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url 2016-12-04 20:35
Flavorwire: Bookish Getaways for Lit Lovers

As we enter the heart of winter, some of us are already dreaming up ways to escape the chill and vacation somewhere cozy with a good book. Taking that sentiment to the extreme, we’ve collected several bookish getaway spots to plan your next trip. From a hostel where you can sleep in a bookcase, to an immersive world worthy of a Dickens’ novel, here are some of the best book-inspired vacations.

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review 2016-03-01 23:10
Feed Review by Archer
Feed - Mira Grant

Well slap my arse and call me Bertha, this book moved me.

 

I’ve had a great deal of difficulty finding books that I actually give enough of a shit about to finish in recent years. So for me to finish a trilogy… and then go back and re-read the fucking thing is amazeballs. And I fell in love with the plight of the characters in this story from the very moment that I met them.

 

The background of the world is the gloriously undead. The shambling and rotted masses of the infected. In a world where the common cold and cancer (ALL CANCER) are a thing of the past, the genetically engineered super viruses joined together and had an unexpected side effect… RESURRECTION!

 

But Brain eating aside, the rest of the world continued. The apocalypse happened, and life moved on. Isn’t that just awesome? there are still cities, utilities, presidential campaigns, TV shows… and the news media has changed in such a way that now the most trusted news outlet sites are blogs, because bloggers didn’t lie about the issue when traditional news did. It’s awesome.

 

In this tale we follow the crew from the After the End Times news site. They’re three 20 somethings on the presidential campaign as a candidates official press pool. The writing is fresh and easy to follow, and the tone is so absorbing that I honestly read the book in about 3 or 4 sittings around work. I couldn’t put it down, I didn’t just read it, I fucking devoured it.

 

Mira grant kept the pace flowing at just the right speed, and added conflict and conspiracy with just the right timing that the reader is propelled, page after page, into the heart of a story that is gritty and real, despite the zombies, and shows a tenderness that is not often found in many horror thrillers of it’s ilk.

 

I don’t want to spoil anything for you for this book because I’d hate for anyone to have done that for me but suffice it to say, if you like thrillers and zombies then this book is definitely worth your time. The characters are likable, the writing is clean and easy to follow, and most importantly (and terrifyingly in my opinion) it’s absolutely believable. The hubris of mankind releasing something unchecked and being unaware and unready for the consequences, but adapting and surviving any way? That happens at least once a generation. And this is an excellent example of what could be. I can’t recommend it enough.

 

Happy reading peeps!

Archer

Source: Well slap my arse and call me Bertha, this book moved me. I’ve had a great deal of difficulty finding books that I actually give enough of a shit about to finish in recent years. So for me to finish a trilogy… and then go back and re-read the fuck
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url 2015-07-20 15:44
"3 Easy Steps Turn A Boring Bookcase Into A Beautiful Statement Piece"

This is unintentionally humorous. For example:

 

"Bookshelves are not just for books," Berkus says. On his shelves, Berkus has framed family photos, a piece of coral bought at a flea market, a small figurine brought back from vacation, and some hidden treasures picked up a garage sale.

 

In my reality, this would only work if I piled even more of my books in my closet than are already there. My bookshelves are as full as I can make them. There is literally no room to artfully display a figurine or a picture frame. What's the point of my bookcases if they're not storing as much of my ridiculously large library as possible?

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url 2015-07-03 09:25
How Good Is Your Colour Vision?

I came across this test and I really liked it. It starts really easy but becomes quite hard.

I have the eye sight of a hawk apparently =)

 

How good is your colour vision?

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url 2014-06-03 18:44
The Red Velvet (love) Mite (Oatmeal)

This little comic has made my freakin' day.  Enjoy :P

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