Some beautiful, beautiful nerds pieced together a geological history of Westeros! (Click through for full-size)

Geologic events occurring XX million years ago (Mya) on Westeros:(today) The size of the Game of Thrones planet(25 Mya) The Earth split Westeros from Essos(30-40 Mya) When Dorne boiled(40 Mya) Land of ice(60-80 Mya) The rise of the Black Mountains(80-100 Mya) As the Moon rose, so did the Lannisters(300 Mya) Diving the tropical reefs of Winterfell(450 Mya) The sand ran red(500 Mya) The first mountains

(via The geology of Game of Thrones | Generation Anthropocene) High-res

Some beautiful, beautiful nerds pieced together a geological history of Westeros! (Click through for full-size)

Geologic events occurring XX million years ago (Mya) on Westeros:
(today) The size of the Game of Thrones planet
(25 Mya) The Earth split Westeros from Essos
(30-40 Mya) When Dorne boiled
(40 Mya) Land of ice
(60-80 Mya) The rise of the Black Mountains
(80-100 Mya) As the Moon rose, so did the Lannisters
(300 Mya) Diving the tropical reefs of Winterfell
(450 Mya) The sand ran red
(500 Mya) The first mountains

(via The geology of Game of Thrones | Generation Anthropocene)

bookoisseur:

nprbooks:

From Bookish:

On Sunday, March 16, 30 people met for a party … in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Only when they arrived, they didn’t talk, cheer, or yell at a basketball game on television. Instead, each person nestled into a chair, opened a book, and read.
There was also wine, and live music by a talented harpist.

Sounds like my kind of party.
-Nicole
Image: Silent Reading Party NYC

I want to to this place.

Stop by our House any day for this exact same party. High-res

bookoisseur:

nprbooks:

From Bookish:

On Sunday, March 16, 30 people met for a party … in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Only when they arrived, they didn’t talk, cheer, or yell at a basketball game on television. Instead, each person nestled into a chair, opened a book, and read.

There was also wine, and live music by a talented harpist.

Sounds like my kind of party.

-Nicole

Image: Silent Reading Party NYC

I want to to this place.

Stop by our House any day for this exact same party.

runningpress:

melvillehouse:

randomhouse:

Hey. How you doin’. We’re a House with a hat.

All the cool houses somehow get their hats to float jauntily above their heads, rather than wear them. Everybody knows that.

It seems that we, too, are a house with a hat. I must say we are a fine looking collection of hatted homes. I tip mine to you fine sirs (and ladies!), and your finer sense in fashion and real estate.

Now, where did I put that monocle…?

YES PERFECT. Time for a House party!

  

chicagopubliclibrary:

Amy Poehler Named Honorary Chairperson For ‘World Book Night’
From USA Today:

Actress and comedian Amy Poehler has been named the honorary chairperson for this year’s World Book Night literary giveaway.
"I grew up loving books," Poehler, 42, who’s best known for her roles on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation, said in a statement. "People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read."
The third annual World Book Night U.S., to be held April 23, is organized by a coalition of publishers, booksellers and librarians. They will enlist 25,000 volunteers who give away a total of 500,000 books – mostly aimed at areas and groups where books are not that prevalent.


Et tu, Amy?
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chicagopubliclibrary:

Amy Poehler Named Honorary Chairperson For ‘World Book Night’

From USA Today:

Actress and comedian Amy Poehler has been named the honorary chairperson for this year’s World Book Night literary giveaway.

"I grew up loving books," Poehler, 42, who’s best known for her roles on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation, said in a statement. "People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read."

The third annual World Book Night U.S., to be held April 23, is organized by a coalition of publishers, booksellers and librarians. They will enlist 25,000 volunteers who give away a total of 500,000 books – mostly aimed at areas and groups where books are not that prevalent.

Et tu, Amy?

(via davenportlib)

However, I have never clogged myself with the praises of pastoral life, nor with nostalgia for an innocent past of perverted acts in pastures. No. One need never leave the confines of New York to get all the greenery one wishes—I can’t even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there’s a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life. It is more important to affirm the least sincere; the clouds get enough attention as it is and even they continue to pass. Do they know what they’re missing? Uh huh.

Frank O’Hara, b. 3/27/1926, Meditations in an Emergency