Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, as Rihanna would say. Hope you have yourself a good one!
Fun book links from around the web this week:
Daily Candy picked 101 books they’d read again and again if they were stuck on a desert island. And they posted this adorable picture too.
The Bold Italic explored some of San Francisco’s best independent bookstores and captured some lovely images and profiles.
I just discovering this Brain Pickings side project and I love it. The site provides a daily quote from a book and matches it thematically with a song. Click on photos for link to listen.
This new website is also very cool.
Small Demons takes a book and collects and catalogs the millions of references to real-world and fictional things that are in it, including music, movies, people, and objects. So for example, if you click on Infinite Jest, you’ll find a list of other books that mention Infinite Jest, a map of places mentioned in the book, and a ton of other stuff. I could probably spend hours on this site, or just a few minutes and feel incredibly overwhelmed!
For this week’s give-away, I have a copy of RADIOACTIVE Marie Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout
This unique book (which was a National Book Award Finalist!) is a visual journey of Marie Curie’s life, told through stunning artwork and collages. Here are some sample spreads:
For a chance to win, please comment below with what you’re reading or just say hi. Winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday, August 22nd.
** Thanks to last week’s winner, Vickie, who’s reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry!