Tuesday Treats: July 2014

Dorkymum | Stories from Tasmania

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Tuesday Treats is an as-and-when roundup of top blog posts which is curated by me, Chris at Thinly Spread, Lizzie at Me and My Shadow, and Becky at A Beautiful Space. I’m going to be spending a couple of weeks offline starting today, so I’m making this an extra long version of Tuesday Treats to keep you all well stocked with reading material.

Right. On with it…

« When my baby was born, he and I became library story time regulars. In a little room with a disfigured Hungry Caterpillar mural and stained carpet, I learned the Portuguese lullaby I still sing my boys at night and at least six ways my knees could be horses. » – How Libraries Shaped My Motherhood on Offbeat Home and Life.

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Netflix crosses 50 million subscribers worldwide


It looks like that (pending 2 years for existing customers) price hike hasn?t greatly affected Netflix?s popularity, as it announced today that it has 50 million customers altogether. About 36 million of them are in the US, and Netflix is about to launch in more European countries in September. The only real change we?re seeing mentioned in today?s earning report is that it?s about to start distributing in-store gift cards this fall, so you can give the gift of Netflix or join without having to pay online with a credit card. The company?s focus of course is how it?s building up a library of exclusive content, and it says Orange is the New Black became the most watched series in every Netflix territory when season two launched. Upcoming shows include Sense8 from the Wachowskis and the Daredevil series it?s making with Marvel, and it?s cast a number of big names…

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