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LEGO Bookends – gotta have ’em!

LEGO Bookends - gotta have them!

LEGO Bookends from MOCPages

Love these LEGO bookends by LEGO Junkie!

Also, visit more LEGO Junkie creations at Flickr.

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Posted by on October 5, 2013 in Art, Books, LEGO, Photos

 

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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx Browsing movie books!

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For those of you who crave to know even more about your favorite movies, here’s a sampling of what one particular movie book publisher, McFarland, offers:

  1. The Marx Brothers as Social Critics: Satire and Comic Nihilism in Their Films – Martin A. Gardner

  2. Vixens, Floozies and Molls: 28 Actresses of Late 1920s and 1930s Hollywood – Hans J. Wollstein

  3. The Titanic in Print and on Screen: An Annotated Guide to Books, Films, Television Shows and Other Media – D. Brian Anderson 

  4. The Image of Librarians in Cinema, 1917-1999 – Ray Tevis and Brenda Tevis 

  5. Food in the Movies, 2d ed. – Steve Zimmerman 

  6. Reel Portrayals: The Lives of 640 Historical Persons on Film, 1929 through 2001 – Michael G. Stevens Edited by R. Thompson

  7. The First Hollywood Sound Shorts, 1926-1931 – Edwin M. Bradley 

  8. The Literary Monster on Film: Five Nineteenth Century British Novels and Their Cinematic Adaptations – Abigail Burnham Bloom 

  9. William Powell: The Life and Films – Roger Bryant 

  10. June Cleaver Was a Feminist!: Reconsidering the Female Characters of Early Television – Cary O’Dell

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Books, Movie

 

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Judge a book by its … Vassos cover!

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Very cool Art Deco book bindings by well-known industrial and graphic designer, John Vassos. From 1927 to 1935, there were nine books illustrated by Vassos, which included graphic books by himself and his wife, Ruth, plus some of Oscar Wilde’s works. The Wolfsonian-FIU library collection for rare monographs houses the three books pictured here.

Vassos was also known for designing less literary items: the popular Peevy subway turnstiles, early television and radio cabinets, Hohner accordions, and shotguns.

Radio by Vassos

Radio by Vassos

“Phobia,” his book published in 1931, exhibited futuristic illustrations of claustrophobia, acrophobia, and mechanophobia. Visit JVJ Publishing to read more about this original artist.

"Phobia" illustration

“Phobia” illustration

 

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Art, Books

 

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Even toys gotta read!

Smarth LEGO minifigure reading near bookcase.

Good to see this little guy take time out from being “toyed” with to relax and read a bit. I wonder what he’s reading. It’s a thick book! Could it be Gone With the Wind? Or, maybe it’s Game of Thrones. How about Harry Potter? It could be War and Peace too. Gosh, I’m probably disturbing him.

Quietly tiptoeing off to find my own book.  Shh…

LEGO Creation by smarth

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2013 in Books, LEGO, Photos

 

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I don’t know about you, but this is how I always read my books!

I don't know about you, but this is how I always read a book!

Gianfranco Ferré model, Linda Evangelista, 1992.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2013 in Books, Photos

 

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What time is it? Time to read a book, of course!

Now, I know what time it is!

Love this clock! Found it on cafe press – an “avid reader” gift. 

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2013 in Books

 

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“Dear Library, I Have Lost Your Book.”

Peanuts comic, Charlie Brown, Charles Schulz

Per Guinness World Records:The world´s largest fine for an overdue library book is $345.14 (£203.29), the amount owed at two cents a day for the poetry book Days and Deeds checked out of Kewanee Public Library, Illinois, USA in April 1955 by Emily Canellos-Simms. Although the book was due back 19 April 1955, Emily found it in her mother´s house 47 years later and presented the library with a check for overdue fines.” Gosh, I feel guilty when I’m a day late!

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2013 in Books, Cartoon

 

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