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Maggie
Just trying to put one foot in front of the other like everyone else
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Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. -Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Alice X. Zhang is one of those artists that captures your interest and doesn't let go. Her work is warm and inviting. This phone skin is a must have for any Disney lover. Purchase The Lights phone skin by Alice... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Young love needs to keep dancing towards the future with immense hope. -Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, April 2016 Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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One can never have too many tote bags. They just have so many uses. And how can anyone resist something this cute and precise. Purchase Flamingos tote bag by Ale Giorgini at Society6 Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Not everything on the Internet is true. Not everything in a library is true. But within a library, you’ll get the opportunity to escape an invisible filter bubble applied to your searches. Those filters are based on where you were,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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A vintage photo of toys at a spring fair in Toyko in the 1970s. This print is in honor of my father. Purchase Spring Toys at Society6 Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Hell, how it is even a question? True I don't actually crochet, but I knit and bead. The answer is always yes. If you've got a crocheter in your life, make them happy with this throw pillow by A Little... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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It is Memorial Day in the US when we celebrate and remember all those who have died in service to our country. In honor and memory of that, today's Merch Monday product is a phone case with an image of... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
You see, I don't believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that's been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians. -Monty Python skit Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Link to purchase Computer Mafia by MEKAZOO Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
I didn't know what to say to that, so I kept my mouth shut. When in doubt,shut the fuck up. -Laurell K Hamilton, Skin Trade Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Book geek here. I've always believed that books give you the ability to fly away from the things happening in your life. They are a great escape route to somewhere (or somewhen) new. This ReedPOP design for 2016 BookCon in... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. -Shelby Foote Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Pew Pew dodging "Ha! Missed again Stormtroopers." This iphone case by BomDesignz is the perfect option for the Star Wars fan in your life (or yourself, you greedy bastard). Link to purchase Pew Pew 3D Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Alice X. Zhang is an amazing artist on Society6. The Airplanes iPad/tablet skin is a vibrant and gorgeous example of her skills. Link to Purchase Airplanes Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. - John Green,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
You know when people say fine, it generally means ‘leave me the hell alone because I don’t want to talk about what’s really bothering me.' - Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Side of the Moon Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Every person, regardless of sexual orientation, ought to be respected in his or her dignity and treated with consideration. - Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, April 2016 Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Sometimes it's not the optimist you need, but another pessimist to walk beside you and know, absolutely know, that the sound in the dark is a monster, and it really is as bad as you think. Did that sound hopeless?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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View of one side of the hanger at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. This gives you an idea of how much of a visual overload the center can be. It's amazing, and confusing, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
It's a good mantra for anyone. Purchase this travel mug by WORDS BRAND to remind yourself everyday. Link to purchase Create Something Travel Mug Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
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Enola Gay at the Smithsonian Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks
Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. Yeah. I wrapped myself in anger, with a dash of hate, and at the bottom of it all was an icy center of pure terror.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Guilty... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at The Bad Influence Speaks