Morning Cuppa – 04/23/13 – World Book Night! Scapple! Demons at the dinner table!

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes yesterday!

  • Today, or tonight, or both is World Book Night. Every April 23rd rogue readers go about sharing their favorite books FOR FREE with complete strangers. Why? To promote the simple pleasure of reading in our society.
  • Scapple is the newest project by the Literature and Latte folks (they who made the best writing app ever created, Scrivener). It’s mind mapping software, available for free to test, $14.99 to buy. Sort of like those brainstorming sheets from middle school, it allows you to quickly jot down notes and create connections between ideas.
  • Ethan Gilsdorf shares a video clip on Geek Dad of the 700 Club that was NOT filmed in 1986 but in 2013 where Pat Robertson resurrects the demonic specter of Dungeons & Dragons. I originally went on a long rant about the horrors of how growing up when people like him were considered culturally relevant sucked, ie, the 80’s. But no, instead I’ll just say, thank god, gods, universe, or complete nothingness, whatever your predilection, that most people now consider dear old Pat to be a giant wang and nothing more.

https://twitter.com/mexibear/status/326565726259388418

World Book Night US

Coming April 23, 2013… World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person.  Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people in the U.S. go out into their communities and give a total of half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.  For more information about World Book Night, please visit the About Us section of the website. 

 

World Book Night US – Welcome to World Book Night US.