Season 2 : Episode 5 Nick & Nora / Sid & Nancy gives us another reference to Huck Finn. [Lorelai goes behind the counter and gets her own donuts]
Boy 2: Hey Mr. Doose. She's not supposed to do that.
Taylor: That's right. She's breaking the rules, and people who break the rules end up very lonely with no friends because they have become society's outcasts.
Lorelai: Planning on burning a little Huck Finn after lunch, Taylor? Been there, done that. Since this was the second boo
The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi One of my favorite things in life... a book reveling in the gloriousness of books. And that's exactly what this was. By analyzing Huck Finn, Babbitt and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Nafisi was able to explain the passion and history of America and how literature always has and continues to act as the lifeblood of this nation. We hear so many Debbie Downer news stories about how Americans spend too much time watching tv or playing
The fact that I had to wear my ugly ass bright red ski jacket in to work this morning (that was partly due to the temperature and partly due to the fact that I used my wool peacoat to wipe the 3 metric tons of mud off of my daughter's boots because I love them and didn't want them ruined. Easier to dry clean a jacket, I figure) made me think about Mark Twain's thoughts on New England weather. Enjoy! I reverently believe that the Maker who made us all makes everything in New
As this proud Connecticut yankee is about to start A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court... I figured we'd brush up on our Mark Twain knowledge on this fine, fall New England morning. Articles> The New York Times: Mark Twain's Riverboat Ramblings The Smithosonian: Mark Twain in Love The New Yorker: Mark Twain's Eternal Chatter Gems> Take a video tour of the Mark Twain house in Hartford, CT (where the Gilmores happen to live!)> #marktwain #aconnecticutyankeeinkingarthu
This weekend, I was at a small reunion with my mother-in-law's family at Jiminy Peak. Let's just say that Husband should really start just budgeting book shops into our travel plans. Gas money, tolls, lodging, food... books! That looks right. While at lunch in a small town in Massachusetts, my mother-in-law suggested I bust out of lunch and check out the adorable book shop I saw down the street. She's an enabler and I love her for it. Yellow House Books (used and rare boo
Today, Fab.com has this fabulous Carolyn Forsman banned books bracelet on sale for $19. I've been dying for one of these bad boys for a few years.
Bracelet includes such banned gems as:
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
And if you dec
My beautiful friend, Sarah, shared this awesome quote on Facebook today. I just had to pass it along to you guys. “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day when you find out why.” -Mark Twain #marktwain
I went to Google earlier today and was met by today's art! Little boy white-washing a fence immediately makes me think of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (which happened to be thefirst two books I read for the Black, White & Read Book Challenge). So I wasn't too surprised when I hovered over the pic and saw that the artwork was in celebration of Mark Twain's 176th birthday!
If you're interested in learning more about Mark Twain's life, I highly recommend picking up The Autobiogra