Some Thoughts on Pottermore →
When I heard about Pottermore - from you lovely bloggers I might add - I was excited. My mother said it best: “Finishing the seventh book was like losing a friend.” I was happy that there would be some new way I could experience the story. After qualifying for early entry, I waited quite impatiently to be let in. Now, I am finally playing around, and I must say I am really pleased...
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think...– Haruki Murakami (via lightspiritlove)
Tried Sleeping, Didn't Work, What now?
I hate insomnia. I’ve had problems sleeping all my life; I was diagnosed with an sleep disorder where I have trouble both falling asleep and staying asleep. Oh the joy. In the first trimester of my pregnancy, I was spoiled. I was sleeping all the time and falling asleep faster than a drunk girl can say woo! It was a beautiful, beautiful thing. Now in the second trimester, it seems the old...
Eat, Drink, and Beat Mary
A conversation had while playing poker on facebook: Adam: ok…now …whats the meaning of life? Trisha: 42 Chuck: eat sleep be mary Adam: hahaha Chuck: or beat mary Chuck: nah j/k Chuck: time to go take care ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? He wrote “or beat mary”? WTF?
New Zealand Bans Weird Baby Names →
Apparently New Zealand does not find the name 89 acceptable. This came after they rubber stamped the name Number 16 Bus Shelter and Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii. Who the hell are these parents? Seriously. Sweden also takes issue with certain names, declining a request to name a kid Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, pronounced Albin. WTF?????? Even Zaphod Beeblebrox may take issue...
Cracked's 10 Movies Famous People Don't Want You...
Cracked.com is one of my favorite places to kill time. The article I read today I just had to share. Here are a few of movies that famous people don’t want the public to see; however, I highly recommend reading the full article as they have pictures and much more clever. Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger starred in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, a cheesy horror film...
You know, Peeves the Poltergeist appeared in every single Harry Potter book, even in the Deathly Hallows, and he does not appear in ONE movie. This post is dedicated to Peeves, the little shit who only listened to Fred and George.
If you really want to hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay,...– Kurt Vonnegut [A Man Without a Country] (via lgbtlaughs)
I’ve had librarians say to me, “People in my school don’t agree with...– David Levithan - Supporting Gay Teen Literature (via bibliofeminista)
Still Magic by Brandon Pyle →
One of my friends (and former student), Brandon Pyle, has recently published a collection of three fables and four poems called Still Magic. The book is available in ebook format through Amazon, and everyone should head over and purchase it for 99 cents! If, like me, you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle app for your PC (a process that was completely painless) and read...
The Sexual Objectification Spillover Effect →
“Even if a woman dresses modestly, to an extent, she is likely to be perceived more negatively (on average) just because other women are depicted sexually.” Great…that’s just great.
my mom says she'll read The Hunger Games as soon...
mooredatsea: I didn’t even necessarily love The Hunger Games. I just think this is awesome. perfecttouchofrebellion: Pretty please reblog/like. I want her to read the books so much!
Review of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas →
Review of Between Two Ends by David Ward →
A middle grade fantasy novel primarily set in the world of 1001 Nights!
Most Gender-Friendly Bathrooms I've Ever Seen
puncteq: Strange Matter, Richmond, Virginia
Meet Ashley from Book Labyrinth →
A Travesty of Our Judicial System: Six-Month-Old... →
Win a copy of Nyx in the House of Night! →
Win a copy of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by... →
My Impatience Gnaws at Me
BookMooch is so freaking slow. Apparently when you enter a search term in, an actual person gets the message and has to physically rifle through sheets of paper listing every book they have available before typing up a response for you. Seriously I may be going crazy from the wait. The long, drawn out, completely frustrating wait. Then to make matters worse, 80% of the time you can’t mooch...
There’s no such thing as a misconception of my music. Someone might read into a...– Sufjan Stevens (via fuckyeahsufjanstevens) (via nymeth) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I had to repost this quote because I keep trying to explain this very concept to my literature students!!!! Love it. Thank you Ana!!!
Review of Parsua Bashi's Nylon Road →
About 1,100 Women Are Raped Every Day in the... →
Blind or Fat? →
bibliofeminista: One in six women say they would rather be blind than obese, a survey has found. Others would prefer alcoholism or catching herpes to being massively overweight. Researchers in the U.S. interviewed 100 women and asked whether they would rather be obese or have one of 12 other socially stigmatized conditions, including depression, which was chosen by one in four. Maybe if we...
How John Adams Pissed Off Everyone
Check out my post on How Adams Pissed Off Everyone, my reflection on the fifth chapter of David McCullough’s obnoxiously long, but really quite entertaining, John Adams. Just to give you an idea: He pissed off France, Holland, the American Congress, and his wife Abigail. And of course Great Britain was kind of ticked off about the whole “independence” thing…..
Looking for Lit Fest Friends
Anyone heading to the Printer’s Row Lit Fest in Chicago on June 4-5? If you are, let me know. Email me, comment on my blog, heck, look me up and call me if you can find my number. :)