Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Strike A "Reading" Pose

     Now unless you've been living under a rock or have had your face buried in a good book, you must have seen the silly poses that have been trending all over the internet lately. The most recent pose is called "Bradying" where people sit on the floor like the Patriots QB Tom Brady. Before that was "Owling" where you perched yourself on a tabletop or anything similar. "Tebowing" came before that and who can forget about "Planking"?
     Well, we want to try something different. We're going to ask you to send us a pic of you reading. That's right. Send us a pic of your self out in public "reading" with or without an actual book and if we like it, we'll post it on our blog. If we get enough submissions we'll post them on our display board in the library. 

Please email all submissions to
Thank You
"Tom Brady Bradying"


Tim Tebow "Tebowing"


Check out our submissions. 
Art is reading "Chicano Visions"

Alicia is reading "The Barking Mouse" by Antonio Sacre

@FoxFlores is reading "Demon in the Mirror" by @SJRivera

Katie is reading "A Game of Thrones' by George R. R. Martin

@FrankEMundo reading his book "The Brubury Tales"
Patrick reading Frommer's Honolulu,
                  Waikiki & Oahu
LA Animal Services "Reading" (upside down)

LA Animal Services "Reading"
LA Animal Services "Reading" 
@sjrivera is reading Sex Crimes by Ronald M. Holmes
@Chinkana83 reading to her son, Joelle

@MexicanWoman "Rape Work" by Patricia Martin

"Working Mom", @Jnnster's view all day. 

@AlphaPerra reading Lost in America: A Dead End Journey by  Colby Buzzell
@shilohgirl_mop is reading Girl's Life magazine. 
@___Bex reading at The L.A. Zoo
They're reading "Fire Engines Up Close" at Fire Station #44
They're reading "Fire Engines Up Close" at Fire Station #44  

@ubuntnerdgrl is reading "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley 

@Lisasonrisa is reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Paula is reading "11/22/63" by Stephen King
@MiVidaVixen is reading "Loose Woman" by Sandra Cisneros

@BlueSteffens is reading Breaking Dawn by  Stephenie Meyer

@CivicRafa is reading  "The Decline of the Californios" by Leonard Pitt

@Maryg_hd75 (right) and her younger sister, Sarah strike a reading pose with the books they're currently reading. 
@Pocho_Cholo is reading about David Alfaro Siqueiros
Nicole is reading "Building Site Fun" to her Godson
@Donnaphilia is reading "Invisible Monsters" by Chuck Palahnuik  

@YoungBreezee is reading "Demon in the Mirror" by @SJRivera
22 month old Josiah Blu is "reading" The Jungle Book 
Bernard Leon reading J.S. Bach's Two Part Inventions courtesy of @NMSMusicLA
@AyDorene is reading "Kissing the Virgin's Mouth:A Novel" by  Donna M. Gershten
Judy likes to wear her "Lorax" hat when she reads "El Lorax" by Dr. Seuss
@mezacan is reading "Firedance" by @MsSallyWCarter

 @BrazenlyVirile is reading  'All God's Children' by Fox Butterfield.  
@La_Vaga_Tweets ie reading "Your Door To Arabia" by Jeri Elliot (w/ the Red Sea behind her)
@Xicano007 going through his personal @aztlanreads  library 
@Almalania is reading "Advancing Health Literacy: A Framework for Understanding and Action" by Christina  Zarcadoolas

@LibrarySunshine is reading "The Organized Life"
by Stephanie Denton
@GinaRuiz is reading "Latinos in Lotusland" by  Daniel A. Olivas
@sbauti is reading "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
@Cynthiab79 is reading "It's a Book"  by Lane Smith

@vivalacholita's 12 month old son, Valentino St. Pierre is reading his favorite "Yo Gabba Gabba" book. 
@SarahSmile220 is reading "Falling Up" by Shel Silverstein
Diane, a librarian for the @LAPubliclibrary deciding which books to purchase. 
reading SAL MINEO, A Biography by Michael Gregg Michaud

@TinyLibrarian reading some "One Fish, Two Fish, Re(a)d Fish, Blue Fish!!!" Dr. Seuss.
Author, @RosieMolinary reading, "The Lion and The Mouse on Christmas Morning" with her son.
Ms. Diem Fernandez getting ready to read "Lupe Vargas and her Super Best Friend" by Amy Costales

@LaloAlcaraz reading "Latino USA: A Cartoon History by Ilan Stavans and well, @LaloAlcaraz
Imani with the @LibraryFoundLA showing us his top pick for the  #StayHomeReadBall
Rogelio from "La Abeja" restaurant in Cypress Park reading about the Pontiac G.T.O.
@MsSallyWCarter is reading ATLAS by Benjamin R. Smith
@MsSallyWCarter 's daughter, Jordan reading "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Colllins

" I can't seem to find a single book to #read" (sent in by @sadiesuede)

"Shhhhhh. I'm #Reading... with style." (sent in by @sadiesuede)

@Efrain_Nieves sent in this pic of his son #reading about Elmo
Thank you to @MzElma for showing us how they Strike a Reading Pose in her house.
@ElizaChaidez showing us how she Strikes a #Reading Pose. Awesome!
@Jessicahh21 is reading "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins
Check out this pic of @rscspokenword reading about Bigfoot. It looks exciting.

Father and Son  reading time in the Sanchez house calls for some Star Wars. Thanks, @rscspokenword

"Éste no es mi perrito/That's not my puppy" by Fiona Watt must be a scary book. Thank you @rscspokenword  

Reading in the Sanchez really is a family affair. Thanks, @rscspokenword
Looks like @ninjoblio is really enjoying Stephen King's "The Wind Through The Keyhole". Also, thanks,  @FrootJoos
@PatyLongLegs is reading Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior" by Dan Millman
@LaLatinaLoquita is reading "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E. L. James
@DavidBeltran says, "My four year old wants me to read him Octavio Paz. My heart just melted."
@Wil_Dog reading "Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns and Guerillas" by Elijah Wald
@CurvyEscapade is reading "Amerikkkan Stories" by @SJRivera 
@VinnyCoop reading a piece he wrote called "In Memoriam" at San Antonio's Luminaria event.
@JuanOfWords is reading "The Immigrant Advantage" by Claudia Kolker. Check out our review on this book here.

@erikveenhuis is reading "Outlaw: The Collected Works Of Miguel Piñero"

Magda is reading "The Earthquake Machine" by Pauline Lowry

Magda's daughter, Xochitl, strikes a reading pose with one of her favorite books.

@PauleyRene reading one of her favorite kid's books, "Leo the Late Bloomer" by Robert Kraus
@Holding_Aces' daughter, Indiana, learning the "Punk Alphabet" from The Love Police
There's no fun in the sun without a good book. Melinda's reading Mocking Jay by  Suzanne Collins.

 Raul reads to his nephew and son, Adventures of Max the Minnow by William Boniface
Antonio, son of the @LibroTraficante, is reading "CHICANO" by F. Arturo Rosales
Caine Monroy of is reading his Arcade sign.
Visit Caine’s Arcade (located inside Smart Parts Aftermarket)
538 N. Mission Rd
Boyle Heights, CA 90033

Check out how @RayRickyRivera, The Indie Mogul, strikes a reading pose. 

@ArtemisRetreats's children looking for only the most interesting books to purchase.
@MaryPopins94 striking a reading pose with Green Eggs and Ham

@MissMonicaLoves reading "It Calls You Back" by Luis J. Rodriguez
Our Instagram Librarian friend, @KatONineTales strikes a pose with "Knits For Nerds" by Toni Carr
“Special thanks to @CheechMarin for "Striking a #Reading Pose". Buy his new book, "Chicanitas".”
93.5 KDAY's very own, @DJBrandiGarcia is reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
@Atxtrina reading Tina Fey's "Bossypants". Her book marks means she's serious about reading. :)
Check out @AimeeJosellia reading "Reef Life" by Andrea Ferrari at the Baldwin Hills library. :) 
When he's not packing them in at our library, @GustavoArellano's reading his book, "Taco USA"
@onetwowe and her husband, @buhlgreg, enjoy reading in their front yard. :)
Councilmember, @JoseHuizar, is reading "Twilight of The Elites" by Christopher Hayes
Check out @Luchita_Libre reading Don Miguel Ruiz' "The Mastery Of Love".
@El_Jello sent us a pic of both his daughters striking a reading pose. We love it! 
@Dianagyoza sparking the young minds of tomorrow's leaders. Awesome!
How did @Jazmin_Ortega find these "Secret Stairs"? With the help of @MisterFleming's book, of course.
@MarisaRonstadtm and @ChrisMendoza23 each struck a reading pose while at the beach. Twice as cool!! 
Comedian, Paul Rodriguez, is reading "Free for All" by Don Borchert and it's a library book too. :) 
@PocketOfGreen sent in a picture of her stepmom, Ysied, and her nephew, Orion.
Young Adult author, @melissa_marr, is reading "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman.

Author, Xavier Garza and his son, Vincent, are reading "Lucha Libre:The Man in the Silver Mask" 
@ThinMint23 is reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
@ValleyDoll is reading "Women & Fiction: Short Stories by and About Women" by Susan Cahill
YA author @nealshusterman reads his upcoming book "UnWholly".
YA author @SJMaas reading her book "Throne of Glass".
Graphic Novelist Nathan Hale 

Gary Solomon reads his book "Why Is Brian So Fat"
YA Author @Marissa_Meyer reads her book "Cinder".
@Sherman_Alexie reads his book "Blasphemy".
Author @RutaSepetys reads her book Out of the Easy

 Ya author @LBardugo reads her book Shadow and Bone
YA author @BrianFarrey reads his book "With or Without You".
YA author @PaoloBacigalupi reads his new book "The Drowned Cities".
  @TitusNation cracks himself up reading the contents of his "Get a Real Job, Numbnuts" DVD box set.

@XicanaNovelera is reading "Imagining Los Angeles: A City in Fiction" by David Fine. 
Baby Giovanni reading about his favorite animals, "Doggies" by Sandra Boynton. 
Reading is a family affair at @Marisaronstadtm's house. Today's book is "Knuffle Bunny" by Mo Willems

@atxtrina sent in this pic of her son's latest favorite book. 
@Moenyka sent in this pic of Jude reading "Where's Spot" by Erik Hill

Aubrey's reading  "I Can Be A  Real Boy" by

Guido van Genechten via @Moenyka

@Spolanco sent in this pic of her son reading "Dinasours in 3D"
@MexicanWoman sent in this pic of her nieces, GG (left) and Azul
Our Instagram friend, @mscandy10, is reading America between Good and Evil by Frank Peto
Author, Sandra Cisneros, reading her new book,  Have you seen Marie?
@marisaronstadtm and @chrismendoza23's daughter, Amaya, chooses "Skippy Jon Jones" by Judy Schachner for storytime.
Ann Stampler is reading "For What It's Worth" by Janet Tashjian.

Janet Tashjian is reading "Where It Began by @AnnStampler.
Councilman Ed Reyes reading "Reclaiming History "by Vincent Bugliosi at our Circulation desk. 
@NeilHimself is reading "The Grimm Tales" by Philip Pullman
L.A. City Librarian, John Szabo, is reading "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise.  


  1. I LOVE THESE!! I'm going to try to get a family picture of everyone reading.

  2. Do it! The family that reads together stays together!!

  3. Oh man... this is awesome :D I'm adding several books to my GoodReads account now, thanks to y'all!

  4. This is great post. Thanks for sharing.