Dead White Guys
Someone is creating a Jane Austen MMORPG (Massively Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Game), World of Warcraft-style. Gossip and letters and balls instead of swords and wizards and magic (not that there's anything wrong with those). LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN, PEOPLE. (Discovered via this Critical Linking post at Book Riot)
Apparently the Bank of England has taken Austen's portrait and
You can now read the original (hand-written!) Frankenstein online. NBD.
Meet the real-life inspiration behind Sherlock Holmes.
The perfect rosemary bread pudding (uh, yes please) to accompany Alice Munro's Nobel win.
The newest trend in kid's board books? Adaptations of the classics. My local indie carries these- Anna Karenina is a "fashion primer." I have the Dracula one, it's a "counting primer." Three WOLVES. Seven RATS, etc.
Hemingway's advice to a young writer is perfection: "Christ don't be an ass..."
Lou Reed reading Poe's "The Raven" because of course.
My friend Brandi does this really great fashion stylings of books, and this one for A Tale of Two Cities is maayybbe my favorite so far?
They're writing another Little Women movie, but no Marmie will ever top Susan's Marmie.
Etc. (other interesting stuff I've stumbled upon that I think you'll like)
Doctors in Transylvania have invented artificial blood no I am not kidding run far far away.
I have a Milky Way-sized crush on Commander Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut best known for his quirky videos about living life in the International Space Station. Listen to this interview on NPR just for the poetry of how he explains his space walks: "...you are inexplicably in between what is just a pouring glory of the world roaring by, silently next to you — just the kaleidoscope of it, it takes up your whole mind. It's like the most beautiful thing you've ever seen just screaming at you on the right side, and when you look left, it's the whole bottomless black of the universe and it goes in all directions."
How To Order Off a Secret Menu Without Being an Asshole (from a former barista).
In today's episode of About Fuckin' Time, you can now use your ereader/tablet during takeoff and landing.
This definition of what a real feminist would do is amazing, and if you're not reading everything The Toast is writing, you're doing life wrong. WRONG.