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Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: The Mega Review Edition

Hurray for opening windows and getting outside (if you ignore the pesky rain and ridiculous pollen levels). Spring is really, really here. Even our outdoor farmers market opens this week. I'll be there every Tuesday afternoon from tomorrow all the way through to the end of October. I'm so ready to eat local! Last Monday I was getting settled back to normal life after a four-day lacemaking workshop and just didn't have the energy to write my Monday review post. That has two consequences...
Tags: Europe, Books, China, Africa, United States, Paris, Italy, Sudan, National Geographic, Random House, Delaware, Cosmo, Cape Cod, Alice, Murray, Forbes


Alice’s quotes

__________________________________ EN ESPANOL AQUI>>> Alicia ___________________________________ I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, […]
Tags: Books, News, Stories, Alice, ALICIA, En Español


6 thoughtful and inspiring books for children

Allegories like Orwell's Animal Farm take complex ideas and turn them into an approachable tale. Aesop's Fables ancient insight is still relevant for any human growing up today. The Little Prince teaches children to view the world through a more wondrous lens of reality. The types of books we read in our adolescence can shape us forever. They can help us understand the world in more diverse ways and appreciate the complexities of life. Because of this, books makes these formative years more tha...
Tags: Books, Children, France, Russia, Development, Intelligence, Santiago, Innovation, Literature, Lewis Carroll, Prince, Richard Dawkins, Orwell, Alice, Carroll, Aesop


6 thoughtful and inspiring books for children and young readers

Allegories like Orwell's Animal Farm take complex ideas and turn them into an approachable tale. Aesop's Fables ancient insight is still relevant for any human growing up today. The Little Prince teaches children to view the world through a more wondrous lens of reality. The types of books we read in our adolescence can shape us forever. They can help us understand the world in more diverse ways and appreciate the complexities of life. Because of this, books makes these formative years more tha...
Tags: Books, Children, France, Russia, Development, Intelligence, Santiago, Innovation, Literature, Lewis Carroll, Prince, Richard Dawkins, Orwell, Alice, Carroll, Aesop


Mini-Reviews: THE DREAMERS by Karen Thompson Walker & THE FAMILIARS by Stacey Halls

I’ve been reading quite a lot now that my commute is five hours long. Daily. I read two books recently, a mixed bag – one, a literary fiction that left me cold, the other a historical fiction that was heartwarming. In an isolated college hall in California, a student falls asleep and doesn’t wake up. She is alive but sleeping. Her roommate, Mei, is right there at the start of what can only be described as a surreal event that snowballs from there. Little by little, people start falli...
Tags: Books, California, Book Reviews, Historical, Alice, North England, Mei, Fleetwood, Pendle, 7 Rated Books, Literary Fiction, Karen Thompson Walker, 5 Rated Books, Fleetwood Shuttleworth, Stacey Halls, Karen Thompson Walker Penguin Random House


WonderCon 2019: 5 awesome opening day moments, from 9-year-old Stan Lee to the X-Men sneak peek and more

1. Stan and deliver: The death of Stan Lee in November hit every Marvel fan hard, and on Friday at WonderCon, his presence was missed – or it was until a 9-year-old showed up in cosplay as the dearly departed 95-year-old creator of such characters as Spider-Man and the X-Men. “It was a couple of months ago,” said Jake Bishop, a third-grader from Garden Grove, of his decision to cosplay as Lee. “He died, so I thought, ‘That’s a way to make people happy.’” And, boy oh boy, were people happy as Jak...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Superman, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Tokyo, Justice League, John, James McAvoy, Batman


All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.I needed to escape into an engrossing read this weekend to both take my mind off unalterable life circumstances as well as reintroduce myself to reading, something I seem to have stopped doing very frequently. There's a host of reasons for that I will probably discuss at some future distant time, but I am glad to say this weekend I was able to complete a whole book! Even though it was mostly a book read for the p...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Book Review, Harry, Alice, Peter Swanson


6 Books to Celebrate Women's History Month

The other day I was in one of those rare states of being in between both print/digital and audiobooks. When I was thinking about what to read next, I remembered March is Women's History Month. This prompted me to sort through my new releases to see which titles would fit the theme. I found books geared to young adult readers and to adults. My mix includes fiction and nonfiction, and one is written in verse. Although not all the books I feature today are technically women's history, I thin...
Tags: Books, Obama, Washington, Scotland, White House, India, America, Britain, Catholic, Edward, Joan, Alice, Mary Wollstonecraft, Windsor, Elliott, Kay


Alice in Wonderland, Hamlet, and A Christmas Carol Written in Shorthand (Circa 1919)

For hundreds of years before the regular use of dictation machines, word processors, and computers, many thousands of court records, correspondence, journalism, and so on circulated in translation. All of these texts were originally in their native language, but they were transcribed in a different writing system, then translated back into the standard orthography, by stenographers using various kinds of shorthand. In English, this meant that a mess of irregular, phonetically nonsensical spellin...
Tags: Google, Books, Japan, Greece, Writing, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Rome, Literature, Lewis Carroll, Shakespeare, Alice, Pepys, Facebook Twitter, Cicero, Europe North America


Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Philadelphia, Hackney, Ursula K Le Guin, Alice, East London, Waterstones, Facebook Twitter, Chris Riddell


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: First up, a co...
Tags: Amazon, Books, London, Mac, Time, Alabama, Brooklyn, New York Times, Jane Austen, Warren, Mars, Charles, Anna, Maggie, Eddie, Richard


Through the Looking-Glass of Black Mirror's 'Bandersnatch'

None Spoilers ahead. In 1983 I played an arcade game called Dragon's Lair. In what was already a video-game cliché, a knight named Dirk the Daring attempted to rescue Princess Daphne. But the selling point was not the story—it was that it looked like a cartoon. Meanwhile, on my Atari back at home, the similarly-themed Adventure featured a protagonist who was literally just a dot. After losing a week's worth of quarters within a minute, though, I realized that Dragon's Lair was not really a game...
Tags: Google, Feature, Books, Music, Video Games, Drama, Film, Sci-fi, Netflix, George Orwell, New York Times, Dragon, Mystery, Philip K Dick, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker


Hot Dog And Spaghetti Recipe To Satisfy Everybody

A simple recipe to cook spaghetti in an original way. Your friends and family definitely find this dish memorable. [Author: Alice M.]
Tags: Crafts, Alice, Alice M


Editor’s Choice for Best of Year 2018: Simple, Sleek, Surreal

It’s fair to say 2018 was marked by uncertainty—politically, socially, and morally. Designers and architects responded to modern life with varied antidotes. Some returned to simplicity. Others got sleek. And then there were those brave few that sought refuge in the strange. 1. Silq by Steelcase Silq is the first of the Simple designs I loved this past year. A wonderful alternative to ever-adjustable ergonomic chairs, the intuitive Silq is surprisingly simple. A carbon fiber frame enables Silq t...
Tags: Books, London, Nendo, Sydney, Miami, Bentley, Alice, Tom Dixon, Dada, Steelcase, Louis Poulsen, Buzzispace, Poul Henningsen, Flavor Paper, Vincent Van Duysen, Davis Furniture


Best of Year 2018: Simple, Sleek, Surreal

It’s fair to say 2018 was marked by uncertainty—politically, socially, and morally. Designers and architects responded to modern life with varied antidotes. Some returned to simplicity. Others got sleek. And then there were those brave few that sought refuge in the strange. 1. Silq by Steelcase Silq is the first of the Simple designs I loved this past year. A wonderful alternative to ever-adjustable ergonomic chairs, the intuitive Silq is surprisingly simple. A carbon fiber frame enables Silq t...
Tags: Books, London, Nendo, Sydney, Miami, Bentley, Alice, Tom Dixon, Dada, Steelcase, Louis Poulsen, Buzzispace, Poul Henningsen, Flavor Paper, Vincent Van Duysen, Davis Furniture


Current Obsessions: Midwinter Minimalism

Happy holidays to our readers around the world, from all of us here at Remodelista. Here are 10 things to know about while you’re lounging by the fire, including last-minute ideas for wrapping, decorating, and more. Above: Photograph by Marili Forastieri from The Monochrome Holiday: 8 High/Low Design Tips from Tricia Foley Tomorrow from 12-3 p.m. at the Marin Country Mart: Alice Waters signs copies of her new memoir, Coming to My Senses, as well as My Pantry. Also on offer for last-minute...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Alice, Josh, Muji, Michelle, Design News, Current Obsessions, Marin Country Mart, Marili Forastieri, Tricia Foley, Sea Ranch Restored, Remodelista Here


Getting Ready for Christmas . . . and Snow

I spent yesterday morning doing the Christmas cards -- around forty of them. It's always been a pleasant task -- sending good wishes to folks. But more and more it's also a kind of bittersweet day of memories as I leaf through my address book and see all the names crossed out due to death, the changes of address due to downsizing or divorce.  Maybe I should start afresh with a new address book and  save the old one to peruse on All Souls Day. It would be a fitting exercise. But...
Tags: Gardening, Alice, Josie, Vicki Lane, Claui, Great Great Aunt Georgia


Bronwyn Reviews: Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields by Hilary Plum Publisher: Fence Books Winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose Released: 2018 reviewed by Bronwyn Mauldin Strawberry Fieldsis a book of names. Half the chapters are titled “Alice,” the name of the novel’s protagonist. Each of the remaining chapters is titled for its narrator, 17 of them named, three identified only by nicknames. Alice and Modigliani are trying to solve the simultaneous murders in a...
Tags: Books, Guantanamo, California, Iraq, US, Alice, Balkans, Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Bronwyn, Modigliani, Erik Prince, Blackwater USA, Bronwyn Mauldin, Xenith, Hilary Plum


New Children’s Firearm Safety Book: There’s Only One You By Ryan Cleckner

Children’s Firearm Safety: Does not having guns in your home guarantee that your child will never encounter one? There’s Only One You By Ryan Cleckner Nashville, Tennessee – -(AmmoLand.com)- Children must learn how to respond around firearms, but real firearm safety starts with adults.Ignoring the need for firearm safety won’t make it go away and it’s your responsibility to educate your children, nobody else will. One common mistake is not teaching your kids anything about firearm safety beca...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Guns, Gear, Gun Safety, Jack, Alice, United States Army, Ryan Cleckner, Ryan Cleckner Nashville Tennessee AmmoLand, Ryan ClecknerRyan


Women to Read: November 2018

Women To Read is a monthly column from A.C. Wise highlighting female authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. C.L. Polk writes fantasy and romance, and my recommended starting place is her brilliant debut novel, Witchmark, which combines both. Like Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation, which I recommended in last month’s column, Witchmark grabbed me with its stunning cover and more than delivered with its contents. Dr. Miles Singer is a veteran working at a ho...
Tags: Books, Baker, Caribbean, NICK, Alice, Hunter, Miles, Polk, Forrest, Christopher, Tristan, Jurado, Sweeting, Smuggler Army, Justina Ireland, Likhain


Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi was such a spot of delightful whimsy and nonsense! It was so easy to get swept into this magical fantasy land where everyone devotes their life to magic and colour…except for one girl named Alice who was born without the colour that makes their world so special. The story felt like a … Continue reading Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi The post Review: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Book Review, Alice, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, Cait Drews, Tahereh Mafi, Children's Fantasy


8 Favorites: Pitch-Perfect Iron Tools and Accessories for the Kitchen

In general, we’re not big on orange as a motif for Halloween. But black? That, we can get behind. Here are eight iron accessories and tools for the kitchen that we would be happy to welcome into our homes—any time of the year. Above: Made in Sweden, the Skeppshult Cast-Iron Mortar and Pestle is $85 from March. Above: The hand-forged iron Alice’s Egg Spoon is $250 at Permanent Collection. Read The Legendary Egg Spoon of Alice Waters and Fanny Singer for more on its origins. Above: ...
Tags: Books, Japan, Metal, Sweden, Virginia, India, Cast Iron, Black, Alice, Kitchens, Kitchen Accessories, Nalata Nalata, Utensils & Cutlery, Mitsuhiro Konishi, Kitchenware, Koizumi


Troubleshooting PaperWhite 3 not showing books after G letter

My Kindle, since last update, isn't listing books past the letter "G". For example, under a collection, I have -Alice's adventures in Wonderland -Awaken ... -C# -Cloud Native Python .. -Grave Decision -Harry Potter .. other books for example i'm on 3/10 pages of books, and after the last book with a G, shows the rest of the list blank. If i go to page 4.. 5..10.. it shows blank space Well, after the G letter, any book with an H to a Z in the begginnig, doesn't lists under any circunstances. Tri...
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle, Alice


NYC library turns Instagram into ebook reader for ‘Alice in Wonderland’

From the story: Quote: In an effort to broaden libraries‘ appeal among social media users, the New York Public Library today unveiled an unusual but ingenious use of Instagram. It’s turning full-length novels into ebooks that can be read with Instagram’s Instant Stories feature. The initiative was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which notes that the library aims to promote reading while adapting to modern trends. In effect, Instagram’s visually focused social media network is being...
Tags: Books, News, Instagram, Lewis Carroll, New York Public Library, Wall Street Journal, Alice, Franz Kafka, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, New York Public Library s Instagram


Conversation Piece: Alice

As with most things Edra, Alice is a functional piece of furniture—and so much more. Designed by Jacopo Foggini, Alice does indeed provide a place to sit but its appeal depends more on its artistic quality: Alice resembles a molded pile of spaghetti solidified by ectoplasmic glue. Constructed of polycarbonate monocoque using a technique in which plastic ropes are “applied manually with artistic gestures,” Alice is intended for both indoor and outdoor use. And, in case its shape and texture are ...
Tags: Books, LED lighting, Alice, Polycarbonate, Plastic Rope, Indoor/outdoor Chair, Conversation Piece, Edra, Conceptual Furniture, Jacopo Foggini, Polycarbonate Monocoque, Spaghetti Chair, Edra Alice, Jacopo Foggini Alice


Diy Queen Of Hearts Costume (Video Tutorial)

Last year I did my own version of the Queen of Hearts from Alice and Wonderland. Some pieces were bought, but the main parts were DIY’d. DIY Card Collar Tutu Crown Pleated Cuffs Scepter Earrings [Author: Bright Shadows]
Tags: Crafts, Alice, Queen of Hearts, Bright Shadows


Nonfiction: Coming of Age — and Becoming a Writer — in an America Obsessed With ‘Dead Girls’

“Dead Girls,” by Alice Bolin, and “Against Memoir,” by Michelle Tea, reflect on American culture’s often violent fixation on female bodies.
Tags: Tea, News, America, Alice, Murders, Michelle, Bolin, Books and Literature, Michelle Tea, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Alice Bolin, Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms (Book, Dead Girls: And Other Stories (Book


Cooking the Books with Jeannette Ng

Happy Monday and welcome to a regular monthly feature in partnership with Fran Wilde and Aliette de Bodard’s Cooking the Books Podcast! Today’s guest is Jeannette Ng, talking to Fran and Aliette about her Gothic novel Under the Pendulum Sun! Here at the extension kitchen, we have bonus Q&A content and an audio snippet: The Book Smugglers: Let’s play Marry/Kiss/Kill, but with food. Jeannette Ng: I may be overthinking this, but logistically the only food I could think to kill is an Oyster, g...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Disney, Alice, Fran Wilde, Carpenter, Fran, Aliette de Bodard, Aliette, Cooking the Books, Jeannette Ng


The New York Public Library Puts Classic Stories on Instagram: Start with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Read Kafka’s The Metamorphosis Soon

I'd be happy if I could think that the role of the library was sustained and even enhanced in the age of the computer. —Bill Gates The New York Public Library excels at keeping a foot in both worlds, particularly when it comes to engaging younger readers. Visitors from all over the world make the pilgrimage to see the real live Winnie-the-Pooh and friends in the main branch’s hopping children’s center. And now anyone with a smartphone and an Instagram account can “check out” their digita...
Tags: Google, Books, Technology, Cook, Instagram, NYC, College, K-12, Libraries, Literature, Lewis Carroll, New York Public Library, Kafka, Alice, Winnie, Carroll


NYC library turns Instagram into ebook reader for ‘Alice in Wonderland’

From the story: Quote: In an effort to broaden libraries‘ appeal among social media users, the New York Public Library today unveiled an unusual but ingenious use of Instagram. It’s turning full-length novels into ebooks that can be read with Instagram’s Instant Stories feature. The initiative was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, which notes that the library aims to promote reading while adapting to modern trends. In effect, Instagram’s visually focu...
Tags: Books, News, Instagram, Lewis Carroll, New York Public Library, Wall Street Journal, Alice, Franz Kafka, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, New York Public Library s Instagram



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