Ending my day by finding this tucked in my locker! Thank you thank you thank you @harperperennial !!! DARK SPARKLER by @amberrosetamblyn for the win! #darksparkler #bookpimp

Tavis Smiley speaking on the subject of his book DEATH OF A KING at Town Hall tonight. Brilliant and eyeopening. #bookpimp #DeathofaKing #readings #elliottbaybookco (at Town Hall Seattle)

Tavis Smiley in person. #bookpimp #DeathofaKing #readings #elliottbaybookco (at Town Hall Seattle)

If you want Tavis Smiley, we’ve got your Tavis Smiley! #bookpimp #elliottbaybookco #readings #DeathofaKing (at Town Hall Seattle)

Closer look at my Winged Things sign, because I’m rather pleased with it. #bookpimp #fantasy (at Elliott Bay Book Company)

Can anyone tell this is my display?? Winged Things ($ other fantastical creatures) #bookpimp (at Elliott Bay Book Company)

Best ever! This is so me. Happy Coffee Day! Regram from @gemmacorrell

Artwork of The Legacy Collection: Sleeping Beauty (by Lorelay Bové)

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Another day, another Town Hall event. This time with lovely and brilliant Helen Caldicott and her new book on the after effects of the Fukushima disaster, CRISIS WITHOUT END. #bookpimp #readings #elliottbaybookco #fukushima (at Town Hall Seattle)

@justuskat wrote me a bio the other day and I’m so in love with it!

Day 2 of what I think I shall call “Brandi’s Town Hall Week”. I may need to caffeinated some more before I head to work.



5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

Her paintings are so breathtaking! <3 <3 

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