Good thing Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s Green is such a handy book. Without it, how would we decipher the exact color of these Penguin Drop Caps covers?
Also, Jessica Hische’s cover designs are really beautiful.
GREEN. My favorite color. And these look amazing.
Ricky Gervais, like many of yesteryear’s most celebrated public figures, loves animals.
On a semi-related aside of a rant, how infuriating when articles offer no single-page view option – a massive F-U to the reader, in which the publication (hello, GQ) clearly shows ad pageviews matter more than the reader’s experience. In that regard, Jaron Lanier is on to something.
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Yukarı Kilise, Kayaköy, Türkiye by Claudio Marchegiani
Today is World Turtle Day!
On a long stretch of sandy beach on Borneo, thousands of endangered green and critically endangered hawksbill turtles come ashore for nesting. However, no protections exist, leaving the nests vulnerable to egg poaching by locals, who can turn a high profit from illegal trade.
See how a local campaign by WWF helped reduce the rate of egg poaching: http://wwf.to/13LMyi7
Marie-Luise Steinbauer wearing an evening gown by Staebe Seger; photographed by Rico Puhlmann in Times Square, New York for Stern magazine, July 1960.
Rage by WildByDesign
In case you hadn’t noticed already from my incessant and shameless Tweeting/Tumbling/Facebooking about it, MY BOOK IS FINALLY OFFICIALLY OUT TODAY and I’m pretty happy about it. You can even buy it and everything.
And I just found out it got its third starred review, this time from Booklist, where the reviewer wrote:
[Madison’s] command of language, both informal and beautiful, lifts the work from a basic boy-meets-fantastical creature tale to something both familiar and tragically moving. This isn’t just a supernatural beach read; it’s a rare and lovely novel, deserving of attention from discriminating readers.
It also got a positive— if somewhat more measured— review from my grandmother, who wrote the following in an e-mail to my mom:
In case you miss it, you left yout pink (coral) sweater at my house. I will save it for you. Incidentally, I was on Amazon and I found Bennett’s book—I read the sample they had posted, and so far, I disagree with his bloggers. I find it very interesting and extremely well written. I confess I think the overuse of “wicked word” language a little much, but I’m willing to admit that is the way a lot of teenagers talk these days. (But not in front of me, I hope.) Anyway, I want to say that what I have read so far I find compelling and I want to see how it ends. So I’ll buy a copy and proudly have my grandson autograph it for me.
Your ever lovin’ Mom
P.S. I don’t have Bennett’s E-Mail, but you can forward this to him if you wish.
SEE? Even my grandma is buying it so you should too!
Yay, Bennett! Go get his fabulous book, folks!
The Whisky turned its lights out for 10 minutes tonight in memory of Ray Manzerek of The Doors. RIP.
group of women having a smoke, gelatin silver print, c. 1896.