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I live vicariously through myself.
put a bird on it + play with your food

put a bird on it + play with your food

Because if there is any sort of hole in your heart or unidentifiable yearning in your soul, melted cheese and crispy bread will fill it 99% of the time, spackling the nooks and crannies of your ennui.

amen.

It turns out that one of Harvard’s most well-known examples of anthropodermic bibliopegy — that is, the practice of binding books with human skin — is actually bound in animal skin. The book’s grim inscription reads: “The bynding of this booke is all that remains of my dear friende Jonas Wright, who was flayed alive by the Wavuma on the Fourth Day of August, 1632. King Mbesa did give me the book, it being one of poore Jonas chiefe possessions, together with ample of his skin to bynd it. Requiescat in pace.” But the proteins in the binding as something much more mundane: sheepskin.

—Book news from NPR’s the Two-Way.

wnyc:

Seldom is the question asked: Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? 
-SR, S360

wnyc:

Seldom is the question asked: Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? 

-SR, S360


berkeleian: 10 books that have stayed with me:
The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
On Writing by Stephen King
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die ed. Steven Jan Schneider
The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi
Inside America’s Test Kitchen ed. Cook’s Illustrated
2000-2009 Best Movie Music


If you haven’t ready Jasper Fforde’s BRILLIANT Thursday Next series, just give up.

berkeleian: 10 books that have stayed with me:

The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

On Writing by Stephen King

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die ed. Steven Jan Schneider

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi

Inside America’s Test Kitchen ed. Cook’s Illustrated

2000-2009 Best Movie Music

If you haven’t ready Jasper Fforde’s BRILLIANT Thursday Next series, just give up.

(Source: bookporn)

nprbooks:

Left: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, circa 1815. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Right: J. Cole, circa 2013. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Mental Floss pairs famous literary first lines with rap lyrics:
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE/J. COLEIn Xanadu did Kubla Khan Pay dues like a hair salon (“Kubla Khan”and “The Last Stretch”)
ROBERT FROST/2PACWhose woods these are I think I know Creep with me through that immortal flow (“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Thug Passion”)
VIRGINIA WOOLF/WALEMrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself Fall in love with defeat, throw my endeavors on the shelf (Mrs. Dalloway and “The Artistic Integrity”)
OK, just one more:
ALLEN GINSBERG/2PACI saw the best minds of my generation Destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked See me and hope I’m intoxicated or slightly faded (“Howl” and “Ain’t Hard 2 Find”)
Brilliant.
-Nicole

nprbooks:

Left: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, circa 1815. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Right: J. Cole, circa 2013. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Mental Floss pairs famous literary first lines with rap lyrics:

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE/J. COLE
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
Pay dues like a hair salon

(“Kubla Khan”and “The Last Stretch”)

ROBERT FROST/2PAC
Whose woods these are I think I know
Creep with me through that immortal flow

(“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Thug Passion”)

VIRGINIA WOOLF/WALE
Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself
Fall in love with defeat, throw my endeavors on the shelf

(Mrs. Dalloway and “The Artistic Integrity”)

OK, just one more:

ALLEN GINSBERG/2PAC
I saw the best minds of my generation
Destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked
See me and hope I’m intoxicated or slightly faded

(“Howl” and “Ain’t Hard 2 Find”)

Brilliant.

-Nicole

(via npr)

nprradiopictures:

nprbooks:

Meet the NPR Bookshelves! 

Ever wonder how we keep track of all the different books that come out? With a lot of help from interns, that’s how. 

Twice a month, superinterns Annalisa and Jordan clean out the books that have already published and replace them with upcoming releases. (Above, they’re swapping late February books for late March titles).

Where do all those new books come from? Behold our backlog (er, forwardlog?):

All that quality time with the NPR Bookshelves keeps the superinterns super informed. Here are their picks for most, uh, notable upcoming releases:

Jordan: James Franco’s debut poetry collection, Directing Herbert White: Poems (April), because JAMES FRANCO. 

Annalisa: Rich Kids Of Instagram (July)by Maya Sloan, a novelization of this tumblrThe press release describes it as “a juicy page-turner full of sex, drugs, and intrigue.”

(HUGE thanks to Meredith Rizzo and Jim Tuttle of NPR’s multimedia team, aka nprradiopictures, for putting these gifs together.)

In case anyone missed these wonderful gifs! -Emily