La mer est très belle

19761323_1712227428805409_6975251794666455040_n.jpg“Time is more complex near the sea than in any other place, for in addition to the circling of the sun and the turning of the seasons, the waves beat out the passage of time on the rocks and the tides rise and fall as a great clepsydra.” – John Steinbeck

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The Old Man and the Sea

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“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” – Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea, written by Ernest Hemingway, was first published in LIFE Magazine on September 1st, 1952. When you visit Austin, Texas, be sure to visit BookPeople, an amazing independent bookstore. They sell a cup of coffee named after Hemingway which is fashioned after his rhetoric since the brew is bold.

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James Joyce’s Ulysses – Bloomsday

 

Ulysses

Today is Bloomsday! James Joyce’s Ulysses took place on a single day, June 16, 1904. To celebrate, we created a “Mkgnao” bookmark with a hand-drawn cat silhouette. This reference is from Chapter 4, Calypso, when Leopold Bloom is first introduced:

“The cat walked stiffly round a leg of the table with tail on high.
—Mkgnao!
—O, there you are, Mr Bloom said, turning from the fire. The cat mewed in answer and stalked again stiffly round a leg of the table, mewing. Just how she stalks over my writingtable. Prr. Scratch my head. Prr.”

 

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International Literacy Day

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Happy International #Literacy Day! We celebrate every #educator who is dedicated to improving the lives and imaginations of every child. Thank you for inspiring the next generation! Walt #Disney certainly  innovated and created a real life #storyland.

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World Book Day

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We are celebrating World Book Day. In the words of C. S. Lewis, “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

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