Greetings, book friends! Some of you may have become acquainted with Corpus Libris over the last 5 years — when it started on a quiet night at Skylight Books in 2008, as it grew on Blogspot and Twitter, and as submissions came in from all over the world. It only seemed appropriate to breathe some new life into the project on Tumblr. You’ll revisit some photos you’ve seen before, you’ll see new ones, and hopefully, you’ll submit some yourselves!
All you have to do is click the red “Submit” button at the top of the page, select a photo, and for the caption, put the title of the book, the author(s), and where the photo was taken (either the bookstore/library/company, or the city). Or, if it’s easier for you, you can email corpuslibris AT gmail DOT com.
This project has been one of my biggest spots of joy over the last few years, and I’m excited to continue sharing it with all of you.
All the best,
CORPUS LIBRIS FOREVER!
Manhood by Mels Van Driel at Skylight Books
The Operators by Michael Hastings at Skylight Books
Donnybrook by Frank Bill at WORD
Corpus by Alejandra Figueroa at Third Place Books
In One Person by John Irving at Skylight Books
Pop artist Peter Max on finding creativity in the everyday.
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It started, as so many things do these days, with a lost phone. A nice young lady named Courtney was traveling in a New York City cab. Upon leaving the cab, however, she left—as so many people do these days—her iPhone behind.
Usually, young Courtney’s story would have a sad ending: the phone found, its precious contents wiped clean, its skeletal hardware sold on the black market to the highest bidder.
But this story is not sad. This story is awesome. Because after Courtney left the cab, and her phone along with it, the vehicle was hailed by a guy named Frank. Frank found Courtney’s phone. He examined it, trying to determine who its owner might be. And after some investigation—phones, after all, containing much of our personal data—he came to a wondrous conclusion: The phone in question belonged to Courtney Love. Yes. That Courtney Love.
Oh, and the Frank in question? That would be Frank Bruni, op-ed columnist for The New York Times. Because New York.
So, say you’re Frank Bruni, Timesman and gentleman, in possession of Courtney Love’s iPhone. What do you do then? How do you, you high-profile Good Samaritan, make sure that Courtney Love’s lost iPhone is returned to her? You tweet, obviously.
Just loving this story.
Some of the amazing exchanges between callers and astronaut Chris Hadfield from the Brian Lehrer Show today.
+ Caller, 8 years old, asks: What does it feel like when you go into space? Chris Hadfield: It’s very powerful, with lots of turbulence. Then engines shut off and you instantly float. "You would really like it."
+ Caller asks: What’s it like when you return to earth? Chris Hadfield says space travel changes the blood flow, and it took 2 weeks after returning to not feel dizzy, and 4 months before he could run again.
+ Caller aks: What’s an astronaut’s take on alien life? Chris Hadfield: “I don’t know of any astronauts who think we’re alone in the universe.”
+ Brian asks: How do you think like an astronaut? Chris Hadfield says it’s about how you confront and control your fear.
+ Caller asks: Do astronauts become more or less religious when they go to space? Chris Hatfield: “It deepens whatever belief system got you there.”
+ Brian asks: Is it physically possible to have sex in zero gravity? Chris Hatfield: “Of course! Why not? It could be fun. But that’s personal.”
The whole thing is really worth a listen.
-Jody, BL Show-
Everything about this.
Love love this.