Friday Fun: Librarian Caught in Bed with Book

Apr 01 2011 Published by under friday fun, librarianship

A fun one from the Scholarly Kitchen's Phil Davis to celebrate April 1st. I've seen quite a few amusing bits out there this year but nothing that really slays me. Any suggestions for good ones that you've seen this year?

Anyways: Librarian Caught in Bed with Book

Readers of the UK Guardian and Post awoke Friday to the scandalous photo of a university librarian embracing a copy of "Eat, Pray, Love." Authorities are still investigating whether it was a personal copy.

The photo came to the attention of the press via WikiLeaks. Authorities in the UK and the US are working around the clock to discover the chain of custody that led to the publication of the photo.

"I'm horrified. Absolutely horrified," exclaimed her husband, an employee of ebrary, a purveyor of ebook content. "I absolutely had no idea it was going on. I feel cheated, betrayed."

And, yeah, I can be caught in bed with a book pretty well every night. Currently it's with The Crime on Cote des Neiges by David Montrose, a vintage noir mystery set in 1950s Montreal.

4 responses so far

  • David F says:

    The Montrose sounds interesting! I just started reading Lydia Kwa's _Pulse_, which starts in Toronto's Chinatown. I really like reading books set in places that I recognize, and that doesn't happen too often for us Canadians.

  • csrster says:

    This should be a cue for a "Ten Reasons Why a Book is Better than a Woman/Man" list ...

    10) If you fall asleep with a book on your chest, the chances of waking up to find a pool of drool slowly forming between your tits is almost zero
    9) You can go to bed with three books simultaneously without being shunned by polite society
    8) ...

  • John Dupuis says:

    csrster, I'd love to see the rest of the list...

    David, I definitely recommend the book. It's so interesting to get a glimpse of what Montreal was like for my parents when they were young, a very different city from when I came of age in the 1980s but yet still very recognizable as Montreal.

  • Birger Johansson says:

    I cannot avoid commenting on this from the point of view of the Librarian of Unseen University, Ankh-Morpork (the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett).
    Some of the advantages of getting turned into an orangutan are, you can sleep while hanging from the bookshelves without falling off, you can hold one book each in your feet as well as your hands, and very few will pick an argument with 300 pounds of science Librarian.

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