrible what happened to the Abdulrahman, and even now 10 years later I still fear that our country could and would do the same thing to one of its citizens.
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librarianreadseverything:

A very moving plot, this book only took me one day to read. At times I forgot it was non-fiction because it read so much like a novel. Knowing the protagonist would land in jail I consistently cringed through the first part of the book worrying, waiting for the other shoe to drop. It is terrible what happened to the Abdulrahman, and even now 10 years later I still fear that our country could and would do the same thing to one of its citizens.

Book 114 of 149

librarianreadseverything:

A phenomenal book tracing four or five different protagonists in the aftermath of the death of God. While the back summary utilizes the words “outlandish humor” I wouldn’t really note it for its humor. Rather, at best its a dark humor, very much akin to Cat’s Cradle by Vonnegut. The effects of the death of God are really profound as people become spiritually unmoored and struggle for a way to find a new direction in the world. A relatively quick read, there’s more than enough there to be appreciated with multiple readings.
Book 113 of 149

librarianreadseverything:

A phenomenal book tracing four or five different protagonists in the aftermath of the death of God. While the back summary utilizes the words “outlandish humor” I wouldn’t really note it for its humor. Rather, at best its a dark humor, very much akin to Cat’s Cradle by Vonnegut. The effects of the death of God are really profound as people become spiritually unmoored and struggle for a way to find a new direction in the world. A relatively quick read, there’s more than enough there to be appreciated with multiple readings.

Book 113 of 149

"I've been in bigger libraries, but none that I can say, have been a better library." --Brendan Blake, '92

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