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Books + Art + Quotes

May 22, 2013 |

I’ve read quite a few classics of literature in the last six months or so. Below are some of my favorite books, with art stolen from the internet, with my fave quotes photoshopped on top. Enjoy.

Friday Excerpts | The Sun Also Rises

May 17, 2013 |

I just started my first Hemingway novel, The Sun Also Rises. I thoroughly enjoy it. It’s romantic (not in a boy-girl sense, but in a romantic European style of life sense), funny, dry (in a good way)…As I expected, I … Read More

The Grapes of Wrath | Traveling the Classics

May 7, 2013 |

“The tractors had lights shining, for there is no day and night for a tractor and the disks turn the earth in the darkness and they glitter in the daylight…And this is easy and efficient. So easy that the … Read More

Christine and Obsession

April 23, 2013 |

I recently finished Christine. It’s a book by Stephen King from 1983. It was actually released on April 26th of that year, making it almost exactly 30 years old. That little tidbit isn’t relevant, but I found it interesting nonetheless.

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Friday Excerpts | The While Silence by Jack London

April 12, 2013 |

Over at my full-time gig, we recently did a 10-part series on the life Jack London. He’s most famous for The Call of the Wild and White Fang, but he also wrote dozens of other novels and hundreds of short … Read More

Traveling the Classics | Treasure Island

April 9, 2013 |

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum.

Shiver me timbers.

Long John Silver (not the fast food chain, mind you).

Buried treasure found at the red “X” on the treasure map.

These are all fairly common elements of any good pirate … Read More

Friday Excerpt | A Confederacy of Dunces

March 8, 2013 |

Ignatius J. Reilly is a combination of Don Quixote and Peter Griffin. But more so Peter Griffin. He’s a bumbling fool who had 10 years of college and still lives with his mom. He’s also quite obese, has a permanently … Read More

Traveling the Classics | Frankenstein

February 27, 2013 |

I was impressed to learn that Mary Shelley published Frankenstein anonymously as a young twentysomething nearly 200 years ago. In reading, I learned that this young woman was way ahead of her time in terms of sociology and understanding human … Read More

Traveling the Classics | An Introduction to the Series

February 25, 2013 |

First of all, I’m all about series on blogs. Can’t get enough of ‘em. Can you? Didn’t think so. Second of all, I love books. Like a lot. So, why not combine one and two and find a series about … Read More

This is Portland | A Book Review

February 24, 2013 |

Working at a publishing distribution company has it’s perks, and as someone who handles (almost) every e-book that comes our way, I get some special sneak peeks. This book came across my desk (erm…screen) the other day and instantly caught … Read More