Between rebuilding Tennessee and making my Spotify playlists so damn good, Dolly Parton has become the unofficial Queen of Good Works.
Today, the country music star heads to Washington to deliver her 100 millionth book donation from her Imagination Library to the Library of Congress. Founded by Parton, the Imagination Library sends free books to children from birth until their start of school, regardless of their parents’ income.
Source: Saint Dolly Parton donates her 100 millionth book
THE MIND’S EYE
Neuroscientists at the University of Toronto in Scarborough have established a new method of recreating images perceived by the human brain based on electroencephalography (EEG) readings.
“When we see something, our brain creates a mental percept, which is essentially a mental impression of that thing,” said Dan Nemrodov, the postdoctoral fellow that developed the technique, in a press release. “We were able to capture this percept using EEG to get a direct illustration of what’s happening in the brain during this process.”
Read more here: Source: Scientists Use EEG Machine to Create Digital Images From Brain Activity
We haven’t heard anything about the planned TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower of late, which was to be an extension of the film franchise that may never get off the ground in the wake of last year’s misfire. But a series would potentially allow many of the film’s wrongs to be righted, so we’re glad to hear it’s still moving forward.
Buried in an unrelated story over on Deadline last night was the news that Amazon is apparently the home for the small screen version of “The Dark Tower.”
Source: “The Dark Tower” TV Series Has Found a Home at Amazon – Bloody Disgusting
Hello Serial Readers
For your reading consideration.
I’m reading Fragged 8 by Zach Dracoulis.
Hello Serial Readers:
I’m reading “The Trash Teir Dungeon” by Kaye Fairburn.
For these two, getting along means life or death.
Minette, the lowest ranked sentient dungeon in Bellstrang, deserves her Trash Tier title. She’s more interested in playing with her cats and having fun than being a proper dungeon.
Scorned by recent experiences, Arden the Dungeon Pixie doesn’t have time for fun. The only thing she likes on her schedule is beheading her enemies.
Following a treacherous act against her last dungeon, the Overseer of Dungeons reassigns Arden to work with Minette. If she fails to lift Minette to the Overseer’s standards within a month’s time, he’ll smite her.
Complicating things further is a revenge-seeking rogue who wants Arden dead.
Afternoon Serial Readers:
I’m reading “Emerald” by Jenna Lee this weekend. You should too.