Memorial Day Weekend has begun here in the United States. I hope everyone not only has fun this weekend but also remembers exactly why there is such a thing as Memorial Day Weekend. Namely the fact that more than 1,346,000 men and women have given their lives to protect the freedoms you'll be enjoying by the barbeque with friends or with that good book you're going to read. I mention this, not to be a pain in the neck, but because I think it's an excellent idea to always be thankful for what you've got. It can disappear within the blink of an eye.
Before I check to see if I have all the ingredients for Southwest Bean and Corn Chowder, let me rustle up some links for you!
Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff
- Have you heard of the Little Free Library project? You can help!
- U.S. eBooks are selling like crazy overseas, and people are wondering if publishing can take their cue from the phenomenal success of Pottermore.
- It's almost over, but here's a literature quiz for you all about the Merry Month of May.
- Here's a fun little video of Nissan's view of a world without petrol.
- BookAnd is an app you can use to create your dream bookstore.
- If this program had been around thirty years ago, I would have been interested: living in and renovating an historic home as "resident curator."
- According to this list, I'm not a crime fiction addict (or much of one anyway). Some of you might disagree!
I ♥ Lists
- 50 books your children should read before kindergarten.
- 10 epidemically overrated books (which I tend to agree with).
- 25 awesome minimalist book covers.
- The best of America's national parks. (One of the few lists I've ever seen that does not contain Yellowstone.)
- 11 vintage cookbooks (1861-1920)
- 10 of the weirdest children's book authors of all time.
- Five books on China.
- 10 questions on Jane Austen.
- Hold On Tight, an adjustable bookshelf
- Take a closer look at this bookcase filled with books and you'll see that it's not what it appears to be.
- bookcase bed with hidden storage.
- Artist James Hopkins has decorated a series of bookcases all to have the general shape of a skull, but as the decorations used change, so do the appearance of the skulls. Look in the upper right and click on Next to advance through the photos.
New to My Google Reader
That's it for this week! Enjoy your holiday and stop by next weekend for a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!