December 5, 2012
by The OJBG Team
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Book Spine Poetry

Liz. I stumbled across this Brain Pickings post on Book Spine Poetry and I fell in love with the idea. This is a project inspired by artist  Nina Katchadourian. Here are some of the beautiful, poignant poetry people have captured through … Continue reading

April 17, 2012
by Otessa
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Tuesday top favorite things / weekly obsessions

by Otessa Ok so this week’s list will be decidedly janky. (It’s tax week, so take it easy on me please.)  Here goes… 1. Goodreads. A friend asked me recently: “what is Goodreads?” My reply: “It’s social media. But for … Continue reading

January 9, 2012
by Otessa
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Weekly Top 10 (1/8/12 – 1/13/12)

by Otessa #1  Happy Birthday to you, David Bowie. Bowie’s b’day was yesterday, fyi.  And the thin white duke has the distinct honor of being 1 of 300 people, to decline HRH, the Queen’s offer of knighthood. In Ashley’s words: … Continue reading

September 19, 2011
by Otessa
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Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith

The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith My rating: 3 of 5 stars Preamble alert!  So in case you didn’t know– I love SF.  And many of the authors I “heart” have listed this guy as a serious influence… and … Continue reading