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"A Pair of Mustachios" by #MulkRajAnand https://www.facebook.com/offers4booklovers/

OMG! How cute are these socks! I want a pair of these! "Fun present for my sister, a librarian! Very cute and classic library art! So glad to have such a choice to offer her as a present. These socks are just adorable and not just quirky, but also comfy and a nice color, not a crazy yellow, just a soft color that is lovely."--JeannieInMD (Amazon) (aff)

It’s to do with knowing and being known. I remember how it stopped seeming odd that in biblical Greek, knowing was used for making love. Whosit knew so-and-so. Carnal knowledge. It’s what lovers trust each other with. Knowledge of each other, not of the flesh but through the flesh, knowledge of self, the real him, the real her, in extremis, the mask slipped from the face. Every other version of oneself is on offer to the public. We share our vivacity, grief, sulks, anger, joy… we hand it out…

from Tips on Life and Love

10 Cocktails Perfect For Any Book Lover

Libations and literature have a long and proud history together, from the well-greased mechanics of Ernest Hemingway's writing process to the timeless summer pairing of a beer and a book. If you have a taste for a hard stuff as all as the poetic, our friends at Glommable offer up several new cocktails of their own invention, crafted specifically to appeal to the refine palates of book lovers:

from Tips on Life and Love

10 Cocktails Perfect For Any Book Lover

Libations and literature have a long and proud history together, from the well-greased mechanics of Ernest Hemingway's writing process to the timeless summer pairing of a beer and a book. If you have a taste for a hard stuff as all as the poetic, our friends at Glommable offer up several new cocktails of their own invention, crafted specifically to appeal to the refine palates of book lovers:

from Food & Wine

Gifts for the Wine Lover

The World Atlas of Wine One of the best wine books has been substantially updated this year, with new maps and additional content about up-and-coming wine regions. It's also being released as an iPad ebook. $55; amazon.com

A flowchart to find your (literary) love story.

A flowchart to find your (literary) love story.

from Mashable

'Ice Cream Books' is your delicious Instagram for summer reading

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Wine Pairing by Donna Hager: Bartlett pears are very juicy and aromatic. They have a smooth texture. I decided to pair the Bartlett with a richly decadent triple cream cheese: Brillat Savarin from Normandy. Brillat Savarin is one of the richest cheeses you will ever taste. It is very smooth and buttery and a complement to the sweet, juicy Bartlett. The subtle cheese flavor is ideal next to the aromatic pear. I offered this cheese with some crusty bread to spread the cheese on, a generous…

from the Guardian

Empowering citizens to utilise information and hold governments to account – video

Empoderar a los ciudadanos a utilizar la información y que los gobiernos rindan cuenta - video