This would be funny if it weren’t so terrifying. Learn more: http://CISPAisback.org
What an incredible idea for an art installation. Or is it history? Or both?
One of the last payphones in my town was ripped out just last week.
Does everyone know about Good Stuff? Because you really should.
I can’t even describe how much I want this room.
This is a serious post for people who love books.
So, you may not have heard about this, but B&N and Simon & Schuster are currently locked in a dispute over financial stuff. Normally this is all behind-the-scenes publisher/bookseller stuff, but this is directly affecting authors because B&N…
Well worth repeating.
I’m trying to keep track of what I’m reading a little better, so I’m making lists all over the place.
So far in 2013, I’ve read:
The Chaperone, Laura Moriarity
Beautiful Darkness, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
A Brief History of Montmaray, Michelle Cooper
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn*
Maisie Dobbs, Jacqueline Winspear**
The Irresistible Henry House, Lisa Grunwald
Invincible Summer, Hannah Moskowitz***
* Holy CRAP, this book is everything everyone says it is. Fascinating, infuriating, shocking, funny, and unforgettable.
** This is kind of a cheat, because I didn’t finish it. I liked Maisie very much, and I was interested in the story she was investigating, but the pace was a little too slow for at the moment. I’ll probably go back to it.
*** I cried so hard. SO hard. This book really blew me away.
It’s still Women’s History Month! I really fell down on the job when it came to posting, sadly. Making up for that this week!
I read a book about Jane Addams when I was a kid — there was a series of books called Childhoods of Famous Americans that had distinct orange covers (see above!), and all of them featured black and white silhouette illustrations. I LOVED them. I had my mom’s, which included Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, and Jane Addams.
Those books (which I think are still published in, updated I assume, paperbacks) introduced me to women I might never have learned about otherwise. Jane Addams was one of them.
Philosopher, sociologist, author, suffragette, and the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Jane Addams was a real pioneer.