Neat Stuff on the Net: Words, Words, Words


We have been having a glorious week of weather here in Northern California. And the camellias finally bloomed! They are hands down my favorite but I also enjoy the pops of color everywhere this week:


Here’s a bunch of neat stuff I learned:

Braggadocious” means boastful or arrogant:

it sounds braggadocious, but I don’t think I ever dropped a pass in a game
I’ve never been a braggadocious kind of guy

See the other words added to the Oxford Dictionaries recently

If you’ve ever made the drive from the Bay Area up to Mendocino, you’ve probably passed through the quirky Booneville. At one time its residents spoke their own language. Sadly,’boontling’ is fading away.


I recently discovered the delightful The Second Lunch blog who led me to the work of Jane Mount, who paints books! I squealed when I saw her project: The Ideal Bookshelf. So close to my librarian heart.

hand painted bookshelf

And then, separately, I found the artist Ed Ruscha who has been painting and creating books for many years. If you’re in New York you can go see a show with his work and the work of others inspired by him. The show, called “Books & Co.” opens on Tuesday at the Gagosian Gallery’s Madison Avenue space. There will also be a “Live from the NYPL” event with him on Wednesday March 6.


Cheers! to glorious weekend weather and trying not to look schlumpy.

Author: Tricia

Craft addict, flickr lover, Librarian and Legend in her own room.

  • sazzy

    my head is spinning with all these great links. so many good ideas and lots of inspiration!

  • sazzy

    oh and…i am writing down the 52 book goal (from the second lunch) in my new smash journal. i have some catching up to do if i am going to meet that goal but what a fantastic idea….also writing a short synopsis for each…another good idea….OR how about this…writing a fan letter to each author after you read the book? at the end of the year you will have your own own collection of book critiques and author responses…

    maybe it’s hoping for too much to get 52 author replies but you never know…