Friday, October 17, 2014
coverspy:

The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit (M, jeans, dark hair, fitted cardigan, #ILikeYourGlasses housingworksbookstore)

coverspy:

The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit (M, jeans, dark hair, fitted cardigan, #ILikeYourGlasses housingworksbookstore)

The breadth of this book; its abundance of enthralling accounts and astonishing science; its adept, vivid writing; and Kenneally’s exquisitely calibrated judgment make it the richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time.

David Dobbs, The New York Times

Just can’t get over this incredible review for THE INVISIBLE HISTORY OF THE HUMAN RACE. Read it in this Sunday’s Book Review! Congratulations Christine Kenneally :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

classicpenguin:

Wow. The trailer for Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea surfaced (HA!) today and it’s spectacular. Just to recap: this is a movie based on a National Book Award-winning history (Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea); based on gripping first accounts, one of which was only discovered in the 1980s (Chase and Nickerson’s The Loss of the Whaleship Essex, Sunk by a Whale); that inspired one of the greatest novels ever written (Moby-Dick). If that’s not good pedigree, what is?

We’re ridiculously excited to see this film. Overheard in the publicity department: “Tall ships AND cannibalistic seamen? This is the perfect film for me!”

coverspy:

The Book of Life, Deborah Harkness (F, 20s, black studded shirt, flip flops, no dust jacket, A train)

coverspy:

The Book of Life, Deborah Harkness (F, 20s, black studded shirt, flip flops, no dust jacket, A train)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
pantheonbooks:

bookshelfporn:

Framed Bookshelf by Mark Taylor Design

Want.

Second.

pantheonbooks:

bookshelfporn:

Framed Bookshelf by Mark Taylor Design

Want.

Second.

rachelfershleiser:

Panelists Farrin Jacobs (editor, I Am Malala: Young Readers Edition), Robin Morgan (author & activist), Maya Nussbaum (Girls Write Now Executive Director), Beena Kamlani (Senior Editor, Penguin Random House), Bridgett M. Davis (author, Into the Go-Slow), Taysha Clark (Girls Write Now Youth Board Co-Chair), and Rachel Fershleiser (Author & Publisher Outreach at Tumblr).
(via Celebration of International Day of the Girl | Girls Write Now)
Very proud to have appeared with this brilliant group of women. Especially looking forward to voting for Taysha Clark for President of the United States in 20 or 30 years.

Yay amazing!

rachelfershleiser:

Panelists Farrin Jacobs (editor, I Am Malala: Young Readers Edition), Robin Morgan (author & activist), Maya Nussbaum (Girls Write Now Executive Director), Beena Kamlani (Senior Editor, Penguin Random House), Bridgett M. Davis (author, Into the Go-Slow), Taysha Clark (Girls Write Now Youth Board Co-Chair), and Rachel Fershleiser (Author & Publisher Outreach at Tumblr).

(via Celebration of International Day of the Girl | Girls Write Now)

Very proud to have appeared with this brilliant group of women. Especially looking forward to voting for Taysha Clark for President of the United States in 20 or 30 years.

Yay amazing!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
englishmajorhumor:

Born to be Wilde

englishmajorhumor:

Born to be Wilde

(Source: misterminola)

heartbuttercup:

No matter what I told myself in the quadrangle, my walk home was faster than usual…,  as if every door and wall I put between me and the library somehow kept me safe (ADOW, chapter 12). 

The vampire sat in the shadows on the curved expanse of the bridge that spanned New College Lane and connected two parts of Hertford College…. .
The witch appeared, … . She passed underneath him, her pace quickening. Her nervousness made her look younger than she was and accentuated her vulnerability (ADOW, chapter 13). 
Richard Armitage as vampire Matthew Clairmont (x).
Claire Danse as the witch Diana Bishop (x).
Photos of Oxford by night (12, 3, 4).

Oh HECK YEAH