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It’s holiday time though ….. so perhaps I will manage to reduce the number in the pile just a little bit before returning to work next month!

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This blog has evolved into a place to post anything at all relating to books and reading, so I guess this story is as newsworthy as any other I’ve come across over the  years!

Professor Matthew Goodwin, a professor of politics, was so sure that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party would not poll 38% in the recent UK election, he tweeted that he would “happily eat” his recently released book Brexit if he was wrong.

So ….. live on Sky TV ….. this is exactly what happened!

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What could be more cool than a bookmark?!

Most definitely a bookish badge!!

Having just come across this fabulous collection published in a post by Bookish – I’m definitely hooked!!

Just have a look at a couple of the badges displayed:

I just gunna have to drop hints to family and friends now.  🙂

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If you just can’t be without a book in your hands, then this is for you!

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Light and easy to carry and both water and UV resistant, it’s certain that AquaReader is  one of those accessories that you just must have!  Check it out!

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When you love books and you love art – it’s nothing but sheer joy when the two intersect!

Oh the pleasure when this happened to me recently when I spotted a painting by Massimo Giannoni while window shopping in one of the world’s most magnificent locations  – Capri.

Fresh from discovering a most beautiful gallery in Positano – Liquid Art System – it was like finding an old friend when we bumped into another branch of this gallery while wandering the streets of Capri.

An hour zipped by as we wandered around enjoying the most amazing paintings, sculptures and installations we’d ever seen in a gallery.

And then, there, tucked away in one room was this beautiful painting, an oil on canvas, by Massimo Giannoni – Libreria con scala a chiocciola – which in English translates to Spiral staircase bookcase.

Book painting photographed at liauid art system - Isle of Capri -April 2017

This photograph of the painting which we took, doesn’t fully capture the rich and warm colours that kept us mesmerized for some time.  Sadly too, it was a smidgen too big for our suitcase.

If you ever happen upon one of the Liquid Art System galleries in different locations around the world though, be sure to set aside an hour or more to enjoy your visit.  And – be sure to ask one of the knowledgeable assistants to explain the thinking behind the art.  Complex explanations of some of the pieces we enjoyed seeing still reverberate within us – even now after we’ve returned home.

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I’m not quite sure why I have such a love of bookarks ….. but I do!!

So when I came across this site recently, I was quite blown away!

Showcased on My Modern Met – a fabulous website which presents some of the world’s most outstanding designs – the work of Olena Mysnyk,  who designs captivating bookmarks and ships them off to all ends of the earth, are breathtaking beautiful!

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Imagine, for instance, marking the spot of your book with this bookmark! Or for that matter any of the others included in the Quirky Bookmarks post on My Modern Met.

If you are as keen as I am though and want to work out which one to add to your own bookmark collection, then head straight to My Book Mark and check out the online shop.

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With our summer holidays just finished in Australia, many of us are taking a little while to ‘get back into it!’

Settling back into work-a-day routines isn’t made any easier when coming across locations such as this one which has to be the ultimate hotel for any one of us working in libraries!

The Library Hotel in New York where each floor celebrates one of the 10 categories of the Dewey Decimal System and has a reading room that is open 24 hours looks and feels amazing – and that’s just from watching this video!!

 

So when are the next holidays?!  🙂

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