A Workout For Book Nerds
All you need for this workout is a stack of hardcovers and some yarn or rope to tie them together!
Workout #1: The Book Curl
Workout #2: The Book Up
Workout #3: The Brunch (Book Crunch) - Just like brunch this can be done alone or with a friend!
Confessions of a Book Cover Lover
Ok, so I’ll admit it, I do judge a book by its cover- but my initial reaction isn’t always binding (ha!). I’ve learned that books, much like people, “dress” a certain way to attract those who share their interests. A science-fiction book’s cover has a certain visual parlance that lets readers know other-worldly happenings are bound between its pages. Chick-lit, biographies, children’s books and almost all other categories have their own book-cover language as well (not to mention different eras- holla at vintage Penguins). Here are a few book-cover designers I am particularly enamored by. Let me know what you think!
So this a pretty nifty old cookbook! It’s even niftier than you’d guess at first glance, though. It harbors a secret.
Look closely! What do you see? Drawings by an Andrew Warhol??
It’s true, though! Who knew Andy Warhol did cookbook illustrations?
Close Encounters of the Word Kind
Here are some supersexy words to chew on:
Eschatology: (n) Branch of Theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world/humankind. Doomsday anyone?
Sibilance- (n) Having, containing or producing the sound of s or sh. Just think of a room full of snakes.
Nacreous- (adj) Possessing the quality of mother-of-pearl. Ugly word for a beautiful shell.
Dyspepsia- (n) Indigestion. Ill-humor. Dis-PEPto BisSIA… too far? Probably.
Alacrity- (n) Promptness in response; cheerful readiness.