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Bookish nap time January 19, 2011

Filed under: Furniture,Handy,Humour — Kim @ 6:27 pm

Not sure if this pillow that looks like a book is comfortable. I am pretty sure your boss is going to be pretty upset when he sees you walk into the building with this. Or it means that you need to get a life. ;-)

 

The smell of books June 18, 2009

Filed under: Humour,Miscellaneous — Kim @ 10:54 pm

Some people call me weird, but I love the smell of old books. Often, I get funny looks at book markets or in a shop that sells antique books. I tend to stick my nose between the pages and have a good sniffle. The best ones have this sweet scent to them, instead of the aroma of old socks.

As if they knew of my ‘strange’ habit, two readers have e-mailed me an interesting link. (Thank you Roger and Mary Jo!) I love how the makers of the website neatly point out the lack of character of an e-reader. In a very fun way they make it very clear that reading devices might be handy, but that it can never beat the experience of a real book.

If only the product and its five different scents were real. I would put a can in every room in the house! “New Book” for the toilet perhaps? And, o-la-la, “Classic Musty” for the bedroom maybe? Click here to see what I’m on about.

 

Weird book titles June 6, 2009

Filed under: Humour — Kim @ 12:40 am

Every once in a while I stumble across a book and think I misread the title. Usually it actually says what I thought it did. There are some weird book titles around. Usually the title is so strange, because the topic of the book is. Like how to do a number 2 when outdoors. I then think of all those gifted struggling writers out there that just cannot get their book published.

A website I like to read, Oddee.com, likes to make lists of the weird and wonderful in this world. So they also did a couple of posts on “insanely titled books”. I have to warn you, some of the books have quite graphic titles. Click here to see the first post with 15 crazy titled books. The next one states 10 books with odd names, to be found here. The last one they did has a collection of 12 books with “insane” names, see here.

 

Librarian street signs January 30, 2009

Filed under: Humour,Miscellaneous — Kim @ 1:47 am

How funny would it be to replace your street sign with one of these? Librarians will probably opt for the “Librarian Drive” sign. (Click here to see.) Others book lovers could go for the “Book Drive” sign. (Shown here.) I would love to have one in my hallway!

 

Tell me this is a joke… August 7, 2008

Filed under: Humour — Kim @ 3:06 pm

A book rental service? Now come on! Click here to be shocked!

 

Bill Clinton Library June 19, 2008

Filed under: Bookish You Tube,Humour — Kim @ 11:09 pm

It’s old, so you probably know it. I did not and I found it very funny.

 

Read at work May 28, 2008

Filed under: Handy,Humour,Miscellaneous — Kim @ 10:46 pm

If you have a boring job, or just like to read at work, I have found you THE most fantastic website. You can read all day and nobody will notice! To make sure the boss does not know you are wasting time, this website is designed like Windows. I think it is very nicely done. To leave the site, it took me a while to find out, go to the start menu and click ‘log off’. After that you get your ‘normal’ screen back. Click here to visit the website.

 

 
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