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Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-28-2016: Stepping On Your Own [OregonMuse]

University of Washington's Suzzallo Library Graduate Reading Room (Look at that pic. Go on, click on it. It doesn't seem likely to me that that building started out as a library, much less a "graduate reading room". I wonder...

Late-Night “Yeah, We Knew It Was Coming” Open Thread: PIVOT!

"… there's nothing Trump can do that won't be forgiven. Except change his immigration policies." — @AnnCoulter in her new book. — Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) August 24, 2016 Trump tells Hannity he's open to "softening" laws dealing with undocumented immigrants already in the country. https://t.co/3jNCEIwLJu — McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) August 23, 2016 Trump, in excerpt […]

These Comic Book Formal Suits Are Wonderfully Bonkers

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Recently Fun.com announced a series of Marvel and DC “secret identity” suits, which let you wear fancy threads with a hidden bit of comic-book geekery . The company’s latest suits, however, throw all that subtlety out of the window in favor of full-on suit insanity. Read more...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-21-2016: Summertime [OregonMuse]

Libreria El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore, Buenos Aires, Argentina Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread,...

Second Best Moments.

A couple of years ago, in this LH thread, Ian recommended Frank Kuppner‘s book Second Best Moments in Chinese History, saying “Everything Kuppner writes is gorgeous. He uses an idiom of surreal wistfulness that might have distant forebears in a few other British writers, but essentially didn’t exist until he invented it”; I recently got […]

Monday Morning Open Thread: Geekbait!

I had no idea this movie was coming out, and now I cannot wait. Taraji P. Henson! Octavia Spencer! JANELLE MONAE!… and rocket ships. Since the book it’s based on won’t be released till September, I may have to read Rise of the Rocket Girls while I’m waiting. Apart from finding other reasons to […]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-14-2016: Leaping Forward [OregonMuse]

AD White Reading Room at Uris Library, Cornell University Click on the pic for a larger version; it should open in a new tab. No doubt this room was where noted deep thinker Keith Olbermann spent many hours in...

Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-07-2016: Infidels [OregonMuse]

"Wow! Look At This Impressive CGI-Rendered Library!" Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where...

Congrats to Tom! (Open Thread)

Our own Tom Levenson’s “The Hunt for Vulcan” has been short-listed for the Royal Society prize for science books. As Joe Biden might say, that’s a big fucking deal! Tom, to say you class up this joint is an understatement on the order of calling Donald Trump “mildly disagreeable.” Congratulations, man! H/T: Valued commenter Scav.

Why Not You?

After writing a book titled Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites, I was given the opportunity to pen several byline articles and blogs. There's a common thread in everything I write, and it is that you are in charge of your own destiny. Show More Summary

Joshua Palmatier contest winner!

Our lucky winner will get her hands on Joshua Palmatier's Threading the Needle (Canada, USA), along with a copy of the first volume, Shattering of the Ley, compliments of the folks at Daw Books.The winner is:Nora-Adrienne Deret, from Brooklyn, New York, USAMany thanks to all the participants!

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-31-2016: Up Against The Wall [OregonMuse]

Rose Reading Room, New York Public Library A good Booke is the pretious life-blood of a mafter fpirit, imbalm'd and treafur'd up on purpofe to a life beyond lifeJohn Milton, Areopagitica(Sign above the entrance to the Rose Reading Room)...

Monday Evening Open Thread: Meanwhile, From the Real Enemy of Our Democracy…

Trump says he'd like to write a book about the sensitive info his VP possibilities turned over to his campaign. #itllhappen — Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) July 25, 2016 Trump says Pence came back clean but other vets turned up "many, many pages" of info on VP options https://t.co/rB01ZzSJis — Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) July 25, 2016 […]

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-24-2016: It's Commies All The Way Down[OregonMuse]

University of Michigan Law Library Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where men are...

Saturday Afternoon Open Thread: Graphic Images

So. I am writing a comic book series for Marvel. https://t.co/adcBWBtThT — roxane gay (@rgay) July 22, 2016 My inner teenage comix geek still gets excited when new, diverse writers get top billing… especially when they’re highlighted in the NYTimes! … Her story, written with Mr. [Ta-Nehisi] Coates, will follow Ayo and Aneka, two lovers […]

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: How to make plagiarism (instead of death) the core of the campaign

Monday and Tuesday RNC are in the books. We have a lot more material on Monday to work with (there are the open threads from last night here), but don’t miss Lucifer Gets A Shoutout At The Republican National Convention Thanks To Ben Carson because you only live once. In any case, Donald Trump is now the nominee and the GOP as we knew it is gone. Show More Summary

Open Thread Sunday [OregonMuse]

Apparently, there's lots more going on this Sunday than books, so here is an open thread, by request....

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-17-2016: The Thin Blue Line [OregonMuse]

The New York Society Library, 53 East 79th Street Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all the ships at sea. Welcome to AoSHQ's stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book...

Whatcha Reading? July 2016 Edition

It’s time. We talk about what we’re reading. We buy all the books everyone else is reading. It’s the most wonderful thread each month! You ready? Let’s do this! Sarah: I’m reading all the Mary Balogh Regency re-releases. One after the other. Show More Summary

Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-10-2016: It's Good To Be The King! [OregonMuse]

Photo Or Painting? (to tell you the truth, I've forgotten where I snagged today's pic from, so I don't know the answer to my question) Good morning to all of you morons and moronettes and bartenders everywhere and all...

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