Really Terrific Reading Nooks

While bookish types can generally read anywhere and at any time, Amanda Nelson writes for BookRiot, there’s something magical about having your own little nook for the purpose.
It should be heavily cushioned, well-lit, and preferably with somewhere to put your mug.
Reading turretNest rest
Reading nooks
10 Ways to Help Girls Transform The World
In our recent digital action campaign“, Kim Crane writes, “World Pulse asked our community to share their testimonies on the obstacles that stand in the way of girls’ dreams...
schoolgirls_indonesiaThere are currently 66 million girls in the world that should be in school, but are not. Thirteen girls under age 18 will be married in the next 30 seconds. The number one cause of death for girls aged 15-19 is childbirth….
Out of more than 350 submissions from over 60 countries, an alternative vision for the future emerged…Not only did campaign participants reveal what educated and empowered girls and women are capable of, these bold dreamers and grassroots practitioners charted how we can make this vision a reality.”
Empowering girls
Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again
In an article for Thought Catalog, Brianna Wiest gives us a lot to think about. A couple of things from her list:
1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. Digital communication is easy and convenient but ask anybody: there’s a huge difference between texting someone to say that you love them and hope they have a great day and writing it on a note and leaving it next to their bed.
6. Books. Actual hard copy books that you can scribble notes in and mark off sections of and smell ink through and hear the sound of turning pages and bending spines while you read.
Number 6, of course, I enthusiastically second.
Make time for…
Strange and Awesome Cookbooks
Beyond Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain and even Alton Brown exists a culinary world limited only by human imagination and gag reflex, Therese Oneill tells us at Mental Floss. Here they explore some lesser known but very intriguing cookbooks.
forme_of_curyRead the recipes of Richard II’s personal chef in this 600-year-old cookbook. Or try to, anyway. They’re written in Middle English. “Nym kedys and chekenys and hew hem in morsellys and seth hem in almand mylk or in kyne mylke grynd gyngyner galingale and cast therto and boyle it and serve it forthe.” Once you figure that out, you’re in for some good pottage.
star_trek_cooking_manualPrinted in 1978, when the franchise was still sacred to a relatively small number of Trekkers, this is for true academy-trained cadets only. Mr. Scott’s Scot’s Broth. Dr. McCoy’s Cornbread. Romulan stew. They’re all here. (Bonus: Compiled by a woman named “Piccard.” That’s got to mean something.)
Awesome cookbooks
Alma Alexander
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