Tea Talk Vol. 1

10 January 2014

Okay, it's Friday and the glory that is the weekend is about to arrive. For the new year, I want to introduce a series called "Tea Talk" where we chat over topics like we would if we grabbed a cup of coffee or a mug of tea together.

Here are some things that caught my eye this week:

  • A rare copy of Neil Gaiman's Stardust has been put into auction to raise money for Heifer International, but what makes this unique is that the book has been returned to the auction to raise more money for the charity for four years running. Each time someone buys or wins the book at the charity auction they donate it back so help the charity further. How inspiring? What's even neater is that I read about this on Patrick Rothfuss' blog who is the author of the book I am currently reading
  • Amazon Smile is a great way to do your shopping. Did you know if you type in smile.amazon.com that you can still choose from the great selection that Amazon offers while donating a percentage of your purchase money towards a charity of your choosing? If you use Google Chrome like me there's even an app that lets you automatically go to Amazon Smile instead of Amazon every time you type "Amazon" into your browser. Pretty neat right?
  • As a new dog owner, this was cracking me up. A guy uses his boss' dog to recreate scenes from movies. What movies would you want to recreate? I feel like he missed an opportunity with Lion King.

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