Make it so.
…a library is not just a reference service: it is also a place for the vulnerable. From the elderly gentleman whose only remaining human interaction is with library staff, to the isolated young mother who relishes the support and friendship that grows from a Baby Rhyme Time session, to a slow moving 30-something woman collecting her CDs, libraries are a haven in a world where community services are being ground down to nothing. I’ve always known libraries are vital, but now I understand that their worth cannot be measured in books alone.
A library is not just about books: it’s also a place for the vulnerable by Angela Clarke (via librariesbuildcommunity)
"Of course, each series is made up of individual books, and there are variations within a series as well. Applying the same methodology to just the Hunger Games trilogy, I isolated the most distinctive adjectives for each of the three books. What I found was a transition from “weak,” “wild,” and “furious” in The Hunger Games (in which Katniss must endure the Hunger Games competition) to “mental,” “physical,” and “ridiculous” in Catching Fire (in which Katniss must handle both a second competition and a rebellion) to “glad,” “lucky,” and “funny” in Mockingjay (in which Katniss struggles through a series of unfortunate events but ultimately finds a measure of peace)."
This. Is. Amazing. Check out the article for more charts comparing these series. And if the absurdist Waiting for Voldemort play doesn’t open off Broadway next year, I don’t know what I’ll do.
This is a fun context for textual analysis.