Category: Miscellany

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Awesome Book Cakes

Awesome Book Cakes

Cakes have gone way beyond the simple round, two-layer frosted cake we all associate with birthdays.  These days, cake-making has become an art, and cake-makers vie to create the most beautiful or astounding cakes.  A fair number of them are inspired by books. There are children’s book cakes: Alice in… Read more »

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Frame-worthy Cover Art

Frame-worthy Cover Art

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is Top Ten Book Covers I Would Frame as Pieces of Art.   I have a feeling today’s Top Ten Tuesday posts are going to be heavy on YA covers, many of which… Read more »

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It’s World Book Day!

It’s World Book Day!

It’s World Book Day!  The UK and Ireland are celebrating their version of Children’s Book Day, but there’s no reason those of us outside those countries can’t join in the fun. Here are some suggestions for celebrating: Read aloud to a child. Re-read one of your childhood favorites. Go to… Read more »

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Random jottings

Random jottings

Photo by Gregory H. Revera, from Wikimedia.  Used under CC license. If there’s anything you’ve been putting off, or something you only do once in a blue moon, today is your chance.  Tonight is the second full moon within this calendar month, making it a blue moon by the modern… Read more »

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Back from vacation!

Back from vacation!

Banff National Park © K. Pekar, 2012 I’m just back from a fantastic three-week vacation with my family, two weeks of it spent in Banff and Jasper National Parks in the Canadian Rockies.  Gorgeous mountains, beautiful streams and waterfalls, lovely walks and hikes, gondola and tram rides, whitewater rafting, and… Read more »

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Science Ebook Review Website

Science Ebook Review Website

If you’re interested in science and you read e-books, there’s a new review site specifically for science e-books called  Download the Universe.  Their reviews are well-written, well-edited, substantial, and apparently fair, or at least there is a reasonable ratio of positive to negative reviews. The website (or blog) looks professional… Read more »

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“A Discovery of Witches” sequel announced

“A Discovery of Witches” sequel announced

Browsing the Bloodstained Bookshelf’s list of upcoming mysteries, I was excited to see that a date has finally been set for the sequel to Deborah Harkness‘s riveting (and best-selling) A Discovery of Witches. Harkness’s first novel was a potent brew of academe and the paranormal, true history and fantasy.  Her… Read more »

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