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Quick Review: The Icewind Dale Trilogy, by RA Salvatore

Years ago, when I played the video game Baldur’s Gate, there was an encounter with a character that the player was obviously supposed to think was famous or something. I’d never read any of the Forgotten Realms novels so I’d never heard of him, but as a marketing ploy it worked,

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This is obviously one of the books I use when I’m referencing folklore material such as faeries. I’m not sure where or when I got this book actually – it’s just sort of always been around. You can see it’s had some wear and tear to it.  At some point the spine fell off and someone has tried to use tape to keep it on.

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The rare book library at Yale University has no windows..because the walls are made of translucent marble.

dontwaitforinspiration:

crookedwiings:

cloudfreed:

bbcbecausebenedictcumberbatch:

did-you-kno:

*Heavy breathing*

because direct unfiltered sunlight may damage the older books and age them more quickly 🙂

*EXTREME HEAVY BREATHING*

Holy shit that second pic is breathtaking like look at the colour and the reflection it’s incredible!!

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The Logos Hope is the world’s largest
floating book fair. The 430-foot ship is
run by a German charity organization
and staffed by volunteers. They have
distributed over 7 million books to 63
countries in 8 years, and their mission
is to bring knowledge,

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I redid the sign at work and it’s my favourite so far.

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I would never deface a book by writing in it (unless of course it is a notebook), but it is common when someone buys a book as a gift that they write some message inside. Then when you buy a used book you get a tiny glimpse into some stranger’s life.

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Remember I posted ages ago the intro to the old animated movie ‘Flight of Dragons’, and I mentioned that it was (very loosely) based on a book that’s now out of print?  Well look I went and got, used from Amazon. Hardback, sleeves a tiny bit scuffed, and someone has written ‘St David’s’ inside of it (a school,

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Review: Paranormality by Richard Wiseman

So I’m going to start writing some quick reviews again, because I like to and it gives me something to do.  I’m starting with a non-fiction just because it was the last thing I read.

So Richard Wiseman is a psychologist.  Before he was a psychologist he was a magician,

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That time the US Supreme Court almost had to rule on whether there was an afterlife…

Okay that may be overstating things slightly, although there was a lot of hype like that in the press at the time.  It was all because of this book, Jap Herron, written in 1917 by Mark Twain… who died in 1910.

It… well it actually started with a woman named Pearl Curran from St Louis who in 1913 was using a Ouija board and made contact with the spirit of a seventeenth century englishwoman named Patience Worth. 

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Are we ever going to hear the Killer Aqua Bunnies play?

I don’t know how familiar you are with books, but they usually don’t have an actual audio component.  I mean, you can get audio books I suppose, but in any case, it would actually mean having to hire an actual girl band to pretend to be a fictional all.  I don’t have the contact details of any or the money really,

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