Bozell & Graham: Liberals and banned books -- What's 'hate speech' and who decides?   

You cannot celebrate free speech except for that which you want to ban.

Paris and Normandy   

Paris and Normandy topics of my recent article in JUF News, Chicago. For more, including Jewish sites in many cities in France, order "A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe," 4th ed. (Pelican Publishing) wherever books are sold: Follow me on twitter @bengfrank.

Not (yet) time to settle in publishers’s suit against Audible   

Like a good legal thriller (even better, a radio serial), the story of Audible’s “Captions” program has us anticipating every new twist and turn. To recap the last few weeks of action: Audible, Amazon’s audio division, has introduced a program that transcribes audiobooks to text, right […]
Not (yet) time to settle in publishers’s suit against Audible was first posted on October 7, 2019 at 12:45 am.
©2019 "Melville House Books". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at


New series A Quick Ting On… foregrounds black British culture   

This week saw the heartening launch of a new series of nonfiction books focusing on elements of black British culture, which will publish with Jacaranda Books in October 2020. According to an article in The Bookseller on Monday, A Quick Ting On… will include entries “from music to […]
New series A Quick Ting On… foregrounds black British culture was first posted on October 4, 2019 at 12:33 am.
©2019 "Melville House Books". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at


Audiobook listening rate almost doubles in eight years   

The rate at which adults listen to audiobooks has almost doubled since 2011. Pew has just released a survey of 1,502 adults taken between January 8 and February 7 that revealed that 20% of them had listened to an audiobook in the last 12 months. […]
Audiobook listening rate almost doubles in eight years was first posted on October 1, 2019 at 12:45 am.
©2019 "Melville House Books". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at


The Library   


The Library is a complete interior scene, which is a mixture of Baroque and Gothic architectural styles.

The large space is encompassed by bookcases on either side and features a number of detailed furniture pieces. These include two sets of books for the bookcases, two individual books, two candle holders, two tables, three types of chairs and two lamps.

The modular set is fully customizable, with preloads to quickly load the set up in it's entirety. So you can also load as much or as little as you wish. The set has also been designed to compliment products such as the Baroque Granduer and Sacrament.

The light presets used in the DAZ Studio promo images have also been included (DAZ Studio 4 and above).

For full details and additional artwork please refer to the product's wiki page.

Price: $34.95 Special Price: $17.48


获奖感言(双语)Nobel Prize Speech   

Brief introduction to the speaker: William Faulkner (1897-1962) The novels of William Faulkner rank among the most important books of the 20th century. For them Faulkner was awarded the 1949 Nobel prize in Literature. Faulkner wrote mostly about his

50 Scholastic Children’s Books For $50!   

Through 10/31, teachers and parents can score a 50 Book Collections for only $50 (reg. up to $350) from the Scholastic Teacher Store! This is an amazing offer that you don’t want to miss! You can choose from informational text or book collections for grades K-2, 3-4, 3-5, and 5-6. Plus shipping for the entire set is […]

En Sanborns 3×2 en cómics y mangas editorial Panini   

Si eres un coleccionista de comics o mangas, no te pierdas esta oferta que se termina hoy lunes 30 de septiembre de 2019; en Sanborns están dando todos los productos de la editorial Panini (Cómics, Mangas, Books y Fascículos) al 3 X 2; la promoción es válida en todas sus sucursales de la República Mexicana.

Kitchen Tip Tuesday – Favorite Cookbooks   

Last week, I told you about that go-to cookbook in my kitchen – my mother’s. If you’re not fortunate to have one like that, try any one of the cookbooks listed below. They contain many outstanding recipes. Part of the fun of cooking is trying recipes and finding your favorites. The Pioneer Woman Cooks by […]

Button About Favorite Books by kohaku16   


3.00 USD

I can't wait to get back to my library!

This item is a pinback button that measures 2.25 inches across. Made of strong materials like steel and plastic, it will last for a long, long time. It is a pinback by default, but if you ask we can make it as a magnet only instead, which is helpful if it is going to someone young or if you just don't want to risk damaging skin and/or clothes. Or, if you like options, you can ask for it as both magnet and pin together.

The color scheme can be changed if you wish. We could even alter the font!

If we do not hear any updates, it will come as a regular pinback button in the color scheme shown.


Letting Go of Our Own Ideas About Our Kids’ Education   


Many years ago, I set out on a big search for the perfect method of homeschooling. I was looking for something that would ensure that my kids learnt all the essentials of a good education. (These basics varied depending on what books I was reading.) The perfect method also had to suit me. What did I want to do each day as far as homeschooling went? What did I enjoy learning about ...

The post Letting Go of Our Own Ideas About Our Kids’ Education appeared first on Stories of an Unschooling Family.


Plasma 5, “Thanks for the Mars glasses”   

Contributed by Jack Halten Fahnestock

Source: Graphic Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

The fifth issue of Plasma magazine features Tiny (Velvetyne) and Whyte (Dinamo). From the Present Books website:

PLASMA 5 – 224 pages jam-packed with interviews, stories, behind the scene sneak peaks, photo series, posters, nerd guides, and all things science & art! Scientists from different fields, from Berlin to LA, all talking about their personal motivations and passions. A Berlin special introduces us to the diverse research areas this city is host to. Everything from the exploration of Mars to the creation of humanoid robots. From there we jump across the Atlantic to explore all the latest nerd hot spots in NYC, learn about the latest advancements in space exploration from NASA, and so much more!

Source: David Benski. License: All Rights Reserved.

Source: David Benski. License: All Rights Reserved.

Source: David Benski. License: All Rights Reserved.

Source: David Benski. License: All Rights Reserved.

Source: David Benski. License: All Rights Reserved.


These tricks are treats: Creating elaborate Halloween costumes   


A head-on-a-platter illusion turned plenty of heads in Spokane as a Halloween costume.

Another year brought forth an uncanny Edward Scissorhands, followed the next Halloween by a mermaid-and-pirate combo. Audrey Alfaro, a food writer for The Spokesman-Review, is the creative force behind the elaborate costumes she’s made for her daughter, now 8.

“The inspiration for her costumes come from some of my favorite movies and characters along with just plain demented ideas I think of,” said Alfaro, who describes herself as a big horror fan.

She looks forward to making Halloween costumes every year.

“The costumes can take anywhere from two days to two weeks to make. I’m a huge thrift store shopper, so about everything I use to make her costumes are secondhand. They’re quite affordable.”

Whether costumes are made or bought, pop culture will have its usual influence on what’s trendy this year for Halloween, along with perennial favorites from pirates to princesses.

Some of the season’s attire is expected to mimic Netflix’s “Stranger Things” or the YouTube sensation “Baby Shark.” Other popular costumes are likely to include Princess Jasmine and other characters from the recent live-action “Aladdin.”

If you’re looking for bargain costumes, the Coeur d’Alene Public Library has scheduled its first kids costume exchange. The free event is open from 10:45 a.m.-noon today for families or as long as supplies last.

Mandi Harris, Coeur d’Alene’s youth services librarian, said she had already received four bins full of donated costumes by this week.

“It is the first year we’ve done this, and it was inspired by a program that Meridian (Idaho) Library does,” Harris said. “They have a vibrant costume exchange program.”

She started one in Hayden last year, and it was popular. In recent weeks, Harris received donations of a few adult and infant costumes, as well as some for teens. But a majority of costumes in the swap will fit kids of preschool and elementary school ages.

“The idea is these costumes don’t get worn that frequently, so it helps families to save money and swap rather than shop,” Harris added.

Brenna Stanfield, a Spokane County resident, is another parent who prefers to borrow props or raid her household’s closets for creating family costumes. Stanfield works in family and children’s ministry for Colbert Presbyterian Church, and she and her husband have four kids ages 4 to 11.

“We usually pick a theme based on books or movies,” she said. “One year it was ‘Robin Hood,’ and we had Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Good King Richard the Lionheart, and our littlest was Friar Tuck.

“Another year, it was ‘The Hobbit’ with the Hobbit, Gandalf the Great and an elfin girl for our daughter. My parents thought it was so fun that they found a great dragon costume, so we had Smaug, as well. With four kids, it’s very fun.”

Last year, the family came up with favorite people from history. Their eldest morphed into Blackbeard the pirate, while another son was his first mate. Their daughter was Queen Victoria, who was accompanied by their youngest son as her tiger.

“We figured queens of that era had exotic pets. We had a Tigger costume, so we made it work.”

The family goes to harvest parties and does a little trick-or-treating along the neighborhood block.

Other parents, such as Alfaro, start mostly from scratch to make costumes. Six years ago, her daughter’s costume received plenty of notice when they visited downtown Spokane.

“In a sea of princesses, a head on a platter really stands out – as I witnessed firsthand when Mobius Children’s Museum in River Park Square held a Halloween costume contest,” Alfaro said.

“My little 2-year-old was not only the most shocking thing onstage, but also the only little girl not donning a dress.”

After creating the elaborate costumes for her daughter, Alfaro has entered them in online costume contests. Over the years, she’s won tickets to Seahawks games, a guitar, $500 on Fandango, Broadway show tickets and more than $2,500 in gift cards and cash.

What’s in store for this year? Alfaro recently decided: Annabelle, the haunted doll, locked in a case. “So I’m excited to get started.”


3G 7 inch Tablet PC / google Android mid touch screen Netbooks / UMPC WINCE 6.0 OS wifi    


191: Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism by Dr. David Friedman   


Jason Hartman talks with Dr. David D Friedman, son of Milton Friedman, former professor at Santa Clara University in the Law School, and author of books such as The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism and Law's Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters. The two dissect what role the government should have in society: what it's capable of and what it need to steer clear from, while also delving into the 4 problems that need to be addressed in a feud system.

Key Takeaways:

[1:47] How David's thinking is similar and different than his father's

[4:00] Can the government actually be out of everything?

[8:21] One of the mistakes that supporters of free markets make is implying that things won't ever go wrong

[11:51] Market failure is a mark for and against government

[17:43] What David learned about feud law when looking at various legal systems

[21:38] Making the tort claims transferable would make our legal system much better



Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoons   

This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for originals and £40 for copies and they can be obtained from this email

New ‘Star Wars’ Books Offer a Glimpse at the Galaxy After ‘The Rise of Skywalker’   


The time after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker seems so far, far away for now. But it could be getting closer with the release of new Star Wars books and comics that will feature events beyond the Skywalker Saga. While we know little of the Star Wars future beyond Episode 9, which will close out the Skywalker Saga […]

The post New ‘Star Wars’ Books Offer a Glimpse at the Galaxy After ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ appeared first on /Film.


Ditto by Haley Boros   


Ditto by Haley Boros

For those of you worried, on the back of last weeks comic – Erika doing allright and starting her first few days of DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) this week. It’s the start of a 6month process – keep your fingers crossed =) As we continue to take time off for the books and health, Haley […]

The Acts of the Apostles: What Were Those Acts?   

As an information guy, I really love those books which present a complete harmony of the gospels. If you can’t afford to buy one, have a peek at any Bible version’s edition of the Life Application Study Bible and at the end of John’s gospel, you’ll see a list version summarizing 250 events in the […]

New Work Round-Up - Winter 2013   

Images from Flickr via Melissa Maples
So, one of these days I'll get back into the habit of blogging more regularly, both about Tbilisi and about all those other places that are also sometimes home, but until then, a round-up of where else I've had Kartvelian-(and Turkey)-related work on the web.

(I should note that I write on far more topics than Kartveliana - my latest story sale, about which more presently, is science fiction in futuristically-classical Rome, and my latest journo piece is on immersive theatre and my Sleep No More obsession - but certainly, these seem to sell a bit better...)

  • "I am at a jazz cafe called Near Opera. There is no jazz band. The opera house is shut. The furniture is ill-proportioned, dollhouse pink; there are imitation Beardsley paintings on the walls. It is lunchtime and I am the only one here. This is Tbilisi; this is normal. Georgians dine at vague hours, nowhere is ever open or closed. Business hours, like thresholds, are permeable.Another essay on change and my failed search for a "local" cafe in Tbilisi for EssaySaturday at Litro. 
  • "We had not died. We had made it deep into Khevsureti without tumbling off the pass or being shot by itinerant Chechens; the van had rolled precariously down the mountain until we thought to secure it with a stray log, and Misha, beleaguered but well-paid, had escorted us to the summit of a nearby cliff and pointed out the crypts with one of the three remaining fingers on his right hand." A fantastical take on hexes in the Caucasus in "The Snake Eaters" at Jersey Devil Press.
  • The books are everywhere: cheap paperback copies of Hardy and Durrell, smelling of vanilla; midcentury spy thrillers; Jurgen Moltmann’s three-volume study in systematic theology. Kemal has piled them up in the doorframes. He has scavenged wood from a deconsecrated church and from it made lopsided shelves that line the equally slanted walls. The courtyard overflows with Hellenic detritus: roof shingles, broken shutters, sculpture-heads, sheared Roman stone. Only the sign out front—a dubious-looking owl advertising “Books Old and New”—indicates any sense of order. A look at the marvelous Owl Bookshop in Antalya over at Guernica.
  • It had been raining for three days. The electricity had been out for two. The police had declared a curfew – three soldiers had washed up in pieces on the beach – and so Tatiana took tea at the lobby of the Grand Palais Eristave, where the foreigners huddled over the last of the Nescafé and the chandeliers shook with the bombs. A grifter adrift in a wartorn port city in the grandly fictional city-state of Eristavis, in "The Siege of Eristavis" at The Doctor TJ Eckleburg Review.
  • At the climax of Robert Sturua's production of Twelfth Night, a mainstay of the repertoire at Tbilisi's Rustaveli Theatre, a curious thing happens. After Viola and Orsino, Sebastian and Olivia, have all fallen into one another's arms, their newfound nuptial bliss is disturbed by the sudden appearance of a twenty-foot-tall crucified Jesus onstage behind them. Overcome by terror, our lovers run offstage, followed by Malvolio, Maria, and Feste – here represented as commedia-style clowns – as farce gives way to the solemn drama of the liturgy. A brief Georgian theatre round-up for The New Statesman.


Got Amazon Milk?   


Originally posted on:

You can buy almost anything on Amazon, ranging from books to hairdryers.  Now you can even buy your milk!  Check it out for yourself.  Read the comments and look at the images, it is funny as hell.  It is probably a joke, but it is still funny.



A Tale of Two Pitchbooks   


By eliminating many of the manual and repetitive steps that marketing teams must complete in the traditional pitchbook production processes, automation systems can reduce production turn-around times for these critical deliverables from eight days down to just seven hours. Not only do these systems enable faster delivery, they also increase accuracy by minimizing or eliminating human error.  

Many leading asset management firms have already made this transition and are seeing the benefits. Firms that are still producing pitchbooks and other marketing deliverables the old-fashioned way should take a close look at these new automation systems, or risk being left behind by more nimble competitors.  

Request Free!


Comment on IWSG—A miraculous relief and future writing plans by ChrysFey    

I'm glad your notebooks are safe! I have a box of notebooks, too, and I'd be devastated if they were destroyed (even though they have been transcribed onto a computer document).

Old and busted: Firma pleite, deine E-Books gehen nicht ...   

Old and busted: Firma pleite, deine E-Books gehen nicht mehr.

New hotness: Firma pleite, deine Türklingel geht nicht mehr!

Next Page: 25

© Googlier LLC, 2019