1. Novel Songs turned 4 today!
I hope to have plans for podcasts in the works, so stay tuned for more shows. The unfortunately titled “Shades of Grey" is in the queue.

    Novel Songs turned 4 today!

    I hope to have plans for podcasts in the works, so stay tuned for more shows. The unfortunately titled “Shades of Grey" is in the queue.


  2. It was a problem that was becoming increasingly common. Distribution of synthetic hue was strictly controlled by National Color and could be earned only in a single way: by the collection of scrap color for recycling into raw pigment. It was said that a ton of red tosh might yield about a gallon of univisual pigment—enough to keep three hundred roses at full color for six months or, at halfhue, a year. Some villages spent their every light-hour collecting scrap color, even to the detriment of basic food production. Color, and the enjoyment thereof, was everything.

    Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

  3. Your literary playlist: A guide to the music of Haruki Murakami
The popular author’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, carries on a long tradition of pointed musical references

    Your literary playlist: A guide to the music of Haruki Murakami

    The popular author’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, carries on a long tradition of pointed musical references

  4. Already?” grunted my father when I nudged him awake. He got up, pulled our bags from the luggage rack and laid them in the corridor before turning to me. “Eddie, how long have we been father and son?”“As long as I can remember.

    from Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)
    • nationalbook:

50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.
(Via The Bookseller)

    nationalbook:

    50 BookBench sculptures have been installed throughout London, in conjunction with a study from the National Literacy Trust that shows the number of young people who enjoy reading is on the rise.

    (Via The Bookseller)


    • oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Bloomsday!
    • oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Bloomsday!
    • oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Bloomsday!
    • oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Bloomsday!

    oldfilmsflicker:

    Happy Bloomsday!


  5. Home may be where the heart is but it’s no place to spend Wednesday afternoon.


    • Home Again

    • By Michael Kiwanuka

    literaryjukebox:

    You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.

    Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014) in Conversations with Maya Angelou.

    Song: “Home Again” by Michael Kiwanuka

    iTunes :: Amazon :: Back to Brain Pickings


  6. newyorker:

In memory of Maya Angelou, who died today at the age of 86, a look at a slide show of her life in photographs: http://nyr.kr/1pylkYU
Angelou, date unknown. Photograph by Chester Higgins Jr./Getty.

    newyorker:

    In memory of Maya Angelou, who died today at the age of 86, a look at a slide show of her life in photographs: http://nyr.kr/1pylkYU

    Angelou, date unknown. Photograph by Chester Higgins Jr./Getty.


  7. Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx on Novel Songs

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    Listen to these tracks on 8tracks

    Unlucky Waltz - Danny Poullard
    Chere Alice - Allie J. Young
    Picame Arana - Victor Flores
    Muskrat Ramble - Lawrence Welk & Myron Floren
    Mi Querida Reynosa - Los Dos Gilberts
    Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ - Bob Dylan
    Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads
    When I Paint My Masterpiece - The Band
    4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen
    Femme Fatale - Elvis Costello
    Back Street Girl - The Rolling Stones
    Polly Put the Kettle On - Kitty, Daisy, & Lewis


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