Slate may be on my shit list for Ruth Graham's ignorant rant against YA, but I thoroughly enjoyed this article. Joyce's Ulysses: The Only Chapter Worth Reading I may feel differently about it once I've finally hit that last page, but right now, I'm about here:Ulysses is an overwrought, overwritten epic of gratingly obvious, self-congratulatory, show-off erudition that, with its overstuffed symbolism and leaden attempts at humor, is bearable only by terminal graduate students
On my way into work, I was listening to one of BookRiot's podcasts and came across this story that amused me greatly. Emily Schultz is an author. Emily Schultz wrote a book titled Joyland. Stephen King is an author. Stephen King wrote a book titled Joyland. And that's where things got messy. Emily Schultz started noticing that she was getting negative reviews on her Amazon listing. Apparently people who don't know how to spell Stephen King were purchasing her ebook, thinki
With my discovery of Welcome to Night Vale, I'm a new convert to the magic that is The Podcast. I love that discussions on a multitude of topics can be downloaded instantly to my phone for my enjoyment during my commute. And of course, you know the first word I searched for... "books". I just wanted to let you know about the three podcasts I seem to come back to time and again... in case you're looking for something to listen to. NPR Books Books on the Nightstand BookRiot Li
Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner is revisiting the A-Z Bookish Survey she did last year. Although I'm not tagged, I'm going to play anyway. If you want to play along, tell me what your A-Z answers are. Or if you have a blog, post your own responses to these questions! Author you've read the most books from: Stephen King... hands down. And he just keeps giving me more! Husband is convinced that SK couldn't possibly write that many books and therefore must have a team wr
I recently read (I'm not sure where) that a lot of scholars recommend that readers listen to Ulysses as opposed to reading it. Due to the narrator's pauses, inflections and tone, apparently readers will get a more robust understanding of the material in audio form.
I currently have two credits on my Audible account and am struggling to get even a short way into the copy of Ulysses I borrowed from my local library. What to do, what to do?
So... dear readers, what do you
To my fellow book lovers, if you have a child, I highly recommend this show. Super Why! is a PBS Kids show that celebrates the power of reading by following The Super Readers through various classic tales as they solve puzzles and play games. The show is completely book-centric (the show starts off in a library, their headquarters is called "The Book Club" and is in the shape of a giant book...) and you know I'm trying to force this on Lorelai so I can convince her that it's