Suzer

nprbooks:

littlebrown:

Peep Music: A peep diorama celebrating Frog Music by Emma Donoghue.
We’ll be posting more peep dioramas this week as it gets closer to Easter. You can see them all here.

I think my favorite is all the peeps hanging out in the refrigerator reading Michael Ruhlman’s Egg

Check out our conversation with Ruhlman here.  And of course, the grand-daddy of all peep diorama events is the Washington Post's annual contest — winners will be announced this Sunday!

nprbooks:

littlebrown:

Peep Music: A peep diorama celebrating Frog Music by Emma Donoghue.

We’ll be posting more peep dioramas this week as it gets closer to Easter. You can see them all here.

I think my favorite is all the peeps hanging out in the refrigerator reading Michael Ruhlman’s Egg

Check out our conversation with Ruhlman here.  And of course, the grand-daddy of all peep diorama events is the Washington Post's annual contest — winners will be announced this Sunday!

Neil Diamond

—Sweet Caroline

this-day-in-baseball:

April 16, 2013

In tribute to the victims of yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombings, the fans at Yankee Stadium sing Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, the anthem of AL East rival Boston Red Sox. Prior to their game against Arizona, the Yankees display their logo next to the Red Sox emblem with the words “United We Stand” on an outside video board.

Just one more reason baseball is the greatest sport in the history of ever.

Longest unread book on the bookshelf

I’ve had copies of books I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. I thought the longest unread  book  was “100 Years of Solitude” that I got a year after I graduated from college. That trumped “War and Peace” that I got in high school, but somewhere along the way got misplaced. When I checked way back in the back of my bookcase, “100 Years” wasn’t there! I must have given it away, or maybe it’s hidden on another shelf, (I often have 3 layers of books on shelves).

What I could see, way back in the back, on the very dusty shelf — maybe now it’s Henry James “The Ambassador” or “The Brothers Karamazov” — neither book do I plan on reading any time soon. I did download “War and Peace” onto my kindle. It was free.

nprbooks:

pickeringtonlibrary:

Amanda and Donna both agree that the Batgirl sneakers are THE BEST.

Also, it’s National Library Workers Day.  Woohoo, party at the Reference Desk!

Partaaay!  We’ll bring the Bat-shots

Pour .5oz Captain Morgan into pint glass, and fill halfway with Coke. Pour Bailey’s, Vanilla vodka, and root beer schnapps in equal parts into shot glass. Sing “NANANANANANANANA BATMAAAAAAAN” and drop the shot glass into the pint glass. Drink quickly, before the Bailey’s curdles! Tastes like a root beer float, feels like a Batarang to the face.

Holy Dewey Decimal System, Batman!

— Petra

(Source: emmetoneallibrary)

Treesofreverie's April Read-A-Thon!

treesofreverie:

I’ve decided to hold a read-a-thon event! We’re now over a quarter of the way through 2014, so it’s a great time to assess where you are with your reading goals and progress for the year.

How can I join?

  • Anyone is free to join! Please REBLOG this post if you are interested in taking part in…

(via thebookcafee)

mapsontheweb:

Map of Separatist Regions in the EU with separatists in the National Parliament
Aetherastra:


This includes Autonomist and regionalist parties.
List of Regions and Parties:
Spain:
Asturias: Asturias Forum
Aragon: Aragonese Union
Basque Country: Amaiur, Basque Nationalist Party
Catalonia: Convergence and Union, Initiative for Catalonia Greens, Republican Left of Catalonia
Galicia: Galician Nationalist Bloc
Navarre(Spanish):Navarrese People’s Union
Navarre(Basque): Amaiur, Geroa Bai
Valencia: Commitment Coalition (Edit)
United Kingdom:
Scotland: Scottish National Party
Wales: Plaid Cymru
Northern Ireland: Social Democratic and Labour Party, Sinn Fein
Belgium:
Flanders: New Flemish Alliance, Flemish Interest
Netherlands:
Friesland: Frisian National Party
Romania:
Szekelyland: Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania
Italy:
South Tyrol: South Tyrolean People’s Party
Aosta Valley: Aosta Valley Coalition, Edelweiss, Valdostan Union
Trentino: Trentino Tyrolean Autonomist Party, Union for Trentino
Padania: Lega Nord
If you think there is anything wrong with this map, feel free to constructively criticize, or change it yourself. I made of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics, or NUTS map, on the second level, found here.
I included Autonomist and Regionalist Parties, as an autonomous area is still somewhat separate. Autonomy can also be a first step towards independence, as well. Sorry for any confusion.
A more accurate name for this might be “Map of Separatist, Autonomist and Regionalist regions in the EU, which have Separatists, Autonomists, and/or Regionalists in the National Legislature”
For the parties themselves I just used the Wikipedia pages of the Legislatures.
Map that includes only secessionists :http://i.imgur.com/Qm6JoGp.png



Edit: An error, Noord-Holland is marked instead of Friesland

mapsontheweb:

Map of Separatist Regions in the EU with separatists in the National Parliament

Aetherastra:

This includes Autonomist and regionalist parties.

List of Regions and Parties:

Spain:

Asturias: Asturias Forum

Aragon: Aragonese Union

Basque Country: Amaiur, Basque Nationalist Party

Catalonia: Convergence and Union, Initiative for Catalonia Greens, Republican Left of Catalonia

Galicia: Galician Nationalist Bloc

Navarre(Spanish):Navarrese People’s Union

Navarre(Basque): Amaiur, Geroa Bai

Valencia: Commitment Coalition (Edit)

United Kingdom:

Scotland: Scottish National Party

Wales: Plaid Cymru

Northern Ireland: Social Democratic and Labour Party, Sinn Fein

Belgium:

Flanders: New Flemish Alliance, Flemish Interest

Netherlands:

Friesland: Frisian National Party

Romania:

Szekelyland: Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania

Italy:

South Tyrol: South Tyrolean People’s Party

Aosta Valley: Aosta Valley Coalition, Edelweiss, Valdostan Union

Trentino: Trentino Tyrolean Autonomist Party, Union for Trentino

Padania: Lega Nord

If you think there is anything wrong with this map, feel free to constructively criticize, or change it yourself. I made of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics, or NUTS map, on the second level, found here.

I included Autonomist and Regionalist Parties, as an autonomous area is still somewhat separate. Autonomy can also be a first step towards independence, as well. Sorry for any confusion.

A more accurate name for this might be “Map of Separatist, Autonomist and Regionalist regions in the EU, which have Separatists, Autonomists, and/or Regionalists in the National Legislature

For the parties themselves I just used the Wikipedia pages of the Legislatures.

Map that includes only secessionists :http://i.imgur.com/Qm6JoGp.png

Edit: An error, Noord-Holland is marked instead of Friesland