Some things are just too pretty to eat, and I think this is definitely the case with the subjects of flavorwire.com’s recent article featuring 30 amazing literary cakes. There’s a type for every palate, whether your flavor preference ranges amongst classic authors such as Jane Austen, sci-fi legends like Jules Verne, or contemporary authors of the likes of J.K. Rowling. The only question that remains? Would you be willing to take a bite out of such beautiful and tasty literary depictions?
Everyone generally has a list of books that they either save to read when they’re older, or that they re-read later on for a different perspective. I wasn’t able to truly appreciate Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, or even Kerouac’s On the Road until at least my late teens. It wasn’t because I hadn’t already read much more complicated books, but more so because my point of view on these particular themes changed as I grew and matured. So I’m very excited to have found a neat list on buzzfeed.com which lists 65 Books You Need to Read in Your 20s.
With an interesting collection which ranges from great classics to contemporary literature, this list is sure to keep you busy for a while! I plan on starting my own 65 Book Challenge and finishing all the books on the list. I’ll be sure to post some good reviews once I finish each one! The first on the list is The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud which I will be starting today. Whether you are ten or one-hundred, you can feel free to join me in the challenge or even simply leave comments about which of the books on the list you’ve read and what you liked/ didn’t like about them. Now this is what I call a literary adventure!
You probably wouldn’t consider Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as your go-to book for good advice, but, believe it or not, Lewis Carroll has a few interesting things to say; even if they do involve a disappearing cat and a girl who radically changes size every other minute. Check out this fun quote and, if you’re a big Alice in Wonderland fan, you may also want to take a look at our quirky and cute Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland art print. Enjoy and have an awesome Favorite Quote Friday!
Two weeks ago for Literary Tidbit Tuesday we wrote about the most widely read books written in English. This week we are approaching a similar topic which is to list the top best-selling books of all time. Enjoy!
- The Bible – I think we can all agree this isn’t a shocker. I knew The Bible would pop up somewhere at the top!
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes – apparently the wayward adventures of Don Quixote and his stalwartly sidekick Sancho Panza are appealing to a lot of people!
- Xinhua Zidian (Chinese language dictionary) – given how widely spoken Mandarin is, and the high population in China, this seems like a logical choice!
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens – this was foreseen as it was number one on our Literary Tidbit Tuesday blog two weeks ago.
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien – also on our list a couple weeks past!
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – let’s admit it, we all knew Harry Potter just had to show up on this list eventually!
These are some interesting choices, some unexpected and some completely obvious. Which ones shocked you with their place on our list?