Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Friday!

A Where the Wild Things Are illustration to start your weekend off:

via odosketch.
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Have a good weekend, everyone (all four of you)!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Glow in the Dark Book

Sawa Tanaka has come up with an amazing concept for this book about nocturnal animals!

If more books glowed in the dark, there would be less need for reading lights. Someone should get on that.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Jersey Shore" Gone Wilde

I've never been able to sit through an entire episode of Jersey Shore for obvious reasons. But's version of Jersey Shore is definitely more entertaining. The cast of The Importance of Being Earnest performs lines from the MTV reality show in the style of Oscar Wilde. Enjoy the video below!

(Not really safe for work).

Watch all five videos here.

via eBookNewser

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Book Haul

The results of a weekend spent browsing the local soon-to-be-out-of-business Borders bookstores. But I'm far from being considered a book hoarder; my collection is in the ballpark of a mere 150 books.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

eReader Covers by Out of Print

Image source: Out of Print
Out of Print, known for their literary t-shirts, recently added eReader covers to their shop. The jackets are made of cotton canvas and are available for the Kindle (2 & 3), iPad (1& 2), and Nook. Prices range from $40-$50.

If I didn't already have a cover for my kindle, I'd definitely be buying one! The covers look like real books, and I wonder if they smell like books, too. Check out all their selections. The other covers at M-Edge are pretty awesome, too (love this panda one).

Monday, March 14, 2011

DailyLit: Get Your Literary Fix in Small Doses

If you want to find a way to incorporate reading in your daily routine, DailyLit might just be the right tool for you. DailyLit provides a free subscription service that delivers books in small chunks (that can be read in 5 minutes or less) through RSS and email. The website provides over 1000 books to choose from, including all the usual classics as well as foreign literature and book samples. All you have to do is pick a book (or books) and customize the settings to when and how often you want to receive the installments. Currently, I'm getting installments of Grammar Devotional by Mignon Fogarty via email.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

The Dangers of Letting People Borrow Your Books

I was sorting through my books to donate and came across this Kurt Vonnegut book. I lent it to my sister, and she returned it waterlogged.  Sigh.

Oh, the horror!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year, New Planner

For 18 months, I've been using the Moleskine weekly planner (before that, I used a Little Otsu Planner [and before that, I had a Slingshot]). For 2011, I'll be using the MMMG Draw Your Tomorrow planner purchased from the Hach. I've been searching everywhere for this exact planner, and I'm so glad I was able to find one that shipped to the U.S. at a reasonable price. The clean and minimalistic design of this planner is exactly what I've been after (and it's spiral bound!).

The Moleskine got pretty bulky with all the notes I stuffed in it.
Even though there are plenty of PDAs and calendar apps, I still prefer writing things down in a planner.