September 7, 2012

Lit Bits 9/7/12

Ah, Little Golden Books. They bring back such good memories of my early reading days. You can read about the history of these golden spined gems here at Mental Floss.

Drunk texts from famous authors from The Paris Review. Kinda hilarious

Soundtracks for books? I don't know, seems a little too fancy pants for this girl

Writer Food from A to Z..mmmmm! Bread with Emily? Baked apples with Dickens? 

Famous Authors' Adorable School Photos per Flavorwire. Isn't Jack Kerouac dreamy?

Happy Friday everyone! What are you reading? I'm being swept along with Scarlett in Gone With the Wind for the read along at Fanda ClassicLit. I know I'll be done with it long before the November 7th ending date because I can't put it down! I've read it before and it's just as glorious as I remember. 

Have a great weekend. Go read something awesome. Wait wait, before you do that you should probably comment here. Validate me dammit!


  1. Man I remember those golden spined jems. I still had mine from my childhood until recently donated them. The BookTracks is an interesting concept but would it really make the reading experience more enjoyable or only be another distraction from truly focusing on the written text?

  2. I still have my Little Golden Books :) My kids read them and I'm hoping that one day they'll share them with their own kids.

    I wonder the same thing about Booktracks. I guess I just don't get it, I like to dive into a story and I think music would just be a distraction.

  3. Awww...I loved Little Golden Books when I was little! And I read them to my kids, too! I would love to read Gone with the Wind - saw the movie but never read the book.

    I just wanted to let you know that I posted a Wrap-Up of the Big Book Summer Challenge at:

    If you write your own wrap-up post for the challenge, you can include your link there.

    Thanks for participating - I hope you enjoyed your big books this summer!


    1. Hi Sue, thanks for stopping by :) Gone With the Wind is so lovely. The first time I read it I was pleasantly surprised, it wasn't what I expected at all.

      Thanks for the heads up on the wrap-up!

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  5. I loved the Poky Little Puppy when I was a kid! My mom probably read it to me a thousand times!