I love it when apparently disparate parts of my life intersect. One of my favorite intersections is when my reading life and my travel life come together. You can be sure that over the next few months, as I get ready to leave for New Zealand in the fall, I’ll be posting lots of things … Continue reading
Today, I’m representing both St. Patrick’s Day (with my green t-shirt, can’t you tell?) AND being a book nerd (and possibly hamsters). Happy luck o’ the Irish to you all!
I posted this picture yesterday on Facebook for May Day because I’m a children’s book fanatic: And then The Bloggess made my life SO much better by linking to this picture instead: Click on the link to see the rest of the “Classic Children’s Books Written for Adults”.
This is the most adorable, awkward, nerdy, empowering parody music video ever. I already loved the original song – Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” – but this brings it to a whole new level, because clearly, what the original was missing was books.
I thought it was about time I shared and discussed all the book-related and reading-related videos, whether feature-length, sitcom-length, or YouTube length I’ve collected over the years. No, I am not going to be rehashing all BBC-or-otherwise produced versions of Jane Austen, the Brontes, Oscar Wilde, or videos of that nature. Maybe I’ll do that … Continue reading
Lots of news coming from the children’s lit world today. The venerable Brian Jacques, creator of the popular Redwall series, died over the weekend at the age of 71. The BBC has a brief article on the subject and you should also check out his official website. I have to admit I’ve never read a … Continue reading
This is not an adult book review, but it’s definitely worth a post. Thanks to Boing Boing (and a FB friend’s post) for introducing me to this video of “students and faculty from the University of Washington’s Information School perform[ing] a Lady Gaga remix.”
This is a “repost”, similar to a “retweet” on Twitter (follow me @rebf). Emily’s Reading Room had an inspiring post recognizing the “good guys” of young adult fiction, as opposed to those moody, smoldering, dangerous “bad boys” everyone seems to fall for. Some of Emily’s top favorites included Gilbert Blythe from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of … Continue reading
I first read this article in 2009; it refers to an event in 2008. I have yet to hear of a sweeter, real life, proposal story. So many people condemn Valentine’s Day as one of those “Hallmark holidays”. I agree that being bombarded by red, white, and pink crepe paper, cut-outs of naked baby cherubs, … Continue reading