The Chronicles of Narnia (any title): You won the school spelling bee but lost in the second round at the district level. You pretended not to mind (who cares about losing a stupid spelling bee?) but you did. As an adult, you either love or hate C.S. Lewis passionately. There is no middle ground, C.S. Lewis-wise. More
The sideways look after “oh my…” at 0:32. Cannot stop giggling. More
The mean reds are nothing to joke about, so let’s try to nip them in the bud, shall we? At least for the sake of the Holly Golightly in us all. More
My “beach read” is The Great Gatsby. This decision is partially because I’m an asshole and a snob, but mostly because it’s my favorite summer book (and my favorite in all the world!) and I read it every year. More
If she was Dovima it would be Minute Men From Mars.
Over at Babble, writer Amy Sohn recently wrote a piece about the book “Go the Fuck to Sleep.” The faux-children’s tome was written by Adam Mansbach, about how much he wants his kids to settle in for the night so he can go watch a DVD. In her article, Sohn wonders whether the story could have been written by a mom like herself, and still been as well-received.
What should you buy the book nerd in your life? Not books – they have plenty. How about some of these cute literary accessories and tchotchkes?
Are you secretly addicted to romance novels? If you are, you have to admit some of them can have pretty hilarious titles and covers (in addition to the actual stories). If you don’t read romance novels but love to make … More
My university’s alumni magazine came in the mail – I know! The mail! People still do that! – yesterday.
1. Immediately skip to the announcements section from your class/decade. If you went to a large school, laugh about how annoying Becca from freshman comp now has five kids and lives in Milwaukee. If you went to a small school, laugh about how annoying Becca from freshman comp now has five kids and lives in Milwaukee. More
Picture by Nina Leen for Life Magazine, 1948
Who wants to be stuck with someone who likes that despicable hag, Jane Austen? No one! Well, at least not me and Mark Twain. What about Bret Easton Ellis? Intern Michael probably thinks that girls who like him drive stick … More