Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Take a Literary Virtual Walk Through Paris

Courtesy of Read it Forward and Janet Somerville (@janetsomerville): an interactive map:

Visit here: Literary Map to encounter E.E. Cummings, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Morley Callaghan, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and others in their Paris haunts. Simply click on a white dot on one of the two maps to learn more about the writers at that location.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Anna Klinge's Amazing Feet

Anna Klinge is a creative and talented German hand and foot puppeteer. She has performed at Britain's Got Talent and has won some prizes for her work. She's fun to watch.

Unfortunately, in my opinion, this video has way too much of the judges' facial expressions and not enough of the act. In case, like me, you were disappointed when the shirt was lifted, here's what it looked like.

In case you'd like another little bit....

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Blind Date with a Book

My local library is on Facebook and Twitter. The other day I saw this: 

So yesterday, Valentine's Day, I headed to there to return some books and pick up a hold and found the special Valentine's promotion on a centrally-located shelf where there were some books wrapped in brown paper decorated with valentines etc. and a written hint as to what might be inside. What fun! Heh heh, what a novel idea ;)

I sorted through them and chose this one.

Hmmm....it's not like I'm lacking a book to read - there are many on my TBR list. But sometimes it's fun to read something unplanned. I opened the paper and found this.

The blurb on the inside of the front cover invites us to ask ourselves, "what would you give up for a friend's happiness?" In this case, two female friends have their friendship tested by Ben, an old friend of one that falls for the other. 
Oh dear, this might be a chick lit novel (shudder!) I'll let you know. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Winter Bird

Another wonderful photo from the UK's Jack Perks. Check out this Some Favourite Things post from June 2015: Jack Perks.

Mr. Perks has a recently published book:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Hit of Beauty

Rick Eggert is a US glass-blowing artist specializing in colourful organic shapes.

Medusa's Reach
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Marmalade Burst

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Soul Flower                                 As the Rip Curls

Eggert is the Creative Director at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in Lake Worth, Florida. Check out more of his work here: RickEggert.com and if you're in the Orlando area this winter consider a visit.