January 14, 2015
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. ]
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!
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,...
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 au...
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 a...
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....
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.
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
When first published as a serial in Young Folks magazine, Treasure Island...
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
The winter's evening settles down
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 Stor...
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