Monthly Archives: February 2016

Books Break The Shackles Of Time

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Ten Questions Every Writer Needs To Ask

My first editor criticized me for being “too fond” of adverbs and adjectives. Maybe this infographic created by Andrew Howe would have helped me to understand the nuanced use of adverbs and could have saved me from endless rewrites.

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What Color Is Your Penguin

This Spring, Penguin will begin reissuing titles from its Classics series with cover designs in a bold, new color palette. The minimalist format will differentiate books by the original language of publication: orange for English, red for Russian, green for … Continue reading

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Brooklyn is a mythological place

For me Brooklyn will always be the land of my ancestors; on both sides of my family, we go back more than a century in the city. But for a new generation Brooklyn has become a brand. Brooklyn Made is a short film from … Continue reading

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Layover With A Local

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines wants to turn your layover into a trip during your brief time in the Netherlands. Although the project’s name may sound a bit salacious, KLM simply wants to offer the air traveler with a stopover of … Continue reading

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Come to Sweden

Many thanks to TBTP follower Kerstin Martinson for the link to the new book of vintage travel posters titled “Come to Sweden”.

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Saint Petersburg by Air

While researching an upcoming visit to Saint Petersburg, I stumbled on this wonderful aerial tour of the city by helicopter.

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It’s Fair Use Week

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Winter Instructions

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Beautiful Budapest

Budapest is a vibrant, exciting, and beautiful city. If you’re on the fence about visiting, or thinking of places to go on your next European trip, these gorgeous photos by landscape photographer Kr    

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