bostonianresolution:

Our soles are worn and damaged, but they run on. For the souls of 4.15.13

bostonianresolution:

Our soles are worn and damaged, but they run on. For the souls of 4.15.13

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nprbooks:

Today’s top item in Book News: In a clear victory for the villainous Dr. Diaper, Captain Underpants —Dav Pilkey’s series about a heartless school principal who when hypnotized becomes a kindly superhero dressed only in a cape and a pair of underpants — topped the American Library Association’s annual list of most-challenged books for the second year in a row. 
The full list — maybe the only place you’ll see Captain Underpants listed together with Toni Morrison’s masterpiece The Bluest Eye and E.L. James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey — is here:


1. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone
7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
9. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
10. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith

nprbooks:

Today’s top item in Book News: In a clear victory for the villainous Dr. Diaper, Captain Underpants —Dav Pilkey’s series about a heartless school principal who when hypnotized becomes a kindly superhero dressed only in a cape and a pair of underpants — topped the American Library Association’s annual list of most-challenged books for the second year in a row. 

The full list — maybe the only place you’ll see Captain Underpants listed together with Toni Morrison’s masterpiece The Bluest Eye and E.L. James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey — is here:

1. Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey

2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

4. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

7. Looking for Alaska by John Green

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

9. Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

10. Bone (series) by Jeff Smith

Reblogged from NPR Books
Reading is the perfect escape from whatever ails you.
Jessica Spotswood, Born Wicked (via bookmania)
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After saving SF, defeating the Penguin and the Riddler, rescuing a damsel in distress and beating leukemia, who better than than to throw out the first ball.  Batkid is back!

After saving SF, defeating the Penguin and the Riddler, rescuing a damsel in distress and beating leukemia, who better than than to throw out the first ball.  Batkid is back!

bostonianresolution:

Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain. Johanna de Silentio

bostonianresolution:

Relax. You will become an adult. You will figure out your career. You will find someone who loves you. You have a whole lifetime; time takes time. The only way to fail at life is to abstain.

Johanna de Silentio

Reblogged from Bostonian Resolution
Jeremiah Denton, the downed Navy pilot who was paraded before television cameras by the Viet Cong and confirmed U.S. suspicions of prisoner maltreatment during the Vietnam War by blinking out the word “torture” in Morse code, has died. He was 89.
In memory and in honor of the Boston Firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty this week.

In memory and in honor of the Boston Firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty this week.

bookish:

littlebrown:

Thanks for the infographic, Canada.

We are obsessed with infographics too.

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beingblog:

“There is in Celtic mythology the notion of ‘thin places’ in the universe where the visible and the invisible world come into their closest proximity. To seek such places is the vocation of the wise and the good — and for those that find them, the clearest communication between the temporal and eternal. Mountains and rivers are particularly favored as thin places marking invariably as they do, the horizontal and perpendicular frontiers. But perhaps the ultimate of these thin places in the human condition are the experiences people are likely to have as they encounter suffering, joy, and mystery.”
Peter Gomes from Sarah Blanton’s lovely meditation on thin places on the waters of Tennessee.

beingblog:

“There is in Celtic mythology the notion of ‘thin places’ in the universe where the visible and the invisible world come into their closest proximity. To seek such places is the vocation of the wise and the good — and for those that find them, the clearest communication between the temporal and eternal. Mountains and rivers are particularly favored as thin places marking invariably as they do, the horizontal and perpendicular frontiers. But perhaps the ultimate of these thin places in the human condition are the experiences people are likely to have as they encounter suffering, joy, and mystery.”

Peter Gomes from Sarah Blanton’s lovely meditation on thin places on the waters of Tennessee.

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