Newsday Tuesday:

I’ve found so many things I love for this weeks addition of book news.  In fact, this may be my favorite book news…ever.  Even though there’s only been like eight weeks of Newsday Tuesday.

Mine is perfection.
  • Let me preface this by saying, yes, I follow MuggleNet.  And it seems that Harry Potter helps college students study classic literature.  It certainly didn’t help me with Jane Austen, but maybe others are experiencing euphoria from classic literature.  Personally, I took a whole class (one whole semester) on Chaucer where my teacher spoke Old English (it is another language) and I only realized how dirty he was by the time Wife of Bath came around.  I’m clueless.
  • I found the holy grail of articles for tumblr.  This is a Guide to Literary Tumblrs.  I plan to spend entire days perusing this. The best part: NIKKI GEMMEL HAS A NEW BOOK.  SHE’S ONLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS EVER IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSE, EVEN PRE-DINOSAUR, HOLY BALLS.
The sad thing is...I remember dancing to this on the bar at City Limits Teen Night. "Dontcha"
Cracks me up, and my grammar isn't even on par.

And that’s it folks; read, read, read.

25 thoughts on “Newsday Tuesday:

  1. I love Augusten Burroughs and Running with Scissors, and… I don’t know. I have a hard time believing that he just made it all up. I know that people do it all the time — let’s not forget James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces debacle — but the amount of detail about how crazy these people were just blows my mind. They heavily remind me of the family of a guy I once dated, so it doesn’t seem too far fetched at all to me. And I’m sorry, but if he did make it all up, how does this woman and her family know it’s about them? There’s got to be some truth to it, enough to ignite a whole lawsuit and a very pissed off family.

    I’ll stand behind Mr. Burroughs on this one.

    I love that Oxford comma image. It’s my biggest pet peeve when people don’t use it. I had no idea it even had a name. I’m going to be the biggest Oxford comma asshole ever now.

    1. Well if you read the whole article…some of it is true. The father really was an insane psychiatrist who eventually lost his license. Teresa really was a victim of rape….etc. However, the family states not all of it is accurate and it’s the more far flung that wasn’t true according to them. Also, they won the lawsuit. So….maybe there’s some truth on both sides. Actually, there’s definitely truth on both sides. I just don’t particularly like Borroughs. But I’m glad we can all have differing opinions. Thanks, America.

      1. I don’t see how they could win when their names — if it was about them — were changed. But here we are.

        And I knew what you meant. :)

  2. I am jealous that you already finished the latest CNF issue. Mine just came in the mail a few days ago (this is what happens when you move a lot), and I haven’t cracked it yet.

    How do you find time? To read, to maintain a pretty awesome blog?

    Keep rocking it.

    1. Haha I have two jobs, a nephew and two night classes. In my free time I read, write and blog. I seem to be a lot more productive when I have literally no free time because I know those small windows need to be used. Haha. I like to be busy!

      The issue is great. Let me know what you think when you read it!!! And I’m going to check out our blog when I’m off my phone and on my computer!

  3. I checked out my horoscope and it said, “Be a bruise fixer.” Funny thing is, I have been trying to do just that this past week. Unfortunately, it looks like bruises all around, but I will keep trying.
    As always I do love my Newsday Tuesday.


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