One of my favorite blogs on the Bookternet, The Broke and The Bookish, hosts a weekly link-up every Tuesday with various topics where participants list 10 of... something. I've wanted to join in for awhile... so let's see how this goes! This Tuesday's topic?: Top Ten Places Books Have Made Us Want to Visit 1. Highgate Cemetery in London This was inspired by my reading (and then subsequent re-reading) of Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry. With a rich history, Highg
Yesterday BearAllen celebrated the 33rd anniversary of her arrival onto this big, spinning ball. I got two book-related gifts that I wanted to share with you!
A few weeks ago, I saw this mug on a BuzzFeed article and instantly fell in love. I posted on Facebook, trying to see if anyone was willing to buy it for me (Pride. I haz none.) My adorable sister-in-law informed me that the mug was almost my Christmas present but she got my "I like big books and I cannot lie" bag
Google is really impressing me lately with their celebration of the birthdays of famous authors. Like on Mark Twain's birthday, Google has changed their artwork to celebrate today's birthday boy... If Charles Dickens was alive today, he'd be blowing out 200 candles! Happy Birthday, Chuck! #charlesdickens #birthday
I never thought I'd see this day, but we made it through the Dickens marathon. And as a reward, Amy Sherman-Palladino (aka My Lordess... the woman who is the genius behind Gilmore girls) has seen fit to reward me with a little bit of light, fun reading. The next book we'll be reading is Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. As a huge Harry Potter fan, I'm psyched. And although I'm tempted to start with The Sorcerer's Stone and keep reading all the way throug
Flavorwire recently posted a collection of street art around the world dedicated to some of the most famous authors to grace humankind with their words. As I'm STILL reading Little Dorrit (don't judge me)... I figured I would share this representation of Charles Dickens. P.S. I only have one percent left of Little Dorrit to go, so it shouldn't be too much longer now. I know you've all been sitting in front of your monitor for weeks, wearing diapers and constantly hitting th
Due to the wonder of Facebook, I have just been introduced to the fabulous Books section on Flavorwire. I could spend HOURS browsing this site. I am learning the most interesting things about my favorite authors (a lot of the authors referenced we've either met or will meet shortly on our little journey) and am fascinated about the sordid lives they lead when they're not sitting at their computer (or typewriter, or quill & ink, or cave wall... are we back far enough yet?).
It's a deep, dirty secret that no one likes to admit. It comes with shame and self-loathing. It's something that is not discussed in civilized society. However, I'm here to reveal something about myself. I throw myself on the mercy of you, my readers, and hope that you learn to accept me in spite of this...
... I'm a bathroom reader.
I know for a fact that I got this little quirk from my father. My poor family used to HATE when they'd see me or Dad go into the