There is absolutely no way in hell you appreciate books as much as this third grader does. Nope. No way. Madison loves books. And she tells you exactly why in this video from the grand opening of one of five Little Free Libraries in Cleveland.
Women Who Changed History
10 brilliant books that gave women excellent roles
From Meryl Streep’s tortured Sophie to Nicole Kidman’s right-on-the-nose portrayal of Virgina Woolf, every actress in this list captured their character so well you only see see their performance now when you read the book.
“The Reader” by Bernard Schlink: When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder. An Oprah Book Club selection.
Jodi Picoult says the F-word about Lit World Sexism
After nearly two decades as a highly successful author, Jodi Picoult is out on yet another book tour and not holding back on kickass soundbites about how shitty the lit world tends to be for women writers.
Amazingly awful books that you might find at your local library
Take a stroll through your local library’s aisles, and you’re sure to find a few hidden literary treasures, Happy Pace says.
Think I’m kidding about awful? Try this one, for example:
Did you know that the best way for you to harness your inner womanliness is to defer all judgement to the penis-havers in your life? Seems counter-intuitive, but that’s what you’ll learn if you check out Always Ask a Man: The Key to Femininity by Arlene Dahl.
THIS ‘n THAT
China bans puns
Digg reports that China’s media regulators have placed a blanket ban on the use of wordplay in advertisements and broadcasts, which have been deemed “contradictory in spirit to the promotion and continuance of excellent, traditional Chinese culture.”
Hieronymus Bosch painted sheet music on a man’s butt and now you can …
Five Music Lessons for Writers
The great thing about being a writer is that no experience is wasted, Louise Marley once wrote.
“I’ve spent most of my life (thus far) as a classical concert and opera singer and as a teacher of classical singers. When I began writing, I discovered to my great relief that I had already learned a number of valuable lessons–music lessons–that set the stage for my life as a writer…I had learned the discipline of artistic life. ”
Fourth lesson: Sing with your own voice
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