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The time has come the walrus said to talk of many things...... I have been blogging for 9 years and it's time to devote my time to other endeavors. I hope my few readers have had as much fun reading my posts as I have had composing them. Be well... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Booknash
R.I.P. Pete Seeger and Cosmo Allegretti-my favorites Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose. Did you know that there is a Kneading Conference? I would love to attend this. Did you know that Vatican City has a football/soccer team? 28 lovely quotes about libraries. I'm adding the Kentucky Derby Museum... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Booknash
I just have a few items for this week. R.I.P. Amiri Baraka, Don Mitchell and Stetson Kennedy. A new museum to add to my list-the National Mississippi River Musem and Aquarium. Instead of the regular plate hangers that have been around for ages why not try these adhesive plate hangers.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at Booknash
R.I.P. James Avery and Juanita Moore. 34 female scientists we all should know. Fun article that all of us in the library world can relate: Staplercide: The Life and Deaths of Academic Library Staplers. I think I would love the Candle of the Month club. A. has quite a few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Booknash
R.I.P. Mac McGarry, Joan Fontaine and Peter O'Toole. I can't imagine what Helvetica Perfume smells like. The Land of Nod has so many awesome toys. I am particularly taken with tents this year. 38 clever Christmas food hacks. (love the hacks!!) Diggin' these beautiful brooms. Drum roll please-The Pantene color... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. Madiba Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013 Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. Charlotte Zolotow, Marian McPartland and Gloria Lynn. Love all of the beads and stones at Stone Nation. I don't care for soft-boiled eggs, but I do love a cute egg cup. These Empire State Building egg cups from Fish's Eddy are too cute. Very cool Acoustic Atlas of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P Doris Lessing. The USPS is released Harry Potter stamps (amid controversy of course). I love Margaret Atwood's method for rejecting book blurb requests. What cool and vastly talented woman. Nice Etsy blog entry featuring moon objects-my favorite. Lego Librarians (scroll down) Another tumblr has sparked an interest-Crumbling Pages. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Booknash
Congratulations to 31-year old Aja Brown, the new mayor of Compton, California. The Dorothy West collection is now available on the Internet. I would love to try these hand made marshmallows from the Bang Candy Company. Can you do this color challenge? (Yikes) Most famous authors from every state. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. Marcia Wallace. Map of American Folklore. Fountains of the world. Most famous books set in every state. 10 tips for improving your Google search results. Astronaut Karen Nyberg-first quilter in space. Librarian's Shaming tumblr. 2 books that have sparked an interest: How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack: Defend... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Booknash
Another cool tumblr-Where Bloggers Blog. The History Press has very cool Pinterest boards. Like this headboard made from books. You could always be sure to have something to read. Knitted Knockers-knitted prosthetic breasts for breast cancer survivors. Maple-pumpkin cheesecake bars. Congratulations to Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American chosen to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Booknash
A plethora of information available from the Anatomical Science Image Library. Bookgeek Tumblr. Congratulations to Diana Nyad. I must say I am dismayed that her feat of swimming from Cuba to the Florida Keys without a shark cage wasn't publicized more. I suppose if she had been a man then... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. Seamus Heaney. The Potomac Riverboat Company in Alexandria, Virginia offers canine cruises. Too cute!! Moziah started a bowtie company, Mo's Bows, when he was 9 years-old. What were you doing when you were 9? I was reading Nancy Drew books and baking cookies. Hmmmmm............... Diggin' Lianne La Havas. 10... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. Eydie Gorme, Elmore Leonard and Lee Thomas Young. This Saturday (8/24/2013) is the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Breaking News Tumblr. Every library and museum in America mapped. Alfred A Knopf Tumblr. Welcome Sunny to the White House. A group of pugs is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. George Duke, Barbara Mertz and Mary Thom. Did you know that Oregon is the only state in the union to have a different design on each side of their flag? Scandybars tumblr. The Internet Bird Collection is a nice handy-dandy site for bird identification and other ornithological tidbits. Love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. Bobby "Blue" Bland and Jim Kelly. 50 places every literary fan should visit. Large arrows pointing there way across America. And yet another tumblr-Smithsonian. George Saunders speech to the 2013 graduating class from Syracuse University is well-worth the read, but to sum it up-Be kind!!! 10 fun uses for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. Nadezha Popova 10 amazing internships Always on the lookout for an association that I've never heard of before I came across the Association for Documentary Editing. I was reading an essay by one of my favorite essayists, Michael Dirda, and he indicated that he received an award from this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. Frances Ray (unfortunately I can't find an obituary for this author) and Charles Foley, the inventor of Twister. More whimsy-painted amaryllis measuring cups. Interesting article about the Tudor ship the Mary Rose. What dark mysteries are these homes hiding? 15 famous eyeglasses. 50 most interesting articles on Wikipedia. 5... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at Booknash
These rooster cereal bowls are just too cute!! Once again appealing to my sense of late-blooming whimsy. 50 states in 50 photos. I think I like Twisterd Sifter's better. Death Wish Coffee-the world's strongest coffee. Interesting post on funeral invitations. Ends of the road Pinterest board. 2 Tumblrs that I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Booknash
What a clever idea!! Perfect shape for s'mores. For all of the Star Trek fans out there why not tune into some old episodes of the cult-favorite television program while sipping on some Star Trek wine. I've been spending some time on various historical society sites and I have fallen... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Booknash
I have been enjoying the Pinterest boards Ladies Doing Stuff and Path Less Traveled. There's Etsy and also Zibbet. Luci Tapahonso is the Navajo nation's first poet laureate. Love this scratch off travel map. I was glad to see that Uncommon Goods is still alive and well. One can't say... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Booknash
I have just a few items this week. American Circus-very cool online magazine. Very cute article about the adorable quokka. Book that has sparked an interest: The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese (Dial Press/Random House) by Michael Paterniti. Love this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Booknash
R.I.P. Jean Stapleton, Deacon Jones, Dr. Olive Lewin and Senator Frank Lautenberg. 100 websites you should know and use. Mama Walker's Liquers-Yum! In the last few years I have become scarf and shawl crazy. I would love to add one of the lovelies from Scarf Shop to my collection. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Booknash
I just have a few items this week folks. An Anais Nin tumblr. 10 outrageous textbook blunders. 2 cool inflatables-an inflatable outdoor lounge and a super-sized color dot game. I was under the impression that there were a couple of ways to tie a necktie and that was it. The... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Booknash
Nifty gingham timeline. Simple, but user friendly toilet roll holder. Some lovely vintage photographs of librarians. Boatload of resources for locating international publications. The National Aquarium in Washington, DC will be closing on September 30, 2013. I always felt sorry for this, apparently, rarely visited dowdy sister to the aquarium... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Booknash