A subway-only library for commuters

Chinese subway riders using Shanghai’s Metro Line 2 will soon have their own unofficial library. Pick up a book at one station, drop it off at any other.

The project was initiated by a bookstore, the subway line and the online education provider Hujiang.com.

“Now you can read a real book, rather than staring at the cellphone through the metro ride,” said Zou Shuxian, an Aizhi bookstore spokesperson, told the China Daily.

Library for commuters

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31 Day Blog Challenge, #8

WHAT”S IN YOUR HANDBAG?

Well, it hasn’t been cleaned out for a while so probably lots of old receipts and notes I made to myself but forgot about in the depths of it. But usually – a number of pens, a hairbrush, a chapstick, a notebook, my purse, my keys, and sometimes, when I remember to bring it with me, my phone.

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BILL WATTERSON: A cartoonist’s advice

zenpencis blog says…

“Bill Watterson is the artist and creator of (in my humble opinion) the greatest comic strip of all time, Calvin and Hobbes. I remember copying Watterson’s drawings relentlessly as a kid.

Calvin and Hobbes is cartooning perfection – that rare strip that has both exquisite writing AND gorgeous artwork. A strip that managed to convey the joy of childhood, absurdity of humanity and power of imagination all through the relationship between a boy and his stuffed tiger. And most importantly, a strip that was consistently laugh-out-loud funny.

“Bill Watterson is my biggest creative influence and someone I admire greatly as an artist. Here’s why:”

A cartoonist speaks

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indie-vs-amazon

I got a little uppity yesterday and made a sign…Main Street Books

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Writers should take a year off, and give us all a break

“What if everyone stopped scribbling for a year? Will Self could pull on his hiking boots, Martin Amis could sharpen his tennis serve, and we could catch up on our reading”

Should writers quit?

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Police slay spider for teenage caller, and other tales from the police log

I love the…unh…unusual police log entries duly reported by our local alternative weekly. I’m glad to discover that it’s not only Bellingham police who have to deal with some strange calls.

Police slay spider

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