This may be the only time I’ve voluntarily watched an airline safety video.
It’s misogyny time! We’ve got one victory in the abortion-rights fight (but more bad news), a fantastic Twitter hashtag in response to a horrible “motivational” speaker, Fox News idiocy, and the best Beastie Boys cover ever! Read More This Week in Misogyny Loves Girls
The first week back and we’ve got articles on Internet trolling, BMI, The Hobbit, Harlem Renaissance Style, and so much more.
The Hobbit is a wonderful story full of elves, dragons, dwarves, and of course hobbits. My love affair with the story began in sixth grade when I found a copy of the book on the top shelf of my father’s closet. What a book! Such vivid writing to capture the attention and entice the imagination. Read More We Must Away Ere Break of Day
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a huge fan of book series. I’m such a fast reader that stand-alone books just don’t capture my attention in the same way, although I certainly read plenty of them, too. I can knock out a 200-page novel in three hours or so and then be left wanting more, knowing I’ll never get it. I’d much rather watch a group of characters grow and evolve over the course of two, three, or even dozens of books. They become your friends in a way that’s much more satisfying than characters whose stories wrap up in just one book, and you always have something to look forward to as the next sequel looms. But on the other hand, sometimes the wait between new releases can be torturous. What to do? Read More The Pleasures of Reading Book Series
Well, I hope some of you have taken the time to re-read this lovely book. If not, I think enough of us have read it/remember it that we should be able to have a lively discussion. Read More Hobbit Book Club and Open Thread!
That’s right, y’all! Inspired by the recent excitement concerning the Hobbit movie, I decided to re-read the book over the holiday weekend. I was further inspired to implore you all to read it again (or for the first time!) so we can get our nerd on next week and talk about it. Read More Nerd Alert: Persephone Book Club To Read The Hobbit
Considering the fact that I’m a huge Tolkien fan, you’d think I would have been excited about the upcoming Hobbit movie for a long time now. But it’s not entirely true. Read More Let’s Talk about “The Hobbit”