Thanks to Kelly Maher for the link: Diesel has a mess of public domain ebooks available for download. Anyone looking for Alice in Wonderland or Anne of Green Gables, enjoy like a happy ebook glutton.
Brandi sent over a rather startling example of, well, evolution. Based on this article about Florida science teachers faced with teaching evolution to a classroom of students who enter the classroom convinced that science and their faith operate at cross purposes, a romance novel cover parody was born.
As a service to science, I’d like to inform you that coffee snorted up one’s sinus cavity, based on my empirical evidence, hurts like a mother.
Hey. That image looks familiar. But, um, did you have to cover up the blue lady? She’s my favorite.
From StarOpal: do you have a librarian that you love? Nominate him or her for the 2008 I Love My Librarian Award, and your favorite booksmith could win $5,000. Public librarians are eligible from now until October 1, and librarians from academic circles (university or college libraries, etc) can be nominated after September 2.
Taylor Reynolds (can I say again I’m glad you’re home safe?) send over this link, with the following message: “I was introduced to this website and was specifically told, “You’ll like this because you’re smart.” Cool. That was two hours ago. I’ve done no work since….” The Badass of the Week is exactly that. Historical and fictional badasses profiled in irreverent style. If you’re looking for inspiration for an iconoclastic alphamale, have a tour. But like Taylor says, you’re not getting that two hours back.
Wanna see two ladies on a really stripey couch, one of whom is Ann Aguirre, and one of whom is me? Back in April, I was asked to interview Ann Aguirre, and we got into a reaaaalllllyyyy long conversation about the world built in her books and the future of her Sirantha Jax series. You can see them all online – and let me say, if I were sofa shopping, that’s not the sofa I would choose. It was shiny and slippery and very stripey. But for a hotel sofa, not bad.
If you’re looking for travel plans, Anne of Green Gables is 100 and PEI is bracing for the tourism. I want to visit PEI like you have no idea, but mostly because I hear it’s breathtakingly gorgeous, and because I want to check out their absolutely amazing waste management program for myself. Thanks to EW for the link on Anne’s 100th.