CAMERA COLLECTION BY TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS
Swiss duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs are known for their contemporary, cutting edge style in photography, sculpture and installation art. Camera Collection is their ingenious, handcrafted collection of cameras refashioned with far-out, unexpected objects.
Why do cats sleep so much? Perhaps they’ve been trusted with some major cosmic task, an essential law of physics - such as: if there are less than five million cats sleeping at any one time the world will stop spinning. So that when you look at them and think, what a lazy, good-for-nothing animal, they are, in fact, working very, very hard.Kate Atkinson in Human Croquet (via titlesmatter)
opheliasnorkels asked: Answer every multiple of three on that reading question thing! :)
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
None right now. I did just check out a bunch, though.
6. Do you have an e-reader?
Yup, a 3G Nook.
9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?
Most of the books I’ve read have been for classes, but definitely my adaptation studies textbook, which might not technically be a textbook tbh.
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
I take it this means “what genres do you feel comfortable just picking up a book from?” It’s fairly broad: fantasy, sci-fi, humor, chick lit, ya, graphic novels, mystery, “classics,” poetry…I’ll read just about anything except horror or books with “heaving bosoms because I can’t take them seriously
15. What is your policy on book lending?
It rarely happens. I’ve learned the hard way that some people just do not take care of books, so I really have to trust you to want to lend you one.
18. Not even with text books?
I’ll usually write in the margins of textbooks, but not in a way that interferes with the text. And if I really like the book I won’t.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
I have to really love it and want to read it 456787656 times and snuggle it and buy fandom tshirts. I also have to know that it is a book that the person I’m recommending it to might like.
24. Favourite biography?
Don’t really have one :(. I should read more biographies…
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
Oh wow hmmmm. Idk if it it really inspired me or anything, but Human Croquet gave me ALL the feels.
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
Eeeh I don’t really read “professional” book reviews. I look more at reader reviews on Goodreads. The really great books generally get really great critical reviews though, and those I’ll usually agree with.
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
Crime and Punishment maybe? Idek. The Harry Potter books looked pretty intimidating to nonreader 10-year-old me before I read them.
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
Depends. Anywhere between 0 and 4. The most I had out at once was 11, but that was for research purposes.
39. Favourite fictional villain?
Richard III, probably. The Shakespeare one, not the one they just dug up (they’re not quite the same guy, but then they also kind of are idek)
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
I tried reading The Girl with Glass Feet and it just got way to hipsterish for me. I really wanted to like it but it just was not happening, and I don’t have enough free time to read books that I might start to like 200 pages in.
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
Eragon, probably. I should rewatch it, though.
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
I’d stop half-way through if I’d been forcing myself through it and just got tired of it, or if something so offensive or upsetting happened that I lost all interest in finishing it.
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
The Fault in Our Stars because I’m not interested in being very very sad right now. Also 50 Shades of Grey, although idk if that counts as a “book” or not.
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
Hush, Hush. It has everything that makes Twilight problematic (and then some) without sharing any of its redeeming qualities (which are mostly Alice and Emmet tbh). I seriously needed a drink to get through it.
my first copy of the queen of attolia literally fell apart several years ago and i kept all the pieces because you don’t just throw books out
but then i made it into shoes
These shoes are made for walking into literary adventures!
I have some books. And some old shoes.
Tho’ I can’t imagine a more amazing walk than the one you’d take in M. Whalen Turner’s Queen of Attolia……