At the Libraries: Divided Opinions on Stephen King

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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!

Okay, I just love this so, so much -- literary characters' Myers-Briggs types! Not wild about my guy, but hey, we ENTJs are The Executive -- I just have to be sure to use my powers for good and not evil. What's your type?
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We talk a lot about libraries here At The Libraries (strange, I know), but how about a list of beautiful bookstores? There are some lovely ones, trust me! (But you should still use your local library!)
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Stephen King: Do you love him or hate him? Either way, I've got an article for you! Read this one if you don't like him, or this one if you do! Warning: Do not read the other article, or you might get angry.
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Kids are great and all, but I don't know if I'd trust them to help me edit my novel (you know, when I write one). This author is far braver than I am!

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Libraries and birds -- what a classic pairing, amiright?
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It's product envy time, guys. This round, I've got some amazing FLAT bookshelves, and what looks like the greatest book of animals ever. Thanks to NOTCOT.org for both links!
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There are sculptures made out of books, and there are sculptures made in books. See the difference?

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These pieces of literary merchandise give new meaning to the word tacky. I'm not sure which product creeps me out more -- the Edward Cullen panties or the Sylvia Plath oven mitts. Yeesh!

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Last week, we got into required reading a bit (poor The Lord of the Flies!) and talk of "classics." How does a book become a classic, you may be wondering. Well, here's your answer, courtesy of Italo Calvino (whom I've never read). Yep, pretty sure Pride and Prejudice fits all of these requirements; hooray!
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I hope everyone has a great week, and I'll see you next time for our library and literary round-up. Email me if you have something awesome that needs to be included, and I'll try and make it work!

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