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Weekend Bookends #10

A weekly round up of miscellaneous bookish news you may have missed (and often I missed them too)

Prize for African literature announced

I was so focused on the announcement of the Man Booker Prize long list that I overlooked an announcement about the lesser known Caine Prize for African Writing. 254 more words

World Literature

Mini Mago Inc.

I’ve not been a huge fan of doll houses because I always felt like my Barbie dolls couldn’t necessarily fit in right. But the minute I saw these miniature accessories and other custom-made miniature items, I fell in love with the miniature world. 294 more words

Sri Lanka

Deer Sculpture Bookends

On his desk with his books, Ron has the most rugged, manly bookends ever: bronze sculptures of magnificent deer heads. They clearly show he is an outdoorsman with taste for classic, timeless art. 53 more words


lion bookends II

Another redo project…I just fell in love with my first bookends sculpture’s title: “I Can Read Between the Lines” (lions) and so really wanted to redo that sculpture after losing it in a kiln mishap.  38 more words


Gone with the Mockingbird

Both books caused controversy, then and now. Both books were one hit wonders, best sellers then and still, selling over 30 million copies. Both were written by Southern women  in their mid-thirtiess who lived 250 miles apart. 383 more words





i am in one end

and you in the other

there are so many stories

wedged in between us

their pages bursting

with words of lost love and terrible longing… 46 more words