Sunday, February 22, 2015

Do you have book-related New Year's resolutions?

B&N Reads recently posted this cute article about realistic resolutions for the time-strapped book nerd.  I found it especially amusing, since every year I resolve to read more classics, and it never works out for me.  I'm still working my way through Les Miserables -- not very quickly, since I keep taking breaks to read other books and forgetting to go back to it.  One of the books on my list from previous years, Moby Dick, is even the subject of one of the points in the B&N blog post:

Skip the boring parts.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

What are you doing today to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year?  I plan to read and spend time with my horses, primarily.

Barnes & Noble posted this awesome list of romantic quotes from literature on B&N Reads.  Some of the quotes I love, and some I'm not as fond of.  I don't understand why a quote that comes from the scene kicking off all the misery in Wuthering Heights is considered "romantic," for one thing.  But I am pleased that The Great Gatsby made the list, as well as a quote from Mark Twain.  That quote, by the way, is only six words long, but utterly perfect.  Typical Mark Twain.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Take the book nerd quiz

B&N Reads posted this adorable book nerd quiz yesterday.  I had to laugh, because each of the first few items lead into one another, and I was answering yes to each and every one of them.  In fact, I only got two nos, which means my score was an impressive 48 (no friends sent me the book nerd quiz -- I found it myself on social media).

What about you?  How do you score?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Harper Lee: No longer a one-book wonder!

To Kill a Mockingbird is an American classic, taught in schools across the U.S. and in other countries too, yet Harper Lee never wrote anything else.  Perhaps she was afraid anything else would be a disappointment in comparison.

Finally, though, Harper Lee has another book coming out.