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April Book Photo Challenge - Day 14 - Favorite Time Period
I think this collection of HHGG books perfectly summarizes my favorite time period - I don’t have one. Arthur Dent literally travels from the beginning of the human race to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe in this series, and I tend to be all over the place as well. If I look at my books with a critical eye urban fantasy (fantasy set in our modern world, roughly) probably comes out on top, but since I have books that I fangirl over that are set in a variety of time periods, well, I just don’t think picking one is fair to all the others. (Have I mentioned I hate picking favorites among books…and fandoms for that matter?)
Note - This collection was published before the book “Mostly Harmless” came out. I have that one too, just as a stand alone.
California-based Yarnboming artists Jill and Lorna Watt of Knits For Life (previously featured here) recently transformed a pair of unassuming benches near the San Francisco Ferry Building into adorably ferocious monsters, complete with six awesome orange feet. The irrepressibly inventive sisters created this delightful yarn installation for an upcoming episode of CCTV America’s new show Full Frame.
[via Laughing Squid]
So I see stuff like this and the humanitarian in me goes, “Ack! Think of how much money that yarn must of cost! They could have used it for hats, scarves, and blankets for homeless people! Or donated it!”
The artist side in med says, “Holy freaking cheeseburgers that’s amazing! And hey, art is good for the soul right? Imagine what our world would be like if we did more to beautify our spaces, both public and private.”
I don’t know that either side is all wrong or all right. I think both sides have good points. I’m guessing this is where it comes down to balancing ourselves as people. What are you as a person doing to help the people and world around you, and what are you as a person doing to beautify that world? Those can even be the same thing, a smile both can cheer someone else up, and it lights up the room. What I do know is I shouldn’t judge the people who are doing this. I have no idea what other contributions they are making to the world, and they could be far better at that balance than I am.
when you’re starving and a friend offers you a piece of their food
YOU EAT YOUR FRIEND?!
Books & Cupcakes Thank You Book Giveaway!
Hello everyone!! ::waves:: I am thrilled to be hosting this giveaway!! I can’t believe Books & Cupcakes has reached over 10,000 followers! You are all amazing and fantastic! This giveaway is just my small way to say thank you to everyone who follows me, reads my reviews, partakes in the book photo challenge, and sends me lovely messages. I wanted to do something nice for you all as a thank you for your love and support! Thank you all so much!! xoxo Jessica
- This book giveaway will be open WORLDWIDE thanks to the book depository!
- The winner will be able to choose one of the above books.
- Since this is a thank you to my followers, you must be following this blog. I do check!
- You can enter by reblogging and liking this post. There is not a limit to how many times you can reblog this but please be courteous of those who follow you.
- The giveaway ends May 30th. I will chose the winner at 12 noon Eastern Time (United States and Canada). The winner will have 24 hours to respond before I pick a new winner.
- As a winner you need to be comfortable with giving me your address so I can ship the book to you. I pinky promise not to stalk you!
Good luck, fingers crossed that you win and may the odds be ever in your favor!
April Book Photo Challenge - Day 13 - Artistic Cover
I couldn’t get a good shot of this because the library put a plastic cover on it and I couldn’t get the phone’s camera to focus well. I chose Battle Magic by Tamora Pierce because I love knives and I love how prettily this one is presented.
by Andrew Ferez
Clearly they have different views on life.
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