Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Wrapped up in books

Happy National Library Week!

In honor of this great week, I bring you several findings on the interwebs that make me go GHEE!

- A new trend in baby showers is the book shower: "A new shower trend, the book shower, aims to stock the new baby's bookcase. The theme is catching on with modern moms, many of whom receive several showers and get plenty of the nuts and bolts of babydom."

I'll be honest, I've never heard a first-time mom complain about having received too many onesies or sheet sets. Still, I certainly think it's a fun idea, whether or not I have one.

- Book Shaped Furniture!! What's not to love? Don't worry, roomies or future husband (btw, if you're reading this, say hi, I'd like to know who you are), I won't be incorporating these into my home furnishings. I just think they're rad, in a super nerdy way, and I'd love to have them in my library.

- Remember how I geeked out over the library as the safe haven in The Day After Tomorrow? Well, Entertainment Weekly put together a photo gallery of movies that prominently feature libraries. I haven't seen all of them, but it was still a geek out times 18.

- Finally, if you're considering a career in librarianship, perhaps this video is for you. This is an episode of US Government film series on careers, filmed at the Iowa State College (now Iowa State University) library in 1946.

1 comment:

Fran said...

You are awesome and I would love the book-shaped furniture. The end.