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Link of the Day: Read and Wander

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Flavorwire:  The Flâneur in Fiction – Great Books About Wandering the City

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After reading a post by one of my favorite blog authors, TBM, and her lovely stroll around London, I just knew this article had to be my Link of the Day!

I love to travel, and there honestly is nothing better than wandering, sometimes aimlessly, around a new city.  There really is no need to necessarily visit the “tourist destinations” of a new place, because it’s the sights, sounds, and people you discover while exploring that makes you really connect with your surroundings.

So, to coincide with TBM’s post today (and I do suggest you check out her blog), check out the link above to see some interesting books that focus on exploring and wandering.

Happy Friday All!

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Link of the Day: Traveling Hand-In-Hand Photography Series

Via: Flavorwire.com
Photographer: Murad Osmann

Flavorwire:  A Photographer’s Stunning Pictures of His Girlfriend Leading Him Around the World

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Travel is an exciting adventure, but it wouldn’t be the same without an equally adventurous travel companion urging you along.  In photographer Murad Osmann’s photo series, he photographs the places he visits with his beautiful girlfriend, while she leads him by the hand to their exotic destinations.

Gorgeous scenery, and an approach that beckons the viewer to follow along for the trip, turns these travel photographs into a unique and stunning collection of work.  Click on the link above to see more from Osmann’s series, and let us know what you think in the comment section below!

Happy Friday All!

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Link of the Day: Doggy Tales

Via: Biographile.com

Biographile:  Best in Show – 9 Doggone Great Memoirs of Life with Dogs

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I’m a die-hard non-fiction fan, and I absolutely love memoirs.  I do enjoy a good true-life travel or dysfunctional family story, but the one memoir subject I could read over-and-over again is animals.  Whether it’s a story about a naughty puppy, a brave kitten, or a heart-warming rescue, true-life pet tales never get old.

So, when I found these 9 memoirs about dogs, I knew each one was going to be added to my TBR list – and that they did!  Plus, I found a book website that focuses on non-fiction literature, which seems to be hard to come by.

So, check out the link above and let us know if you’ve read any of these doggy memoirs, and if not, which ones you would add to your own TBR list!

Happy Friday All!

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Link of the Day: ‘Paperman’ Takes Disney Back to Its Roots

Geek:  Disney Shows Off Groundbreaking Animation Technique in Paperman Short

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Disney has officially uploaded the animated short-film, Paperman.  Paperman introduced the feature film Wreck It Ralph in theaters, and has also been nominated for Best Animated Short Film for the 2013 Academy Awards.

I absolutely love animation, and I grew up with Disney.  With everyone using CGI (computer-generated imagery) now-a-days, animation has gone from simple drawings in motion to 3D real-life imagery, as if we were actually watching real actors on the screen.  However, with Paperman, first-time director John Kahrs wanted to recapture the roots of Disney and animation, and bring back the “expressiveness of 2D”, adding in CGI, to create a unique and touching short.

Watch the Oscar nominated short above, and also check out the link to see director, John Kahrs, discuss the drawings of Paperman.  

Happy Friday All!

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Link of the Day: Tigers Need Our Help to Make Their Comeback

Science Daily: Tigers Roar Back: Great News for Big Cats in Key Areas

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With only 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild, a new survey shows that there could be more.  This is good news, and hopefully 2013 will be a good year for tigers and other endangered wildlife.

Check out the link above, and also check out how you can help fight against tiger poaching.

Happy Friday All!

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Link of the Day: End of the World

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The Huffington Post: Apocalypse Art: 10 Epic Artworks for the End of Days

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Well, the end of the world day is officially here, and so far the world is still kicking.

But, there are still those who believe we don’t have much longer left on Planet Earth.  Check out these kick-ass artworks for a look inside the minds of artists awaiting the apocalypse.

Happy Friday and Last Day on Earth All!

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Link of the Day: Best Novel Ever Written + Best Fall 2012 Books

The Huffington Post: What is the Best Novel Ever Written?

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To Kill a Mockingbird was one of my favorite books in high school, along with many others, so it’s no surprise that it was voted the “Best Novel Ever Written”.

Along with the results, check out the best books of Fall 2012.  Some of these have already been added to my TBR list.

Do you agree with the “Best Novel Ever Written” winner?  If not, which one would you choose?

Happy Friday!

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Link of the Day: Happy Geek Pride Day

Photo Credit: Flavorwire.com

Flavorwire: 9 Weird Subculture Holidays You Didn’t Know Existed

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Some of these are just plain ridiculous!  But hey, any day to party works for me!

Happy Friday & Geek Pride Day All!

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Link of the Day: Nighty Night!

Narcolepsy: people who fall asleep suddenly during regular activities

Oddee: 8 Truly Bizarre Sleep Disorders

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Some of these are just plain weird!

Happy Friday All!

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Link of the Day: Let’s Run Away to Join the Circus

The Huffington Post:“The Circus 1870′s – 1950′s” Shows Glitz and Grime of the American Circus

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I’ve always been intrigued with the circus – except for the animal part.  I don’t attend circuses that use animals for entertainment, however I’ve always dreamed of running away and joining the bearded woman, the elegant trapeze performer, and the goofy clown.

This new book looks interesting, and I bet the photos are amazing!

Happy Friday All!

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