Grad Student and Literature Lover
Interesting... not necessarily something I'd like a print of though.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Clever Posters Chart the Colors in Famous Novels – Flavorwire
Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" supposedly was inspired by dreams as well. Not that she necessarily belongs on a list of great writers, but just thought I'd mention.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on A Selection of Writers Inspired By Dreams – Flavorwire
Some of these are beautiful.... There are so many great lines in Fitzgerald's work, I wish that we didn't see the same green light/beat on lines over and over. But to each her own :)
6 months, 3 weeks ago on 15 Awesome ‘Great Gatsby’ Tattoos – Flavorwire
Love that facsimile...!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The Best ‘Great Gatsby’ Merchandise for Living the High Life – Flavorwire
Just reread the book the other day and was struck by how much I just loved Fitzgerald's language.
Can't wait to see the movie, but don't have huge expectations which I think is a problem that many moviegoers have. We just have to go in hoping to enjoy and see how Hollywood gives an interpretation of a great story.
The truth is the book is always better, and the sooner people realize that then the less they'll be disappointed :)
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Why Can’t Hollywood Get ‘The Great Gatsby’ Right? – Flavorwire
I liked "Immortals" and "The Three Musketeers," as well as "Clash of the Titans." And I'm very much looking forward to seeing him as Bard in the next Hobbit movie. That's a key character. Plus, looking at IMDB he's in Fast and the Furious 6 which I plan on seeing soon. I missed out on "The Raven" but I'll probably end up seeing it because of the English major in me lol...
I had no idea he was gay, but his sexuality won't dissuade me from seeing his movies. I would hope he didn't feel the need to hide his sexuality but I can certainly understand him doing so.
7 months ago on Will Luke Evans Be Brave Enough to Become Hollywood’s First Openly Gay Leading Man? – Flavorwire
I've seen pictures before, but visiting Hay-on-Wye is definitely on my bucket list!
7 months ago on 20 Amazing Outdoor Libraries and Bookstores From All Over the World – Flavorwire
"Catcher in the Rye" banned for being "anti-white."
Can't believe people like that seriously exist.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on The Most Ridiculous Claims Used to Challenge Classic Novels – Flavorwire
Love these great finds, especially the Thailand ones. Keep them coming, Flavorwire!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on The Most Playful Libraries in the World – Flavorwire
Is it weird that most of the ones that come to mind were ones I read when I was younger?
"The Horse Whisperer" by Nicholas Evans
"Charlotte's Web" by E.B.White
"The Yearling" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
"Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson
"Island of the Blue Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell
"The Giver" by Lois Lowry
"The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton
8 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Books Guaranteed to Make You Cry – Flavorwire
Always fun to see new bookstores. :)
8 months, 3 weeks ago on 8 Beautiful Bookstores in Residential Spaces – Flavorwire
I've seen J.K.Rowling's before--she's definitely given interviews and talked about the writing process. I can't imagine writing such a sprawling universe and keeping plot calendars for years like that.
I also love Heller's. And the Bronte map is neat--I love that they are known for such great works of literature but as young girls came up with this alternate universe.
9 months ago on Charts and Diagrams Drawn by Famous Authors
The Literary Gift Company has a bunch of these. If you're not a fan of this US one check out Children's Lit in Great Britain (http://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/from-neverland-to-wonderland-a-map-of-childrens-literature-in-britain-11142-p.asp),
or Literary Wales (http://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/literary-map-of-wales--map-llenorion-cymru-7403-p.asp).
The Children's Lit one is my favorite.
9 months ago on Awesome Infographic: USA Literary Map
Got the ones I've read... namely Tolkien and Stevenson and Baum, but missed Swift--I guess because I didn't see Lilliput---the one land I actually remember :)
Fun to see these :)
9 months ago on Literary Maps: Take Our Imagined Cartography Quiz
I think "Moby Dick" is my favorite, though the "Don Quijote" is stunning visually.
9 months ago on The Greatest Novels of All Time Redesigned to Fight Illiteracy
Wow.... had not seen that "Bell Jar" cover and *yikes.* That article also shows a Virginia Woolf cover and let me tell you, those women are rolling over in their graves after these.
I especially like the "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" cover on this list.
9 months ago on 10 Redesigned Book Covers That Are Actually Better Than the Iconic Versions – Flavorwire
These are all pretty terrible. Especially "Great Gastby," which completely ruins Coralie Bickford-Smith's covers.
Like "Game of Thrones," the Charlaine Harris book cover refers to the HBO series. Also annoying is even the new Harris hardcovers (which continue with the original art) have a big fake sticker promoting the series, which just ruins it.
"Hobbit" doesn't especially bother me. But I guess maybe it's just because they could have made it a lot worse with multiple actors (like "Great Gastby" or "Cloud Atlas")....
9 months, 1 week ago on 15 Movie Tie-In Book Covers That Make Us Sad – Flavorwire
So glad Hot shots is on this list... Loved it. Hot Shots Part Deux also very funny, as well as Airplane. No love for Robin Hood Men in Tights??
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The Best Spoof Movies Ever Made
Love the Fitzgerald and Woolf covers. And of course the Penguin Threads covers are gorgeous... wish you could actually buy the original embroidered ones :)
10 months, 3 weeks ago on 15 Gorgeous Book Cover Redesigns