Here have a ship…. haven’t uploaded many last days…
It’s the russian Shtandart
Sakura Drops | by Masato Mukoyama.
São Joaquim - Santa Catarina (by Lucas Rocha)
Juba, South Sudan, Camille Lepage
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.
Since 2011, Meggan Sommerville is suing her employer Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and fighting for her right to use the restroom that matches her gender identity, a right that her employer of 16 years says they’ll only acknowledge once she submits proof of gender confirmation surgery. Meggan is legally recognized as female on her identity documents, and also by her employer’s health plan. In light of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, Meggan’s case has caused some news outlets to question how religious beliefs could be used to deny transgender people access to the same employment opportunities as their non-transgender co-workers.
A Mongolian first-grader with a Mickey Mouse backpack walks home from school, against the backdrop of the Altai mountains. Photo by Andrew Cullen.
they’ll keep taking till you’re d e a d
You run for the borders where epistles burn in the arms of man
Will Hanna Rosin lose her corporeal form and dissolve into dust if she doesn’t regularly utter the words “my book, The End of Men”?
"I tried to scroll past this"
and now i will succeed where you have failed
I’m reading Between Silk and Cyanide (and loving it so far), and one of the higher-ups in the SOE coding division is a Mr* Dansey. Coming hot on the heels of The Rhesus Chart, my brain went “Wait, the Laundry started as the occult division of the SOE. I know where Dansey House got its name!”
Perhaps this is something every Brit worth their salt would have spotted right off, but I’m glad to have finally spotted it.
*I can’t remember his rank and don’t have the book to hand, oops.
This photo series of brides seeing their brides for the first time might make you cry in the best possible way.
this made me really happy
Oh no, this is too cute! (Even if it is on Buzzfeed.)
We did definitely see Cherubim and Seraphim when I was somewhere under age nine. Let me tell you, as a particularly naive and obtuse child, I understood maybe 10 or 15% of what went on in that episode.
(I got to Wikipedia by Googling “inspector morse teenage rave” and from the summary got the gem of a sentence “Morse is somewhat disappointed to see no alcohol being drunk.” Of course he is, though. Of course).