Friday, August 19, 2011

Some wonderful reading elsewhere on the web

The internet is so crammed full of great stuff that we should never be at a loss for finding something interesting to read. But sometimes it's just a matter of giving each other recommendations about where to find the truly cool stuff.

Here's a collection of terrific sites where you can read about ephemera, books, history and more.

Do you have a great site to suggest along these lines? Include it in the comments below. I love finding new places to add to my favorites!

On the Ephemeraology blog, Mel Kolstad has had terrific recent posts on block type and tokens.

On Forgotten Bookmarks, Michael Popek has featured a fascinating old sports team photo and a movie inside a book. (Also, check out Popek's "Forgotten Bookmarks" book that's coming out later this year!)

On A Pretty Book, JT Anthony has had dandy recent posts regarding books about Texas and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

On Preserving York, Blake Stough has authored some nifty entries on an old photo of schoolchildren and an old vaccination certificate.

On Rebecca Joines Schinsky's The Book Lady's Blog, in addition to a gaggle of great reading suggestions (including "The Chairs Are Where the People Go: How to Live, Work, and Play in the City" by Misha Glouberman and Sheila Heti), recent posts have included Mid-Year Reflections on Book Polygamy and The Top Ten Books That Influenced J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tracy's Toys (and Some Other Stuff) featured an entry about the comical-looking 1968 board game Pie Face.

On Odd Things I've Seen, J.W. Ocker saddles up beside a life-size portrait of "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

Finally, as today is Friday, you should be checking out the Friday Reads website! Happy surfing!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention of my blog. I'm honored to be in such great company and proud to be the only writer in the illustrious group whose work is considered dandy:)