Some books are slightly more ‘guilty pleasure’ than ‘classic literature’, Buzzfeed says, and offers 30 examples. Well, a lot more actually since so many of them are series.
The Princess Bride entry reads: Sure, you can watch the amazing movie version, but if the movie is that good, then imagine how awesome the book is. Come on, do it for Inigo.
31-Day Blog Challenge, #29
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO
Winter is coming.
And *no*, I do NOT mean the next season of Game of Thrones. I mean that the summer is sliding into the glory of fall, and then after that into frosty mornings and the bright diamond sunshine of a cold December day.
I don’t MIND summer so long as it isn’t too oppressively hot – I like my cherries and my apricots – I like the feel of bare toes in summer sandals – I even occasionally like the reminder that I’ve just turned a year older (my birthday is in full summer).
But by the end of June, or mid July at the latest, I find myself waiting for the leaves to start turning. MY season is coming. Winter the beautiful.
What is the hardest language to learn?
A language site, Citzens of the World, lays out its ranking, and Serb, my native language, is in the second hardest group. It is similar to other Slavic languages with a complex case and gender system and many tenses.
The hardest? Polish, they say and explain why: Seven Cases, Seven Genders and very difficult pronunciation. The average English speaker is fluent at about the age 12; the average Polish speaker is fluent in their language after age 16.
Quote of the day
Anybody who writes a book is an optimist. First of all, they think they’re going to finish it. Second, they think somebody’s going to publish it. Third, they think somebody’s going to read it. Fourth, they think somebody’s going to like it. How optimistic is that? —Margaret Atwood
Thought of the day
The traditional gift for the host of a party is a bottle of wine (beer for a barbecue) or a dessert. The host may get a sip of wine or a bite of the dessert.
How about a gift only for the host — like a book. One of yours, perhaps, or one by an author you just discovered or really admire.
Or you can do both, a good book and an interesting wine.
We could start a whole new trend here.