Monday, October 28, 2013

Book Riot Quarterly

One of my favorite reading sites, Book Riot, has a new service where every quarter they mail you a box of bookish goodies. In their words: “The theme of our mailings is The Reading Life. Being a reader is about loving books, but it’s also about a lot more than books. Each of our boxes will contain an awesome book and a bunch of other bookish stuff we love, and that we think you’ll love too.”

My first thought was SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! My second thought was, The Reading Life? That’s a pretty broad theme. So I decided I’d take a crack at some themes that will more than likely not make Book Riot’s Cut.

David GilmourGilmour, a novelist and visiting lecturer at the University of Toronto, recently set the Internet on fire by stating that he was "not interested in teaching books by women.". Please don't confuse him with the Pink Floyd guitarist. Grab Bag

- An advanced reader’s copy of Gilmour’s new book, Fantastic Female Authors and Where to Find Them: A Guided Tour of Virginia Woolf’s House. BJOD Press. 11 pgs.

- A one year membership to G.R.O.S.S.(Get Rid Of Slimy GirlS). Tree house access and free bumper sticker included.

-A one size fits all Read Like it’s 1799 t-shirt.

-An excerpt from Gilmour’s upcoming memoir, Won’t Get Fooled Again: How George Eliot Broke my Heart. BJOD Press. 967 pgs.

Book Riot Potpourri

- Start Here Vol. 5507Out Winter Quarter 2087. In the meantime click here to buy Start Here Volume 1.: Just when you thought we were out of authors. Featuring chapters on

  • Christie Sims and Alara Branwen: “I’d recommend starting with Taken by the Pterodactyl. When you go Jurassic you definitely want to start small and work your way up. You can’t just walk into a prehistoric jungle and try and tame the T-Rex if you know what I mean” - Rebecca Schinsky

  • E.L. James: “Yes everyone thought I was trolling the Internet when I added 50 Shades to my Well Read list. But you just can’t beat paring 50 Shades Freed with a nice bottle of Red Satin50 Shades themed wine is a real and non-ironic thing. I double dog dare you to google it.. If Johann Thorsson lets you use his bathtub so much the better” – Jeff O’Neal

-Amanda Nelson’s entire animated gif collection (comes formatted on a 3 Yottabyte hard drive).

-Exclusive A Good Day To Read Hard T-Shirt. Back reads “And Alexander wept for there were no more books to conquer”.

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