Friday, August 30, 2013
“Some things don’t last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down on the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.”
― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
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In honor of author Mary Wollenscraft Shelley who was born on August 30, 1797, today is Frankenstein Day. For that reason we are lowering our already low price on the Barnes & Noble Classics editions of Frankenstein by Mary Wollenscraft Shelley which has an introduction by Karen Karbiener.
The end of August is a great time for Toasted Marshmallows, especially today, Toasted Marshmallow Day. Make some s’mores today. Ancient Egyptians mixed the sap of the marshmallow plant was mixed with honey to create a sweet treat in 2000 B.C. Today’s marshmallows are made from corn syrup, sugar, water, dextrose and air. “The marshmallow plant is native to salt marshes and shorelines in Asia and Europe and is now grown in the eastern United States “according to Campfire Marshmallows. The plant, specifically the skin of the Althaea officinalis plant, can be used to treat irritated skin.
National Holistic Pet Day is a day to celebrate those pets who are treated with holistic pet care and a day to recognize the benefits of holistic care for our pets. With the increase of interest in eco-friendly, organic and natural alternatives for humans, the same can be applied for your pet. Natural foods, supplements instead of medications, and good old fashioned exercise are just some of the ways to helping your pet lead a long and happy life, holistically.
Some of the writers born August 30th include:
Joseph Dennie (1768), Mary Shelley (1797), Agoston Haraszthy (1812), Marcelo H. del Pilar (1850), John Gunther (1901), Bhagwati Charan Verma (1903), Virginia Lee Burton (1909), and Charmaian Clift (1923), Laurent de Brunhoff (1925), Ben L. Jones (1941), Colin Dann (1943), Robert Crumb (1943), Molly Ivins (1944), Lewis Black (1948), Frank Conniff (1956), and Lisa Ling (1973).
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