Inspiration for your weekend

Happy Friday, dear readers! I hope you are well and have a lovely weekend planned. I was going to write a long, involved post about my experience at last week’s ALISE Conference and how I’ve changed my perceptions of conferences over the years, but unfortunately work tasks have caught up with me and I don’t have sufficient time nor brain space to write coherently about that topic today. I’m hoping that next week’s post will be about musing on conferences, networking, and our lovely professions. Instead, today I want to share some inspiration things I’ve seen/read on the web this last week because who doesn’t like some inspiration?

First, check out Lifehacker’s how to prioritize when everything is important so you can get control of your to-do list. Then, it will be easier for you to enjoy the weekend.

I highly suggest reading Neil Gaiman’s blog post, A speech I once gave: On Lewis, Tolkien and Chesterton. It is a lovely read and will probably make you want to break out your copy of The Lord of the Rings for a read.

If you have some old books that are seriously beyond repair, you could get crafty this weekend and turn them into cute planters such as these. Usually I’m not up for cutting up books, it’s the librarian and archivist in me which objects, but these are adorable and you could always make up quasi-books (you know, if you’ve taken a book binding course or are super-crafty) if you didn’t want to cut up an actual book.

If you need some inspiration on what to make for food this weekend, check out this recipe for fresh spring rolls. Always a good choice for tasty eats.

Finally, how awesome is this escalator in the Tel Aviv Municipality Building? Super awesome!

Escalator in the Tel Aviv Municipality Building via Beautiful Portals

Escalator in the Tel Aviv Municipality Building via Beautiful Portals

Have a lovely weekend, full of reading, good food, talks with friends, and some time to sit back and get inspired. I’ll be back next week with actual talks about libraries, archives, conferences, tech, and such. Allons-y!