I’m pretty freaking obsessed with The Diviners by Libba Bray, an ARC I picked up ages ago (signed!) at the School Library Journal Day of Dialogue. I avoided reading it because it is an over 500 pages juggernaut of a book and sometimes big books scare me.

I was stupid, stupid, stupid in the brain to wait this long to read it, because it’s amazing and it’s rocking my whole universe with its magic radness. It has everything a girl like me could love: Ziegfeld girls, speakeasies, Ouija boards, flappers, occultism, mystic creepy weirdness, and lots of talk of NYC in the 1920s. SO GOOD.

So, in lieu of not gushing about this book for half a second and getting my act together and reviewing it, I’m going to be a total lazy butt and hijack other people’s Tumblr pages for Diviners-inspired images. And then I’m going to go back to reading it and ignoring the world at large.

LATER!

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Couples dancing at 43 Club on Gerrard St, NYC c.1922

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Mary Pickford, Ziegfeld Girl by Alfred Cheney Johnston

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James Van der Zee, Couple with Racoon Coats, 1920s. Iconic picture of the Jazz Age in Harlem. The flapper phenomenon was cross racial and Harlem played an important part in the cultural renaissance of American music and literature. Van der Zee was the photographer of the smart set in Harlem.

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Well, that was fun. Talk at you later!
~Love and Libraries, Ingrid

About magpielibrarian

Youth Services Librarian, Mediocre Crafter, Urban Magpie, Glitter Addict, and Worshiper of Ridiculous Outfits, Emerging Leader 2012, Former Rainbow Book List Member, and GLBT RT Director-at-Large! This is what a librarian looks like, kids.

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