powells:

Read an essay by Merritt Tierce about her new, book Love Me Back.

thenearsightedmonkey:

Sneak peek! Professor Bootsy’s new book debuts at SPX this weekend in Washington DC. Can you DIG it? We KNEW that you COULD!

Syllabus: Notes from an Accidental Professor

Published by Drawn and Quarterly, Monteal

19th Century Author Biographies book cover series by Hilary Gaby

Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, & Mark Twain
 
The concept for this biographical book cover series was centered around the author’s place of origin, and features elements that directly reference those places. A papercraft technique was used to create a three dimensional landscape scene which would enforce the idea of the author’s setting and help achieve a sense of cohesiveness through out the series.
I chose to incorporate fences and other small icons to depict the author’s life and to help illustrate what kind of environment these literary legends were exposed to and how that had direct influence on  some of the most famous stories in history.

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nevver:

What we’re reading
classicpenguin:


oddismycopilot:
I love my books: Elizabeth Gaskell. If you like George Eliot, you should definitely check out Elizabeth Gaskell. A contemporary of both Eliot and Dickens, Gaskell likewise wrote about a broad swath of English society, including the working class, the plight of the poor, and labor unrest; her concern about social issues is best demonstrated in Mary Barton and North and South. I consider Wives and Daughters to be quite similar in tone and feel to Middlemarch and very nearly its equal. Cranford, although virtually plotless, is such a charming and gently humorous look at small-town life in mid-19th-century England that it ranks among my all-time fiction favorites.

Happy weekend reading, everyone!

classicpenguin:

oddismycopilot:

I love my books: Elizabeth Gaskell. If you like George Eliot, you should definitely check out Elizabeth Gaskell. A contemporary of both Eliot and Dickens, Gaskell likewise wrote about a broad swath of English society, including the working class, the plight of the poor, and labor unrest; her concern about social issues is best demonstrated in Mary Barton and North and South. I consider Wives and Daughters to be quite similar in tone and feel to Middlemarch and very nearly its equal. Cranford, although virtually plotless, is such a charming and gently humorous look at small-town life in mid-19th-century England that it ranks among my all-time fiction favorites.

Happy weekend reading, everyone!

Ritual Chocolate, which looks diabolically good.

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siminiblocker:

I love all of Mary Oliver’s words.
Print available here.

siminiblocker:

I love all of Mary Oliver’s words.

Print available here.