By Willa A. Cmiel
Book Bench explains it correctly when they call organizing your books by color “an exercise that feels dorky and juvenile.” But look, not (really) so! I guess the exposed wooden beams and built-in wall shelves help romanticize the whole nerdy practice.
- Killed book jackets from Print.
- Readers of the printed word are worth wayyy more than you are. The Chasm Between the Value of Print and Web Readers: $709 versus $46. (via The Millions)
- Upon my insistence, my family and I visited the Torture Museum in Amsterdam. As a twelve-year-old, of course, it was, if not all a joke, an abstract, “unreal” practice. If you haven’t heard yet, the CIA recently admitted some smarmy techniques for getting what they want. Newsweek has an enlightening and equally disheartening photo essay “Torture Timeline.“
- So awesome: The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks. (Tao Lin, where are you? You’re being one-upped, or something.)
- Wanted: Baby Jesus’ head. For reasons too dumb to explain, this makes me think of summers in Iowa at the pool.
- Margaret Atwood continues her “green book tour” thing. (And I just bought an eco-friendly phone. Same thing…)
ok, so I had to read the “blog” of “unnecessary” quotation marks… tooo funny. Now I have to see if anyone’s also collecting misplaced apostrophes and posting them in a blog! thanks for the tip. (or should I say “tip”?)