Have you ever dealt with the issue of “no more bookshelf space grief“? The Homemade Game Guru YouTube channel offers instructions for how to put together an “Avengers Age of Ultron Emblem/Logo Bookcase.” If you want to make this craft project, watch the video tutorial embedded above. What do you think?
Lana Goldsmith, Intern
Hello OUPblog fans. After two fantastic months of coding posts, choosing excerpts, and various other tasks, my internship at Oxford University Press has come to a close. While I am looking forward to my future endeavors, I am going to miss working here very much. I learned more than I could have ever imagined from our titles and from my bright, dedicated colleagues. I will continue to enjoy the blog from the other side in the future. In the meantime, remember: there was country music in the 1920s, we can reform the transportation industry, and you can never read too much. Thank you and enjoy!
Is social media worth it to promote your business, even if you don’t sell kayaks?
What Franz Kafka, T. S. Elliot or Charlotte Bronte’s salaries would be if they were writing today.
You have a Friend Request from: the FBI.
The true breakfast of champions!
Make your bookshelf more aesthetically pleasing.
The other other Russian Classics.
Adding words to the dictionary will make it hella heavy.
Play Bingo with your book review.
An infographic of what people look at on the Internet.
The world’s longest outdoor bookcase.
Play with your Easter food.
How cool is this?!
I’m such a geek for library furniture and I particularly love this one – it looks so cozy and I can just imagine kids curling up in here with a favorite book.
On the other hand, I can just as easily see kids climbing on top of it or diving through that hole. Which is one of the fun and…er…challenging things about working in a public library or a school…
Image courtesy of Bookshelf
I just wanted to extend a hello to our new readers, many of whom I had the pleasure of meeting at ALA in San Diego earlier this week. As always, if you have suggestions, questions, ideas about/for OUPblog, I more than welcome them. You can email me at blog[at]oup[dot]com. And now, I present the Friday links…
Incredible footage of the flooding in Australia [White Light Bringer] – Related: You can donate to Queensland flood relief here.
LOOK AT THESE CAVE PHOTOS! [National Geographic]
Baby learns to just say ‘no’ [via]
Orchestra fail [YouTube audio only]
This child dances better than we ever will [YouTube]
Falling books bookshelf [via]
Some amazing basketball skillz [Dunking Devils]
An interesting question about the death penalty [GOOD]
And from The Next Web, the answer to the question you’ve all been asking…
eading has been a challenge lately, due to new baby and the delirium that accompanies around-the-clock breastfeeding. On the other hand, it has taken me three months to be able to comfortably leave the house, so I’ve had quite a bit of downtime.
My favorite book that I’ve read lately is, appropriately, about raising happy infants. Superbaby, by Dr. Jenn Berman was a gift from my mom the librarian, and has been a great help. It is a compendium of research and useful information from a variety of sources. So rather than an exhaustive study of, say, the positive effects of using ASL as baby sign, it dedicates a nicely summarized chapter and moves along. For the attention deprived among us, it is a quick way to wade through a pile of information.
When I was pregnant, I read about 500 Terry Pratchett books. I was emotionally wrung-out, and they provided just the right balance of humor and comfortingly happy endings to keep me going. If you haven’t read any of the Discworld novels, I often recommend Small Gods, or Guards, Guards!, but you can start anywhere. If it were possible, I and almost everyone I know would like to give Terry Pratchett a hug for being such a nifty writer.
Connie Willis. I’ve been working my way through everything she has ever written, novels, short stories, novellas, introductions and interviews. I don’t usually obsess this much over reading an author’s full catalog, but Connie Willis shares many of the same qualities that make me enjoy Terry Pratchett, in addition to a fantastic grasp of European history and a charming tendency to always turn the Most Frustrating character into the means of Everything Working Out in the End.
If you haven’t read any Connie Willis, I suggest starting with the short story