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housingworksbookstore:

This week at HWBC:

It’s Geek Week! For the next two weeks, all of our geekiest items (sci fi, fantasy, comics, vintage vinyl, science, and math books) are 30% off!

Tomorrow we’re hosting Comedy Notebook with Liam McEneaney! He’ll be with W Kamau Bell, Lizz Winstead, and musical guest Mike Doughty. Maybe some special guests will stop by like last time.

On Wednesday, the newly relaunched Story Magazine will be here with a Special “B-Side” Launch! Ryan Britt, Allegra Frazier, and James Hannahm will be chatting about the intersection of genre fiction and literary fiction.

The Moth is back on Thursday with StorySLAM: Escape! It always sells out. If you’re coming, get here early, wait in line, make a new friend. Also, the store will be closing at 6PM so that we can set up.

Are you a geek? Are you a nerd? Are you unsure if they’re the same? On Friday we’ve got Geeks vs. Nerds Trivia Happy Hour with hosts Kevin Harrington of Boston’s Geek Week Comedy and Geek Comedy Night and Jen Dziura of the Williamsburg Spelling Bee!

Finally, on Saturday morning, the History and Pop Culture book group will be discussing Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.’s Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune.

molly23:

nprbooks:

artjonak:

The great-great-great grandchildren of Dickens take a selfie with him on his 202nd birthday.

Although the author himself hoped to avoid such commemoration, a statue of Charles Dickens was unveiled last week just in time for his 202nd birthday. 

This is so 2014 I almost can’t process it.
I want these kids to get a van and solve mysteries with the ghost of their great-great-great grandfather.

molly23:

nprbooks:

artjonak:

The great-great-great grandchildren of Dickens take a selfie with him on his 202nd birthday.

Although the author himself hoped to avoid such commemoration, a statue of Charles Dickens was unveiled last week just in time for his 202nd birthday. 

This is so 2014 I almost can’t process it.

I want these kids to get a van and solve mysteries with the ghost of their great-great-great grandfather.

(Source: Daily Mail)

nprbooks:

Today in book news,  NASA is working with sci-fi publisher tordotcom to create “NASA-Inspired Works of Fiction.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, “The partnership pairs up novelists with NASA scientists and engineers, who help writers develop scientifically plausible story lines and spot-check manuscripts for technical errors.” An unnamed NASA official told the Journal that in return, NASA gets “an innovative way to reach out to the public to raise awareness of what the agency is doing.”
Obviously, Petra is very excited.
You can read an excerpt of the first novel in the series – Pillar To The Sky, about a multibillion-dollar effort to build a 23,000-mile-high space elevator – over on Tor’s website.
Image: NASA illustration shows the concept of a space elevator.

Woohoo! SPACE ELEVATOR TIEM. Talk to us about space elevators, they are seriously fascinating things.

nprbooks:

Today in book news,  NASA is working with sci-fi publisher tordotcom to create “NASA-Inspired Works of Fiction.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, “The partnership pairs up novelists with NASA scientists and engineers, who help writers develop scientifically plausible story lines and spot-check manuscripts for technical errors.” An unnamed NASA official told the Journal that in return, NASA gets “an innovative way to reach out to the public to raise awareness of what the agency is doing.”

Obviously, Petra is very excited.

You can read an excerpt of the first novel in the series – Pillar To The Sky, about a multibillion-dollar effort to build a 23,000-mile-high space elevator – over on Tor’s website.

Image: NASA illustration shows the concept of a space elevator.

Woohoo! SPACE ELEVATOR TIEM. Talk to us about space elevators, they are seriously fascinating things.

you-cant-take-the-sky-from-me:

kidneysagain:

First I saw the doctors, then I saw the math.



Suddenly everything is starting to make sense…

you-cant-take-the-sky-from-me:

kidneysagain:

First I saw the doctors, then I saw the math.

Suddenly everything is starting to make sense…

(via doctorwho)

themarysue:

4fuckssake:

jackfreak1994:

When Lilo graduated from High School, Grand Councilwoman immediately calls her and tells her that she is really interested for her to become a future Captain of the Galactic Armada, but for her to do that she will first have to attend G.A.C.C. (Galactic Alliance Community College). Lilo is happy for the offer, but says that she will only accept if Stitch could go with her. With the Councilwoman’s approval, both friends waste no time to pack their bags, excited of what their future awaits.

I would watch this so hard

that’s some good headcanon

Grown up Lilo is making us the proudest.

themarysue:

4fuckssake:

jackfreak1994:

When Lilo graduated from High School, Grand Councilwoman immediately calls her and tells her that she is really interested for her to become a future Captain of the Galactic Armada, but for her to do that she will first have to attend G.A.C.C. (Galactic Alliance Community College). Lilo is happy for the offer, but says that she will only accept if Stitch could go with her.

With the Councilwoman’s approval, both friends waste no time to pack their bags, excited of what their future awaits.

I would watch this so hard

that’s some good headcanon

Grown up Lilo is making us the proudest.

JK Rowling Admits Ronbledore Is Real

lazybookreviews:

I have said this before and I will say it again: I will never be intimidated into silence about Ronbledore. Wake up, sheeple. The evidence is already all there in the books. Did Cedric Diggory know too much about Ronbledore? Why is “Cho Chang” an anagram for “Weasley Time Prison”? Why does Parvati Patil keep referring to Ron as “Headmaster Time-Child” during the Yule Ball before she dissolves into a disembodied ball of gas? We’re through the looking glass, here.”

Our cheeks hurt from laughing so hard.

When there’s trouble, you call DW!
(Because this is what we wish the Twelfth Doctor’s costume actually looked like.)

spx:

What, oh nothing… Just visiting the local library my daughter. And then there was this display.

Folks, I think we’re winning.

And when you come to SPX you support our graphic novel gift program, which helps us run up the score.

This is so great.

buzzfeed:

You won’t believe how much money we paid for untouched photos of these Disney princesses.

Crushing on Buzzfeed so hard right now.

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Schneewittchen / Snow White’ by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Heinrich Lefler. Part of a fairy tale calender published 1905 by Berger & Wirth, Leipzig.
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fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Schneewittchen / Snow White by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Heinrich Lefler. Part of a fairy tale calender published 1905 by Berger & Wirth, Leipzig.

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(via spx)