Posts tagged Awesome
Posts tagged Awesome
Do you see how much awesomeness is in these tweets? Do you?
My Toni Morrison-o-lantern.
Everyone go home, Molly won Halloween.
Philadelphia: Willis P. Hazzard, 1854.
Whenever people ask me how my novels are going….
ps- If you too suffer from this waking horror and happen to have wall space, this is a poster you can buy via nanowrimo’s store ^^
A 40-year-old orangutan has developed an unnerving obsession with Pride & Prejudice.
Albert, a 200lb (91kg) primate reads up to 50 pages a day of Austen’s book.
And he’s so gripped that unless he’s had at least half-an-hour of Elizabeth Bennet’s travails with Mr Darcy, he won’t sleep at night.
Michael Krause, Albert’s keeper at Gdansk Zoo, in Poland, revealed: “Albert’s favourite book is Pride & Prejudice while his partner Raya likes German fiction. But they both like cookery books.
“When we’re doing dramatic readings they like me to act out all the movements.”
The bedtime stories came about because the pair would not settle down at night.
Mr Krause said: “If you gave them a fruit snack they’d throw it around, if you tried to wear them out with play, they’d just get hyper.
“I didn’t know what to do until I pulled out a book I was reading during a break and within a couple of minutes they were trying to read over my shoulder.
“Now they go to bed quietly and peacefully as long as they get their stories.”
This is all I care about now. Goodbye.
Everyone loves reading.
WHAT TEACHERS MAKE by Taylor Mali
This is awesome.
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reblogging because I think it’s really important for people to watch the video that inspired this artwork.
Hodgman has used his experience as an agent in his column “Ask a Former Professional Literary Agent” at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
Follow up from our post last week featuring Autumn, the art and design blog Colossal asked to see all four volumes and posted about them today. These are scientific books on the seasons by Robert Mudie from 1837 and were donated by Charlotte Smith. See it in the catalog: http://infohawk.uiowa.edu/F/?func=find-b&find_code=SYS&local_base=UIOWA&request=002786455.
oh my…these have to be the most beautiful books ever. Amazing.
A big-budget movie about Haworth’s legendary literary sisters is in the pipeline, it has been revealed.
Best news all week.
"Star Wars" in iambic pentameter. omigod, yes, please
LEIA —O help
Me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, help. Thou art
Mine only hope.
LUKE —I wonder who she is.
Whoever she may be, whatever is
Her cause, I shall unto her pleas respond.
Not e’en were she my sister could I know
A duty of more weight than I feel now.
It seemeth she some dreadful trouble hath—
Mayhap I should replay the message whole.
R2-D2 Beep, squeak, squeak! Meep, hoo, meep.
Even R2-D2 is poetic!
Jon Stewart, explaining to young people why books are awesome.
Here’s a rare recording from 1929 of the British author A.A. Milne reading a chapter of his beloved children’s book, Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne was a prolific writer of plays, novels and essays, but he was most widely known—much to his chagrin—as the creator of a simple and good-natured little bear.
Photos of J.K. Rowling’s notes in rare ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ book released
The Guardian has published photos of three pages containing a sketch and handwritten notes by J.K. Rowling from a first edition… READ MORE