Note: The following post is not at all literary, except for this: "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." Oh and there's some potty language. I'm feeling much better now, by the way.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
All right, so maybe I wish all of my reviews could be read in this voice with this background music, but that doesn't make me jealous. That makes me smart.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
- On the bright side, Amazon now allows lending Kindle Books. As a non-Kindle owner, I'm not sure how revoultionary this will prove to be, but I am sure there's at least one person who's going to give a crap.
- On, the not-so-bright side, Snooki from The Jersey Shore has "written" a book, blah blah blah.
- A new sanitized version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that has removed the "n-word" has been released, and the blogosphere is up in arms about it. Having hated reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I can't force myself to really get upset about this, but I amused by the new verb "to Huck Finn" something.
- The upcoming film version of The Great Gatsby may be released in 3D. Oh, sigh.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
"A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller! he follows it to all adventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way, sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irresistible." --Samuel "the Party Pooper" Johnson, on puns and Shakespeare
I'm positive Dr. Johnson would have just looooved this, then. (Many thanks to Jen for sending me the link!)
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
... none of which are the least bit literary. But I'm not bitter.