Girls Who Read Poetry

GIRLS WHO READ, a Poem

Written and performed by Mark Grist.

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Chip Kidd Lecture Miller Center For The Arts Reading, PA

We would like to announce that tickets have just gone on sale today for the next lecture and book signing event featuring the Graphic Designer & Author, Chip Kidd. He will be appearing at the Miller Center For The Arts on October 17th, 2013, in Reading, Pennsylvania from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students. So, if you live near the area then please come join in on all the fun!

You can also visit the Reading Public Library Facebook Page by clicking RIGHT HERE or, for more information on where to get tickets, you can check out their official Website – CLICK HERE!

Library Index Cards for Real Books

OK, This post is really showing my age, but if you know what the object in this image is then YOU ROCK! Hey, Please Support Your Local library.

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I don’t know why but I have become sort of addicted to these info graphic charts that help you find a book to read, ha! I mean, my reading list is usually pretty HUGE and I never really need this info. But every now and then I use one to mix things up. Adding some diversity to your reading habit is good thing. Give it a try…. and Good Luck!

Fiction Book Reading Chart Books Info Graphic

David Sedaris Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls iTunes Video

While mindlessly surfing around the crazy world-wide Internet the other night I came across this very excellent video showcasing the Author David Sedaris where he reads from his new book, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls”. David discusses the complexities of Chinese food and working with monkeys with Jonathan Ross at the Apple Store Regent Street in London. It’s both enlightening, hilarious and very entertaining.

The video is FREE to watch but you will have to have iTunes installed on your computer (works on both Windows and Mac). Here’s the LINK to David’s talk and if you don’t have iTunes, but want it (Yes, it’s 2013… you NEED it!), then you can find the download area at the very bottom left-hand side of the page. Hey, just CLICK HERE!

 

David Rakoff Book Interview on The Faith Middleton Radio Podcast

YOUR PUBLIC MEDIA recently posted a previously unaired conversation that Faith Middleton had with the late essayist, and now novelist, David Rakoff on the benefits of pessimism and anxiety. They discuss some of his previous books, essays, and also cover his new book, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel” (Doubleday, Published June 16th, 2013, Cover & Interior Design by Chip Kidd).

"I would hope that we could get to the point where it stops being pathologized for someone to have that anxious mental rehearsal where they're really kind of ruining everybody's fun with their worried monologue about whether there's enough oxygen and where are the fire exits and what's going to happen if it rains?" – David Rakoff

Here’s the original audio & it's a rollicking good talk about the positive side of negative thinking. Tune in, and Listen:

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Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish - David Rakoff New York Times Book Review

Over at THE NEW YORK TIMES online edition, in their “Books” section, they recently published a very special Book Review for David Rakoff’s last book to be published, "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish" (Doubleday, a Division of Random House). The thing that made it special was that the Reporter, Joel Lovell, went the extra-mile and not only wrote a very touching story about this new book, but he also shared a lot about the late Author as well and even included a ton of extra visual material.

If you visit their site, CLICK HERE, then you’ll see what we’re talking about. There’s a video of David Rakoff reading an excerpt from the book titled, “Mindy’s Toast”. There are also a ton of great reference photos showcasing both the design of the book (Designed by Chip Kidd) and some random photos of David and his friends. It’s all very well done and kind of touching as well.

Then, they even included a few audio clips from the audiobook. I mean, WOW! Like I said, they went the extra-mile on this and we could not be more thankful or proud. It’s a great tribute to him as both an Author and person. The book is wonderful, it’s almost like a gift from David and we really miss him. But it’s a wonderful thing that his insight and humor will live on. This book will be made available on July 16th, 2013.

 

Awesome People Reading Books Gregory Peck

Sort of by crazy random accident the other day I came across a very interesting Tumblr page that is kinda fun and just a complete guilty pleasure to view. It’s called AWESOME PEOPLE READING. It’s mostly just photos of famous people reading books and magazines. I know, sort of weird huh? But it’s actually kind of a nice break from all the other information on the Internet. Check it out for yourself and you’ll see, just CLICK HERE.

 

Awesome People Reading Books Marlon Brando

Awesome People Reading Books Heath Ledger

Awesome People Reading Books Maryln Monroe

Awesome People Reading Books Anthony Perkins

TILT Studio - Book Reading Reader Chair

OK, I seriously want this extremely cool “Book Reader” Chair created by TILT Studio. It revolves to give you the best light for reading. It also has built-in shelving for your current reading list. There is even a place for your favorite coffee mug… I NEED THIS!!

For more info: CLICK HERE!

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Please Support Your Local Library!!

Here’s a reproduction of a page from a Vintage PEANUTS Comic Strip Paperback Book. It features the character SALLY having the best day of her life. She is so happy she got her new Library Card, ha! Hey, if YOU don’t have one then please hit your local Library and get it now. It will be the greatest thing you ever did.

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Here’s a Meme we made for you to share on your favorite social media site like Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Thanks!

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