|This illustration appears in 1925's Standard Bible Story|
Readers, Book One, which I wrote about in
this November 2011 Papergreat post.
Also, quite unintentionally, ghost towns ended up being the theme of several of these links.
- Messy Nessy Chic: "The Time Capsule Ghost Town waiting to be brought Back to Life" (This is easily the most fascinating thing I've read in the past week.)
- Lizzy Young Bookseller: "Seven Milestones in the History of Cookbooks" and "Milestones in the History of Cookbooks, Take Two!"
- The Atlantic: "The Case Against High-School Sports" by Amanda Ripley
- David Hewson: "The curious story of Schalken the Painter"
- The Atlantic: "Meet the Family That Shuns Technologies Introduced After 1986" by Megan Garber
- Odd Things I've Seen: "High and Dry and Dearly Departed: The Ghost Town of Dana" by J.W. Ocker
- Strange Flowers: "The ghosts of Versailles" by James Conway
- Smithsonian.com: "The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary" by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie (Warning: Scary pictures)
- The New York Times: "In a Breathtaking First, NASA’s Voyager 1 Exits the Solar System" by Brooks Barnes
- Messy Nessy Chic: "10 Inspiring Bookshops around the World"
- Vice: "I Went to a Vibe-tastic Bookstore in the Middle of LA's Woods" by Chloe Cassidy
- Forgotten Bookmarks: "I Am A Lonesome Hobo" (which has inspired me to attempt to find old hobo symbols that might be scrawled on signs here in southcentral Pennsylvania)
- Capper's Farmer blogs: If you're interested in farming or rural lifestyles, you'll definitely want to check out the Capper's bloggers, who write about everything from canning to pickling to cooking to gardening. And I hear they might be adding a new blogger soon — one with much less of a green thumb.
Finally, here are a couple of outstanding links that consist only of images:
- Early American Commercial Pleasure & Public Grounds: "In Simpler Times - A few outdoor activities at public taverns in Europe during the 1600s"
- io9: "The Strangest and Most Tragic Ghost Towns from Around the World"