Friday, May 29, 2009

Round Up

Congratulations to Kavya Shivashankar for winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Watch this video by the incredibly talented and imaginative Evelien Lohbeck.

Oh my goodness. My dorm room certainly never looked like Maximilian Sinsteden's dorm room.
View the film from the 1930's on Yale's You Tube page. The film Librarian's Parade shows librarians moving an entire collection from the old library to the new library.

I must have a copy of the annotated version of The Wind in the Willows.

If there are extraterrestrial beings out there, what would you like to say to them-Earth Speaks.

Best Sci-Tech books of 2008.

Some beautiful university staircases.

Filed by Author-service for authors, librarians and all of those interested in books to collaborate and inform.

Foodsville-social networking site for foodies and cookbook lovers.

The Arcadia Fund is a grant making fund whose mission is to protect endangered treasures of culture and nature. This includes near extinct languages, rare historical archives and museum quality artefacts, and the protection of ecosystems and environments threatened with extinction. The Arcadia Fund has also donated to charities that work to protect free societies and human rights. Various libraries such as Harvard University Library, and libraries at UCLA and Yale, have received grants from the Arcadia Fund.

Double X-a new web magazine for women Slate.

I loved summer camp and I would have loved having this Camp Stationery kit to take along with my canteen and bug spray, which did nothing for me. I still have scars from all of those mosquito bites.

The author of one of my favorite books about gardening passed away. Eleanor Perenyi, author of , Green Thoughts, passed away early this month. She was 91. If you like gardens and gardening you simply must read this classic.

By the way, if you are a book person and you haven't visited the Modern Library site, please visit. It's a treasure trove and you will have trouble tearing yourself away.

Lollyphile-makers of unusual lollipops (love that word) has absinthe lollipops.

NPR Summer Books suggestions.

I wondered how this was going to work out. The Obamas are going to be honorary chairs for the National Book Festival.

Well, that's all for today. Have a nice weekend.

"Language has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone." Paul Tillich

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