The above image of an Audubon magpie printed on a vintage book page can be found at the FauxKiss Etsy shop.
I’m already swooning: Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios are already at work on the next arc of the phenomenal Pretty Deadly. Sample page below but several more pages at the link.
Few people reading this post will be interested in these links, I think, but (a) I’m a sucker for organizing and (b) I’d love to have a craft room so well appointed. For those of you intrigued, check our the organizing of Martha Stewart’s craft room, part 1 and part 2.
Typewriterhead is a short film by Eric Giessmann about “A man with a typewriter-head [who] tries to get rid of his out-of-control thoughts” (via):
My friend Jennifer sent me the link for 18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit in Their Lifetime, and it’s really work clicking through. Some gorgeous, gorgeous libraries, like the first one on the list, the Admont Library in Admont, Austria:
Speaking of libraries, Greer Gilman, one of my beloved authors who first lifted off the top of my head with the majestic Moonwise way back in 1991, wrote a post recently about re-arranging her home library, which, while short, was a delightful read. Adding to the delight are the comments from readers about their own libraries.
Related: check out this article about Book Storage in Tiny Houses. I love the idea of the Tiny House movement, but I’ve often wondered how bibliophiles fit their collections in such a small space. The crawl-in book cubby, below, is super cool.
Continuing on the subject of books, check out this New Yorker article on Saying Goodbye to a Secret Bookstore, namely Brazenhead Books. AWP describes Brazenhead Books as a “speakeasy bookstore and literary salon [that] had operated out of an apartment at 235 East 84th Street. The windows were blacked out, and inside, discreet patrons frequented the shelves and tall stacks of books.” I wonder if someone has already used the “speakeasy bookstore” in a story or novel….
Girl Meets World meets Frank Miller. I’ve watched Girl Meets World with my youngest nieces; I have to say it’s pretty charming.
Beth shared this link with me on Facebook: Boy Who Couldn’t Afford Books Asks Mailman for Junk Mail to Read. Gonna get you right in the feels, that will.
And for a different set of book-related feels: Are you there, Greenpoint man? It’s Judy Blume.
Check out this video about the youngest master penman in the world, Jake Weidmann (and check out some examples of his work here):
“Why should things be easy to understand?” ~Thomas Pynchon
Juan Santapau posted a new episode of The Secret Knots!
Also, check out If You Want to Write by Summer Pierre at The Rumpus (via):
Pop Culture Disorder examines 5 ways The Little Mermaid is the most terrifying Disney movie. Man, I love Daniel O’Brien!
People, what is happening?!? (via)