Life is a product of our choices. One of the most important choices we make in life -- on a daily basis -- is what we spend our money on. I choose to spend a disproportionate amount of my money on travel for myself and my family.
New York-based, French photographer Franck Bohbot documents the breathtaking beauty of libraries in his ongoing series House of Books. Traveling to cities like Paris, Rome, and Boston, the photographer creates a visual record of the bastions of knowledge and learning that have been the pillars of civilization for thousands of years.
I’m a travel junkie. I love to see new places, and for the last few years, I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to travel. Those trips inspired my On the Run series, which combines intrigue, travel, and a touch of romance. As much as I like visiting destinations, sometimes it just isn’t possible. That’s when I get …
"Cut-away binding structure models are a unique challenge in bookbinding - they call for mastery of a technique, thoughful planning of design to best show the underlying structure, and extreme neatness - all to illustrate the complete essence of a particular binding style. Models may range from historical to proofs-of-concept for experimental bindings (something more binders should do)."
"In his extensive correspondence with fellow author and critic William Dean Howells, Mark Twain seemed to enjoy venting his literary spleen on Jane Austen precisely because he knew her to be Howells’ favorite author, In 1909 Twain wrote that “Jane Austin” [sic] was “entirely impossible” and that he could not read her prose even if paid a salary to do so. Howells notes in My Mark Twain (1910) that in fiction Twain “had certain distinct loathings; there were certain authors whose names he seemed not so much to pronounce as to spew out of his mouth.”
YAWe won’t have the full picture until sometime in 2015, but as it stands right now, book publishing had a profitable year in 2014. In the face of constant fighting between the Big 5 publishers and A...
Planning to watch SPY this weekend? Despite having solid field training, CIA analyst Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) has spent her entire career as a desk jockey, working hand-in-hand with dashing agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law). Using high-tech equipment and a hidden earpiece, Susan is the ...
Sara Rosett's insight:
Love this list, especially since it has a Rhys Bowen's historical mystery, Her Royal Spyness. Good to see! #tw
"The book became the cornerstone of Goucher's 1,700-item Jane Austen collection, which school officials say is the largest in North America. Now the college hopes to use technology to introduce this rare edition — just one of six in the world — to a new generation of readers."
Sara Rosett's insight:
I didn't know that Emma was the only one of Austen's book published in the USA during her lifetime.
Land of the free. Home of the brave. Kingdom of the Kardashians. Yes, America has given the world much to celebrate in a short space of time. The nation's roster of top class authors is no exception to that rule. Since splitting from the land of Shakespeare, Orwell and Dickens, writers of the United States have blessed the world with thousands upon thousands of memorable tales themselves. We've whittled down eight of the very best literary pilgrimages you can take this summer and beyond.
You'll be happy to know that young adult fiction has some new topics and trends coming atcha in 2015! As a YA book blogger, it's my job (minus the getting paid part) to tell you that the next big book themes of the year will be....
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