The Week’s Most Popular Posts: March 9-15, 2013

Vintage Books announced Monday that James has collaborated with the publisher on “Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess (A Journal).”

from E.L. James to Publish a Writing Guide: A GIF Response by Amanda Nelson


So here are things that happen when you like books more than …

… Going to a party:

Hey, do you want to go to this party?
I only have like 15 chapters left in this book, so, I’m… going to stay home.

from What Happens When You Like Books More Than Anything Else in the World by Preeti Chhibber


House of Stark Amigurumi

I’m ooohing and ahhhing over that incredible detail, from Arya’s tiny sword to the li’l baby direwolves.  And bonus: the Spanish artist has also created tiny Lannisters and Targaryens (!).

from 9 Itty-Bitty Literary Crafts by Rachel Smalter Hall


When I was a quarter of the way through re-reading American Psycho, however, I realized I was actually reading it for the first time. The reason the movie had seemed so different, so alien, to me was that I’d never read the book it was based on. Apparently, the book had been on my shelf for so long that at some point I just assumed I’d read it.

from I Read the Book…Or Did I? by Andrew Shaffer



from 6 Fun Bookish Cartoons by Wallace Yovetich


Leaves of GrassLeaves of Grass would be Bob Dylan

Think about Whitman’s most famous line: “Do I contradict myself? Very well then…. I contradict myself; I am large…. I contain multitudes.” Has there ever been a better description for Bob Dylan? No musician has worn as many hats with as much success as Mr. Zimmerman: smart-ass folkie, beleaguered troubadour, country crooner, Born-Again proselytizer, blues revivalist. Both Blonde on Blonde and Leaves of Grass feel like the records of men on impossible missions, trying to capture the essence of humanity’s endless mysteries, one abstract impression at a time. The shambolic visions of America’s poet and America’s songwriter (sorry, Michael Bolton fans) have long captured the minds of readers and listeners, leaving them equally satisfied and mystified.

from If Books Were Bands by Josh Corman

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