Tuesday, July 29, 2014
So I just discovered this webstore called Out of Print that specializes in creating clothing and products that feature iconic book covers, and they have some of my favorites!!
This is their mission statement: "We work closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in our collections. Each product is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book. In addition to spreading the joy of reading through our tees and accessories, we acknowledge that many parts of the world don’t have access to books at all. We are working to change that. For each product sold, one book is donated to a community in need through our partner Books For Africa. How we read is changing as we move further into the digital age. It’s unclear what the role of the book cover will be in this new era, but we feel it’s more important than ever to reflect on our own individual experiences with great literary art before it’s forever changed."
What's your favorite?
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Friday, July 25, 2014
I just stumbled across this amazing short animation by the Royal Shakespeare Company to go along with the plays they are performing. This video is from the project they did with a class of MA Character Animation students on Shakespeare's plays.
Do you enjoy Shakespeare? What's your favorite work by him? My favorite is hands down A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
So the trailer for the movie adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's book Wild just came out, and it is only serving to further ignite my interest in (and nebulous goals to accomplish) treks.
From Goodreads: "A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone. Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her."
What is your favorite book about surviving in the wild?