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Oh my goodness, I have to share this because tiny puppies in teacups (or any tiny animal)just have to be shared.

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moriartyisaprincess:

barackobama:

feathersmcstrange:

polished-trophy-pretty-whore:

stuckwithharrypottertilltheend:

sneadly:

WHY ARE BOOKS NOT WATERPROOF 

I WANT TO READ IN THE SHOWER 

AND TO PROTECT MY BOOKS FROM MY TEARS

IT’S 2012 WHY ARE BOOKS NOT WATERPROOF.

IT’S 2013 WHY ARE BOOKS NOT WATERPROOF OBAMA FIX THIS.

I’m working on it

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It is Monday. I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend.

It is Monday. I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend.

moma:

Alexander Calder was born today in 1898. Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described Calder’s mobiles as “lyrical invention.” 

[Alexander Calder. Untitled. 1939.]

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Here is a small sample of what is new this week at PWPLS:

Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth by Leslie Bilderback

Satisfy your sweet tooth instantly with a microwave cake baked in a mug.
Mug Cakes contains one hundred recipes that are ready in a matter of minutes! Why reach for store-bought mix that takes up to an hour to bake? Let Mug Cakes show you how to make a quick, tiny batter to mix in a mug with a fork! They are the perfect personal serving size when you don’t feel like baking an entire cake. With dozens of mouthwatering recipes, there is something to please every taste.

Elephant Company: the Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Croke

The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

A profoundly moving story of family, history, and the meaning of home, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, exploring the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family, and uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

Fierce Patriot: the Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L. O’Connell

America’s first “celebrity” general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many faces. Some of them were exalted in the public eye. Others were known only to intimates—his family, friends and lovers, and the soldiers under his command.

Long Shadow: the Legacie of the Great War in the Twentieth Century: David Reynolds

One of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization, World War I has been strangely forgotten in American culture. It has become a ghostly war fought in a haze of memory, often seen merely as a distant preamble to World War II. In The Long Shadow, critically acclaimed historian David Reynolds seeks to broaden our vision by assessing the impact of the Great War across the twentieth century.

The Shelf: from LEQ to LES: Adventurs in Extreme Reading by Phyllis Rose

Phyllis Rose embarks on a grand literary experiment—to read her way through a random shelf of library books, LEQ–LES. Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that.

Please check our catalog for availability.

Book descriptions provided through Wowbrary and Novelist.

What are you trying to tell me, Dad? That I’m from another planet? I suppose you stashed my spaceship in the attic?

This is our first “Guilty Pleasures Sundays” where we can discuss/admit to our guilty pleasure whether it be movies, books, TV shows or even food.

One of my many guilty pleasures is the oldish TV show, Smallville. I did not watch this show when it was first out. I am not sure why but it could be because the trials and tribulations of high school kids did not appeal to me since I was long out of high school and college when this show started. But I started watching it at the gym and now I am hooked. Sadly, our library does not carry the DVDs to this TV show.

Happy Slothday!
Today I decided to highlight this delightful book about a girl who gets a sloth for a pet. Not sure I would want those nails anywhere near my furniture.
Sparky! by Jenny Offhill

Happy Slothday!

Today I decided to highlight this delightful book about a girl who gets a sloth for a pet. Not sure I would want those nails anywhere near my furniture.

Sparky! by Jenny Offhill

Check out a copy of I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook by Sarah Wilson at your nearest Prince William County Public Library location:

http://librarycatalog.pwcgov.org/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.3&type=Keyword&term=9780804186018&by=ISBN&sort=PD_TI&limit=TOM=bks&query=&page=0

Recipe: http://iquitsugar.com/recipe/chocolate-nut-butter-cups/

Throwback Thursday
Funny in Farsi: a Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
This was a lovely and funny memoir from a woman who grew up in America and in Iran. She lived in the United States in early 1970’s and then moved back to Iran and then moved back to America. Firoozeh recounts how some people blamed her for the behavior of her countrymen. My favorite story from her childhood is a toss up between when she got lost in Disney Land (and milked that for souvenirs) or the time she accepted a job polishing silver for a neighbor who was a little cheap. Firoozeh pokes fun at herself and her family as they try to assimilate to American culture. Just a delightful memoir about growing up from an immigrant’s view point.

Throwback Thursday

Funny in Farsi: a Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas

This was a lovely and funny memoir from a woman who grew up in America and in Iran. She lived in the United States in early 1970’s and then moved back to Iran and then moved back to America. Firoozeh recounts how some people blamed her for the behavior of her countrymen. My favorite story from her childhood is a toss up between when she got lost in Disney Land (and milked that for souvenirs) or the time she accepted a job polishing silver for a neighbor who was a little cheap. Firoozeh pokes fun at herself and her family as they try to assimilate to American culture. Just a delightful memoir about growing up from an immigrant’s view point.

Never trust an atom. They make up everything.