..thoughts on the amusing, the horrifying and the notable...
- A WBZ radio producer, who is sheltering in place at his home in Watertown, says he hears police speaking what he believes is Russian over a megaphone.
i will wade out
till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers
I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness
in the sleeping curves of my body
Shall enter fingers of smooth mastery
with chasteness of sea-girls
Will i complete the mystery
of my flesh
I will rise
After a thousand years
And set my teeth in the silver of the moon
Art piece of Sinéad O’Connor ripping a picture of the Pope (For more info, visit Dangerous Minds; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/425838272/sinead-oconnor-if-christ-was-here-he-would-be)
In the spirit of the day… Tim Minchin’s pope song. (NSFW)
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Yesterday, children all over the country dressed up as their favourite children’s book characters and headed off to school for a day of fun and, for some lucky pupils, author events for World Book Day. Lots of Usborne authors were in schools doing events yesterday, but the biggest event was in Bath. Anna (UK Marketing) tells all:
‘World Book Day is a huge celebration of reading and a day when lots of great book-related events are happening in schools across the country. Some are small events, others are really big, but we we are hoping that ours, to celebrate the publication of Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker by Joanna Nadin, was the largest. To be precise, we hope that it was the ‘largest reading lesson in a single venue’, because that’s the Guinness World Record that we were trying to break with the help of author Joanna and children from King Edward’s School and Combe Down Primary School in Bath.
Usborne Fiction Director Rebecca Hill and I travelled to Bath, where we were met by freelance publicist (and ex-Usbornite) Liz Scott who has spent months planning this massive event.
Above: Joanna Nadin on stage mid-lesson.