by Rebecca Pahle | 10:15 am, March 20th, 2014
Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read
by Susana Polo | 3:31 pm, February 28th, 2014
All the powers of a book and a living person in one package. Easily transportable, infinitely cloneable, way more waterproof, and still capable of drinking a beer with you and chatting about life. Of course both of them have the same weakness: fire.
Corpus Libris is a blog that collects photos like this from all over the internet and its submission box. We’ve collected a few here, but you should check out their site for more.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 2:05 pm, February 26th, 2014
The Nebula Award Nominees are out this week, and as usual we have tried to provide you with links to where you can read at least some of them for free online. So far as we were able to quickly Google. This turns out to be a lot! Congratulations to the twice nominated Alaya Dawn Johnson, to our friends at Apex magazine for earning a nomination for Rachel Swirsky “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,” and to Pacific Rim. We really hope you win Best Dramatic Presentation, because we love you.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 3:30 pm, February 21st, 2014
Waterstones, I’ve never had the chance to visit you—wrong country and all—but I love you. To coincide with the release of The Lego Movie, the UK bookstore recreated classic scenes from literature using LEGOs, then invited others to do the same and possibly win prizes. The Red Wedding loses some of its oomph when it’s made of little plastic blocks.
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Do You Know Someone Who Should Get the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity?
by Susana Polo | 1:57 pm, February 4th, 2014
There’s crafting your public persona, and then there’s Lemony Snicket, the pen name and alterego of the writer behind the Series of Unfortunate Events books. And then there’s the yearly prize he just founded with the American Library Association, to give librarians who go above and beyond the call their due. And even the official description of the prize abounds with Snicketian prose.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 4:31 pm, January 9th, 2014
The folks behind Etsy shop Worms and Bones have crafted this one-of-a-kind, fully posable doll of Naga the polar bear dog, animal guide to Avatar Korra in The Legend of Korra. A single picture doesn’t really do it justice, you’ll have to check out the rest at their Tumblr post to really see just how amazing it is. Naga is being sold in a silent auction, with 25% of the proceeds going to Polar Bear conservation efforts, so if you’d like to get your hands on her, you should probably contact Worms and Bones soon.
Part of what makes this model so unique is that, unlike every other action cartoon under the sun, there is no action figure line for Legend of Korra, likely because of that unfortunate assumption that girls won’t buy action figures, and boys won’t buy action figures of girls.
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:30 pm, November 10th, 2013
Locations from the works of Lovecraft, Wells, Tolkien, Clarke, Herbert, and more get the travel poster treatment courtesy of artist Autun Purser. He really excels in making, er, less friendly locales look like the perfect vacation spot. You can check out the rest of his series and buy prints here. Warning: The last poster, of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ Barsoom series, is NSFW for non-sexualized nudity. I realize most of you probably aren’t working today, but just in case there’s a particularly prudish grandparent standing behind you.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 3:30 pm, September 23rd, 2013
Writer/graphic designer Nicolas Beaujouan designed these minimalist book covers for his “Ultimate Geek Selection,” aka his choices for essential geek literature. Because I’m curious: How many of the 23 books have you read? My number’s a less-than-respectable seven. Sigh. To the library.
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by Jill Pantozzi | 5:43 pm, September 6th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 5:46 pm, August 27th, 2013
Neil Gaiman wrote his book Chu’s Day because all of his other children’s books had been rejected by Chinese publishers for having unreliable parental figures, among other things, and he wanted to make a book so adorable they couldn’t possibly reject it. Fortunately, the Milk does not appear to fit into that category, featuring, as it does, a father telling an elaborate story to explain the epic adventure he went on while going to the store for milk. While perhaps Chinese government censors think this sort of thing undermines principles of filial piety, it sounds pretty familiar to me.
Video under the cut for autoplay reasons.READ MORE