The 50 Shades trilogy has sold more than 20 million copies. In five months. It took Stieg Larsson’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 3 years to do the same. What the hell, world? This is what we’re reading? Seriously? Maybe people will read stuff like A Tale of Two Cities now that Christopher Nolan has […]
I wanna be as awesome as this when I’m in my 80s. Mary Bartnicki and her twin sisters, Teresa Dahlquist and Josie Cavaluzzi, 72, recite X-rated excerpts from the book and help each other to understand the various sexual descriptions. “I think this was the best way to lose your virginity and then quit,” Josie […]
“My subconscious slams down her Complete Works of Charles Dickens, leaps up from her armchair, and puts her hands on her hips.” From bestselling novel Fifty Shades Freed by EL James. You must must MUST check out the Tumblr, 50 Shades of Suck. I can’t stop laughing.
This sculpture uses about 5,000 books.
Game of Thrones Valentine’s Cards: I kind of love that the artists is a PBS KIDS creative director, by the way.
Stephen King is working on a sequel to his classic book The Shining. And it has vampires of a sort. Now, I’ve never actually read the book, but I’ve seen the fabulous film starring super creepy Jack Nicholson, and, while I know King hated the Kubrick film, I kind of love it. I actually had […]
Today marks the start of Banned Books week, in which we all celebrate books that have been banned or challenged. It’s a celebration of the freedom of speech and the right to think on our own. To commemorate it, I’m going to read Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five because it’s often banned and I’ve never read it. […]
My husband read Fanatical Pupil’s post about the NPR sci-fi/fantasy list and asked if I could do better. Here goes. Books I’ve read are in bold, books I have lying around the house/on my ebook reader in italics. 1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien 2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, […]
NPR asked listeners to submit books for consideration and then open up the list for voting. Here’s what the readers came up with in the way of best sci-fi and fantasy books. 1. Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien 2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 3. Ender’s Game […]
If you’ve been around my blog you know that over the years I’ve loved to celebrate something – Bulwer-Lytton day! It’s a time to celebrate bad writing. And this year’s winner is outstanding. She had passed the wind farm — spinning air into gold near the improbably, yet somehow appropriately, named Lake Winnebago — on […]