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Thursday News: A Stark in the Streets and a Wilding in...


“I ONLY want you to refer to yourself as Robb Stark. You will need to provide your own clothing. Please keep in mind that you will have recently participated in a battle and been thrown in a dungeon, so you will not be wearing your nicest furs. I’m looking for a Stark in the streets but a wilding in the sheets.”

I hope this sister found what she wanted. Surely in New Orleans there is someone who will meet her needs. The Daily Beast

The public library: Historic artifact or adaptive success
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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Lil
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 08:07:15

    I love my public library. I’m frequently there several times a week, and I couldn’t possibly support my reading habit if I had to buy all the books I read. And that doesn’t even touch on the use of the library for research.
    Fortunately for me and everyone else in my town (80+% of whom have library cards), our library is independent and taxpayers vote directly on its budget so it never becomes a political hostage.
    Long live the library!

  2. SAO
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 14:47:47

    My town’s library has outgrown its rather kluged building, which is a many-annexed structure that started life as the town’s sole schoolhouse. A multiyear planning process was undertaken, but books are rapidly changing and the town, which tends to support things like this balked. Needless to say, developing the plan wasn’t cheap and it’s not like anyone knows what the library of the future should look like, so going back to the drawing board isn’t really a great option, either.

  3. B. Sullivan
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 23:59:35

    I live in CA and am worried about our local libraries. They’re all really needed and it seems they’re always on the chopping block.

    Meanwhile I look at that coffee cup phoneholder and think “yes, I could use that to spill coffee on myself in an even more hysterical way.” Spilling stuff is apparently a skill of mine, because if it were a bad habit I could work myself out of doing it.

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