Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 22 November, 2014

My favorite tweets from the past week.

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Fun Facts Friday: Voltaire

The name Voltaire, which the author started using in 1718, is an ana­gram of "AROVET LI," the Latinized spelling of Arouet and the ini­tial let­ters of "le jeune" ("the young"). Many saw the adop­tion of the name, which fol­lowed his incar­cer­a­tion at the Bastille, as a for­mal sep­a­ra­tion from his fam­ily and past.

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Who is taller? The character or the actor who played them?

I saw this won­der­ful info­graphic on http://visual.ly/who-taller-character-or-actor-who-played-them and thought it was very cool. While I'm not a big fan of fan­tasy books, I am a big fan of the movies. I tried to read fan­tasy books, I sim­ply don't "get" them (I tried to read Lord of the Rings about 4 times the past two decades, never […]

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Giveaway & Book Review: Botticelli's Bastard by Stephen Maitland-Lewis

e pro­tag­o­nist of the book, an art dealer named Gio­vanni Fab­rizzi, finds an old paint­ing of an Ital­ian Count that starts talk­ing to him. The pic­ture tells Gio­vanni that it was painted by famed artist San­dro Bot­ti­celli and its his­tory from the 15th Cen­tury to the 20th Cen­tury when it was stolen from a Jew­ish fam­ily by the Nazis.

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Infographics: The Definitive Guide to Banned Books Vol. 2

Another won­der­ful info­graphic from www.lovereading.co.uk, books which are con­sid­ered clas­sics were banned by well mean­ing simpletons.

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Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 15 November, 2014

Arm­chair BEA – Intro­duc­tionmanoflabook.com/wp/?p=9119&utm…#BookRe­view A new Info­graph­ics: The Defin­i­tive Guide to Banned Books Vol. 1manoflabook.com/wp/?p=11668 Twit­ter Roundup for Week End­ing 25 August, 2012 manoflabook.com/wp/?p=6790&utm… #BookRe­view The Ama­zon Cir­cus: All the world's a stage in today's media dis­putescnet.com/news/the-amazo… Thoughts on: Pandora's Grave by Stephen Eng­landmanoflabook.com/wp/?p=3659&utm…#BookRe­view Fun Facts Fri­day: Mark Twainmanoflabook.com/wp/?p=7763&utm…#BookRe­view RT @eliz­a­beth­scraig: Why Stephen King'’s Road […]

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Infographics: The Definitive Guide to Banned Books Vol. 1

I recently saw this infor­gaphic (vol. 2 com­ing soon) from  www.lovereading.co.uk, very cool and actu­ally fright­en­ing to think that these books would be banned.

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Fun Facts Friday: Astrid Lindgren

Mrs. Lind­gren cre­ated her most famous char­ac­ter, Pippi Long­stock­ing, after the birth of her daugh­ter Karin to ease her time when she was sick.

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Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 22 November, 2014

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 22 November, 2014

My favorite tweets from the past week.

Fun Facts Friday: Voltaire

Fun Facts Friday: Voltaire

The name Voltaire, which the author started using in 1718, is an ana­gram of "AROVET LI," the Latinized spelling of Arouet and the ini­tial let­ters of "le jeune" ("the young"). Many saw the adop­tion of the name, which fol­lowed his incar­cer­a­tion at the Bastille, as a for­mal sep­a­ra­tion from his fam­ily and past.

Who is taller? The character or the actor who played them?

Who is taller? The character or the actor who played them?

I saw this won­der­ful info­graphic on http://visual.ly/who-taller-character-or-actor-who-played-them and thought it was very cool. While I'm not a big fan of fan­tasy books, I am a big fan of the movies. I tried to read fan­tasy books, I sim­ply don't "get" them (I tried to read Lord of the Rings about 4 times the past two decades, never […]

Giveaway & Book Review: Botticelli's Bastard by Stephen Maitland-Lewis

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e pro­tag­o­nist of the book, an art dealer named Gio­vanni Fab­rizzi, finds an old paint­ing of an Ital­ian Count that starts talk­ing to him. The pic­ture tells Gio­vanni that it was painted by famed artist San­dro Bot­ti­celli and its his­tory from the 15th Cen­tury to the 20th Cen­tury when it was stolen from a Jew­ish fam­ily by the Nazis.

Infographics: The Definitive Guide to Banned Books Vol. 2

Infographics: The Definitive Guide to Banned Books Vol. 2

Another won­der­ful info­graphic from www.lovereading.co.uk, books which are con­sid­ered clas­sics were banned by well mean­ing simpletons.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 15 November, 2014

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 15 November, 2014

Arm­chair BEA – Intro­duc­tionmanoflabook.com/wp/?p=9119&utm…#BookRe­view A new Info­graph­ics: The Defin­i­tive Guide to Banned Books Vol. 1manoflabook.com/wp/?p=11668 Twit­ter Roundup for Week End­ing 25 August, 2012 manoflabook.com/wp/?p=6790&utm… #BookRe­view The Ama­zon Cir­cus: All the world's a stage in today's media dis­putescnet.com/news/the-amazo… Thoughts on: Pandora's Grave by Stephen Eng­landmanoflabook.com/wp/?p=3659&utm…#BookRe­view Fun Facts Fri­day: Mark Twainmanoflabook.com/wp/?p=7763&utm…#BookRe­view RT @eliz­a­beth­scraig: Why Stephen King'’s Road […]

Infographics: The Definitive Guide to Banned Books Vol. 1

Infographics: The Definitive Guide to Banned Books Vol. 1

I recently saw this infor­gaphic (vol. 2 com­ing soon) from  www.lovereading.co.uk, very cool and actu­ally fright­en­ing to think that these books would be banned.

Fun Facts Friday: Astrid Lindgren

Fun Facts Friday: Astrid Lindgren

Mrs. Lind­gren cre­ated her most famous char­ac­ter, Pippi Long­stock­ing, after the birth of her daugh­ter Karin to ease her time when she was sick.

Book Review: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Book Review: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

About: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexan­der Smith is an engag­ing novel which is thought pro­vok­ing with an inter­est­ing premise. This is Mr. Smith’s debut novel. 384 pages Pub­lisher: Atria Books Lan­guage: Eng­lish ISBN-10: 1476730539 My rat­ing for Forty Acres — 4 Buy this book from in paper or elec­tronic for­mat*   Thoughts: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexan­der Smith […]

Guest Post: What’s in a Name? by Don Bredes

Guest Post: What’s in a Name? by Don Bredes

Their influ­ence on the cul­ture can be far-reaching. The Won­der­ful Wiz­ard of Oz was first pub­lished, to great acclaim, in 1900. Four years later, respond­ing reluc­tantly to the demands of the novel’s admir­ers, the author pub­lished a sequel, The Mar­velous Land of Oz. Baum’s eager, insis­tent read­ers would not let him stop there. His pub­lisher released addi­tional sequels in 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913, and every year there­after until 1919, when he died.

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