So true, though. Every time I go back to school after a break, I have to condition myself for the literature.
I am doing my best to make this email sound adult. I have rewritten it sixteen, wait… seventeen, times. I am requesting assistance.
"Girl Speaks Gibberish With Perfect Accents To Show What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners"
I love this?
Reading is awesome, which means that libraries are already awesome places because they enable people to read books. However the Kansas City Public Library is super awesome because a portion of the library’s parking garage has been decorated with an enormous trompe l’oeil mural that makes the wall look like shelf full of gigantic books. It’s called the Community Bookshelf:
"It runs along the south wall of the Central Library’s parking garage on 10th Street between Wyandotte Street and Baltimore Avenue. The book spines, which measure approximately 25 feet by 9 feet, are made of signboard mylar. The shelf showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees."
Thanks to Snopes we even have a list of all of the books on the Community Bookshelf:
- Kansas City Stories
- Children’s Stories
- Silent Spring
- O Pioneers!
- 100 Years of Solitude
- Their Eyes Were Watching God
- Fahrenheit 451
- The Republic
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Tao Te Ching
- The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
- Black Elk Speaks
- Invisible Man
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Journals of the Expedition (Lewis and Clark)
- Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
- Lord of the Rings
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Charlotte’s Web
- Romeo and Juliet
when i’m proud of something
i take it and touch it
set it down and watch it
waiting to see if i really wrote it or
if i’m just imagining it
surely i am
Writing in my brain: Beautiful flowing sentences full of powerful phrases and enigmatically witty dialogue.
Writing on the page: They did the thing and said some stuff. There was snark.
Paper writing problems, man
It’s that point in the semester again…