Cool Bookish Quotes
This is lovely - you can actually buy it in the Etsy shop.
I don't know anyone who doesn't know or like Sherlock Holmes. This sophisticated gentleman gained more respect and likeliness than any other know fictional detective regardless of how irritating, stubborn and sassy guy he is. Well, who doesn't like intelligent and witty badass boys? ;-)
I think it was very brave of Caitlyn Jenner to expose herself and to speak openly about her life choices. I guess she'll experience a huge amount of positive and negative emotions from all people around her, her family, friends, sport-mates, fans, strangers etc. Regardless of what people's opinions are I'm sure of my opinion that such a brave act deserves a huge respect. I was positively surprised to view the reading list created by one of the US bookstore with a list of books from, by and about trans people. In honor of Caitlyn Jenner.
Here's the list preview - to view full list of books click below:
I had no idea that Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, or George Orwell are all pseudonyms!
Fan of Ice and Fire series created a google map-like Westeros map. WOW :-)
If you'd like to see more detailed map, no problem ;-) Here it is - click the map to enlarge and go to the interactive map page.
Created by the Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie.
"My library is the place where I find inspiration, information,
and connection with the world - and peace." - Ruth W. Crocker
1. You’re completely against judging a book by its cover, but you will absolutely judge a person by their favorite book, without hesitation.
2. The main reason you fear death is because there are just so many books to read and you have to read them all and damn it if death doesn’t understand that! Heaven better be a giant library, that’s all I’m saying.
3. “Just one more chapter” is the most valid argument you’ve ever heard.
4. One of the greatest joys is reorganizing your bookshelf. And by “reorganizing,” we mean taking all the books off the shelf, cleaning the shelf, and putting all of the books back exactly where they were before, but taking the time to individually reminisce on each book as it’s lovingly placed back on the shelf. You’re basically Scrooge McDuck counting and recounting all of his gold.
5. You need a minimum of a week to recover from a truly fantastic book.
I love reading while listening to good music so I've read the article about bands and origins of their names with great attention. Musicians are often perceived as merrymakers, addicts or playboys. Good to know that for many inspirations came from high classic literature. The full lint of bands can be found here.
The Doors took their band name from Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception, which was itself taken from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell from English poet William Blake:
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
Bassist Mikey Way was working at a Barnes & Noble when he was taken with the title Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance from Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh. His older brother and co-founder Gerard Way suggested the word "My" at the beginning of the band name.
Born Richard Hall, the electronic songwriter got his middle name "Melville" and the nickname "Moby" from his parents, who told him at a young age that Moby Dick author Herman Melville was in their family lineage. "The basis for Richard Melville Hall—and for Moby—is that supposedly Herman Melville was my great-great-great-granduncle," he told CNN.