Category Archives: Booklore

Entries and posts that relate to the creation or consumption of books

Simple Words Touching

Roopika Risam “Telling Untold Stories: Digital Textual Recovery Methods” in lewis levenberg, Tai Neilson, David Rheams (eds) Research Methods for the Digital Humanities. As the digital cultural record continues to be developed, it is critical to ensure that writers who … Continue reading

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Humming and Sweeping

Little City Book by Annie Ingle illustrated by Edward Miller c. 1994 ISBN 0-679-85290-5 The book that came my way is damaged and there is no copy in the Toronto Public Library not even in the Lillian H. Smith Collection … Continue reading

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Eat Me Drink Me

Michael Pollan Food Rules # 36 < that piece after the hashtag is a strawberry Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk. So this might mean — don’t eat milk with your cereal (eat a little … Continue reading

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Magical Bookcases

There is this cartoon by Mike Baldwin, the creator of Cornered, which shows what looks like a boss showing off a new bookcase and remarking: “I wanted a bookcase with a secret door that led somewhere magical, mystical and mysterious. … Continue reading

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To See by Not Seeing

Austen’s punctuation illustrated: http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2016/feb/23/say-what-books-with-the-words-removed-punctuation-maps-in-pictures Scroll to bottom for Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice depiction Chicago web designer Nicholas Rougeux strips literary classics of their words and turns them into spiral-shaped in Between the Words. He explores the ‘visual rhythm of … Continue reading

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Cross-Pollination

The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (PM Press, 2011) Cory Doctorow interviewed by Terry Bisson On staying on top of information flows… With a little help from my friends. As a culture, we have gone from a deterministic method of consumption … Continue reading

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Judith Kerr on Mog the Cat: images and words

From an episode of BBC’s Desert Island Discs https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07kjbsv At 22:55 into the interview Sue Lawley: The text and the pictures, your illustrations are very interwoven aren’t they? Sometimes one takes the narrative lead; sometimes the other. Kerr: I started … Continue reading

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Judging A Book By Its Cover

I have been revisiting this Faber and Faber cover for months. Entranced by its design, it’s colours and the bold use of words. But it is only recently that I was able to encapsulate by fascination in one word: tricolon! … Continue reading

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Being Well

The Well of Being, a children’s book for adults written and illustrated by Jean-Pierre Weill Near the middle of the book there is a turn. Throughout the book each page of words is faced on the next page by an … Continue reading

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Desirable Difficulty

Sans Forgetica This piece in The Guardian is short and amusing. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/04/font-of-all-knowledge-researchers-develop-typeface-they-say-can-boost-memory The article allows you to toggle to display in the Sans Forgetica font — it’s an experience you might not want to remember : ) [Typography lecturer Stephen] … Continue reading

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