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- 7 non-fiction books about corpses and the science of the dead. Seasonally appropriate for you, year round reading for me.
- Enjoy these Extremely Serious Photos of Extremely Serious Authors. Sad Bear Sontag would be my favorite, of not for the terrifying visage of Mark Twain whilst playing billiards.
- The debate that surrounded Ira Glass' anti-Shakespeare comments has settled a bit, but this was my favorite piece that sprang from it. Oh, and viva la Shakespeare!
- I meant to share this about 2 months ago (what? I'm a bad blogger!) but now that it's my favorite season of the year, I still think I get to share this handy flow chart for what to read if you secretly (or not so secretly in my case) hate summer.
- 50 lady writers under 50 that everyone should read. Now.
- Not bookish, but who doesn't love cake? as art? It's so colorful and pretty and delicious!
- The Uprise Books Project has a wonderfully curated store for all of you book lovers and they are a great cause in general. I'll let them explaim what they do:
"The Uprise Books Project is dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty through literacy, providing new banned and challenged books to underprivileged teens free of charge. By providing them with new, free banned and challenged literature, we’ll establish the love of reading that will lead to increased literacy, higher rates of college attendance and more lucrative earning potential later in life.
So why focus on banned/challenged books? First, we simply don’t believe in censorship. As the American Library Association says, “Constitutionally protected speech cannot be suppressed solely to protect children or young adults from ideas or images a legislative body believes to be unsuitable for them.” We think that parents have a right and an obligation to monitor their own child’s access to literature they feel might be inappropriate, but they can’t control another child’s access. By banning and challenging books in schools and libraries, though, they’re doing exactly that.
More importantly, we think that the idea that these texts have been banned and challenged will motivate kids to actually read the things. A sixteen-year-old might not care that the Radcliffe Publishing Course called The Great Gatsby the best novel of the 20th century, but his inherent teen sense of rebellion might entice him to pick up a book challenged because of its “language and sexual references.”"
- Don't believe reading is one of the best ways to spend you time? Here's five reasons why you're wrong. (Also, why are you on this blog?)
- Here's some of the newest book adaptation news. I'm mostly just excited about Inferno, to be honest.
- Remember Book It? Prepare for the nostalgia. Thank you Pizza Hut!
- I love
dDaria and this comprehensive list of books that made appearances on the show made me very happy. And then very angry that Daria isn't on Netflix.
- Books all millennials should read before they turn 30. I'm not really a proper millennial (or maybe I am?) but I'm 30 now and I can say I've only really read a very small handful of these titles. Some I mean to read but others I've tried, been uninterested and walked away from. Not a definitive list, but an interesting literary bucket list starter pack maybe.
- The Mister and I have been
daydreamingplanning a London vacation for a while and I'm now I'm going to have to insist we stay here.
- Fall/Halloween decorating ideas with vintage book pages.