popchartlab:

It’s Friday niiiiight! Yeah! Time to paaaaaarrrtyyyyyyy by which we of course mean diagram sentences from famous novels! Wooooooo! 
To see the whole chart of 25 famous lines, click here. But please, diagram responsibly.

Do want.

popchartlab:

It’s Friday niiiiight! Yeah! Time to paaaaaarrrtyyyyyyy by which we of course mean diagram sentences from famous novels! Wooooooo! 

To see the whole chart of 25 famous lines, click here. But please, diagram responsibly.

Do want.

28 February 2014 ·

If they make one of these for New York City, I will have it.

millionsmillions:

The good folks at Dorothy labored over a tremendous “Book Map” depicting the settings of some 600 literary works based in London. The books, poems, and essays selected for the map run the gamut from T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

15 February 2014 ·

10 Adult Novels for Kids

blackballoonpublishing:

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In 2008, right around Twilight’s first theatrical release, it seemed that most people I knew were extolling the virtues of reading young adult fiction as actual adults. I always sort of winced at the notion. There are so many wonderful works of adult fiction already in existence, ready to…

Love this. Instead of peddling namby pamby YA on kids, here are 10 novels written for adults that will suit a voracious young reader.

19 December 2013 ·

millionsmillions:

UNESCO announced this week that Krakow has been named the seventh City of Literature. The Polish municipality joins Edinburgh, the first UNESCO City of Literature, and Iowa City, Melbourne, Dublin, Reykjavik and Norwich. The city has been home to such notable authors as Nobel Prize winners Henryk Sienkiewicz, Władysław Stanisław Reymont, Czesław Miłosz, and Wisława Szymborska.

Mazel Tov, Krakow.

millionsmillions:

UNESCO announced this week that Krakow has been named the seventh City of Literature. The Polish municipality joins Edinburgh, the first UNESCO City of Literature, and Iowa City, Melbourne, Dublin, Reykjavik and Norwich. The city has been home to such notable authors as Nobel Prize winners Henryk SienkiewiczWładysław Stanisław ReymontCzesław Miłosz, and Wisława Szymborska.

Mazel Tov, Krakow.

27 October 2013 ·

"

An interview [is] a form of conversation that has the same relationship to talking as fiction does to life. In order to work, fiction must abide by a set of rules it defines for itself, even if invisibly, and if an interview is to flow like a chat between two people it, too, must follow a set of conventions, some of them quite contradictory to how we are taught to interact naturally. Namely, that the interviewer asks all of the questions, offers pieces of information only for the purpose of stimulating more from the subject, and, primarily, that neither party calls attention to the artificiality of what is happening.

[…]

The only thing an interviewer can do to capture what a novelist truly does is to make them talk and tell stories, and think aloud.

"

~ What makes a great interview (via explore-blog)

(Source: , via explore-blog)

19 October 2013 ·

(via Most Famous Book Set In Every State [MAP] - Business Insider)
I have never in my life read a Jodi Piccoult novel, so I had no idea that “My Sister’s Keeper” was set in Rhode Island. However, book unread, I’m going to go ahead and veto it to represent my home state on this map. Try one of these instead:
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi 
Love Story by Erich Segal (Jenny is from Rhode Island, it counts)
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft
Rhode Island Blues by Fay Weldon
Outside Providence by Peter Farrelly
The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

(via Most Famous Book Set In Every State [MAP] - Business Insider)

I have never in my life read a Jodi Piccoult novel, so I had no idea that “My Sister’s Keeper” was set in Rhode Island. However, book unread, I’m going to go ahead and veto it to represent my home state on this map. Try one of these instead:

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Love Story by Erich Segal (Jenny is from Rhode Island, it counts)

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft

Rhode Island Blues by Fay Weldon

Outside Providence by Peter Farrelly

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

18 October 2013 ·

"If I close a book and there are no echoes, that is very frustrating."

~ Javier Marías (via theparisreview)

17 October 2013 ·

thecostumedlibrarian:

fairytalemood:

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths edited by Kate Bernheimer

Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me.
Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. Here, in compelling guise, are your favorite mythological figures—Narcissus and Echo, Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion and Galatea, even Argos, Odysseus’s faithful dog—alongside characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, and other traditions. Featuring talkative goats, a cat lady, a bird woman, a beer-drinking ogre, and a squid who falls in love with the sun, these are stories of boundless wonder and invention.
If “xo” signals a goodbye, then xo Orpheus is a goodbye to an old way of mythmaking, a book that boldly heralds a new beginning for one of the world’s oldest literary traditions.


Get this for me please and thanks

Do want.

thecostumedlibrarian:

fairytalemood:

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths edited by Kate Bernheimer

Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me.

Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. Here, in compelling guise, are your favorite mythological figures—Narcissus and Echo, Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion and Galatea, even Argos, Odysseus’s faithful dog—alongside characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, and other traditions. Featuring talkative goats, a cat lady, a bird woman, a beer-drinking ogre, and a squid who falls in love with the sun, these are stories of boundless wonder and invention.

If “xo” signals a goodbye, then xo Orpheus is a goodbye to an old way of mythmaking, a book that boldly heralds a new beginning for one of the world’s oldest literary traditions.

Get this for me please and thanks

Do want.

29 September 2013 ·

annetdonahue:

article-27:

stickyembraces:

includes fascinating portrayals of casual drug use at house parties, how the author/protagonist had conversations about post-punk while seeing his mate’s band perform at some shitty small venue, internal monologues about consumerism while observing people in a mall and that time when the protagonist had an epiphany about living in the moment while walking in the rain

Brilliant.

Only to set his sights on a new girl at the end, who he will also end up blaming for his own emotional shortcomings.

annetdonahue:

article-27:

stickyembraces:

includes fascinating portrayals of casual drug use at house parties, how the author/protagonist had conversations about post-punk while seeing his mate’s band perform at some shitty small venue, internal monologues about consumerism while observing people in a mall and that time when the protagonist had an epiphany about living in the moment while walking in the rain

Brilliant.

Only to set his sights on a new girl at the end, who he will also end up blaming for his own emotional shortcomings.

29 September 2013 ·

nevver:

Tom Gauld

nevver:

Tom Gauld

23 September 2013 ·

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