Monday, September 29, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Short reads

Six Word Memiors

True Stories. One sentence.

Some favorites:
One night on ecstasy, I stopped a fight between two drag queens in the ladies restroom and then I made them give each other a hug.

When I was 5 or so my mom would tell me to lie down before she tied my tie and I just now realized at the age of 19 that she did this because she's a funeral director.

I held my father's hand as he died in that hospital room and realized I'd never held his hand before that moment.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Best bookmark ever!

In honor of Banned Books Week.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Making Books video from 1947

I love watching assembly lines, I think they are calming. This is a nice little video showing the process of making books. I like the sexism at about 8:25 in.

Printing a Book, Old School from Armin Vit on Vimeo.

Book of Smells

Oh my, this book looks delightful:
It catalogs scents that most people have never had the chance to smell such as the smell of the bubonic plague and the metallic smell that follows an atomic explosion.

I don't see it available anywhere.

Saturday, September 13, 2008