Thanksgiving has come and gone, and that means the time has come my little readers to talk of holiday shopping! To help you in the madness to come the next few weeks, I’ve scoured the Internet machine (i.e. Etsy) looking high and low for fun gift ideas that the book nerds in your life would be oh so very happy to get this year. And maybe while you’re looking you just might a little something for yourself too; the holidays are a stressful time, dear readers, it’s important not to forget to take care of yourself as well (wink).
Happy Friday dear readers! I hope you all survived the Thanksgiving feast and are having a lovely day of frugal shopping on this Black Friday…or at least one where you didn’t get punched in the face over an Xbox at Walmart. I’m admittedly still a bit slow from post-tryptophan lethargy and therefore don’t have the mental energy to do much more than look at Reddit today, so for today’s Friday Funday here are some fun reading gifs for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and have a wonderful rest of your Black Friday!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! I hope all of you have a wonderful day today eating far too much food, spending time with your loved ones…and, if you’re like Zim and me, switching back and forth between football and the national dog show (go goldens!). It’s the quirky little traditions that count, right?
Regular content will be back up again tomorrow, but in the meantime, here’s a fun little comic in honor of Turkey Day. Enjoy, and happy Thanksgiving!
As you know, dear readers, I’m kind of a really big fan of snarky people, especially snarky ladies, so obviously I knew I needed to post this as soon as I saw it. Who would’ve guessed that Madeleine L’Engle was nearly as snarky as Jane Austen?
While doing research for the past weeks’ adorable animals reading and being adorable posts, I noticed that there were so many pictures of monkeys and apes reading that rival dog and cat pictures in terms of cuteness. This coupled with the fact that they’re our genetic cousins, it seems only appropriate that I’d have an entire post devoted to primates reading! Plus, monkeys are my mother’s favorite animal, and I think if I don’t do a monkey reading post she’ll start giving me death glares until I do one…and her death glares are terrifying.
Just because we like characters, doesn’t mean they’re always safe. Eep.
Characters in books become our friends. We read their stories, look into their brains and see their thoughts, feel their emotions. We get as close to them as we do our loved ones, and that is something really, truly special. But, alas, not all characters are created equal, and I think we can all agree that we connect better with some than with others. A lot of this boils down to personal preference, of course; if you, as a reader, dislike violence in general, you probably won’t like bonding with Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, just like if you’re not a fan of romances, you should probably steer clear of Nicholas Sparks and Nora Roberts’ characters.
But is it possible that there are characters out there that are so good they surpass the limitations of personal preference and are just, well, the best? Book Magazine certainly thought so.
I’m finding it a bit hard to motivate myself to work on my first day back from L.A., dear readers. Does anyone else have trouble getting back in the groove after vacation, and if so, does anyone have any recommendations on how to fix it that don’t involve getting punched in the face by a moose? Because I have a sneaking suspicion that that won’t help me all that much…