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8/02/2010

Slow clap for the li-berry.

Posted by Gwen |

The branch of the library that I frequent keeps a cart of books by the service desk. The books on the cart have been chosen because they have something in common, like at Valentine's Day the cart is stocked with love stories, classic and best-selling. Around President's Day you'll find biographies. Halloween? Ghost stories. You get the idea.

I stopped at the library on my way home tonight and the most recent theme made me laugh out loud:

Bravo, Buder Branch librarians! Bra-vo.

I usually limit myself to three books at a time. If I take home more than that, I end up paying fines because I can't finish them all before they're due and I'm too lazy to find my member number and renew them online. But tonight I was so tickled by the theme that I picked up a fourth book off the cart, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Suck it, Oprah.

27 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

DIG IT!!

om said...

See, that right there? Awesome.

SkylersDad said...

That is damn funny, I love it!

Scope said...

Hasn't she retired yet?

Christa said...

Have you read that before? If not, be prepared to go shopping for a bowler hat. And if you have read it, don't forget to wear one while you're reading. Best. Book. Ever.

Cowguy said...

Oprah gives me the shits.

It's true.

Scope said...

Are you thinkin' "Fried Okra"? That's Apollo nasty stuff.

Eva Gallant said...

Oh...great theme! lol You have to tell us what some of the other choices were!

Whiskeymarie said...

I want to be the "theme picker" for that liberry. First up: Books about homosexual monkeys who like cake.

Oh, wait- I think Oprah did those last season. I hate when Oprah steals my thunder.

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quinn said...

"Fried Okra"? That's funny, especially since I have given Oprah the nickname of "Okra". It's the only word I could think of that rhymes with Oprah.

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J.J. said...

Now, that's MY kinda liberryian!

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

If books were people, I'd be on that rack. I love your liberry too.

MJenks said...

I checked out five books the last time I went.

I finished three before they were due back, but I had to renew the others.

Plus, that's flat awesome. I don't think you'd find something like that in my lie berry. I'm jealous.

Cora said...

Seriously, which other books were on there? I'm insanely curious.

Gwen said...

Seriously, I don't remember what other books were on the cart. I was walking out when I noticed the sign and had my hands full. I grabbed the one that appealed to me most and checked out. Maybe I'll go back and snap another picture for yinz.

Nicolay said...

Thank you, thank you for making Oprah suck it. I detest her with a hatred usually reserved for anal warts and Cubs fans. Yes, Oprah, you can indeed suck it. Suck it hard.

otherworldlyone said...

That is brilliant. :)

kirby said...

Sweet. I wonder how long until someone complains?

Jen said...

Okay. That is very, cool.

Oprah's book club annoys me to no end! Seeing that little sticker on the front cover, usually dissuades me from reading the book completely!

Renaissance Woman said...

That is funny! And I would probably love all of those books because I never like her list.

Mommy Lisa said...

Oprah can suck it. I hate Oprah.

words...words...words... said...

If I ever finish a book, I am personally traveling to your liberry and placing it in that rack myself.

Huh huh. I said "rack".

Theresa Bruno said...

Congratulations on your selection as blogs of note and as a former librarian I enjoyed the book cart. Banned books will never be chosen by Oprah.

http://historywasneverlikethat.blogspot.com/

Katherine said...

ohmahgawd. haha. i HAVE to find this section somewhere in the world of libraries...then...my life will be complete...

Discount Furniture Santa Monica said...

You go to the most entertaining book store.

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