Those Harvard books are not bound in human flesh, but actually in sheepskin.
Interesting, I just read the article about the sheep/Jonas Wright. Sounds like the author was possibly trolling! :) Nevertheless, for those of you who are macabre-minded, there’s plenty of books out there that are actually bound in human flesh!
“People might tell you that reading is a way to hide from the world, and sometimes it can be, but in my experience, people who love books are also interested in myriad other things. They love music and movies and travel food and (gasp!) even television. As a friend of mine says, books make you a glutton for life. They show you how much there is to be experienced in the world. So let them do that. Let them make you curious. Let them make you hungry. Let them give you more questions than answers.”—Rebecca Schinsky’s 5 Reading Rules for Book Lovers of All Ages on the Reading Rainbow Blog (via sevenletterswithay)
Are you an aspiring writer who would love to take some university courses on writing, but don’t have the money to spend on classes?
Well don’t fear. Here is a list of ten universities who are offering free online writing courses to anyone who wants to through a program called the OpenCourseWare Initiative.
Though on their own they won’t give you any official credits, the courses offered are quite in-depth, some taking up to sixteen weeks to complete and are comparable to the classes one would take in a professional writing degree program.
If you go to the link above, you’ll get more detailed links on these writing courses. Listed below are the universities offering the free writing courses:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit.edu)
Utah State University (usu.edu)
Open University (open.ac.uk)
University of Utah (utah.edu)
University of Massachusetts Boston (umb.edu)
Purdue University (owl.english.purdue.edu)
Steven Barnes’ UCLA Writing Course (lifewrite.com)
British Library x Arts Thread Comics Unmasked competition
Comics Unmasked is a fantastic opportunity for budding illustrators and artists to get their work seen by big names in the comic world including award-winning comic book artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, 2000 AD), managing director and publisher Emma Hayley (SelfMadeHero), journalist Paul Gravett and author John Harris Dunning.
The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000 for creating an original comic inspired by our upcoming Spring exhibition Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK- the UK’s biggest exhibition of British comics.
“What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden.”—Elizabeth von Arnim (via cajunmama)
I was interested in thee books about binding your own books, but your blog title totally and thoroughly disgusted me! It is sad to see that there was no other way to express yourself without profanity.
Counterpoint: It is unfortunate that you let a 4-letter word stop you from looking through a fairly extensive archive of art by talented people hailing from all corners of the world.
Here are some interesting thoughts (as well as a small history lesson) on the word “Fuck" that one of my followers sent in a while back. It’s well worth a read, and considers why the 4-letter profanity gets under people’s skin.
For me as individual, fuck is just one of the many colourful words I enjoy using to express myself in every day life. I’m Irish, so I for one fucking love the word ;) x