Sorry for the absence kittens! I've been busy and have been meaning to catch up for a few days now, but the wheel of life keeps on turning, turning, turning. Currently most of my focus has been on writing an article for a rare books journal concerning the implementation of RDA (cataloguing) and the seminar that took place this past November. I'm not...
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catdad:
My librarian friend posted this on fb and I immediately thought of you.  http://www.lostateminor.com/2016/01/29/travellers-who-stay-at-this-cozy-flat-in-scotland-take-turns-running-the-bookshop-downstairs/
libris:
@catdad Wow, those people are brilliant for convincing people how much fun it would be to work at the bookstore and pay to do so! I'll have to go check out that little town, but I don't think I'll be staying at that place; I escaped the public sector for a reason.

... their warm breasts and beautiful shoulders, Sweet comforts which the lutanist sang of old. A long walk after. The fat bawds of smoke, Impaled on phalloi in a pantomime, Wriggled a squealing answer to our love.

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gregoir67:
You're fascinating & complex.  Like a fine bordeaux.  
ivylina:
You should be an actress!!! Just a must! I'm in love with you!

When proposed with this week's blog homework, I balked and hee-hawed thinking Pfffft, celebrities don't inspire me; but I dug around in the furthest recesses of my mind and came to the conclusion that's not true.

When I have down time I love to read about old Hollywood, and two actors have stood as inspirations to me despite them both being dead
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oswin:
you're such a classic beauty just like these Hollywood ladies💕
dashwood_one:
Vivien Leigh was the classic 'troubled soul'. In one of David Niven's ridiculously entertaining books, he describes a very dark and disturbing encounter with Ms. Leigh, that happened one night. Her moodswings drove Laurence Olivier to distraction. I have read an awful lot of biographies and autobiographies, and, possibly I'm wrong, but a lot of the great stars of the past went to Hollywood to hide. To hide from despair, addiction, homosexuality - by being up on the silver screen, being other people; hiding in plain sight. To me, that's why some were such great actors. Because they weren't acting at all.

My name's Beep and I mostly just lie around all day, but when I get up, it's generally for treats or squirrels.

glass42:
Where's the part where you eat frozen poop in the backyard and then barf it up on the living room rug while your owner is at work so he gets to come and shampoo carpet?  Oh yeah . . . that was my house today.   :(
libris:
@glass42 Oh no! I'm lucky in that my dog has zero in interest in dog poop... Cat and bird poop on the other hand is a different matter.

The cold darkness of January hasn't gotten me down yet! Probably because I have so many things going on I haven't been able to turn my attention to the dreary month. Yesterday was my knitting group where I'm working on a hat for my husband. I've also been reviewing catalogue systems (I have no idea why I get such a kick
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ivylina:
You are such a profound person! I love your blogs and if I ever have a chance to become even a tiny bit like you in charachter I'd call it a win :) Also, one thing which is hard for me as not being a native speaker is a language of poems. I can understand every single word in a prose, but when it comes to poetry I'm completely lost after the fist 2 lines. Any advice on how to become better at it? 
libris:
@ivylina That's a good question! The only thing I could recommend is starting with something fun and easy, so it gets you in the groove, and move forward from there. I always mean to tell you your English is fantastic! You should really be proud of how much you've accomplished!
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Miss me? I missed you all! I apologize for the completely uninspired photo, but I'm still jet lagged after making a trip into the past and launching back into the future. I've been gone so long I don't know where to even being... I suppose the beginning is the most logical! (Hang on, I'm going to need a cuppa for this
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orangey:
Beau iful blog! I'm glad you got to see snow and all of your family. I'm sorry to read that your friend had that wreck and isn't getting support from her "friends." I'm glad you're a stand-up gal and haven't forsook her. Happy new year!
angela14:
As I've said before, I really love reading your blogs😊 They make my heart smile. So glad you enjoyed your holidays. Happy New Year lovely❤️
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The way to my heart is clearly books, especially books about books, so number one on my list of gifts to buy a person such as myself is... (get ready to lift your jaw off the ground when you see the nerdiness of this):

I really have no idea how useful this book actually is, but I have a deep, dark obsession with reference materials
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jimbolena:
I expect, @libris , that, like me, you get excited about footnotes. When I was told that there were "a few gems" in the footnotes of my doctoral thesis, I did a brief dance. You look better in a tutu, though. ❤
onespeed:
perfect
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In winter
all the singing is in
the tops of the trees
where the wind-bird

with its white eyes
shoves and pushes
among the branches.
Like any of us

he wants to go to sleep,
but he's restless—
he has an idea,
and slowly it unfolds

from under his beating wings
as long as he stays awake.
But his big, round music, after all...
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sirrobim:
<3
onespeed:
<3