July 24, 2014
Camping on the Cape. Or anywhere. TouristShellyB.com #camping #campfires #capecod #tent #outdoors #nature #underthestars #smores #sleepingbag #campground #travel #vacation

Camping on the Cape. Or anywhere. TouristShellyB.com #camping #campfires #capecod #tent #outdoors #nature #underthestars #smores #sleepingbag #campground #travel #vacation

July 23, 2014
One more Shack Up Inn photo —of the bar of this “bed & beer” —and then we head north to Cape Cod. It’s a long ride. Maybe it’s time for a nap.  #clarksdale #crossroads #robertjohnson #mississippi #shackupinn #shack #blues #delta #deltablues #nofilter #roadtrip #travel #tourist

One more Shack Up Inn photo —of the bar of this “bed & beer” —and then we head north to Cape Cod. It’s a long ride. Maybe it’s time for a nap. #clarksdale #crossroads #robertjohnson #mississippi #shackupinn #shack #blues #delta #deltablues #nofilter #roadtrip #travel #tourist

July 23, 2014
The Shack Up Inn on Hopson Plantation in Clarksdale, Mississippi. A collection of lightly refurbished sharecropper and tenant houses. #blueshighway #clarksdale #crossroads #mississippi #shackupinn #shack #roadtrip

The Shack Up Inn on Hopson Plantation in Clarksdale, Mississippi. A collection of lightly refurbished sharecropper and tenant houses. #blueshighway #clarksdale #crossroads #mississippi #shackupinn #shack #roadtrip

July 23, 2014
Shacking Up in Mississippi on TouristShellyB.com #clarksdale #mississippi #shackupinn #crossroads #robertjohnson #roadtrip #deltablues #blues #delta

Shacking Up in Mississippi on TouristShellyB.com #clarksdale #mississippi #shackupinn #crossroads #robertjohnson #roadtrip #deltablues #blues #delta

July 22, 2014
At the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi. More photos at TouristShellyB.com. #crossroads #robertjohnson #blueshighway #blues #clarksdale #mississippi #shackupinn #delta #deltablues

At the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi. More photos at TouristShellyB.com. #crossroads #robertjohnson #blueshighway #blues #clarksdale #mississippi #shackupinn #delta #deltablues

July 22, 2014
You know you are hungover when you try to use a pillowcase for a shirt. Advice written on the beddoor of Shack 482 at the Shack Up Inn. More photos TouristShellyB.com #delta #blues #Mississippi #clarksdale #shackupinn #bedandbeer #shack #tourist

You know you are hungover when you try to use a pillowcase for a shirt. Advice written on the beddoor of Shack 482 at the Shack Up Inn. More photos TouristShellyB.com #delta #blues #Mississippi #clarksdale #shackupinn #bedandbeer #shack #tourist

July 21, 2014
I stayed in a sharecropper shack in Clarksdale, Mississippi. More photos at TouristShellyB.com. #deltablues #robertjohnson #shackupinn #clarksdale #hopsonplantation  #mississippi #sellyoursoul

I stayed in a sharecropper shack in Clarksdale, Mississippi. More photos at TouristShellyB.com. #deltablues #robertjohnson #shackupinn #clarksdale #hopsonplantation #mississippi #sellyoursoul

July 21, 2014
Yes I did, thank you. #saratoga #track #win #horse #racing #racetrack

Yes I did, thank you. #saratoga #track #win #horse #racing #racetrack

July 20, 2014
hello-the-future:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Also, the Kindle Unlimited selection is really, really paltry. I signed up for the 30-day free trial, searched a bunch of books I wanted to read, and none of them were included in Kindle Unlimited. 
If there were a way to do a true Netflix For E-Readers that paid authors fairly, I would be willing to pay $25 a month for it no problem. I also love the library, but I would definitely pay to skip the hold queue and read new releases when they release, not months later.
(Curiously, the company best suited to create this may actually be Netflix.)

hello-the-future:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Also, the Kindle Unlimited selection is really, really paltry. I signed up for the 30-day free trial, searched a bunch of books I wanted to read, and none of them were included in Kindle Unlimited. 

If there were a way to do a true Netflix For E-Readers that paid authors fairly, I would be willing to pay $25 a month for it no problem. I also love the library, but I would definitely pay to skip the hold queue and read new releases when they release, not months later.

(Curiously, the company best suited to create this may actually be Netflix.)

July 20, 2014
#saratoga #saratogasprings #horseracing #horse #track #travel #hatties #yaddo #spac #bet #betting

#saratoga #saratogasprings #horseracing #horse #track #travel #hatties #yaddo #spac #bet #betting

July 19, 2014
Top o the stretch. Race 7 at Saratoga. #4 horse bumped by the 5 and wins anyway. 2nd win of the day. Good for me. Don’t remember ever picking 2 winning horses on same day.  #saratoga #racetrack #horseracing #win

Top o the stretch. Race 7 at Saratoga. #4 horse bumped by the 5 and wins anyway. 2nd win of the day. Good for me. Don’t remember ever picking 2 winning horses on same day. #saratoga #racetrack #horseracing #win

July 18, 2014
elementsofnyc:

Greeetings from The Spaaaaaaaa!  (at Saratoga Race Course)

elementsofnyc:

Greeetings from The Spaaaaaaaa! (at Saratoga Race Course)

July 18, 2014
On Horse Racing: And They’re Off, to Horse Racing’s Version of Summer Camp

mattcroweahhha:

Saratoga, a one-of-a-kind racetrack that opens for the season on Friday, offers an ideal to which the sport can aspire.

from NYT > International Home http://ift.tt/1jFkAmn
via http://mattcrowe.org


July 18, 2014
And they’re off! The Saratoga Track opens today. My story at touristshellyb.com. #saratoga #saratogasprings #horseracing #horse #racing #track #bet #betting #exacta #yaddo #hatties #spac #winner

And they’re off! The Saratoga Track opens today. My story at touristshellyb.com. #saratoga #saratogasprings #horseracing #horse #racing #track #bet #betting #exacta #yaddo #hatties #spac #winner

July 17, 2014
The backstretch at Saratoga Race Course. Story on visiting Saratoga at touristshellyb.com #saratoga #saratogasprings #track #travel #horse #hatties #betting #bet #exacta #racing #jockey #spac #yaddo #tang #skidmore

The backstretch at Saratoga Race Course. Story on visiting Saratoga at touristshellyb.com #saratoga #saratogasprings #track #travel #horse #hatties #betting #bet #exacta #racing #jockey #spac #yaddo #tang #skidmore

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