Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes: August 3, 2013

Johann Georg Hainz's Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes is my 21st century interpretation of that idea.

 

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Writing

The Lisa Chronicles

Reading

710Lybld0pL._SL1500_ What the World is Reading 2013 Sampler (Amazon | Google Books)

While at ALA, I was very judicious in picking up ACRs but couldn’t resist this sampler from Penguin. What is brilliant about the sampler is that it gave me bite size chunks of new authors with the downside being that I could not finish the story without buying the book. The first taste is always free.

Out of the dozen or so tales, I was intrigued with three or four of them enough to add them finish later on, but over all I thought the collection was fairly weak.

You can download the sampler, for free, from Amazon and Google Books.

Listening

Now that I’m commuting between Throbbing Manor and Throbbing Cabin, I’ve started listening to my radio shows again. I’m doing a run through of The Castle and Cabin Pressure – both again. Season 4 of The Castle came out last fall and I realised I had not listened to it. And Cabin Pressure? Well bing bong!  Next up on the list is Welcome to Night Vale, which has become the new black according to all of my internet friends.

Watching

Weekly watching: Project RunwayThe NewsroomTrue Blood, Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice,  DaVinci’s Demons,  The Vampire Diaries

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