|—||Peter J. Leithart, ‘Authors, Authority and the Humble Reader.’ (via thecolourofmagic)|
|—||John Irving (via bookmania)|
The tree house started to spin.
It spun faster and faster.
Then everything was still.
|—||Mary Pope Osbourne, The Magic Tree House series (via littleskywatcher)|
Know were you stand: Modern Day Locations blended with Major Historical Events by Seth Taras
1. The Hindenberg Disaster of May 6, 1937
2. Allied soldiers rushing the beach at Normandy in June 1944
3. The Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989
4. Adolf Hitler touring Paris and standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in 1940
March 12, 1933, FDR’s First Fireside Chat on the Banking Crisis
As one of his first acts to confront the worsening impact of the Great Depression, newly elected President Roosevelt declared a nation-wide bank holiday starting on March 6, 1933 effectively shutting down the American banking system following a month long run on their reserves. Roosevelt went on the radio in his first “fireside chat” to dispel rumors and explain his actions. When banks reopened on March 13th, the public lined up to redeposit their cash. The bank holiday, along with the Emergency Banking Act passed on March 9th, is credited with restoring public confidence in the banking sector.
Lots of villages in the UK have turned red telephone boxes into mini libraries, just take a book and leave one behind.
Hans Christian Andersen (via wordsforyourpockets)
This concept has been in my mind for ages, but Andersen has put it into words far better than mine.