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“Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to rea Less is more”

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Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children

Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Facebook's data scientists crunched the numbers on a meme you've probably seen going around.
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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two,

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Looking Good?: A map of bookstores and libraries in the USA

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Here's a gem from Google Maps - a look at all the public libraries and bookstores across the country as of Summer 2013. (RT @PublishersWkly: Still Looks Pretty Good: A map of bookstores and libraries in the U.S.

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JRR Tolkien's translation of Beowulf to be published after 88 years

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JRR Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf, the epic that helped inspire The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, is to be published for the first time almost 90 years after completion.


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It's bound to be wonderful. Can't wait.

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Inventor's Notebook - illustrated by Robert E. Mueller

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The Patron and the Panhandler: A Decades-Long Literary Mystery is Solved

The Patron and the Panhandler: A Decades-Long Literary Mystery is Solved | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

Joe Gould’s Secret, Joe Mitchell’s classic portrait of an astute but deluded bohemian in postwar Greenwich Village, has been picked over for half a century by literary critics, fact-checkers, college professors, and ordinary readers. One abiding mystery has long been the identity of the anonymous heiress who kept the down-and-out Gould housed and fed throughout the late 1940s. That mystery has now been solved.

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The (Vintage) Walking Library

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Critics are always remarking that we in this country lag far behind those of Eurpoean countries when it comes to borrowung books from libraries. Well, this enterprising girl...

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:06 PM

This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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Teddy Roosevelt's 10 Rules for Reading - BOOK RIOT

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It’s well known among historians that our venerated 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, was probably the most well-read president, and perhaps one of the most well-read men in all of history. He would read a book before breakfast every day, and depending on his schedule, another two or three in the evening (he was a speed …

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Poets’ Bookshelves @believermag

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Poets’ Bookshelves. An ongoing series of posts documenting some of the books collected by our favorite poets.

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In A Landmark Legal Decision, Google Wins The Right To Scan Pretty Much Every Book Ever

In A Landmark Legal Decision, Google Wins The Right To Scan Pretty Much Every Book Ever | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

The decision was formally made that Google Books can continue its efforts to digitally capture around 20 million books without legal repercussions, reports GigaOM.

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As a reaseracher, I am thrilled!

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World's most stunning libraries captured in new book

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Academic James Campbell visited some of the world's greatest libraries...for his book The Library.


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Is there such a thing as #book tourism? I want to visit all these places. #reading #libraries

Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.