17 Signs You're Just Not That Into Relationships, As Told By The Grinch -
Dr. Seuss’s beloved character totally gets you.
HA! A hilarious combination of a beloved children’s book, a terrible Jim Carrey movie, and relationship insecurities!! It’s definitely the holidays when you start seeing The Grinch everywhere!
In other news, be sure to read ‘The Grinch Who Stole Christmas’ by Dr. Seuss to your kids or even just as a refresher for yourself for this holiday season. Then check out the cartoon movie of the same name (NOT the live-action one) and feel your heart swell three times its size! … Although that’s also known as a heart condition so maybe just feel warm and fuzzy from the good holiday message! Happy book-to-movie Thursday!
Quotes About Classic Insult (28 quotes) -
Hey! HEY! What day is it, Mike? It’s Hump-Day Wednesday!
Are people annoying you today but you’re tired of traditional insults? Don’t be satisfied just calling someone an idiot; do it with flare! Check out classic insults by some great authors and expand your wit beyond ‘F**K YOU DUDE!’
writing prompts -
I don’t know about you but my favorite English exercise was writing prompts and with today’s technology bringing together huge amounts people with an equal amount of ideas, we get prompts that are out of this world! This Tumblr is simply titled ‘Writing Prompts’ and is a crazy collection of ideas, statements and questions that are meant to get you thinking and, more importantly, writing.
My favorite so far: “Tell this story: There it was, finally. Our island. Our very own island. It looked beautiful above the waves of fog, but there was still one question to be answered: why had they sold it to us for only five dollars?”
What a great prompt! Check that one out and more here at the link below! Happy thoughtful/reflective Tuesday!
Austen, Jane - Fun Facts and Information -
Apparently, the original title for ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was ‘First Impression.’ Quite fitting, no? Unfortunately, it was rejected when it was submitted under the original title which just just goes to show that you shouldn’t name your book from something obvious in your story!
Happy random book trivia Monday!
10 Perfect Books to Cozy Up to As You Cook, Eat, and Drink This Thanksgiving -
Planning on eating way too much tomorrow? Then spend time in your post-food-coma with some good reading! Want to get away from the weather outside? Cuddle up with a good book! Want to avoid the family drama around the dinner table? Just suck it up and have some good food. THEN go read a book. Any way you slice it, a book is a must when you are enjoying the quieter downtime of the holidays so check out Flavorwire’s list of 10 books to read while you cook, eat and drink! And rest assured, you can read these books outside the holidays as well!
Happy Wednesday! :)
50 Essential Novels for Foodies -
'Tis the season, as they say, to stuff your face.
'Tis the season to be thankful! Though you should be thankful for a lot of things that are going right in your life every now and again, it seems November for Americans is particularly fraught with sentimentality and the coming together of families (i.e. THANKSGIVING). When the drama at the dinner table becomes too much or when you are in that gray area of deciding whether or not you can handle one more plate of turkey and mashed potatoes, run away and curl up with a good book that’s sure to satisfy instead. Check out Flavorwire’s 50 Essential Novels for Foodies and enjoy the last few remaining days of November! Happy thoughtful/reflective Tuesday!
5 Things You Didn't Know: Sherlock Holmes -
Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Sherlock Holmes.
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced Sherlock Holmes in 1886 with ‘A Study in Scarlet’, he would have no idea of his character’s impact in the literary world as well as pop culture! Holmes’ popularity has endured many generations and continues to inspire, especially with today’s modern adaptation portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch (what an exceptional British-y name!). So here’s some trivia in case you ever find yourself in a deadly trivia-war where the fate of the world lies in your hands.
(IF the above scenario ever happens to you, please for the love of gravy, DON’T just study Sherlock Holmes!)
Check it out here at AskMen.com and on Sherlock Holmes Wikipedia! Happy random book trivia Monday!
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been so engrossed in a book that I’ve lost all track of time and have no idea what’s going on around me! Happy random-pic Friday!
Ever Wonder What the Most Popular Adjectives in the Hunger Games Trilogy Are? We Ran the Numbers. -
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is out in theaters today! For some authors, it is a dream to have a movie adaptation, especially one that is doing really well. OF COURSE, books are always better than movies, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a film every now and then!
With that in mind, one man, Ben Blatt at Slate, did a textual analysis of the most recently popular young adult book series: Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter. And by “textual analysis’, I mean he counted words; more specifically, he counted adjectives, adverbs and most common sentences.
What he found is actually pretty interesting! (save for Twilight. Man, I dislike that series). Check it out here! Happy book-to-movie Thursday!
David Tod Roy Completes His Translation of âChin Pâing Meiâ -
An American scholar reveals the novel “Plum in the Golden Vase”, famous for its pornography, as an encyclopedia of imperial Chinese life.
Let’s be honest: sex sells! Even with this brief sentence, I’ve hooked your attention.
But nothing sells more than an intrigue into the intimate lives of people who lived a long long time ago and such is the case of ‘Jīn Píng Méi’, roughly translated to ‘The Golden Lotus’, written by an anonymous author who chose the pseudonym ‘Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng’ or ‘The Scoffing Scholar of Lanling’ (It’s kind of an awesome name). Written sometime in the late Ming Dynasty (around 1600), it has gone through the hands of scholars, who akin it to Jane Austen + pornography, and the plain curious, who just call it pornography. Controversy always surrounds the most natural of acts, it seems. Despite the perverse content, people are quick to defend it, saying that it was the first long narration of Chinese culture that depicted the everyday lives of the ordinary and not of military heroes or mythical beings.
And now, you don’t have to know Chinese to read it! Thanks to a 40-year effort by David Tod Roy and Princeton University Press, the English translation and the last volume of the 5-part series has been released and is available to purchase as a complete whole.
Happy Hump-Day Wednesday!