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.
I didn't know I'm such a cinema fan! I've watched nearly all movies listed below but I need to catch up with all those books! The book covers and titles are clickable, telling the truth, I have to add quite a few of the titles to my shelf...
If you love Lost in Translation, try A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
If you love Inception, try Ubik by Philip K. Dick.
If you love Mean Girls, try Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
If you love Pulp Fiction, try The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
If you love Seven, try The Treatment by Mo Hayder
If you love Star Wars, try Saga by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
If you love Juno, try Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
If you love The Matrix, try Neuromancer by William Gibson
If you love Gosford Park, try The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
If you love Raiders of the Lost Ark, try Sandstorm by James Rollins
If you love The Usual Suspects, try The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
If you love Spirited Away, try The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
If you love Memento, try The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry
If you loved Terminator 2: Judgment Day, try Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
If you love Back to the Future, try When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
If you love The Departed, try The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins
If you love Groundhog Day, try The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
If you love Gladiator, try The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden
If you love Contagion, try Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
If you love Alien, try Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
If you love Up, try The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
If you love Amélie, try The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
If you love The Hurt Locker, try Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
If you love The Royal Tenenbaums, try The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
If you love Blue Valentine, try Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
If you love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, try Q by Evan Mandery
If you love Pan’s Labyrinth, try Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
If you love Midnight In Paris, try The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
If you love Donnie Darko, try Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
If you love Bright Star, try Frances & Bernard by Carlene Bauer
If you love Gravity, try The Explorer by James Smythe
If you love Caché, try Threats by Amelia Grey
If you love Little Miss Sunshine, try The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick