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bloodravenlib

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Just an #academic #librarian. Avid #reader, #book #blogger, #reviewer. Student of #Tarot, oracle cards, and #cartomancy.

"Knowledge is Power. Guard it well."

Feel free to check out my blogs:

My book blog: https://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/

My cartomancy and commonplace blog: https://itinerantlibrarian.wordpress.com/

My professional/librarianship/LIS blog:

https://simplelibrarian.blogspot.com/

My BookWyrm (still in progress):
https://bookwyrm.social/user/bloodravenlib

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thevglibrary, to Intellivision
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Did you play #Intellivision? If so, check out:

"Space Battle: The Mattel Intellivision and the First Console War"

This new book from #VideoGame historian, Jamie Lendino, explores its groundbreaking games, innovative features, and lasting legacy.

👇

https://www.thevideogamelibrary.org/book/space-battle-the-mattel-intellivision-and-the-first-console-war

bloodravenlib,
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@thevglibrary Oh gosh, I have small memories of the Intellivision back in the day.

bloodravenlib, to books
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Of possible interest. Via @haymarketbooks

>Free Books for a Free Palestine

FTA: "If you’re setting up a liberation library at your Gaza solidarity encampment and you’d like some radical books, please write to us at orders[at]haymarketbooks.org and we’ll send some free books to get you started."

In addition, they are offering four e-books free to pretty much anyone interested.

https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/508-free-books-for-a-free-palestine?utm_source=Haymarket+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f4cdb2d97b-EMAIL_Newsletter_2017_11_20_HOLIDAY1_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a36ffbc74a-f4cdb2d97b-333715369&mc_cid=f4cdb2d97b

bloodravenlib, to random
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You know all those asshole wealthy people telling the rest of us to "cut back on the lattes and avocado toast?" Well, turns out "some consumers have given up their iced lattes to save cash."

>Many Americans have had enough of high food prices. Restaurants and food manufacturers report slow sales. https://irjci.blogspot.com/2024/05/many-americans-have-had-enough-of-high.html

bloodravenlib,
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Oh, the horror continues: ""Coffee drinkers are leaving Starbucks's loyalty program. Chips Ahoy cookies are lingering longer on grocery-store shelves. . . "

Not the Chip Ahoys. TBH, the Better Half can bake a mean choc chip cookie, so why buy the bagged one? And we make our own coffee.

bloodravenlib,
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@angiebaby 👍 🍞

GrimmReality, (edited ) to random
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GRADS, CONGRATS, and if you are the Indiana University student who put this on your mortar board for your ceremony, please DM me so that we may figure out a way for me to buy you every last beer or cocktail you would like to consume to properly celebrate your graduation.

bloodravenlib,
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@GrimmReality As someone commented elsewhere, I can't wait for those development officers to start calling those new alumni for fundraising. . . .

bloodravenlib, to art
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"Divine Alchemy" by Greg Spalenka.

bloodravenlib, to academia
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bloodravenlib, to books
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New on my YouTube channel: "6 Books received at Hutchins for my TBR April 2024."

https://youtu.be/utRJlW8RHFE?si=gaDQCGI4p2mf9V2e

This is a short video highlighting 6 books we recently received here at Hutchins Library that I am considering for my TBR (to be read) list.

bloodravenlib, to tech
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By @pluralistic : "The specific process by which Google enshittified its search" (24 Apr 2024) https://pluralistic.net/2024/04/24/naming-names/

This is worth a read.

bloodravenlib, to climate
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Because unlike a lot of gringo fuckbagels, insurance companies do believe in and understand the idea of .

>Insurers Are Deserting Homeowners After Natural Disasters https://jacobin.com/2024/04/insurance-natural-disasters-louisiana-regulation/

factolvictor, to Batman
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I just finished reading Batman - The Long Halloween. It is without a doubt a masterpiece. I’ve said it here before, but the duo Jeoh Loeb and Tim Sale is very very good. Sale’s drawings are very expressive and authorial. I was quite shocked by the plot twist on the last page, it was impressive. I recommend reading.

@comics @bookstodon

bloodravenlib,
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@factolvictor @comics @bookstodon

'Batman: the Long Halloween' is one of my top favorite books. I do try to reread it around Halloween when I can (though clearly you can read it anytime)

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bloodravenlib, to Writers
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>Ten Types Of Authors Who Can Go Fuck Themselves by Gabino Iglesias.

https://mysterytribune.com/ten-types-of-authors-who-can-go-fuck-themselves#google_vignette

If you are one of these types of , stop it or really go fuck yourself.

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RickiTarr, to random
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You can also spank your wife with a SPURTLE!

https://youtu.be/dZTtVl7PZBY?si=ZHAXVN338wpzTMaM

bloodravenlib,
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@RickiTarr Slotted or smooth depends on how kinky you get in spanking the wife.

Oh gosh, I always found those infomercials highly amusing. This made me smile.

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bloodravenlib, to Blog
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on my : 'Secondhand."

https://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2024/04/book-review-secondhand.html

Learn a bit about what happens to what you donate to places like Goodwill and other parts of the secondhand trade.

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bloodravenlib, to random
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I need to know which library is this and if they are hiring because mine does not have drugs and hookers. We just have books, media, online resources, and professional librarians to help folks.

That is just not right.

#PartyOfStupid
#FauxNews #libraries

>'Uh...': Fox News ridiculed after claiming 'libraries turned into drug-infested sex dens'
https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-libraries-den/

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New on my , : "Secondhand."

https://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2024/04/book-review-secondhand.html

If you ever wondered what happens to stuff you donate to a charity or thrift shop this may be the book for you.

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bloodravenlib, to academia
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And another office bites the dust, this time in Dallas. It will be a for the 20 or so employees getting laid off.

>UT Dallas to Close Former DEI Office https://www.insidehighered.com/news/quick-takes/2024/04/11/ut-dallas-close-former-dei-office

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New on my : "10 Books I Have Read From My TBR Posts, April 2024"

https://itinerantlibrarian.wordpress.com/2024/04/10/10-books-i-have-read-from-my-tbr-posts-april-2024/

Yes, I do read from my list now and again. Links to included.

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researchbuzz, to random
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@StillIRise1963 don't read this if your blood pressure is janky, I'm about to punch a wall

https://capitalbnews.org/black-women-hair-relaxers-us-lawsuits-africa-sales-climbing/

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@researchbuzz @StillIRise1963

I highlighted that earlier, that is messed up, but consistent with a pattern of "developed nations" dumping their (insert whatever shit here) on "less developed nations." This comes to mind as I had a student come for a consult on that sort of dumping (in her case, looking at e-waste but still).

bloodravenlib,
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@researchbuzz @StillIRise1963

Yep, that is pretty much the corporate world, whatever their product is fucking up (pardon my language), they've always known and mobilized their PR teams, paid docs, etc. to obfuscate, minimize, etc.

On a side note, reminds me of this book I read last year. My if anyone is curious.

>'The Playbook
https://itinerantlibrarian.blogspot.com/2023/03/book-review-playbook.html

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