so here's more of our library


The National Archives plays a critical role in the transition from one Presidential administration to another. Two big things are going on during the 75 days between the November election and Inauguration Day: assembling a new administration and winding down and packing up a Presidency that has been in office four or eight years.

Read about what our staff do in “Moving Out, Moving In” in the latest issue of Prologue, the National Archives magazine.

Want more history? You can subscribe to Prologue magazine here:


Richard Nixon’s staff moves furniture and materials into the Oval Office on January 20, 1969, as the Nixon administration takes office. (Nixon Library)

Dozens of pallets are loaded onto an airliner destined for the George W. Bush Presidential Materials Project in Dallas, Texas. (George W. Bush Library)

In preparation for the move of Nixon presidential materials, a conservator carefully packs jewelry so that it will not shift during its journey to the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California. (National Archives, photo by Angela Drews)

Boxes of records and memorabilia await transport to Little Rock, Arkansas, for eventual storage in the Clinton Presidential Library. (Clinton Library)

A very special thank you to @heartthesouth, @just-a-wretched-wumman and @thetigerfanlove for their support and information Saturday night when my friend suffered her injury. Nurses are the best! When @heartthesouth says “tell them to put a catheter in now”, you grow a pair and do it. We were so fortunate my husband was working that night in our ER at home and got the ball rolling and took care of her when she arrived by helicopter. She’s still in limbo until the results of her biopsy come back, but no surgery now until after radiation. I’m her substitute at our school library, so I will have to limit SM activity for awhile.

Thanks to all of you for your thoughts, prayers and support, they meant so much to Dona and me.

Finally, even more appreciation to @heartthesouth for allowing her sweet son to be my chauffeur and companion to the National Championship Game here in Tampa. My eyes could not handle that much driving. She has done a superior job in raising him. 👏 We are in our seats and ready to cheer on the Tide.🐘🏈

Watchlist update!

Hi guys! We’re so glad you’ve been enjoying the library so far :) In case you haven’t checked it out already, we thought we’d remind you all about our WIP watchlist, which you can find here!

We’ll be making posts with watchlist updates more or less weekly, letting you know what new fics we’ve added to that page, and which fics are now complete and in the queue for main archive recs. 

This week, since it’s our first one, this list is pretty long–but full of gems, and we still have more to add! Here are the fics we currently have our eye on, and plan to add to the archive once they’re complete…

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two worlds {part 1}

prompt: AU where you meet JB working at the library you always go to, but it turns out there’s more to JB than the bookish guy you thought he was.. 
word count: 2099
comment: part 1 

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hippocratic-malediction  asked:


∯  - I miss you, you were such a presence in the library.  The strong, silent type…I wish you were here now.  I’d be able to tell you how I really feel.

∯  - Seriously?  I get lack of clothing for free movement, but what does it take to find you more clothes so you can actually -move- while -in them-?

∯  - *sigh* Another ne’er-do-well who thinks bullying other races that so kindly visit our city is just a display of Sin’dorei strength.  What was the old saying my Ann’da used to say?  ‘Having a second ass for a head makes you double-shit?’ Oh my gosh, why am I even thinking that?!  Iria, get it together, girl.  Don’t let your face make your thoughts obvious!

Originally posted by mecropagus

((Thanks, @hippocratic-malediction!))

Ghost in the Library

@chaoticphoebe, continued from here

It would be kind of safe to say that Fahej didn’t have much life outside the university. Of course she was charming, friendly and tried to go on the parties that she was invited to, but mostly she loved to learn. The vision of the final exams didn’t scare her much and she were actually focused on other things.

The project took her much more time than she thought it will, and it still wasn’t finished. It could be funny that some things just take that much of our life, even if we should know this. She just put some jacket on her pajamas with the sheep print on it, put on her boots and sneaked up into the library.

Having her headphones on she didn’t expect anyone to be there - if anyone would study at this hour, they would probably do it in their own rooms, so she wasn’t worried. Rather no burglar here also, who would like to steal something from the university library. That was until she was hit in the face with something.

Luckily the book that was thrown at her hit her rather lightly and with the wider side, so it didn’t cut her skin. Though she screamed, pulling the headphones out of her ears and raising her arms. “Don’t kill me! I am too scared to die!”

Book Mania’s Most Notable Book Quotes of 2015

2016 is arriving, but before it does, here are the most loved book quotes we curated from our library this 2015. Check them out!

#1: From  Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Habibi”

“If you could be anyone, would you choose to be yourself?” 

#2: From Jasmine Warga’s “My Heart and Other Black Holes”

“Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.” 

#3: From Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood”

“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to realize it’s going to be a
long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.”

#4: From Jeanette Winterson’s “The Passion”

“The body shuts down when it has too much to bear; goes its own way quietly inside, waiting for a better time, leaving you numb and half alive.”

#5: From John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars”

“Do the thing you’re good at. Not many people are lucky enough to be so good at something.” 

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Calling all you wonderful meta writers, meta readers, and fellow Sherlock fans!

Now that you have heard a bit more about the Sherlock Meta Library in this post, here are some more details about how to get involved:

The Sherlock Meta Library aims to create an easily accessible, safe, long-term, searchable platform that archives and curates meta analyses created by fans of BBC’s Sherlock, for fans of BBC’s Sherlock. Our aim is to safeguard, curate, and organise all the groundbreaking meta this fandom has come up with so far – to document your efforts for reference and future use.

We will include ALL meta, regardless of perspective or positionality. We are a broad church - we aim to cover the thoughts, analysis and passions of all of fandom. All theories, ships (or none), and beliefs are actively encouraged to get involved.

At the moment we are still building the site and intend to launch it by September 2016. Yet to launch we’ll need content – which is where you come in, dear meta writers!

  1. Send us an ask or a message on the official sherlockmetalibrary tumblr and provide your email address, which we will only use to correspond with you, nothing else.
  2. We will send you the link to the permissions form.
  3. Please decide which of your meta you want to allow us to archive and return the form to us at your earliest convenience.
  4. We will also send you a Questionnaire - we’d love to know some more about your involvement in and thoughts/feelings about Sherlock meta. If you prefer not to participate, that’s absolutely fine as well!
  5. And dear meta writers, readers and Sherlock fans  - please help us spread awareness by reblogging and signal boosting this post. Thank you!

All meta is welcome: short or long, gif-based jokes, ‘serious’ essays, and more. We want meta from new authors as well as those who have an established following. We want the meta archive to reflect the creativity, diversity of thought, and humour of the entire Sherlock fandom, so please don’t be shy. We want your meta – all of it!

We also want to learn more about meta - there have been general fandom surveys and surveys about everything from shipping to omegaverse…. But as far as we know, nobody has asked meta writers a bit more about what makes them tick. So please participate and help us learn about the wonderful people who make up our fandom’s meta makers by taking part in our new Meta Writers Survey, and by helping us get this post out to everyone who creates meta!

Looking forward to your submissions and assistance!

Thank you so much in advance,

Your Sherlock Meta Library Team

With Jessica Khoury’s Aladdin retelling THE FORBIDDEN WISH hitting shelves next week, we have wishes on our minds. It stars Zahra, the most powerful female jinni in the world, and it has us thinking about what we would wish for if we stumbled across her lamp. So we asked the book lovers of the world what they’d want more than anything else and here’s what we found:

1. A home library upgrade.

via Bookbriefs

2. A sequel for every book.

3. Next level bookshelves.

4. Transportation to magical lands for reading purposes.

via eaterofbooks

5. More time in the day for reading and more $$$ for buying books.

6. Pillows. All the pillows to read on.

via whatsarahread

7. Totally distraction-free reading time.

via lostinlit

8. Fictional characters to come to life. 

Welcome to Podcasts Collected - the new Podcast Library!

After some preparation work, Podcasts Collected is finally ready to go online: In the ever growing world of podcasting, it can be difficult to find just what you are looking for. That’s what this blog is for. It’s like a fanfiction library. But for podcasts!

From now on, the three admins of this blog (Cade aka @teddylupinofficial, Lizz aka @collected-sports-bra, and Maz aka @hijohnimalive) will provide you with:

  • podcast reviews
  • podcast updates
  • recommendation lists
  • and we’ll answer your podcast related questions
  • (also more podcast related stuff if we feel like it)

You can find our podcast reviews here, our tags-list here, our faqs here, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

(Also, this blog is still new, so be patient with us, please)

Hey pals!! 

In case you didn’t know, I’m one of the admins for a klance network blog @klance-net(which you should consider following for pure and wholesome klance content)

We have a Klance fic library with klance fic recs that we’ve read and enjoyed, and hope to update it with new fics constantly for our members and followers to enjoy! 

I’d really love and appreciate it if you can help us out by submitting any klance fic recs that you might have, so that we can add to our library and share more klance love! Just submit the link to us here and you can also give a rating out of 5 if you want!

Thank you guys so much!!

(ෆˊ͈ ु꒳ ूˋ͈ෆ)

Our Online Sangha Library

A “sangha” is a Buddhist community. However, you don’t have to be a Buddhist to be part of our extended community here. Please visit our Sangha Library to read online books on Buddhism, Hinduism, science, art, history, philosophy, tarot, kabbalah, health and fitness, diet, poetry, humor, Christianity, consciousness, Gnosticism, shamanism, meditation, yoga and some selected spiritual fiction and poetry and much much more. If you see an author quoted on Tumblr frequently chances are you will find their books here. This includes Alan Watts, Pema Chödrön, Sylvia Plath, Joseph Campbell, Hermann Hesse, Ram Dass, Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung and dozens more. You will even find selected books in streamable audio form perfect for listening to in the car or on the train.

This means that anywhere you are so long as you can access Tumblr you have a complete library of spiritual and literary classics at your fingertips.

See our CATALOG for a complete listing of our collection.

“A home without books is a body without soul.”

Cicero, (106 BCE - 43 BCE), Roman Philosopher, Statesman and Orator


Hey Taylor, 

So I never really told you my story of how I became a swiftie. so I thought it was high time to do so. So here it is :) well around 2009 I was at my cousins house and your Our Song music video came on tv and I instantly fell in love with the song and you. fun fact Our Song is still my favorite song to this day. anyways i just needed to here more of your music. so that summer we went to the beach with some family friends and the had your fearless cd, we listened to it the whole car trip down and it was amazing, its my favaorite album ever. every single song is so beautiful, you have such a cool way of expressing experiences into songs. so after the trip I went to the library and borrowed your debut and album and the fearless album. being the poor little 10 yr old i was I didn’t have any money to actually buy them. your songs were always playing and soon I my dad started listening to your music and you became our special thing. our favorite song to dance to together is Love Story. Then speak now came out and it was SO good. Me and my sister listened to it 24/7 and I literally can’t remember a time when it wasn’t playing at my house. I think thats when I really fell in love with you and your music. you were the first singer I was truly obsessed with. And I honestly couldn’t have picked a better role model. anytime anyone mentioned Taylor Swift I would go crazy haha. Then Red Came out and it was sooo good but it was a sad time because you got so much hate. around this time I made my first fanpage on instagram for you and thats when I started talking to swifties. Award show nights were my favorite bc everyone would be posting and freaking out about what you were wearing and it was just so much fun. I tried to get tickets to the Red tour but when i tried they were all sold out :(. Then the summer before 1989 was released came and you commented “you look so beautiful” on my instagram.I WAS IN COMPLETE SHOCK my idol who i have loved for the past 5 yrs just said I was beautiful, lets just say my chill was completely lost haha. then the livestream came and you released shake it off which is such a jam haha. Then October 27th came and 1989 was released, finally! It was so different from anything you had ever done but I loved it. every song was so fun to dance to but your lyrics were still so amazing and inspiring. Also this past July I got the chance to go to the DC show on the 1989 tour. BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE. it was everything i had imagined it to be and more. I went with my best friend and my parents. Me and my dad go to dance to Love Story together and that was super special. I wanted to finish by saying THANK YOU. I have always struggled with confidence and my weight, and who I am. but your music was inspiring and it helped me through so much. words can’t described what an impact you have made in my life and I am forever grateful. I am one day hoping to thank you in person but if i never get the chance, I want you to know I love you.  I loved you from the very first time i saw you on tv and i will love you forever. btw I’m 16 now and entering into my juinor year of high school. this yr i want to work really hard in school and i’m trying to play college soccer so i am also trying to practice everyday. thank you for teaching me to chase after my dreams. I can’t say it enough but I LOVE YOU TAYLOR.


Mary Alexis


“Since the beginning of Houses and the weaving of bloodlines, the lives of prominent and ruling families have been chronicled so that all might have the opportunity to glimpse their history. 

Some Houses have prospered and made their names everlasting. Others collapsed when tragedy befell them. All is written, all is recorded, so  that the descendants and otherwise might learn from history.”

Introducing “Houses of Wyrmrest!”

After having been mulled over since noble RP began to bloom on Wyrmrest, a method has finally been made in which players can feel more legitimized (hopefully) in their roleplay than before.

The detailed history you wrote for your character’s House can and will be stored here for all to read at their discretion, much in the same way someone wanting to educate themselves on the Houses of our time can simply go to a library or google them.

Given the different categories, you can submit any House that you created. Did you write up a House that is now defunct to further your character’s backstory? Detail the tragic end! Has your character’s House prospered for centuries? Regale us with their affluent history! Maybe your character has only just now stepped out onto the noble scene–begin a “Small House” and let us watch your IC ascent!

Worried about hate or negativity? Here is an excerpt from the guidelines: 

This blog is an archive and nothing more! Anonymous hate about certain players or their house will be deleted on the spot.

If there is critique you wish to give a player for their house, do so privately with them.

Failure to adhere to any of those guidelines will result in being blocked permanently from this blog.

This blog was created for you to express your creativity and for other players to take pride in the worlds and rich histories their peers can build.

What are you waiting for? Share with Azeroth the history of your character’s House,  great or small, flourishing or defunct, prosperous or landless.