Books

If Gatsby’s Car were Remote-Controlled (and Other Literary Vehicle Toys That Need to Happen)

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What if you could bring a piece of your favorite book’s world into real life–a piece that you could manipulate and control? Continue reading “If Gatsby’s Car were Remote-Controlled (and Other Literary Vehicle Toys That Need to Happen)”

Books

Who Would Win a Game of Telephone: Mrs. Bennett or Emma Woodhouse?

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They’re both super nosy, after all.

Mrs. Bennett has the benefit of experience. Since she’s older she’s been gossiping for a lot longer than Emma has…with disastrous consequences of course, but it could be a plus for her in this game. Emma, however, strikes Continue reading “Who Would Win a Game of Telephone: Mrs. Bennett or Emma Woodhouse?”

Books, Music

Pride and Prejudice As Told By Taylor Swift Songs

No one captures the angst of Pride and Prejudice quite like T. Swift does. What follows, then, is a trip through this classic novel by means of some of her greatest songs:

1) Mean: When Darcy insults Lizzy’s Continue reading “Pride and Prejudice As Told By Taylor Swift Songs”

Books

A Choose Your Own Adventure Guide to Choose Your Own Adventures

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Do you ever find yourself screaming at a character not to open that door?

If no, go to a)                                      If yes, go to b)

a) Or mentally imploring them to give that guy a chance?

If no, go to b)                                      If yes, go to c)

b) …Hmm, I guess just go to e) if you want (look for the aligned center)

c) Then Choose Your Own Adventure Books are right up your alley! They let you, the reader, choose what happens next in the story from a given set of options. Continue reading “A Choose Your Own Adventure Guide to Choose Your Own Adventures”

Books

Detective Stories…Without Detectives (My Top 6)

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The “A Tale of Two Cities” and “A Glimpse of the World With Detectives” blog posts from “Confessions of a Readaholic” have caused me to think lately about what a detective story really is (and since my posts lately been pretty much dominated by the Anna Karenina Classical Music Stories series, I thought I’d take a quick break to talk about something different).

Sure, we generally think of them as containing, well, a detective, and solving a mysterious crime. But I’m starting to think that other stories are like “detective” stories, too.

After all, when you read a book you’re always solving a mystery in a sense. You gradually discover who the characters are, what will happen to them, and/or how Continue reading “Detective Stories…Without Detectives (My Top 6)”