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Hunter S. Thompson’s daily regimen of drugs, alcohol and writing

You may have seen things recently about the daily habits, sleeping patterns and dietary habits of different kinds of geniuses through history. But one person that’s not on any of those lists that I’ve seen is Hunter S. Thompson, and that’s probably because Hunter S. Thompson’s daily routine is not one that’s recommended for mere mortals. Not that people haven’t and don’t exist on a mostly nocturnal schedule, with a day filled with liquor, cocaine, weed and LSD, but none of those people are Hunter S. Thompson.

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IHCer novel of the day: ‘In the End’
Hi IHC! My novel In The End has just been released on ebook and paperback! It has always been my dream to become a published author, and best of all it was picked up by Permuted Press, the original publishers of John Dies at the End. I know you guys are lovers of David Wong (honestly, who isn’t?) So I wanted to share this with you. Free samples are on your nooks and Kindles, and it’s also on Amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/In-End-Breanna-Bright/dp/1618683063/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1407439237&sr=8-4&keywords=In+The+End
The house on Drunk Horse road has everything, a good price, Victorian charm, a secret passage, and a rich history.
But it also has a secret.
Something watches from the shadows, and it is more than a ghostly haunting. The young owners, Alice and Thursday, struggle to defeat the creature, but victory comes with sacrifice, especially when Death itself intervenes.

IHCer novel of the day: ‘In the End’

Hi IHC! My novel In The End has just been released on ebook and paperback! It has always been my dream to become a published author, and best of all it was picked up by Permuted Press, the original publishers of John Dies at the End. I know you guys are lovers of David Wong (honestly, who isn’t?) So I wanted to share this with you. Free samples are on your nooks and Kindles, and it’s also on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/In-End-Breanna-Bright/dp/1618683063/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1407439237&sr=8-4&keywords=In+The+End

The house on Drunk Horse road has everything, a good price, Victorian charm, a secret passage, and a rich history.

But it also has a secret.

Something watches from the shadows, and it is more than a ghostly haunting. The young owners, Alice and Thursday, struggle to defeat the creature, but victory comes with sacrifice, especially when Death itself intervenes.

Cosplay of the day: Photographer Cambridge Jones gets famous authors to dress as their favorite characters from literature
Not just characters they created, but any characters in all of literature. Above is Terry Pratchett dressed as William from the series of “Just William” short stories. I couldn’t decide between that one or the photo of Neil Gaiman dressed as Badger from Wind in the Willows.
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Cosplay of the day: Photographer Cambridge Jones gets famous authors to dress as their favorite characters from literature

Not just characters they created, but any characters in all of literature. Above is Terry Pratchett dressed as William from the series of “Just William” short stories. I couldn’t decide between that one or the photo of Neil Gaiman dressed as Badger from Wind in the Willows.

See more photos here

That time Maurice Sendak almost illustrated a version of The Hobbit
In 1967, shortly after illustrating a Tolstoy novel and four years after his iconic Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak was commissioned to illustrate a 30th anniversary edition of Tolkien’s The Hobbit (the original edition of which the author had illustrated himself). However, the project fell through and this drawing is the only surviving Sendak illustration from it.
Complement with Tolkien’s own little-known art.
(via Open Culture)

That time Maurice Sendak almost illustrated a version of The Hobbit

In 1967, shortly after illustrating a Tolstoy novel and four years after his iconic Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak was commissioned to illustrate a 30th anniversary edition of Tolkien’s The Hobbit (the original edition of which the author had illustrated himself). However, the project fell through and this drawing is the only surviving Sendak illustration from it.

Complement with Tolkien’s own little-known art.

(via Open Culture)

Help bring Reading Rainbow back with Kickstarter funds

Some things are just worth supporting. I grew up with this show and to this day I would say it was a huge influence in my desire to read. While it has already met it’s million dollar goal let’s try and push it to keep the program going for years to come.

Kickstarter link

Ken Kesey’s son is planning a sequel to his dad’s legendary acid-fueled bus journey, only this one will be funded via Kickstarter

Ken Kesey’s 1964 drug-fueled trip from California to New York with a group of friends on a psychedelic bus named “Further” has become a cornerstone of 1960s counterculture legend. The One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest author was on his way to NYC anyway for the debut of a new novel, so he got some people together dubbed “The Merry Pranksters” and they drove across America, freaking out the normals in the process. Now in 2014, Kesey’s son, Zane is looking to re-create the journey, funded in the 21st century way— through Kickstarter.

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