On this day in 1536, Anne Boleyn was led to the Tower Green and beheaded. Read more in BRING UP THE BODIES.
Bookmarked: Pages Being Shared in the Picador Office
Elizabeth gives you literary Legos! (Spoiler alert: They are super awesome times the biggest number ever.)
While enjoying her staycation, Gabrielle came across a mashup of Daft Punk’s new single, “Get Lucky,” and Soul Train. It speaks for itself.
Daniel enjoyed Bret Easton Ellis’ AMA on Reddit, and finally got around to Steven Soderbergh’s takedown of the current state of filmmaking in his keynote at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
(For more vintage school library posters from the 1960’s courtesy of BuzzFeed, click here.)
For a larger image of Pop Chart Lab’s creation, click here.
[via: Laughing Squid]
“I’d like to be at home, in my apartment by the sea in Devon, just a few yards from the waves, sitting in the sunshine by a window, smiling, and picking up some vast immersive novel.”
—Hilary Mantel on her ideal reading experience in her fantastic New York Times By the Book interview.
Has your to-be-read pile grown out of control? There is a Japanese word for that!
It is better not to try people, not to force them to desperation…Full bellies breed gentle manners. — Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies
She’d become an English major for the purest and dullest of reasons: because she loved to read. — Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot
By the very talented Franco Matticchio.
(via: Toad Hall Book Store)
We’re having a Hilary Mantel e-Book sale! Read what the New York Review of Books called a “brilliant pastiche of Swift and Joyce.”
Nobody ever achieved anything except in small steps, one after another. — John-Paul Flintoff, How to Change the World
Pretty sure René Descartes would’ve agree.
(via: Book Riot)