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Posts tagged books

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Feb 25

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pantheonbooks:

Book Video of the Day: For a limited time only, you can watch “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” the animated short film that’s up for an Oscar this Sunday.

This is so great.

WATCH THIS.

February 27 update: It won the Oscar :) And The Oscar for Best Short Film goes to… an iPad App

scribnerbooks:

annadevries:

pantheonbooks:

Book Video of the Day: For a limited time only, you can watch “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” the animated short film that’s up for an Oscar this Sunday.

This is so great.

WATCH THIS.

February 27 update: It won the Oscar :) And The Oscar for Best Short Film goes to… an iPad App


Feb 22

Feb 20

tatteredcover:

A Voluminous Dream Unfolding in Denver and South Park: Calling all booklovers in the Rocky Mountain West! Got empty rooms? Adopt a Library and help a voluminous dream come true! Read today’s Denver Post.

Oh my! As a book lover, this story has me dreaming wildly, both to help support them, and in imagining what a Sense of Place book haven could be here in Hawai‘i.

Upstairs, the situation seems almost under control. But in the basement, the stacks are floor-to-rafters. Leaning. Forming walls. Framing the furnace and water heater. Filling the stairwell. Each book is a beautiful brick of paper and knowledge bound together and asking to be held.

Each book, however chaotic its placement in the basement, has a handwritten 3-by-5 index card devoted to it. These books are loved.

But a library that exists as piles, or in boxes, is not a proper library…

Read more: Couple needs new home for 30,000-volume Rocky Mountain Land Library - The Denver Post

What would you do, if you could reimagine your personal library?

Footnote: Sense of Place is MWA Key 8.

February 21 Update:

News Flash! Couple who are moving 30,000 books from their basement to temporary housing have a website. And a beautiful blog. And a facebook page, and most important of all, a ranch, (one of the oldest in Colorado) with a 99 year lease (pending), which will be the future home of this amazing “living library” with the help of bookfriends, investors, and architects willing to donate a little time and effort and some much needed funds to make the dream come true.


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Feb 11
tatteredcover:

Work less, read more. Okay!

One of my guilty pleasures lately was a marathon reading of the Hunger Games Trilogy over SuperBowl weekend… I liked them :)
Latest book review on Talking Story: Reboot Your Life; Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break.

tatteredcover:

Work less, read more. Okay!

One of my guilty pleasures lately was a marathon reading of the Hunger Games Trilogy over SuperBowl weekend… I liked them :)

Latest book review on Talking Story: Reboot Your Life; Energize Your Career and Life by Taking a Break.


Jan 27

Book Review: The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks

The Architecture of the Arkansas OzarksThe Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks by Donald Harington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you happen to be someone who says they no longer have the patience for reading books, this one will change your mind, for you might not be able to put it down.

An imaginative, hilarious yarn very loosely based on American history and the culture of the Ozarks’ more remote reaches, The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks is a thoroughly entertaining saga, allowing us to witness the stories of five generations of Ingledew men, and those who chose to make the town of Stay More their homestead along with them.

Loved this, and would recommend this book to nearly everyone I know (the only possible exceptions being those easily affronted by promiscuity and sexual innuendo). It’s obvious how much the author loved his characters, and wanted them to relish their lives, and thus, I loved them too, each quirk they displayed making them seem more human, and all the more endearing.

This is one of those books I wish every would-be fiction novelist would read before they publish any novel of their own. We need more fiction like this, which takes enough fanciful liberties to fire up our imaginations yet stays within the realm of the possible, as it pokes good-natured fun at us. The episode of the flood, and how it led to Noah Ingledew building his treehouse had me laughing out loud with delight: I hadn’t seen that coming when I advanced the Kindle page and saw the illustration.

Other surprises abound: This is a must-read for those who love a good story.

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Link to Amazon.com if you prefer it: The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks


Jan 25