Did you know in 1881, they introduced what are now considered the earliest known #emoticons in the English language?
:D ... err ...😃 https://octodon.social/media/7UUVbOp39QI3txUCBFw
A listy collection that we and a whole buncha other localish queer sorts built containing a great deal of books by trans, two spirit, and gender diverse authors. Please boost as its a really helpful resource for trans sorts who like books (and people who have libraries in their town and want moar stuff like this available).
Books Authored by Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Diverse Authors:
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We've worked on a few old German wire bindings over the years and I've always had trouble envisioning the original binding process. I have taken a deep dive on it this evening thanks to this starting point: http://pressbengel.blogspot.com/2011/05/wire-stapled-bindings-drahtheftung.html?m=1
I love closing those knowledge gaps!
(And they didn't just print Puck Magazine, but diplomas, election certificates, bonds, and more; all on display.)
She is looking for recommendations as well as books to "appreciate all those (lesser-known) authors who are not appreciated for their work!"
"#KindredSpirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 🙂
Some wee good wishes for y'all 🙂
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Not perfect: doesn't have #SpiderRobinson 😔 But a random check for both children/YA & adults' books, modern & err ... not quite so modern, was otherwise complete.
PS: love #SpiderRobinson. Writes both short stories, incl short story series like the 'Callahan' books, & full novels.
Know 2 people who know him personally & swear he's wonderful, but am too shy/awed to contact him. 😮
When you can't decide on which book to read - or doing research & need several books at once: an eighteenth century rotating book carousel. #books
I *love* Easter eggs! But don't blink - you might miss them! 🤣🤣🤣 (I'm sorry - I couldn't resist! Just a little #DrWho ❤️.)
"This seemed like another means to assert the relevance of poetry in our lifetime."
"A celebration of Obama ... we could use words from poets that honored us as a nation through the lens of celebrating this historic presidency."
#OTD in 1755, Samuel Johnson's 'A Dictionary of the English Language' was published in 2 volumes.
Have been a #dictionary lover since wee; have not one but *two* OEDs in the house, the 'good one' & the everyday. 🤣
For Cdn students: Gr 7-9 & 10-12
2017 Shakespeare Selfie Contest!
(err ... Soliloquy/Monologue Contest)
THE CHALLENGE: In the Shakespeare Selfie, we ask students to write a modern-day soliloquy or monologue (200-400 words) by a Shakespearean character, based on a prominent news, pop culture or current affairs event from the last year (April 2016-April 2017).
More details here: http://www.cbc.ca/books/2017/01/shakespeare-selfie-2017.html
'A good book is a lighthouse...Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky & dark waters of life.'
Secondhand & rare books, Canada
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more