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magic-in-every-book:

bluestockingbookworm:

An author tweeted me about Amazon Unlimited. He used to make $2.50 per book and is now pulling in a whopping $0.37 each. Awesome job, Amazon. -.-

This is important, guys.

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mollydobby:

Irresistible you ..  

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uispeccoll:

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!

Today we celebrate the 148th birthday of the famous children’s author, Beatrix Potter, who is mainly known for writing The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Here at the University of Iowa, we are fortunate enough to have a copy of one of the first printings of this charming tale, which according to our acquisition papers, was previously owned by Potter’s niece!

This particular book was printed in a grouping of 250, and is widely believed to have been done so in 1901. However, the acquisition papers accompanying this copy state that the author’s records say it was privately printed in 1900, and later issued in 1901. This copy is also interesting as it contains the later omitted pages showing how Peter Rabbit’s father met his demise by way of pie. 

Want to see the fully digitized version of this book? Click here!

Want to learn more about this and other Beatrix Potter books at Iowa? Click here

-Beatrix Potter aficionado, Lindsay M.

PZ5.P86 T3

One of my first favorite authors.

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nprplays:

From KQED’s Mindshift blog: Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School

A group of Norwegian high school seniors sit in religious studies class, absorbed by a moral conundrum unfolding in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Their teacher, Tobias Staaby, is screening a scene from the critically acclaimed video game, The Walking Dead, which depicts a knotty ethical dilemma confronting the group of rag-tag survivors: Supplies are running low and only four food items are left to ration, but there are 10 hungry mouths to feed. Who should eat? The grumpy old guy? The injured teen? The children? The leader?
Once the class reaches a consensus, they have to justify their choice with one of the concepts they’ve learned from moral philosophy. Was their decision guided by situational ethics, utilitarianism or consequentialism? This is one instance of how commercial video games are used at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary, a public high school located in the coastal city of Bergen in Norway.


Oh, interesting.

nprplays:

From KQED’s Mindshift blog: Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School

A group of Norwegian high school seniors sit in religious studies class, absorbed by a moral conundrum unfolding in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Their teacher, Tobias Staaby, is screening a scene from the critically acclaimed video game, The Walking Dead, which depicts a knotty ethical dilemma confronting the group of rag-tag survivors: Supplies are running low and only four food items are left to ration, but there are 10 hungry mouths to feed. Who should eat? The grumpy old guy? The injured teen? The children? The leader?

Once the class reaches a consensus, they have to justify their choice with one of the concepts they’ve learned from moral philosophy. Was their decision guided by situational ethics, utilitarianism or consequentialism? This is one instance of how commercial video games are used at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary, a public high school located in the coastal city of Bergen in Norway.

Oh, interesting.

kidsactivitiesblog:

Paint Chip Puzzles
I love anything to do with paint chips - this is just too cute!

Oh, yet another good kids craft idea.

kidsactivitiesblog:

Paint Chip Puzzles

I love anything to do with paint chips - this is just too cute!

Oh, yet another good kids craft idea.

***I AM CURRENTLY LIVE UPDATING***Guys, theonering.net Is Failing To Get Into Hall H For Warner Bros (Hobbit Panel) So Until Then, Check These Links Out For LIVE Updates!

the-hobbit:

@wbpictures

@empiremagazine

As of 12PM USA Time, the panel has kicked off with Batman vs Superman with Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, & Gal Gadot making surprise appearances.

As of 12:20PM Channing Tatum is up on stage presenting new footage from Jupiter…

I love social media fans, allowing me glimpses of what I was unable to see in person.

thrannduil:

day 472: still no sign of the bofa trailer

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Yes. Give us the trailer. We wants it.

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kora-draws:

Painted two of the cicada shells I have lying around.

These are amazing!

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podkins:

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!  

Wink, from the wonderful blog, A Creative Being, was inspired by the work of Garima Dhawan; a textile designer/print maker. She sells her stuff on Society6 and Spoonflower.  When the above piece caught her eye, Wink decided to create a ‘crochet painting’ inspired by the first piece.  It’s amazing what you can do with some yarn, a hook, paint and a canvas.  SO impressive!  

Art x fiberarts = awesome.

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“Cram your head with characters and stories. Abuse your library privileges. Never stop looking at the world, and never stop reading to find out what sense other people have made of it. If people give you a hard time and tell you to get your nose out of a book, tell them you’re working. Tell them it’s research. Tell them to pipe down and leave you alone.”

—   Jennifer Weiner (via bookoisseur)

Yiiiiiiiis

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