To date Google has access to scanned digital information of books: Number of books scanned: fifteen million. Number of pages: five billion. Number of words: over two trillion discovered. [Read these Keynote speech docs ...Keynote Speech docs to discover more]. Word fascination means that Projects like Google Books, the Internet Archive’s OpenLibrary, and HathiTrust are growing.
Knowing how Victorian mindsets tick is an Obsession right now with some American academics. The UK is about to become more transparent in its information sharing of greatest literary minds past: This story fascinates in The New York Times. Photo by Erik Jacobs.
Selected paragraphs penned by Patricia Cohen:
“Victorians were enamored of the new science of statistics, so it seems fitting that these pioneering data hounds are now the subject of an unusual experiment in statistical analysis. The titles of every British book published in English in and around the 19th century — 1,681,161, to be exact — are being electronically scoured for key words and phrases that might offer fresh insight into the minds of the Victorians.”
“Dan Cohen and Fred Gibbs, the two historians of science at George Mason University who have created the project, have so far charted how frequently more than two dozen words — among them “God,” “love,” “work,” “science” and “industrial” — appear in British book titles from the French Revolution in 1789 to the beginning of World War I in 1914.”
As Cohen gave an early presentation of findings to date, “Meredith Martin, an assistant professor of English at Princeton who is studying the history of poetic form, was interested in the terms “prosody,” “meter” and “verse.”“I actually sent him an e-mail as he was talking,” Ms. Martin said. She figured he would be inundated with requests, and “I wanted to be first in line.””
Eva Gabor is the exotic Hollywood beauty who was born in Budapest, the baby daughter of Vilmos Gábor (1884-1962), a soldier, and Jolie Gábor (1894-1997). She was the first Gabor sister to immigrate to the USA. We have Eva to thank for being a trailblazing humorist in the Gabor family and their contribution to Hollywood entertainment. She was funny, fearless and brave.
Eva is best known for her role in the hit TV sitcom, Green Acres where one day Eva Gabor was an exotic Hollywood socialite styled wife, who woke up from a Hollywood Hills dream; as her character Lisa Douglas in this show instead, on a Hollywood set that resembled the New Zealand green countryside. Comedy is quite often about locational opposite to a character’s personality type.
As a kid I remember, Green Acres was a popular TV series rerun, that used to screen just after the I Love Lucy show with Lucille Ball.
Eva somehow used to gloss over Lucille’s legendary slapstick comedic timing, which was a little rough, compared to Gabor’s purring elegance.
A pancake griddle was never the same for Kiwi’s again, after Eva burned everything she cooked on it, in that role. She made every Kiwi think their Edmonds Cookery Book directed pikelets were amazing. Such was her gift as a comedic beauty from afar, to New Zealand’s kitchens.
People who throw-away their looks and privilege for ‘the laugh,’ were always the favorite Hollywood stars in New Zealand. Still are today.
My Maori grandma, loved her because both Eva and nana both had broken English like many Maori did who had never been to English schools, and Eva didn’t care, she wove it into the character.
In that sense Eva Gabor, was a hori too. Nana found this to be the funniest thing she’d ever seen, on her TV set. A Hollywood star, similar to her own reality, with English being her second language too.
I think that a reversioned series of Green Acres starring Eva, but dubbed over in Te Reo Rangatira (the Maori language) and aired in New Zealand with subtitles, would be the most funniest thing ever. Joanna Paul would be funny as ‘Eva’ to give Eliza Bidois a run for her comedic timing. :)
A reversioned series would honor, Eva’s gift to many Maori people like Nana’s generation. Her generation of Maori were funny people (amongst themselves), and a tough audience to make laugh – Eva was one of the few nonMaori that could make nana’s generation laugh. She could cut the mustard, having the ‘hori comedic’ aesthetic down pat.
She was a Hollywood star, that truly transcended any cultural difference. In New Zealand, we all loved Eva Gabor.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.2.10~
Have you ever wondered what muslim teens think? Here’s a book with a good message, Hollywood story line approved, for American teens to read.
Find out what happens to Haja bin Kanaan a muslim Palestinian teenager, when she unexpectedly falls for Lt. Joshua Isaacson of America-Israel.
This is the book all teens in America will benefit from reading and understanding both a Muslim, Jewish and Christian worldview. Compelling in explaining how teens in the Middle East think.
Who: Courage to Love
What: “a modern day romance novel”
Author: Robert Ellis of Beverly Hills 90210, California.
How to buy: Go here
Modeled by: Dustin Lance Black, Oscar winning screenwriter.
Who else is reading this novel: Actor Cliff Curtis, currently filming with Zoe Saldana of Avatar and Star Trek Hollywood movie franchises.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.12.10~
With a tribute to Disney and her ”Mouse House,” teen spun superstardom, Miley Cyrus‘ new tattoo says a few things. Following up with her “just breathe” tattoo across her ribs, Smilers new piece in ink on her right ear, says: “Love.”
E! News quotes Smilers as saying: “There’s so much negativity in the world and what you only need to hear is all the love. People try to say to me, ‘I just heard someone say this or that about you,’ and I just ignore it because it’s irrelevant. Love is what makes the world go around, and that’s all we need to focus on.”
[Simbiotic subtext of the still image: Love is in the Air. Love is on The Air. Or more specifically, My Love is On Ear/Air--both funny and clever as a pop star as she says, buy my music and Mickey Mouse's ear looks like this today].
I love this kid. Smilers is always so smart. And dating an Australian, Liam Hemsworth, she also gives a tribute to Baz Luhrmann and Paul Mercurio with the theme song, from their movie about freedom from oppression that can only be found in the dance of one’s own rhythm of a shared life. Here’s some Strictly Ballroom.
And from a teen’s tattoo, to dance and film–if you’d like a “good read” about forbidden young love for a fiesty teen girl character called, Haja bin Kanaan, the same age as Miley, go here to buy the book Courage To Love for good perennial reading. The novel is set on the Gaza strip, where like Cyrus’ fresh ink, Love [too] is in the Air. For a good audio book read, click on this unique book’s cover, for a right treat.
–Beverly Hills, Toluca Lake and Hollywood Pop Art at its Best. June 2010. Let’s go kids!–
Strike while the irons hot, we say! Congrats Valerie B!
Natalie Portman brings her beautiful and colorful smile to the premiere of Love and Other Possible Pursuits at the Toronto International Film Festival. She’s like a walking rose with her fashion choices. Digg it!!–People.
Yes it’s true. Twilight Saga, New Moon tickets that are being presold for the November 20th release date of the film, have almost sold out. That must be the scariest movie release date ever for Hollywood studios who are competing the weekend of November 20th against Stephenie Meyer’s epic love story at the box office.
Yes, it’s the best time for studios to reshuffle their film premiere schedules and dump all of their risky films at the box office at the same time as New Moon, if they want their good films to have a box office #1 reputation. Such is the Twilight effect on Hollywood. Oh, and did we mention that Native American Indian actors like Taylor Lautner, are helping reinvent Hollywood history’s film distribution wheel. History is being rewritten by the cast and crew of Twilight, at Stephenie Meyer’s skilled author’s vision, business brains and hands. Truly remarkable!
MovieTickets.com report how over a dozen of their New Moon show times have been totally sold out. Fandango reports 50—50!—sell-out New Moon screenings. Fandago are also officially reporting that New Moon is already its top-seller heading into this weekend. Comcast owns Fandango.
Congratulations to Summit Entertainment and Stephenie Meyers and cast, for marketing brilliance that reinvents the wheel in creating a demand for film distribution, that’s ahead of the game by 10 weeks. Wow!
New Moon’s saleable popularity with audiences is just more proof that a popular book series, turned into a movie series, is the one of the most desirable and wisest ways to go! The book is a powerful tool at cinemas. Twilight Saga readers and movie goers will also enjoy the love story Courage To Love by Californian author, Robert Ellis.
L.J Smith wrote The Vampires Diaries books 14 years before Stephenie Meyers published the Twilight Saga books.
If there’s any similarities, should the L.J Smith team sue?
Probably not, there are no new ideas under the sun, just recycled ideas, so let’s hope L.J Smith’s camp don’t get sue happy. This is a pic of LJane Smith.
Woah! L.J Smith hearts the trippy world of the unicorn forrest. Let’s just say, hat she’s totally out there, as this pic depiction on her website shows! Scary!!!
Perhaps it shows that slightly eccentric peeps have a lot to offer the world by way of hit book series.
In the wake of a bad line call, at a pivotal point in her US Open 2009 Semi Finals match against Kim Clijsters Serena has taken to her blog to write to her fans about her upcoming biography book, called On The Line.
She’s sold me on it already! Anyway, here’s what Serena Williams writes about the pressures of being a high profiled sports star and the woman with the fastest serve in tennis.
The thought of the weight I carry can sometimes be paralyzing, to some, but for me, I enjoy it. I enjoy being told I’m too fat to win, or my career is over – I’ve seen my glory days. This is what everyone was saying about me publicly, in papers, quietly at home. But as Maya Angelou said, “And still I rise.” (more…)
1. Foreword, Courage To Love by Robert Ellis: Throughout my life, my soul has seemed to record and mourn the numbers of soldiers and innocents who were killed in the wars of my time…
2. … from the Italian bombardment of Ethiopia and Spain in 1935-36….
3. … through the invasions of China, Czechoslovakia, WWII, Hiroshima, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq.
4. To stop this slaughter, my soul extends to the world this desert rose.
5. Prologue, Courage To Love: Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Mediterrannea, where we lay our scene.
6. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
7. From forth the loins of these two foes, a pair of impetuous lovers risk their lives.
8. Aatini Nay by Fayrouz: Hand me the flute and hum . . . for singing is life’s secret
9. For only ashes remain . . . after life dies . . .
11. Have you bathed in the fields fragrance?
12. Hand me the flute, and hum . . . for escape is the best remedy
13. For people are nothing but lines . . . written in water.
Everything brings about its own opposite– words via Ananias, art: Gisele
Here’s the top ranking celebrity news and entertainment posts on Horiwood.Com tonight. Hollywood is in a festive summer’s mood today on 9.9.9! Historic symmetry.
2. Lady Gaga takes a dig at Madonna wearing this fashion ensemble. Meow!
3. Johnny Markoudarkis has heat in Young Hollywood. Casting agents take note. Likewise with Philipp Karner.who is an Extra TV America’s Most Eligible Bachelor Awardee. These lads are both up and coming young actors to watch out for.
4. Robert Pattinson takes the plunge for Twilight’s Queen, costar Kristen Stewart.
5. 10 Twilight Saga Tweets: Romeo & Juliet lives on in Forks and on twitter.
6. Kevin and Jodi Kreiger say stop watching Jon & Kate Gosselin
7. Nayleigh Kelly joins Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelly in Hollywood from Korea. Cute! Adoption is a beautiful thing.
8. Miley Cyrus‘ rap remix is smokin. It’s a party in the USA. Beyonce and Rihanna must be fuming that Miley created a way to get a piece of their man Jay-Z. A cute tribute from MC.
9. Khloe & Kourtney Kardashian can’t just go on a diet and shut up about it.
10. Kim Cattrall brings her blonde rocker fierceness to Sex & The City. At 53 she’s looking good.
Always smile. Horiwood’s latest tweet on twitter is: “Horiwood Bites: THE JACKSON SMILE: … always uplifts and gives hope. A smile is a gift you give away … http://bit.ly/Cu9MWabout 4 hours ago from twitterfeed
Courage To Love by Californian author Robert Ellis is created and written in the spirit needed in American schools today. In a Shakespearean love story set in the Middle East two young people from opposite worlds, find love from a sense of honesty only found in accepting each others difference. So romantic. Read it. It’s a great book for all American school children … and kidults too. Cover artwork is by the legendary surrealist artist, Salvador Dali.
Julia Child books are selling like hot cakes on the New York Times Best-Sellers Paperback Nonfiction category.
My Life in France by Julia Chid with Alex Prud’homme is #1, and, Julie & Julia by Julie Powell is at #3 this week.
Julia Child was an Ambassador of American culture with her cooking, a hearty love of all things food and her zest for life and living inspired us all. Julia Child simply rocked!
Maori food that America loves and needs to fight cancer, can be found in Anne Thorp’s Kai Ora cookbook. Order it organically online now. Healthy recipes made with Aroha (love) from a cancer surviving chef extraordinaire. Own a copy today, gift it to anyone you know who has and is battling the road to cancer recovery. Kai Ora means ‘the food of life’ and this recipe book holds keys to living longer by eating right.
The Top 5 Best Selling Hard Cover fiction books in the USA right now, according to The New York Times Best Sellers List are:
1. SOUTH OF BROAD, by Pat Conroy
2. THE WHITE QUEEN, by Philippa Gregory
3. DREAMFEVER, by Karen Marie Moning
4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
5. THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC, by Richard Russo
Buy one of these and a Kai Ora cookbook and gift them as a present to someone you care about. We are the people we are today, because of the books we read, the films we watched, the music we listened to, and the people we met along the way. Life experience shapes us when we are better informed by others brilliance. Go get it all today. Happy living.
If you are an employee in this recession economy of America, it’s perhaps a wise little $5.95 investment to buy and read. Adapt to change each day. It’s the way forward to get what this book calls ‘new cheese.’
Love this book. Hope you’re all having a great day America! :)
Kia Ora (hello). Some of you are asking me why I don’t write much poetry these days and just blog about celebrities. So this one’s for you. It’s a poem submitted for Whetu Moana Lua, poetry anthology collection of Maori and Polynesian Poets around the world. Editors are: Robert Sullivan, Reina Whaitiri and Dr Albert Wendt. Originally, I wrote for Whetu Moana when being trained by author and professor, Witi Ihimaera, in the art of creative writing.
To enjoy and appreciate my poetry for its inflections of the Maori language, I recommend using this tool, to understand words you may not have heard of before. Being a hori (Maori) in Hollywood is a pioneering thing, so the online Maori dictionary will help any of you LA types reading it.
My poems from Whetu Moana I, are taught in Universities in America (the mainland), New Zealand, Hawaii, the UK and Edinburgh Scotland to name a few. So…. I’m shouting this out to all you guys and dolls today doing English Literature progams around the world. Thanks for reading poetry. And most importantly, may you all continue to write your own poetry too.
Flip the hood to read:
iMaori is the name of my phone
that uses niu media in a hori way
online it searches the Maori dictionary
–the Ngata version, of course.
finding kupu food to enlighten and
illuminate the wairua and mind
it’s also the Maori stork, delivering
in Rei Tu and Rei Pai legendary fashion
fresh pics of pepi, Jake Kereama
he’s of Nga Puhi Tonu Nui descent
was born into a hapu of Whakapara
while his Uncle Hami played Kupe
in a faraway Hollywood land
my phone houses the inner marae walls
held in the crucified palm of my hand
flickering through digitized sepia photographs
of my grandparents and the many greats
who walked in my moccasins long before
jandals were even invented for big hori feet
where their ancient tribal paths meet the axis
of my globalised Maori self, I still hang with them
iMaori brings me Hotere’s vintage wisdom too
of no ordinary sun poetic epiphanies
of a simple life lived with profound thoughts
defining life beyond an economic atomic
There are no ‘enhaloed clouds’ in sight, but
an economic recession sits heavy on the moko (more…)
QUINTESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: ANNE THORP’S KAI ORA COOK BOOK IS A TASTE OF HEALTHY PARADISE
Kai Ora, a cookbook by New Zealand Television cook extraordinaire, Anne Thorp is the book that actress Christina Applegate and anyone whose ever battled with breast cancer should not only read, but have as their daily taste guide of survival in their Hollywood kitchens.
The recipes in here provide both fantastic culinary fare that could hold their own in any A-List Hollywood restaurant like Besos and The Ivy, but each recipe is a breast cancer buster. Cancer recovery is enhanced with the healthy, gourmet quality recipes in this book. Breast cancer survivor and author Anne Thorp is living proof of that. Read Kai Ora asap; gift it to a friend who is battling with any form of cancer and enjoy the spirit of giving and life lived at its fullest within it’s delectable pages. The book is as beautifully produced as Anne’s exquisite food showcased in it. The best food in the world.
This guest review of the book Kai Ora by the author and TV cooking star, Anne Thorp is provided by Graham Beattie of Beatties Book Blog:
Tasty prosciutto ham, Vine ripened tomatoes, Sweet basil and flaky salt
Served with delicious OliveNZ extra virgin olive oil
The paua arrives fresh on the day from the Far North, thanks to commercial free-diver Sam Kereopa. I’m combining it with the creamiest, tastiest Arborio rice and I can tell you now, this dish is truly wicked!
Koura Linguine (pic left)
Sam’s out on the Hauraki harvesting crayfish for this event. He’ll be straight in the water as soon as he returns from the Far North. You will thoroughly enjoy this super-fresh dish, served with the beautiful flavours of fresh limes, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, chilli and tonnes of aroha!
Aporo & Calvados
Organic New Zealand apples oven-roasted and flambéed with Calvados liqueur
Served with the sexy French St Agur cheese
And then enter the the wine sponsor - Yealands Estate.
About Graham Beattie:
Bookman Beattie and books
Bookman Beattie, photo by Harvey Benge. see – http://harveybenge.blogspot.com/
Graham Beattie’s Bio
- Former Managing Director/Publisher of Penguin Books NZ Ltd., and Scholastic NZ Ltd. Former Books & Poetry Editor, Citymix Magazine. Now works as a consultant within the publishing industry and as a book reviewer, book blogger and judge of book awards,
Kai Ora means healthy eating or literally, ‘the food of life.’
Some insightful person must have aptly named the Kai Ora TV show and the TV series’ consequent book very well. It is what it is.
Own a copy today. Kai Ora is a must read.
10. DALE K GOES RED!
To see Dale K’s hair color transformation, contrast the above pic of Dale from two weeks ago, to her pic at #10. Ferosh!