Need I say more? This e-reader cover…I love it. For this reason alone I would get an e-reader. Or maybe I will get this anyway and use it for all the books I read.
From GeekifyInc on Etsy
I love it when people question the status quo - I love it when people urge others to flip the status quo on its head. Author Maureen Johnson just did that with her Coverflip contest. Here are her own words:
“…if you are a female author, you are much more likely to get the package that suggests the book is of a lower perceived quality. Because it’s “girly,” which is somehow inherently different and easier on the palate. A man and a woman can write books about the same subject matter, at the same level of quality, and that woman is simple more likely to get the soft-sell cover with the warm glow and the feeling of smooth jazz blowing off of it.”
To meet this bias head on she turned to Twitter and to her fans asking them to submit different book covers, imaging the authors of these books were the opposite sex. And the result? Amazing submissions and eye-opening awareness about the bias that exists in the sacred world of books.
This is very exciting indeed. Maureen has come up with a very creative way to deal with inequality head on, without being preachy or triggering negative emotions. I hope more creativity can happen in this vein for revealing sexual inequality that isn’t just in the book covers, but in our every day lives.
Two examples from Maureen Johnson (and probably my favourite):
You can see the rest over at Huffington Post.
It appears to go by many names; International Day of the Book, World Book Day, World Book and Copyright Day. Whatever the name (and whatever the date as different places celebrate it on different days), today, April 23, is a day to celebrate the wonderful book. Bibliophiles everywhere are throwing parties for their books (okay maybe not but don’t you tell me that book lovers the world over aren’t imagining a big party with all their favourite book characters coming over).
Why April 23rd? It appears that many well-loved authors died on this day; Shakespeare, Maurice Druon and Vladimir Nabokov to name a few.
I’d like to take a moment and wax poetic about books. Books are free speech and imagination manifested physically, like any art. Art in general is what feeds our souls. Whether we are the creators of art or the witnesses, art is an expression that we, as humans, are all drawn towards. We are all artists and anyone who says otherwise hasn’t had the encouragement to express themselves through art.
As I’ve said in past posts, books engage all senses. When you are engaging both sides of your brain, reading the written word and imagining the pictures those words create you are left with a medium of art that is magical and powerful. It is no wonder that eons ago only the elite were allowed to write or read. With that much power at all of our fingertips, well, even the most poor can move mountains with words.
I often speak about books as though they are real – and they are. They are living, breathing things. They are the energy of a soul bound in paper. Once I open that book the energy is released and as I read the words, the energy becomes a part of me. Of my experience.
So books, like any art - deserve to be celebrated. Art is our energy, thoughts, emotion and imagination created and molded into solid form. Can you believe we humans can do that?
Hug a book today! Better yet, read one.
This is an article from 2011 but I just found it now. It’s the perfect, easy ready on a lazy Sunday morning.
Wired lists the 9 Essential Geek Books You Must Read Right Now:
“Here’s a collection of books that should get anybody started on the road to geekdom…”
Now that is the kind of line that grabs my attention. So out of the 9 they list, I’ve read four. I now have another 5 to add to my book reading pleasure.
On a side note, have you seen these awesome bookends from Knob Creek Metal Arts? Wow.
I saw this image today and fell a little in love with Jon Stewart. The book snob in me has found her soul mate.
Sorry I haven’t been around posting much peeps. I am heavily involved right now with another love of mine – theatre! Me and my husband have our own theatre company and we are getting ready for a HUGE musical production coming up next week. Check it out! www.whiterabbitproductions.ca
I don't have to tell you that Steubenville is all over the news.
I don't have to tell you that it's a fucking joke that Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, the two teenagers convicted of raping a sixteen year old girl, were only sentenced to a combined three years in juvenile prison. Each will serve a year for the rape itself; Mays will serve an additional year for "illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material."
I love Saturday mornings as I often surf cyberspace to feed my geek soul. In today’s post, here’s what I saw that satisfied both the geek and book snob in me.
Game of Thrones Season 3, Princess Bride Promo
20 Awesome Examples Of Literary Graffiti
Just a simple post today. I resonated strongly with this quote I found today…like a moth to a light…being drawn to books is in my blood.
from Books Direct.