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Posted on 21st Jul at 7:19 PM, with 18,847 notes

shybooklover:

You’ll never hate the Percy Jackson movies like Rick Riordan hates them

Posted on 19th Jul at 4:23 PM, with 63 notes
thecomposites:

Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
His very person and appearance were such as to strike the attention of the most casual observer. In height he was rather over six feet, and so excessively lean that he seemed to be considerably taller. His eyes were sharp and piercing, save during those intervals of torpor to which I have alluded; and his thin, hawk-like nose gave his whole expression an air of alertness and decision. His chin, too, had the prominence and squareness which mark the man of determination.

thecomposites:

Sherlock Holmes, A Study in ScarletSir Arthur Conan Doyle

His very person and appearance were such as to strike the attention of the most casual observer. In height he was rather over six feet, and so excessively lean that he seemed to be considerably taller. His eyes were sharp and piercing, save during those intervals of torpor to which I have alluded; and his thin, hawk-like nose gave his whole expression an air of alertness and decision. His chin, too, had the prominence and squareness which mark the man of determination.

Posted on 19th Jul at 4:13 PM, with 123 notes
Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind »

guardiancats:

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For decades librarians at Oakland’s main library have collected the scraps of paper ephemera left behind in returned books, shoved into nooks in the library shelves or secretly slipped to librarians.

The collection ranges from half-done to-do lists to childish notes about…

I love this. I did something similar with the graffitti I saw in an academic library I worked in. 

Posted on 15th Jul at 8:28 PM, with 3 notes
Funereal Ephemera: Coney Island at Night »

funerealephemera:

I wrote a blog entry about Coney Island.

Screw it. I couldn’t help myself and bought these pretty post cards…

Posted on 10th Jul at 6:34 PM, with 35 notes
squealingmage:

So recently, 3liza's toad passed during the night. She's working on a project that is very near to my heart called ProblemGlyphs. She also recently posted a how to on how to make your own glyphs so I decided, with my very limited art skills (I’m a math student), no tablet (just a mouse), photoshop (I needed to undo stuff), and a lot of tracing I came up with a problem glyph for her.
It’s titled: From Bog To Bog We Form A Knot
A group of toads is called a knot and the frog is a symbol of fertility. So the toads forming a knot represent the love and life they give. Likewise, a well is also symbolic of toads. The lettering is Elder Furthark, which 3liza uses in her drawings, the letter spell out the word love in norse (or at least the closest and easiest translation I could find) “elska”. They’re modeled to look like sticks from a pomegranate tree since pomegranates are also a symbol of fertility. The word is also made to be read right to left, or from inwards to outwards, since the love is something being brought out to the world. Finally, the broken rope on the center toads feet represent his escape and freedom from the world and on to the next world (or bog).
Either way, I hope this isn’t taken as a rip off as that was not my intention at all. I just felt that as 3liza gives so much, and helps so many people, I could try and give something back.

squealingmage:

So recently, 3liza's toad passed during the night. She's working on a project that is very near to my heart called ProblemGlyphs. She also recently posted a how to on how to make your own glyphs so I decided, with my very limited art skills (I’m a math student), no tablet (just a mouse), photoshop (I needed to undo stuff), and a lot of tracing I came up with a problem glyph for her.

It’s titled: From Bog To Bog We Form A Knot

A group of toads is called a knot and the frog is a symbol of fertility. So the toads forming a knot represent the love and life they give. Likewise, a well is also symbolic of toads. The lettering is Elder Furthark, which 3liza uses in her drawings, the letter spell out the word love in norse (or at least the closest and easiest translation I could find) “elska”. They’re modeled to look like sticks from a pomegranate tree since pomegranates are also a symbol of fertility. The word is also made to be read right to left, or from inwards to outwards, since the love is something being brought out to the world. Finally, the broken rope on the center toads feet represent his escape and freedom from the world and on to the next world (or bog).

Either way, I hope this isn’t taken as a rip off as that was not my intention at all. I just felt that as 3liza gives so much, and helps so many people, I could try and give something back.

Posted on 9th Jul at 8:27 PM, with 142 notes
nypl:

Has international World Cup fever inspired you to look for some books from around the globe? If so, check out NYPL’s Literary World Cup featuring authors from each competing country. It’s a great way to find some new writers to enjoy! 

nypl:

Has international World Cup fever inspired you to look for some books from around the globe? If so, check out NYPL’s Literary World Cup featuring authors from each competing country. It’s a great way to find some new writers to enjoy! 

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