WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INANIMATE OBJECT? from tumblrbot
I would have to say, my rocking chair. It’s antique, it’s oak, and it rocks!
The Joseph Brabant Lewis Carroll Collection was donated to the Library in 1997 by Joseph Brabant and Nicholas Maes. It is one of the finest private collections focused on Carroll to have been in private hands, and is the largest and most valuable single-author collection in the Fisher Library. The collection contains first editions and related material by Lewis Carroll and Charles L. Dodgson, including long runs of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland from 1865 through to the end of the 1990s.
"TED arose out of a genuine necessity, a need for technogeeks to talk to one another. But within a decade or so, the dawn of the TED Era began, and we saw a change—Steve Jobs and those guys migrated from their bookish nerdery (I mean, what was DOS, anyhow?) and found themselves at the very height of hip, combining the vision thing, big bucks, and scientific brilliance in a field none of us could master. So one by one, they crawled like heliotropic bugs to the light—the TED spotlight that is—bringing with them the Nobel laureates and presidents and all the others who wanted a free tutorial on operating their laptop."
I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.
— Flannery O’Conner
I read somewhere recently that a large percentage of US college graduates (meaning 4-year university) never read another book once out in the “real” world. I imagine the same holds true here in Canada. But those that DO read, read a lot, at least in Toronto, which has the most used municipal public library system in the world. No book-burning here. Oh, Rob and Doug Ford [mayor of Toronto and his councilor brother] excepted, that is. Who knows what they would do if they got their hands on a book. They might not burn it. More likely, they’d eat it or use it for toilet paper. Actually, pulp paperbacks and comic books are best for that; although I’m glad I didn’t use my Spider Man comics that way—I sold the Doc Octopus one, at the time that the movie came out, for $900.00. Paid 35 cents for it. Best 35 cents I ever spent!