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2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Thank you to my top commenters. I do believe I had the same ones last year! Also, the most popular post was the kick-off for The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Read Along (#winditup2013).

I am not much for stats but since WordPress does this for me, why not share?

Happy Friday! We are going for burgers tonight and tomorrow we are taking a drive up to Santa Barbara! I am excited because we’ve been at home for a long time now. Have a good weekend!

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 74,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

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Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Volume 3)

Tiny Book Volume 3

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories – Volume 3
By Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(It Books, Hardcover, 9780062121653, November 2013, 127pp.)

The Short of It:

Tiny in size but the creativity contained within this small volume never ceases to amaze me.

The Rest of It:

I’ve had the luxury of reading and reviewing both volumes one and two so when I had the opportunity to review this new volume, how could I refuse?

Once again, hitRECord, founded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt has put together another collection of amazing stories which happen to be only one or two pages long. The beauty of this project is that anyone can join the community and submit their work for a chance to be included in the next volume.

Here’s a small sample of what you’ll see in volume three:

Tiny Book Sample 1

Tiny Book Sample 2

Tiny Book Sample 3

As you can see from these examples, this is a fun book and would make a nice gift. I have all three and they do look great on my shelf. Most are simple black and white line drawings but there are shots of color here and there. I really enjoy them and love that artists everywhere, have the opportunity to be published through this project.

Source: Sent to me by the publisher.
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