My first tweet wasn’t exactly profound.
was all it said.
Flavorwire looked up “The First Tweets of 25 Writers We Love” and none of them were actually profound, but some some were … er, interesting. For example:
I did it. I’m here. Consider this a trial period, like a trial separation, or bisexuality. If I’m not famous in three months, I’m gone.— Rachel Shukert
hi, i’m gary shteyngart, a furry 39-year-old immigrant man trapped in a young dachshund’s body. LOVE ME!!!!!!!!!!! http://t.co/RgLBxjYO— Gary Shteyngart
I bet you didn’t know that….
‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ is the first book written with a typewriter.
Justin Carissimo of BuzzFeed offers us “50 Books You’ll Never Read The Same Way Again” after reading these odd facts.
22 Strong Female Characters In Literature We All Wanted To Be
BuzzFeed recently asked their editors “Who was the first strong female character in literature you related to?”
If I had to pick from their choices, I’d go with Jo March from Little Women.
“I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.”
Since the first time I met Karen Blixen, I’ve been transfixed by that first line. This is someone writing from love and memory, a sentence steeped in the scent of regret and remembrance, looking back at something forever lost.
My own foothold in Africa was not a coffee plantation on the slopes of a Kenyan mountain – but I walked those metaphorical dusty roads anyway. I touched Africa, and it touched me, and there is a mark where it touched me which will never go away again.
An essay I wrote about it some time ago is linked below if you are interested.
But first check out BuzzFeed’s choices of strong fictional characters. What is your favorite?
And then read my essay on Africa HERE
Wow, Kelly Barnhill’s blog posts always leave me awed.
“When Light Balances Dark: on wrong numbers, new life, certain death, and the slumbering spark.”
How Mark Twain became Mark Twain
Never Before Uttered
“Last week a former Royal Marine who is the boyfriend of the model Kelly Brooks crashed into a bus stop while driving a van carrying a load of dead badgers.”
“I mention this, “Geoffrey K. Pullum writes in Language Log, “solely to remind you that linguists are not kidding when they say … that your command of English enables you to understand sentences that have never occurred before in the entire history of the human species.”
Quote of the Day
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ―Nora Ephron
Comments welcome. What do you think?