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nprbooks:

Loving this story from SA People about the ‘Pavement Bookworm’:

Philani is a bookworm who has chosen to review and sell books rather than resort to begging. He shows up on different streets of Johannesburg with a pile of books, and on request he will review the books, the authors, the publishers.

Apparently Philani’s favourite author is John Grisham because “he touches on social justice and I think that’s the one thing lacking in the world”.

From this guy, I WOULD buy a John Grisham novel.

— Petra

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eliz:

booooooom:

“All Summer in a Day” is a series by photographer Elizabeth Weinberg, loosely based on the Ray Bradbury short story of the same name. Imagine a future on a planet where the sun comes out for only two hours every seven years, and a dark and steady rain falls the rest of the time. For the first time since they were too young to remember, a group of school children experience the majesty of a sunny day for a brief period before it all goes dark again.
See more photos from the series here.

The best thing about photography is when a vision comes to life perfectly and it resonates with others.

eliz:

booooooom:

“All Summer in a Day” is a series by photographer Elizabeth Weinberg, loosely based on the Ray Bradbury short story of the same name. Imagine a future on a planet where the sun comes out for only two hours every seven years, and a dark and steady rain falls the rest of the time. For the first time since they were too young to remember, a group of school children experience the majesty of a sunny day for a brief period before it all goes dark again.

See more photos from the series here.

The best thing about photography is when a vision comes to life perfectly and it resonates with others.

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I have so little control over the act of writing that it’s all I can do to remain conscious. Actual formal considerations are almost beyond my capacity. Before I sat down and became a writer, before I began to do it habitually and for my living, there was a decades-long stretch when I was terrified that it would suck, so I didn’t write. I think that marks a lot of people, a real terror at being bad at something, and unfortunately you are always bad before you can get a little better.

- DAVID RAKOFF

(Source: advicetowriters.com)