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What Inspires Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby - The Shibaguyz

Posted by Marcea
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(Photos courtesy of Shibguyz)Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the founders of Shibaguyz, a multi-faceted company based in Seattle.  Shannon is the crochet and knitting designer whose books have the unusual aspect of offering patterns in multiple size ranges while Jason is the photographer and graphic designer of the duo (he takes all the photos for all of their books). Together for 21 years, Shannon and Jason work together daily and often finish each other's sentences. In our interview we [Read More...]

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Reading Lamps

Posted by Marcea

High quality reading lamps are a must for those with visual impairments. OttLite has a large selection of desk, table and floor lamps to desktop lamps and high intensity magnifying lamps.OttLite’s lamps for reading make reading and working an easier and more pleasurable experience. We also carry a large variety of replacement bulbs.OttLite reading lamps provide the perfect balance of brightness and contrast created by our 508 technology literally makes OttLite a sight for sore eyes.Our lamps for [Read More...]

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Reading Floor Lamp

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If you are looking for the perfect reading floor lamp, OttLite has the natural light floor lamp you need. High-quality lighting is a must for those with visual impairments. OttLite has a large selection of desk, table and standing lamps that make reading and working an easier and more pleasurable experience. We also carry a large variety of replacement bulbs. The Reading Floor Lamps from OttLite allow you to:            Read longer and more comfortably.            Stay focused and study [Read More...]

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What We're Reading: I Knew You'd Be Lovely

Posted by Autumn

I Knew You'd Be LovelyAlethea Black Broadway Books I Knew You'd Be Lovely is a brilliant collection of short stories. The true power of a short story is in its economy. You might give a novel a few chapters before you decide, I’m taking this back to the library, but short story has to grab you in the first few sentences. And it has to hold you the entire time. There is no room for chaff in a short story. Alethea Black has finely separated the chaff, spun the straw into gold, and then woven that [Read More...]

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What We're Reading: Cleopatra

Posted by Autumn

Cleopatra: A LifeStacy Schiff Back Bay Books, paperbackIf you like strong female heroes, love stories, treachery and espionage and ultimately, betrayal, this is for you. If you also like biographies that are as well-researched as they are well-written, this is definitely for you!Cleopatra is finally given justice with this artful re-telling of her life. She wasn't traditionally beautiful, but she knew how to put on a good show. She was intelligent, refined, and so wealthy she must have made the [Read More...]

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Written in Ink…on Skin

Posted by Autumn

Earlier this week I wrote about how much I love reading. I considered myself a pretty hardcore word maven, but then I saw this link:http://obviousmag.org/en/archives/2009/08/literary_tattoos_-_fashion_or_whim.htmlI’ve got nothing on these guys and gals. They’ve actually inscribed some of their favorite words from songs, poems, and books right into their living flesh! What a testament to the power of the written word!The quotes in the collection range from song lyrics to poetry verses to whole [Read More...]

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A life with many interests: reading

Posted by Autumn

I am that annoying person who can, and does, read just about anywhere. I carry a book in my purse and keep one on my bedside table. I listen to audiobooks in my car and when I’m on the treadmill. When people ask me if I've seen such-and-such TV show or movie I almost always shake my head. If there’s a choice between reading and just about anything else—I’m reading.The first novel I ever read was Bunnicula. A slim volume, only 128 pages, but it was the first book I had ever picked out and bought [Read More...]

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