Wednesday, February 23, 2011

www.Wednesday

In my brief and rather random internet browsing today I came upon three items that I wanted to share with you. I'm calling them "The historical, the monumental, and the bizarre." Enjoy!

The historical....

David McCullough has a new book! The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, 1830-1900 tells the story of American artists and scientists who studied in Paris and how they impacted and changed America through what their work and what they learned. Published by Simon & Schuster, The Greater Journey will be available in stores in May 24, but you can pre-order now through Borders (Hardcover) or Amazon (Audio).

The monumental...
A Founding Father's Books Turn Up: "A literary detective story that began 18 months ago and was advanced through a chance reading of an 1880 edition of The Harvard Register has led researchers from the Jefferson Library at Monticello to a trove of books that were among the last ones that Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s most bibliophilic president, collected and read in the decade before he died....(read more here)"

The bizarre...
A stop-motion video on how to reorganize your books. Enjoy!



Happy mid-week everyone!

3 comments:

Carrie said...

Ooh.. Yeah for another David McCullough book!

And I just watched the stop-motion video and I'm seriously interested in watching the clock in the shot just to know how long these people spent putting that together!

Nan said...

That was a fun video! I ended up ordering one of the books that was listed at the end - Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. And McCullough! What a treasure that man is. I could read anything written by him.

Marie said...

I love that video!