Art, Photography, Tourism, Travel

Sunday Steps: Life’s a Beach

Welcome to Sunday Steps. Here I will share pictures and stories from the places that I’ve traveled. Sometimes one or the other, sometimes both. I will try to include the location of any images that I share. Leave a comment if you’ve also been to the place in my post, or if you’d like to visit there someday!


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Books, Teaser Tuesdays, YA

Teaser Tuesdays: Shadow Scale

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I originally discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

I think we’ve all experienced trips like this…

Shadow Scale (Seraphina, #2) by Rachel Hartman

Hardcover, 608 pages
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
ISBN# 9780375866579
Page: 60

The epic journey Dame Okra, Abdo, and I made across the Goreddi countryside can be distilled into one word: miserable. It seems grossly unfair to our suffering that two weeks of mud, broken carriage wheels, and Dame Okra’s swearing should be so reducible, but there are only so many saints to swear by, and a carriage only has four wheels.

Mud, on the other hand, is infinite.

Books, Fictional Bucket List, Movies, YA

Fictional Bucket List #33

 

 

Associated Book/Series: The Princess Diaries

Books, Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays: Firefight and The Geography of You and Me

Teaser Tuesdays

It’s time for another “Teaser Tuesday!”

This feature (or meme)  is one I discovered on my friend Kim’s site Book Munchies, and is hosted by MizB of the Should Be Reading blog. For those of you who would like to play along at home (or more specifically on your homepage), here is how Teaser Tuesdays work.

– Grab (one of) your current read(s) and open it to a random page
– Share a couple “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
– BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

—> Now on to the main event!

 

Firefight (The Reckoners, #2) by Brandon Sanderson

Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: January 6th, 2015
ISBN# 9780385743587
Page: 9

That bullet exploded as it passed through her energy field.

Even soaked in Kool-Aid, her protections worked.

She looked at me, her electricity flaring to life–growing more violent, more dangerous, lighting the room like a calzone stuffed with dynamite.

Uh, oh…

 

 

 

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

Hardcover, 337 pages
Publisher: Poppy
Release Date: April 15th, 2014
ISBN# 9780316254779
Page: 37

Outside, they stood for a moment with the plastic bags hooked around their fingers. The last streaks of pink  had been erased from the sky over the Hudson, and an inky black had settled over the street. As they walked uptown to join the line for free ice cream, there was still a feeling of celebration to the evening.

Tourism, Travel

New Ways to Explore

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Life-Sized Pop-Up Books

From Trend Hunter:

Tourism New Zealand recently designed a giant pop-up book that explores the country interactively. This visual book has many images that recreate and reference the Hobbit film: The Desolation of Smaug. It is titled ‘The Book of New Zealand,’ where many visuals are meant to pop up in a large form to create a 3D effect.

The movie itself was filmed in 3D where you can see some resemblance of each scene portrayed in the movie.Most of the scenery has gorgeous mountains and landscapes that show New Zealand’s true beauty. The extravagant rivers, forests and villages also show some variety in how every scene was created. This life-sized pop-up book shows a great sense of interactive tourism and promotion for traveling to New Zealand.

Click here to see more photos of the Life-Sized Pop-Up Book!

Libraries, Travel

Il Bibliomotocarro

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Il Bibliomotocarro – Basilicata, Italy

From Green Generation (Translated)

Bibliomotocarro is a traveling library that brings books every Saturday in the villages of Basilicata. There are about 700 books that the bike has bee; eight stops, with appropriate signs and times in which children between eight and twelve years old can borrow books.

Antonio – an elementary school teacher for 42 years, has filled books and called Biblio bike bandwagon. Every week we turn the villages of Basilicata and you announce by the sound of an organ. In the squares await the children. “They borrow books – told Antonio – and sit on a step to browse. It creates a magical atmosphere. “Before leaving, he opened his own White Paper: Children write to us whatever they want, stories or personal narratives. “When I return it, the book falls into the hands of other children who continue the story or write about others. And they are always wonderful stories. ” Each month Antonio travels about 500 kilometers, and transmit to children the passion for reading.

Click here to learn more about Il Bibliomotocarro!