I’m not sure if this is funny or sad..#epl #yeg #edmonton #library #books (at Edmonton Public Library - Stanley Milner Branch)
This is PURE EXCELLENCE. I also randomly found a bookmark in a book once that said this. I was amused because it looked like one of those cutsey bookmarks that a more demure and upright person would buy.
One of the many reasons why they are the library of the year.
sure was cold last night. good thing we had trash to burn for warmth
While I disapprove of book burning in general, in this case…
This is a book by Christina Hoff Sommers, a woman who has been involved in feminism and feminist academia her entire life. She is a feminist. This book talks about the bias against boys in school (for example: boys are more likely to drop out and greatly lag when it comes to literacy).
Also the minute you start to support book burning, congratulations, you are now an oppressive and authoritarian group.
Do you ever think, like putting aside all the Tumblr bullshit and the obsession with gender politics on this website alone, do you ever just look at people like this and feel confused about how they live their life.
Like this person is so obsessed in whatever ignorant mindset they hold that they saw this book and immediately set in motion a series of events for their entire day where they would buy this book and ensure their camera is charged. They would then rip it up, while taking photos and light it on fire and put it into a fire smiling and put it on the internet. They planned out this entire thing.
This isn’t Mein Kampf.
This isn’t some controversial book calling for the extermination of a gender or euthanasia.
It’s literally some mild critique by a feminist about how dodgy policies from over-zealous feminism can end up harming people rather than helping.
This person is so wrapped up in whatever self-righteousness they possess and so desperate for the approval of whatever circle they’re in on Tumblr that they decided they would burn this book, probably without reading it, and take pictures to show off that they’re so stupid and insecure about their own views that they’d sooner burn anything that questions them.
I dunno about you but I’m really just confused about how you could plan out these actions over the course of a day and not sit and think to yourself “wow I’m behaving in a completely irrational manner”.
"I was an English teacher. The demands of the system required that I give out grades, but I never felt good about it. How do you grade someone’s writing? Writing is about revision. It’s about access to self. If a student writes a poem, and it’s the best they can do at the moment, how are you supposed to compare that to the student sitting next to them? How are you supposed to give one a 90, and one an 85?"
We love making book lists. (Obviously.) But we especially love when we get to make lists for a) incredible books, and b) incredible books by incredible authors who’ll be here on July 26 for our YA Author Fest!
12 Authors. 1 Day. Meet and greets, book signings, and discussions between authors and readers: it’s going to be a great day for fans of YA literature!
We’ve rounded up all of our reading suggestions for each author’s books, so if said fans are looking for stellar reads this summer - well, there’s a lot here, so it might take you through fall, too! - look no further.
Requests for recommendations for our Summer Fling With A Book have been coming in tidal-wave style today! And trust us, we’re not complaining, we love it!
If you want in on the Summer Fling recommendation action, just follow the first link above to our online personality quiz - and yes, that’s open to everyone. We don’t care where you’re from or if you’re a library user; if you’re looking for some sci-fi and fantasy recommendations, take us up on our offer! We promise you won’t regret it.