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Positions in Bed – One Youtube User’s Take

I blogged once about the difficulties of comfortable reading in bed and revealed that I am a tummy-and-elbow reader. When I asked around I discovered there were side readers, back-with-the-book-in-the-air readers, propped-against-headboard-or-pillow readers, and more – but the youtube user below gets into some positions I’ve never even attempted. Perhaps she’s into yoga.

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Joseph Merrick: The Elephant Man & the History of the Human Sideshow

August 5th 2012 Next month marks the 150th birthday of Joseph Merrick. Arguably the world’s most famous freak, the so-called “Elephant Man” lived in 19th-century England, and was part of human curiosity exhibits. Not so long ago, people with unusual physical attributes were fair game for gawking, in circuses and sideshows. Arguments both for and […]

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The Original LOLcats: Harry Whittier Frees

Have you heard of Harry Whittier Frees? Born in 1879, Frees was an American photographer who became well-known for his recognizable and unusual style of photography. Specifically, he posed animals in human scenarios – riding bicycles, painting on easels, sitting in a ferris wheel at the fair. Real, live animals, which he also dressed in […]

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ULTRA LATEX: Exotic Rubber Fashions for Every Mood

I have to put up this amazing book ULTRA LATEX: Exotic Rubber Fashions for Every Mood quickly, because we only have one copy on the site, and it’s bound to sell quickly. Just take a gander at this. it’s from 1975. It says “for every mood”. while I think the mood of the others is […]

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A Christian Grey Cake – 50 Shades of Grey Goes Bakery

We usually try to keep the content between our AbeBooks UK blog and this blog different, but this entry was just too good not to steal. I’m sorry to come back to Fifty Shades of Grey once again but frankly there is a story a day at the moment. Richard’s Cakes (their tagline is ‘Quality […]

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Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” – Done Differently

Ken Sanders, a longtime seller on AbeBooks, is now offering a rare and highly unusual edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland stories. Les Aventures d’Alice au pays des Merveilles at De l’autre cote du mirroir et de ce qu’Alice y trouva (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There) […]

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1899 Antikamnia Chemical Calendar with Skeletons

This is fantastic and I would like to own it. It’s a complete Skeleton Sketches calendar from 1899, put out by the Antikamnia Chemical Company, St. Louis, MO. Each panel depicts a skeleton, dressed in various styles/occupations: January/February, “Extra! All About The [-----]!!!,” as a raggedly-clad newsboy, hawking newspapers; March/April, “His Fourth of July!”, with […]

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Artist Cuts Books into Mark Zuckerberg’s Face

…Get it? Facebook? (warning: books were harmed in the making of this video.)

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Bruce Lee and the Bond Girl: Vintage Self-Defense Books

There are truly some fantastic vintage book gems out there, in some unexpected places. What about self-defence (or self-defense, depending which side of the pond you call home)? People have, sadly, always attacked one another like big creeps, and there have been books written for ages on how to protect yourself from those creeps. But […]

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James Earl Jones Reads “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

This is the way this poem should always sound. Goosebumps. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. ” ‘Tis some visitor,” […]

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