I woke up with a brilliant idea: I was going to make the entire internet repeat itself so that it appeared exactly the same as it was yesterday. The problem is that I couldn’t get everyone else to go along with it. The other sites, they have no sense of humor. “We have news to report.” Whatever. Instead, I give you a fine collection of links to help you begin your six additional weeks of winter (Sucks to be you, people who live somewhere that has winter).
- First Lines is a great use of the always tricky Tumblr platform. It’s pretty simple, really: the first lines of famous novels. Read it, and you’ll be much more prepared for the next Vroman’s Trivia Night.
- Jacket Copy points out that, once again, the Academy Awards will be a decidedly literary affair, with four of the Best Picture nominees based on books (The Blind Side, An Education, Up in the Air, Precious). Incidentally, I have a copy of Lynn Barber’s memoir An Education on my desk and it is a gorgeous little paperback, so much more attractive than a movie tie-in copy.
- And lastly, Unbridled Books has made this very clever PSA about the dangers of consuming too much high quality literature. We’re all at risk!