ARMCHAIR BEA 16: Aesthetic concerns in books and blogs

How often do you judge a book by its cover? How often are you surprised by what you find? Do you strategize and make sure every book in your series has the same cover design (as far as you are able to) and type? How important is it for the visual art on the outside…

Weekly Wrap-up: March 11

Cool links and stories from the week How the theatre made thunder before electronic sound effects. New York Public Library just released these gorgeous drawings of celestial bodies. And they’re kinda trippy. In cryptozoological news, a new species of octopus has been found. For a cephalopod, he’s pretty cute. Know anything about the HMS Trincomalee,…

Weekly Wrap-up: Jan 29

Cool articles and links from the week Quirky History: The Hatpin As A Lady’s Weapon Of Choice, Posted by E.H. Kern, Quirk Books In advance of the release of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, learn about real women who used mundane items to fend off attackers.   The Invention of Serendipity, by Horace Walpole, The Paris Review…

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