F. Scott Fitzgerald [& Family];Frances Scott Fitzgerald

Happy weekend!  What are you up to?

I’ll be mastering GRE algebra (she says hopefully), seeing this with a friend, and continuing my marathon Harry Potter reread.  I finished Azkaban last night, which means the dreaded Goblet is up next.  Is Goblet of Fire anyone else’s least favorite HP?  I consider skipping it every time I read the series, it’s just such a tedious read for me.

For the record, Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite, by far.  I cry happy tears every time Gryffindor wins the Quidditch Cup.

Here’s what’s jiving on the internet these days:

The Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, announced a few days ago that he’ll retire in January.  My favorite tribute was Rep. John Larson’s, which called Dr. Billington “a real life Albus Dumbledore or Gandalf the Grey,” and this article explores the importance of selecting a non-political successor.

I don’t quite know how to describe this kitchen helper, but I’d like one, please.

Why not have a beach library for your beach reads?

Another glorious period film to look forward to.

You need this podcast in your life.  Cheryl Strayed, one of my literary heroes, also happens to be warm and wise and great at advice.  I always feel better about the world after listening.


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My opinions do not reflect those of the Library of Congress. 

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