In Our Feeds: Disappearing books, Big Ben, and Shakespeare!
By Morgan on June 29th, 2012
Every Friday, we share a handful of links we find interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Enjoy!
Happy Friday! Well, it’s been kind of a slow news week…just kidding, of course. Between yesterday’s healthcare ruling from the Supreme Court (and the mess it caused on Twitter) and a bunch of OOMers birthdays (both Alex and I celebrated yesterday, and Lia is celebrating today!), we’ve had quite the week! If you have, too, and you worry you’ve missed some cool stuff that’s been floating around the webs, read on — we’ve got some neat stuff to point out!
First, both Michael and Jessica shared the same link with me (no surprise there…those two are thick as thieves!) about this new concept in book publishing: printing books with disappearing ink! The ink gradually fades away over two months. Quite a marketing hook to get people to read quickly, eh? There’s a video, too.
Meanwhile, the Bard takes on ebooks! Nadia sent me this link from Mediabistro about how Shakespeare’s sonnets are now being offered (for free!), and the newest edition from Faber and Touch Press will include videos of celebrities reading each of the 154 poems.
Alex must know I’m a big fan of London, so she wanted to share this news about Big Ben, parliament’s famous clock tower. It’s to be renamed Elizabeth Tower in honour of the queen’s diamond jubilee, officials announced on June 26. Cheers!
Lia shared this piece from Time Magazine about why libraries are so much more than just places we can check out books — they’re actually smart investments for our future.
Any readers out there living in Tampa? Apparently, tomorrow is officially Social Media Day in your fine city! You join 13 other cities and just two states in officially marking the day.
And finally, Megan wanted to share the Library of Congress list of 88 books that shaped America. It’s a fascinating look at our history!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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