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A ‘Bird Box’ Sequel is On Its Way This Fall — As a Book

Time to open up the Bird Box universe again. After Josh Malerman‘s 2014 post-apocalyptic thriller novel inspired the Netflix mega-hit starring Sandra Bullock and that life-threatening viral “challenge,” we’re getting a Bird Box sequel this fall. But wait a bit before you stumble blindly toward Netflix’s homepage — this is a sequel book written by Malerman, who confirmed that his next post-apocalyptic “Bird Box novel,” titled Malorie, will be hitting bookshelves in October. In an interview wi...
Tags: Books, Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Netflix, Sequels, Sandra Bullock, Esquire, Allison, Bullock, Susanne Bier, Josh Malerman, Malorie, Malerman, Bird Box, Esquire Bird Box


Bowy-Sofa by Patricia Urquiola for Cassina

Patricia Urquiola is bringing her keen sense of form to 2018 with her new Bowy-Sofa for Cassina, a modular system with expert tailoring. Offering “soft and welcoming curves,” Bowy-Sofa is “a ground sofa, almost monolithic,” with pieces that create playful combinations. Circular, semi-circular, and rectangular shapes mixed with different types of backrests achieve graphic compositions. The large-scale system works in grand living rooms as well as contract spaces like hotel lounges and corporate ...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Seating, Velvet, Patricia Urquiola, Cassina, Modular Sofa, Bowy-Sofa, Curvy Modular Sofa, Curvy Sofa, Ground Sofa, Large-scale Sofa, Modular Lounge Seating, Modular Upholstered Seating, Monolithic Sofa, Padded Stitching


Library Love Notes | Gather a Few Girlfriends and Spread Love!

All that you hold in your heart, all that you wish and dream and long for, it is all beautiful. I believe in you. Rachel Awes Unexpected surprises. Random acts of kindness. Things that brighten someone’s day. All wonderful blessings. Especially when you needed just that. Girlfriend Guru (and fabulous artist) RACHEL AWES and her friends shared this surprise blessing with book lovers in their home town. (Maybe you and your friends could do something like this …) I recently gathered a few girlfrie...
Tags: Books, Life, Judy Blume, Random Acts Of Kindness, Rachel, Girlfriends, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Thankful For Girlfriends, Girlfriend Advice, Girlfriend Gurus, Rachel Awes


Contemporary Lake Home Design with White Bright Interior Ideas

Started with contemporary living room ideas, now we were will see the extraordinary design of home design with extraordinary place also. The calm environment of the outdoor space of this lake house will be complete since the designer of this house was adding several calm and applicative furniture and interior with similar theme. The bright transparent home interior of this house was looking maximize the landscape look of this house include with the furnishing plans and other application system o...
Tags: Books, Architecture, Home Design, Home Space, Interior Ideas, Living Space, Home Interior, House Designs, House Design, Living Room Ideas, Home Decorations, Bright House, Home Constructions, Contemporary Living, House Furnishing, Calm Environment


THE DEEPEST BLUE: Sarah Beth Durst on Inspirations & Influences

“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing overall. Sarah Beth Durst is the prolific author of several fantasy novels for adults, teens, and kids–and a Book Smuggler favorite. Her latest series, the Renthia books, are set in a world in which elemental spirits coexist with humans… but try to...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Queens, Sarah, Sfwa, Princeton University, Blue Dolphins, Stony Brook New York, Andre Norton, Inspirations and Influences, Kelo, Belene, Sarah Beth Durst, Aratay, Queens of Renthia Series, Mayara


Cooking the Books with Arkady Martine

Happy Wednesday and welcome to a regular monthly feature in partnership with Fran Wilde and Aliette de Bodard’s Cooking the Books Podcast! What’s cooking this month? SPACE OPERA THAT’S WHAT. In the main kitchen, Arkady Martine  talks about her debut novel, A Memory Called Empire Here at the extension kitchen, we have bonus SMUGGLERIFIC Q&A content: If you could host a dinner party with your characters, and any other characters: who and why? AND what would you ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Guillermo Del Toro, Sichuan, Ann Leckie, Fran Wilde, Anaander Mianaai, Aliette de Bodard, Real Food, McDonald s Chicken Nuggets, Chat With an Author, Cooking the Books, Marry Kiss Kill, Arkady Martine, Ilisidi


There's a new Basic Kindle (2019)

the basic Kindle (2019) has a frontlight, and costs $10 more than the last model https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DLPWYB7
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History Conscience, Hendrik: Siska von Roosemal [German] v 1.0 20.03.2019

Hendrik Conscience (* 3. Dezember 1812 in Antwerpen; † 10. September 1883 in Elsene bei Brüssel) war ein flämischer Erzähler und Mitbegründer der flämischen Literatur. [Wikipedia] hier >Siska von Roosemal
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Hilfe, Hendrik, Elsene, Antwerpen, Siska, Siska von Roosemal


HBF New Textiles for Spring

HBF Textiles is ahead of the curve with their new spring collection. Announced just ahead of the actual turn of the seasons, the HBF New Textiles for Spring “combine multi-colored small-scale patterns that bridge across our classic textures.” Among the new designs users will find “Caddy Corner,” an intricate agglomeration of triangles, trapezoids, and hexagons that creates a vibrant interplay of texture and color. There’s also “Grateful Grid.” Featuring the same small swaths of color as Caddy ...
Tags: Books, Textiles, Wild West, Surfaces, Fabrics, HBF, HBF Textiles, Caddy Corner, Grateful Grid, HBF spring collection 2019, Indoor Advantage Certified, Vault Lights, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold


10 novels that brilliantly capture the American experience

Literature expands our ability to feel empathy and inspires compassion.These 10 novels tackle some facet of the American experience. The list includes a fictional retelling of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard, and hiding out in inner-city Newark.We call it "getting lost" in a novel, but what we find there is often more impactful than any nonfiction work can offer. Literature makes us more empathic and intelligent. Storytelling is how we bond, as tribes and a planet. A powerful...
Tags: Books, New York, Arts, Entertainment, New York City, America, History, Empathy, Harvard, Culture, United States, Innovation, Literature, Philip Roth, Newark, Seattle


The Industria Age

Industria, from Anatolia Tile and Stone, is a unique flooring collection designed to evoke a rough-around-the-edges aesthetic. As befits the collection’s name, Industria is suggestive of reclamation and re-use: “industrial, worn, consumed, used, revived, reused, modern, the Industria series is all of these.” Constructed of porcelain that’s been peppered with individual pieces of aggregate, Industria achieves an enviable synthesis of age and newness. These worn and weathered tiles have been inf...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Flooring, Surfaces, Industria, Porcelain Tile, Concrete Tile, Anatolia Tile and Stone, Indoor/outdoor Tile, Industria Collection, Contact Anatolia Tile and Stone


In Pursuit of Spring ~ Edward Thomas redux

For anyone in need of a bit of escapism, maybe a nice journey in search of spring (with apologies to the Southern Hemisphere), this year I'm giving you advance warning that tomorrow is March 21st, the day that Edward Thomas set off In Pursuit of Spring, travelling from the London suburbs, through Surrey, Hampshire and Wiltshire towards the Somerset coast. The Vernal Equinox  for the Northern Hemisphere (should all these things have capitals...I like to think so)  is actually today, March 20th...
Tags: Books, London, Earth, Michelin, Wiltshire, Edward, Somerset, Country Life, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Edward Thomas, Dovegreyreader, Toller, Vernal Equinox, Surrey Hampshire


One of our best environmental writers, Barry Lopez, talks storytelling, snowstorms and the importance of place

Considered by many readers and critics to be our most important environmental writer, Lopez is a touchstone author whose nonfiction and fiction alike have inspired artists in multiple disciplines. He's devoted his career to exploring the deep emotional and spiritual ties between people and the settings they move through.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Lopez, Barry Lopez


Action Williams, Valentine: Okewood of the Secret Service (1918), v1, 19 Mar 2019

Aka "The Secret Hand." A World War 1 tale of German secret agents in UK, a Mata Hari style exotic dancer, double agents, and murder. Attached Files Okewood of the Secret Service - Valentine Williams.epub (395.9 KB)
Tags: Books, UK, ePub Books, Secret Service Valentine Williams


Made in California: A Curated Collection of Handmade Furniture from Honeyed Figs

We first got to know Tamar Barnoon, a set designer and stylist, when she sent us photos of one of her interiors projects, a 1920s Spanish-style house in the Los Feliz hills for a creative couple (see Kitchen of the Week: In Los Feliz, A Moody, Romantic Spanish Modern Update). Now Barnoon has launched a line of furniture and home goods called Honeyed Figs, collaborating with a select group of LA artists and furniture makers. “I’m selling what I consider to be furniture ‘basics’ akin to the little...
Tags: Books, California, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Tamar, Los Feliz, Laure Joliet Above, Tamar Barnoon, Moody Romantic Spanish Modern Update Now Barnoon, Amantha Walden, Whitley Bench


On sluts and slatterns

Here is another attack on sl-words, a continuation of the one celebrated last week (“The sl-morass”). There, I mentioned the fact that a word beginning with sl– tends to develop negative connotations. My example was Engl. slim, as opposed to German schlimm “bad.” Another example (one of many!) is slight. In the Old Germanic languages, including Gothic, which was recorded in the fourth century, the word meant “smooth,” perhaps “slippery.” (Incidentally, to slip is also a verb of questionable ante...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia, Bali Indonesia, RCMP, Mackay, Unsplash, ENGL, Walter W Skeat, Skeat, Pixabay, Hensleigh Wedgwood


I’ll Have a Mimosa

Beautiful in its own right and pretty much a dead ringer for solid wood, bamboo is a durable, rapidly renewable resource rife with aesthetic potential. The stunning and sculptural Mimosa Table from Greenington is a potent example. Made of 100% solid Moso Bamboo, Mimosa provides a lovely locale for that famed beverage, oft featured for Sunday Brunch. Matching Mimosa Stools complete the repast. This sustainable seating is available in bar and counter heights. Options for both stools and table i...
Tags: Books, Green, Furniture, Bamboo, MDF, Greenington, Greenington furniture, Mimosa stools, Mimosa table, Sustainable Resource


Biography Verhaeren, Émile: Rembrandt (german) v.1, 20.03.2019

Émile Verhaeren (1855-1916) war ein belgischer Lyriker. In seinen in französischer Sprache und in freiem Versmaß geschriebenen Gedichten entwickelte er eine moderne, großstädtische Lyrik, die auch technische Entwicklungen und soziale Fragen aufgriff. Stefan Zweig, der ihn schon als Schüler bewunderte, lernte ihn mit etwa 20 Jahren persönlich kennen und übersetzte später einen Teil seiner Werke ins Deutsche. Auch Verhaerens Künstlerbiografien über die großen Maler Rembrandt und Rubens machte er s...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Rembrandt, Stefan Zweig, Maler Rembrandt


Warning: music therapy comes with risks

Bob Marley sings, “One good thing about music—when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Although this may be the case for some people and in some circumstances, we dispute this statement as a global truth. After all, couldn’t any phenomenon commanding enough to alleviate human pain (ostensibly instantaneously) also harbor the potential to catalyze undesirable, even injurious, effects? And couldn’t this influence then logically extend to music employed within the context of a therapeutic process? As m...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Therapy, Journals, Bob Marley, Instruments, Health & Medicine, Music Therapy, Concordia University, Percussion, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Practitioners, Percussion Instruments


History Conscience, Hendrik: Was eine Mutter leiden kann [German] v 1.0 20.03.2019

Hendrik Conscience (* 3. Dezember 1812 in Antwerpen; † 10. September 1883 in Elsene bei Brüssel) war ein flämischer Erzähler und Mitbegründer der flämischen Literatur. [Wikipedia] hier >Was eine Mutter leiden kann
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, ePub Books, Hilfe, Hendrik, Elsene, Antwerpen


10 Easy Pieces: Best Appliances for Small Kitchens

We’ve all heard stories about professional chefs and cookbook writers cooking up a storm in cramped quarters with just the basics—a range, a refrigerator, maybe a dishwasher—all within arm’s reach. Now a slew of appliances stand ready to take on the task. Here are our top picks for the small but mighty kitchen. Ranges and Ovens Above: Professional performance downsized: The BlueStar 24-Inch Culinary Series Sealed Burner Range in stainless steel has four open burners with up to 21,000 BTUs. ...
Tags: Books, US, Appliances, Energy Star, Kitchenaid, Miele, Small-Space Living, 10 Easy Pieces, Liebherr, Kitchen Appliances, Fisher Paykel, Small Appliances, AJ Madison Above, AJ Madison Limited, Inch Electric Range, CoolDrawer Multi Temperature Refrigerator


On the Visual Thesaurus: A review of Dreyers English

My March column for the Visual Thesaurus is something a little different: a review of Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style, by Benjamin Dreyer. Dreyer is managing editor and copy chief at Random House, and a witty dispenser of advice and stories. (If you’re not following him on Twitter, you should be.) The book was a joy to read and great fun to review. Good news for all my stingy thrifty readers: There’s no paywall on this column, so dive right in (and share). T...
Tags: Books, Style, Punctuation, United States, Oxford, Linguistics, Random House, Dreyer, Shirley Jackson, Nancy Friedman, Visual Thesaurus, Benjamin Dreyer, Benjamin Dreyer Dreyer, Elizabeth Strout Michael Chabon


On sexism and monsters: Milicent Patrick, designer of ‘Black Lagoon’ creature, gets her due in new book

In "The Lady From the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick,” author Mallory O’Meara unearths the remarkable story of the woman behind "The Creature From the Black Lagoon," and explores parallels between the film industry then and now.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Hollywood Monsters, Mallory O'Meara, Milicent Patrick


Salvaged Style: An Easy DIY Upgrade for Dry Cleaner Wire Hangers

I remember a friend in high school making fun of her mother for reusing tinfoil and thinking to myself, “What a good idea.” I grew up in New England, and Yankee thriftiness is part of my DNA—which perhaps explains my love of doctored everyday objects. I collect white cotton pillowcases that Depression-era brides embroidered modestly on the edges. I love suitcases that someone long ago improved with travel decals. And one of my favorite Remodelista posts is Justine’s DIY closet makeover in which ...
Tags: Books, Budget, Diy, Madrid, New England, Patricia, Lucia, Justine, Chueca, Beatriz, Clothes Hangers, Clothing Storage, Pez Madrid, Beatriz Mezquriz, Patricia de Salas, Lucia Ruiz Rivas


Here’s what to do next time you experience ‘intense spiritual hunger’

Julia Cameron, author of "The Artist's Way," practices spirituality through paper and pen, with a daily exercise called Morning Pages.
Tags: Wellness, Books, News, Entertainment, Life, Lifestyle, Events, Julia Cameron


Ordering the files by date

Can I view the file directories in koreader ordered by date instead of alphabetically? Usually I'm interested in opening the files I've just added to my reader.
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Onyx Boox C67ML - can't connect to computer

Onyx Boox C67ML - can't connect to computer; the reader simply doesn't show up. I already downloaded the app https://www.android.com/filetransfer/ Tried 2 different Macs with the app above. Also tried on Windows computer. Same issue. The device doesn't even show up. I already tried enable USB debugging on the device to see if that helps. Doesn't help. The reader works fine, no issues. Version 1.7.3 firmware. Checked online, there seems to be now version 1.8.2. Tried to install the FW through OTA...
Tags: Books, Onyx Boox, Onyx, FW


E-book Viewer can only read a few pages at a time

I use E-book viewer in preference to all the other viewers I've tried, for Epubs, anyway. The problem is, at the end of each chapter at most, and often much less, I get "no such file or directory" and have to quit and restart to move to the next chunk. For the book I'm currently reading, it's more like every 10 pages. This is annoying, to say no more. Is there any way to fix this? I'm on the current version of Calibre, 3.40, on an old polycarbonate MacBook running El Capitan. Here's a typical e...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Darwin, Darwin Kernel Version


Onyx Boox Note Pro! (First Impressions)

First off, https://ereader.store/en/ was fantastic. I pre-ordered the device last month and it shipped on the advertised day of availability (Monday). It arrived within 24 hours from GERMANY (I'm on the US East Coast) in perfect condition. I'm very happy with my experience. The device is very nice...its just an incremental upgrade from the Note Plus but I like the improvements. If you have the two devices side-by-side you will notice the barely-perceptible extra layer for the front light....
Tags: Books, Germany, Onyx Boox, US east coast


Nick Brandt's best photograph: elephants and building workers share a crowded Africa

‘We photographed the animals with motion sensors, then the humans. In the final edit, the exchange of looks between mother elephant and man was a wonderful surprise’ Poaching in southern Kenya is largely under control now, thanks to the numbers of rangers in place, but there is a bigger issue these days: the invasion of humankind into the wildlife habitat and the conflict that ensues. There is only so much space for people and animals to coexist. That is what I wanted to depict in This Empty Wor...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Africa, Environment, World news, Culture, Wildlife, Conservation, Art and design, Kenya, Amboseli National Park, Nick Brandt, Art and design books



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