March 16, 2013
Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Done with puppets. Yes. 

Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. Done with puppets. Yes. 

March 9, 2013

“Love is the bridge that leads from the I sense to the We, and there is a paradox about personal love. Love of another individual opens a new relation between the personality and the world. The lover responds in a new way to nature and may even write poetry. Love is affirmation; it motivates the yes responses and the sense of wider communication. Love casts out fear, and in the security of this togetherness we find contentment, courage. We no longer fear the age-old haunting questions: “Who am I?” “Why am I?” “Where am I going?” - and having cast out fear, we can be honest and charitable.”
 - Carson McCullers

“Love is the bridge that leads from the I sense to the We, and there is a paradox about personal love. Love of another individual opens a new relation between the personality and the world. The lover responds in a new way to nature and may even write poetry. Love is affirmation; it motivates the yes responses and the sense of wider communication. Love casts out fear, and in the security of this togetherness we find contentment, courage. We no longer fear the age-old haunting questions: “Who am I?” “Why am I?” “Where am I going?” - and having cast out fear, we can be honest and charitable.”

 - Carson McCullers

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March 8, 2013
Harper Lee and Truman Capote in 1966 during the writing of In Cold Blood. How’d you like to be in on those conversations? 

Harper Lee and Truman Capote in 1966 during the writing of In Cold Blood. How’d you like to be in on those conversations? 

March 8, 2013
"'All I Want To Be Is The Jane Austen Of South Alabama'"

— Harper Lee

February 23, 2013
Patriot’s fans love Practical Classics! Or so I say. P.S: I’m going to be posting pictures of readers with the book. Send me yours, it might just end up here, with your permission of course :)

Patriot’s fans love Practical Classics! Or so I say. 

P.S: I’m going to be posting pictures of readers with the book. Send me yours, it might just end up here, with your permission of course :)

February 20, 2013
Toni Morrison on Huck Finn (1996)

Toni Morrison loves The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Her reasoning for why is the stuff of amazing writing. Read. And enjoy. 

February 19, 2013
Da Book. In the window of my neighborhood bookshop and available wherever fine books are sold. eBook version out next week.
Life goal. Attained. 

Da Book. In the window of my neighborhood bookshop and available wherever fine books are sold. eBook version out next week.

Life goal. Attained. 

February 18, 2013
Fun fact: Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was originally to be published on Christmas Day 1884. The illustration above messed that all up. 
Look at the picture on the left. Does it look like Huck’s Uncle Silas has got an erection in his pants? That’s what the publisher thought and, fearing retribution, recalled 30,000 copies of Huck Finn and corrected the “error.” 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn instead was published on February 18th, 1885. (via Mental Floss)

Fun fact: Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was originally to be published on Christmas Day 1884. The illustration above messed that all up. 

Look at the picture on the left. Does it look like Huck’s Uncle Silas has got an erection in his pants? That’s what the publisher thought and, fearing retribution, recalled 30,000 copies of Huck Finn and corrected the “error.” 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn instead was published on February 18th, 1885. (via Mental Floss)

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February 18, 2013
Happy Birthday to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published on this day in 1885. (via The Writers Almanac)

Happy Birthday to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published on this day in 1885. (via The Writers Almanac)

January 27, 2013
Death and dying in Hamlet & MacBeth. An infographic. (via ilovecharts:)

Death and dying in Hamlet & MacBeth. An infographic. (via ilovecharts:)