collect books

anonymous asked:

Today I was at the register to collect books for reshelving when a guy comes up with his teenage daughter and says, straight faced, "I'm the 100th customer, I get a free book." The girl at register and I just stare blankly at him, eyebrows slightly raised as he repeats himself twice more. His daughter says, absolutely mortified, "I'm so sorry, he does this absolutely everywhere!" We smile at the girl and chat with her about her book choice, while the dad quietly pays, dwelling on his awful joke.

He needs a babysitter while she goes shopping. She can’t take him anywhere. -Abby

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Happy Birthday to Terra-Man!

On February 25, 1878, Toby Manning was born.  The son of outlaw, Jess Manning, Toby carried out his first robbery at the age of ten, while his father recuperated from a bullet-wound.  When an alien tried to steal the loot, the elder Manning shot at him.  The alien killed Jess Manning in self-defence, but not before telepathically linking with the dying outlaw.  The alien decided to raise the boy as his father had intended.  Taking the Toby into space, he trained the youngster how to use alien weapons, which he adapted to 19th Century Earth weapons.  Once Toby learned all he could, he killed the alien.  He became the interstellar outlaw, Terra-Man, naming himself after his home planet.  Upon returning to Earth, he realized that interstellar travel had slowed his aging and that nearly a century had passed.  He fought Superman several times, and Blue Devil once.

Created by Cary Bates, Curt Swan, and Dick Dillin, Terra-Man first appeared in Superman v.1 #249, cover-dated March 1972.

These comics (and many more) are part of the DuGarm Collection at the University of Iowa: Special Collections: 

Superman #278 (August 1974), cover by Nick Cardy

Action Comics #468 (February 1977), cover by Neal Adams

Action Comics #470 (April 1977), cover by José Luis García-López

Superman #337 (July 1979), cover by Ross Andru

Action Comics #511 (September 1980), cover by Ross Andru

OH NO HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SHOW YOU MY HORRIBLE WRITING SKILLS NOW!?

Shuichi Saihara

-OH NO HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO READ NOVELS WITH HIM NOW!?
-HE Panicks and after minutes of panicking he gets his collection of books
-WHICH IS A LOT AND I MEAN A LOT OF BOOKS
-WE ARE NOT LEAVING UNTIL YOU LEARN HOW TO READ
-…Fu-

Kiibo

-IT’S FINE!!!
-HE DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO EITHER
-BUT HE LEARNED!!!
-So he’ll just teach you..!
-“..S/o all you need to do is….Is..hmm…”
-Show confused robot trying to teach confused s/o how to read failing
-Badly

Kaito Momota

-HE DOESN’T MIND!!!
-WHY WOULD HE MIND!?
-NOW WHERE’S THAT BOOK SO HE CAN READ IT TO YOU!?
-CAPS IS FUN
-..Ahem.. I mean who needs to learn when you have Kaito..?
-..He’ll just read anything you want!

Ouma Kokichi

-“Oh my god”
-“Are you serious..?”
-HE IS NEVER GOING TO LET YOU LIVE THIS DOWN
-“AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA”
-“O-O-OKAY”
-“I CAN’T STOP AHAHAHAHHAHA”
-Of course when he’s done laughing he’ll read it to you
-…Your still never living this down though
-And your never going to read

Amami Rantarou

-He stays the same
-He asked you to hand him the book so he can read it to you
-Amami has …A lot of younger sisters..
-A lot…
-So he seen this before.. At least once…
-Big brothers have it rough…
-After this book he’s helping you though

Korekiyo Shinguuji

-…Okay hear this man out..
-His.. Talent is folklores…
-Which are STORIES..
-..And you can’t read…
-..Just gonna leave now..
-You see the point though cause it you don’t I’m just gonna yell

Gokuhara Gonta

-“If Gonta leaned to read you can too as a gentlemen Gonta will help!”
-He’s the worse teacher out of all the boys
-….But he tries…
-….Tries
-…And fails

Ryouma Hoshi

-……God damn it
-WHY DOES HE LOVE YOU!?
-NOW HE HAS TO HELP
-He’s a good teacher luckily…
-…He’s still a mad tennis BOI though

anonymous asked:

Your book collection is my dream😍😍 if you're not too busy and this isn't too weird I'd love to hear some of you must read books? (Pleaaaaase!!) :))

Always! I try and give different recommendations whenever I get asked this and you can find more tagged #Rose Reads. Here’s five more!

  • Effi Briest - Theodor Fontane -German classic with fascinating female lead.
  • Indian Summer - Alex Von Tunzelman - All the press for Viceroy’s House made me realise how little I knew about Partition and this is a brilliant overview by a young female historian.
  • The Wind Singer Trilogy - William Nicholson - I read this series obsessively as a teen, dystopia before dystopia was cool and just so beautifully imagined.
  • The Truth and Other Lies - Sascha Arango An amoral, dark thriller about an author and his dark secrets unravelling.
  • American Housewife - Helen Ellis - A darkly funny short story collection about the twisted inner lives of privileged New Yorkers. Also one of the most delightful authors I have ever met!!

tagged by @shiftyspirits <3

Rules: Answer the Qs and tag 9 people you want to get to know better.

How old are you? 19 on thursday :o 

Current Job? I was a personal assistant to this really cool older man, but I had to give it up to study for these exams 

What are you talented at? writing, singing, playing piano, crying over things I can’t change 

What is a big goal you are working towards (or have already achieved)? the goal is to be in a position where I help people for a living 

What’s your aesthetic? sea breezes, stacks of books, the smell of coffee, sunny afternoons, beautiful words 

Do you collect anything? Books :3 It’s a problem 

A topic you always talk about? Band of Brothers/The Pacific/WWII

Pet peeve? When people state their opinion like it’s the only one that could possibly be right 

Good advice? Don’t let anyone else dictate who you are. They don’t get a say. 

Recommend 3 songs: Saturn by Sleeping at Last, La Vie en Rose performed by Louis Armstrong, Landlocked Blues by Bright Eyes

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