morning coffee at luke's | Happy Death Day, y'all!
January 14th is one month before Valentine's Day... and therefore I have declared it DEATH DAY on BW&R (because, reasons)! [Note: This is what happens when Bear Allen wants to post something but doesn't have anything interesting to say. ] Today we said buh-bye to Lewis Carroll (1898), Anaïs Nin (1977) and [not an author but tangentially Gilmore girls-related]... Donna Reed wore her last strand of pearls and baked her last batch of cookies on this day in 1986. #morningcoffeeat
morning coffee at luke's | Happy Happy Jane!
December 16, 2014 Jane Austen is looking good for 239 years young! And to celebrate it, I think it's time for another viewing of something that gives me life... THE LIZZIE BENNETT DIARIES! #janeausten #birthday #morningcoffeeatlukes
morning coffee at luke's | Me Gusta-ve Flaubert
December 12, 2014 First of all, let's take a moment to acknowledge that I TOTALLY nailed that post title! Secondly, happy birthday to the author of Madame Bovary. To celebrate, let's meditate on one of my favorite quotes of all time by: "Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live." -Gustave Flaubert #gustaveflaubert #madamebovary #birthday #morningcoffeeatlukes
morning coffee at luke's | Candide Indeed!
November 21, 2014 Happy Birthday, Voltaire! To celebrate, I'm going to share some great quotes from the birthday boy... "Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do." "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." "God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh." And too perfect not to include... "A witty quote proves nothing." #voltaire #candide #birthday #morningcoffeeatlukes
morning coffee at luke's | Important Day in Mayo History
November 20, 2014 On this day in 1934, Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour opened at Maxine Elliott's Theater on Broadway. Set in an all-girls board school in Scotland, the two women who run the school are accused on being on the down low by an angry student who attempts to run away and is trying to convince her grandmother not to send her back. The screen version starred Shirley MacLain and Audrey Hepburn. Not too shabby! And in 2011, Broadway saw a revival starring Keira
morning coffee at luke's | That's the dream
November 17, 2014 Listening to BookRiot's "Reading Lives" podcast yesterday, I was struck by something essayist Ashley Ford said about a book (Roxane Gay's An Untamed State): "That novel broke me apart and put me back together..." It got me to thinking... that's what we're usually looking for when we pick up a book for the first time, isn't it? A book that can break our heart but then proceed to fix all of the heartbreaks we have suffered in our lives. For me, that book was
morning coffee at luke's | We've got us a Pippi virgin!
November 14, 2014 Happy Birthday, Astrid Lindgren! If the author of Pippi Longstocking was alive today, she'd be celebrating her 107th birthday! To honor that, I'm sharing with you a scene from Gilmore girls in which Lindgren's beloved ginger is featured prominently. #morningcoffeeatlukes #pippilongstocking #astridlindgren #birthday
morning coffee at luke's | Birthday Treasure
November 13, 2014 Happy Birthday, Robert Louis Stevenson! Did you know? The Royal Bank of Scotland issued a £1 banknote featuring Stevenson's likeness in 1994 heritagearchives.rbs.com When first published as a serial in Young Folks magazine, Treasure Island was titled The Sea Cook courtesy of mental_floss RLS was a teenager once too, and like any teenager... he routinely asked his parents for money. Here is how he did it: “Every year I have cost you an enormous — nay, elepha
morning coffee at luke's | T.S. is Nobel
November 12, 2014 On this day in 1948, T.S. Eliot was awarded the Nobel prize in literature for his impact on modern poetry. To honor this ocassion, here's a little sumpin' sumpin' from Mr. Eliot... Preludes by T.S. Eliot I The winter's evening settles down With smells of steaks in passageways. Six o'clock. The burnt-out ends of smoky days. And now a gusty shower wraps The grimy scraps Of withered leaves across your feet And newpapers from vacant lots; The showers beat On emp
mornng coffee at luke's | Breakfast of Champions
November 11, 2014 Happy Birthday, Kurt Vonnegut! And here's some interesting reading to celebrate! Open Culture: Kurt Vonnegut Explains "How to Write With Style" Flavorwire: The Greatest Life Advice from Kurt Vonnegut mental_floss: Kurt Vonnegut's Story Diagrams #morningcoffeeatlukes #kurtvonnegut #breakfastofchampions #birthday