Category Archives: Writing

Speed Reading

Those of us who absolutely must have something to read at all times are always on the hunt for quick reads for short trips and long waits. This infographic, created by Ebook Friendly, suggests 24 choices for 1 hour reads. … Continue reading

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Travel Reading

While I might quibble with the specific book choices, I love the concept of this infographic from Fly Abu Dhabi. I always try and find good reads on my travel destinations before a trip. Travel guidebooks are great for history … Continue reading

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Gonzo Bookselling

I paid my dues as a flea market bookseller, but the random gallimaufry of book shelves, boxes and tables of my book stall pales when I see the brilliance of Jeff Towns’ traveling “BookBus”. Officially called Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore, the bookmobile turns up … Continue reading

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Library Inside Out

This week the New York Public Library opened its always popular summer outdoor reading room on the Fifth Avenue plaza near 40th street in the heart of Manhattan. “The outdoor Reading Room 2015: Read Everywhere!” is open daily 10AM to … Continue reading

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The Mind Is Like An Iceberg

One hundred years ago Sigmund Freud published his groundbreaking paper titled “The Unconscious”, which revolutionized thinking about the mind. To mark this centenary, this week the Freud Museum London is launching a three-month long celebration to demonstrate how the unconscious … Continue reading

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It’s Fathers Day in the USA

H/t to Buzzfeed for these very appropriate Game of Thrones themed Fathers Day cards. Apologies to non-GOT fans.

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Like Spotify for books (sort of)

How do you chose your reading material ? Do you ask a friend ? A librarian ? Maybe you only read New York Times bestsellers. Now the pressure is off. You can get book recommendations from some of the best … Continue reading

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Happy Elves Do It

h/t tom gauld

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Not Your Typical Literary Museum

Anita Thompson, Hunter S. Thompson’s widow, has announced that she is planning to open a museum dedicated to the father of gonzo journalism at their Owl Farm retreat in rural Colorado. The always outrageous author lived at the Aspen area … Continue reading

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Never Too Many Butlers

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