Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monstrosity Gazette

Bookish Quote of the Week:

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
 -Lemony Snicket

Today in Literary History:

On this day in 1816 the Shelleys, Lord Byron and entourage gathered at the Villa Diodati on Lake Geneva to tell the ghost stories that would trigger Frankenstein. The byways of literature being what they are, this most legendary of storm-tossed evenings has connections backwards to John Milton and forward to the language of computer programming.

For more, visit Today in Literature.

 Link of the Week:

30 books everyone should read before turning 30
Emily Temple writes: “Earlier this week, we stumbled across a list at Divine Caroline of 30 books everyone should read before they’re 30. We thought there were some essential reads missing, so we decided to put together a list of our own. We stuck to fiction and chose the books on a variety of criteria, selecting enduring classics, stories that speak specifically or powerfully to younger readers, and books we simply couldn’t imagine reaching 30 without having read.”...
Flavorwire, June 10; Divine Caroline, May 2010

Book I'm Eyeing this Week:

Chaperone by Laura Moriarty book cover
The Chaperone
by Laura Moriarty
Riverhead, June 2012

Summary in a Sentence:

Adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and her thirty-six-year-old chaperone have their lives changed on their visit to New York City in the summer of 1922.  

Read the Reviews:

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Holy smokes, I haven't read a lot of those books on either one of those lists yet! I'd better get busy.

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