It probably isn’t the first show you’d think of when discussing “bookish” TV shows, but over the course of its nine seasons, The Office did quite a bit of literary name-dropping. There was that episode with the Finer Things Club, which is basically an immersive, themed book club (I’d love to join, but I might … Continue reading Every Book Mentioned on The Office
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Five TED Talks to Help You Fall in Love with Reading (Again)
Who doesn’t love a good TED Talk? They’re usually reasonably short, endlessly fascinating, and you always feel super smart and inspired afterward, or at least I do. There are TED Talks on pretty much any topic imaginable, but the ones I like watching the most are about (no surprise here) books, literature, and language. Here … Continue reading Five TED Talks to Help You Fall in Love with Reading (Again)
Classic Literature Characters I Would Want on My Team in a Zombie Apocalypse
We still have a year to wait for the release of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies film adaptation, and I don't know about you, but that's way too long for me! (ICYMI, the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a mashup of Austen's classic and elements of zombie fiction. In it, Lizzie Bennet … Continue reading Classic Literature Characters I Would Want on My Team in a Zombie Apocalypse
Five Fictional Libraries I Wish I Could Visit
Libraries have always had their own kind of magic. Everyone who loves books knows this. The endless fantastical possibilities for learning, adventure, and self-discovery contained within the pages of all those rows and rows of shelves and shelves of books have a strange kind of power to both entice and enlighten. And as if real … Continue reading Five Fictional Libraries I Wish I Could Visit
What if Disney Princesses were Jane Austen Heroines?
So we've read about casting Austen heroines as the Avengers, and Disney Princesses as pretty much everything, but have we combined them yet? If not, why has it taken so long? Two of the biggest names in popular culture are begging to meet, and I’m going to introduce them! Before getting into specifics, there are … Continue reading What if Disney Princesses were Jane Austen Heroines?