Saturday, February 23, 2013

Literary Links: February 23rd Edition

The Next Best Thing to Reading an Actual Book

Nook Fights for Niche    Outlook dims for Barnes & Noble as Nook fights for niche.

Who Owns Holmes?      Only Holmes himself may be able to solve this puzzle.

Safe Haven  The Movie Versus The Book.

50 Shades of Alice in Wonderland  ...It was only a matter of time, folks.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday @ the Forums: February 22, 2013

Life of Pi: There are some great conversations happening at the forums!

February is Black History Month: Check out what CWatC members have been reading to celebrate!

Literary Links: February 22nd Edition

The Next Best Thing to Reading an Actual Book

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?   Edward Albee's work comes to Broadway. Warning...Mature audiences only...

Your Next E-Reader Linked to Your Car?   Could it be? 

Secret Garden now an opera  Turning a Beloved Children's Classic to an Opera for all generations.

We Have a Dream Some books to read with your children in honor of Black History Month. 

Dracula's Graveyard Protecting the Inspiration of Bram Stoker.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Literary Links February 21st Edition

The Next Best Thing to Reading an Actual Book

The Feminine Mystique is still worth reading a half century later. The Feminine Mystique

How dogs are giving these children the confidence to read. How Sweet!

Books and Bars gives a twist to Book Clubs...  Books and Bars

Celebrate the Wit and Wisdom of Miss Bombeck!   Happy Birthday, Erma Bombeck

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Book Association: Life of Pi - Part 3

February's book Life of Pi has ready sparked some discussions on the CWAtC forums. The last two weeks we covered animals and nautical themes. This week is going to be about books that take place in India. Did any of your guesses make the list?

A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance - Set in 1975, where a government ordered State of Emergency has caused upheaval in the lives of four strangers when they are forced into sharing a cramped apartment.

The Namesake
The Namesake - Starting with the Ganguli family in traditional Calcutta into their transition to the United States.

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things - In 1969, twins Esthappen and Rahel struggle to build a childhood in the dysfunction of their life. 

Midnight's Children
Midnight's Children - Saleem Sinai's life is mirrored and magnified in events that sway the course of national affairs; his health and well-being are inextricably bound to those of his nation; his life is inseparable, at times indistinguishable, from the history of his country. 

The White Tiger
The White Tiger - A first person confession of a murderer set in a raw India.

Next week we'll link Life of Pi to books that are Booker Prize winners. 

Literary Links: February 20th Edition

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

The next best thing to reading an actual book.

Life of Pi Cupcake - Finished our February selection and want to treat yourself? Try this.

Amazon 'used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control' in Germany - Wow, will this affect your online shopping?

Feminism in Epic Fantasy - What do you think? Game of Thrones or Wheel of Time?

War & Peace to be Adapted to BBC miniseries - What would Tolstoy think?

Standout Redheads in Scifi and Fantasy -Who is your favorite?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Literary Links: February 19th Edition

The next best thing to reading an actual book.

Writing Sex in Literary Fiction - We warned you that we were NOT classy here. 

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Exploring Constructed Languages - Did anyone else know that Jaberwocky was a language? Seriously cool.

Lawsuit Seeks to Put Sherlock Holmes in the Public Domain - This one might be up our alley since the Great Detective is our March book selection.  Thoughts?

Excited About Literature - One blogger reassures us that literature is not dead, but kicking ass and taking names. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Literary Links: February 18th Edition

We took a break yesterday, but now we are back. A great alternative when you've forgotten your book for the lunch break.

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Source: Angela Radulescu

  • A Literary Adventure - Some of our CWAtCers are beginning their own epic adventure. They've created a group on Goodreads where they are reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Check it out if you want to tag along! 

Ep #6 The Episode That Almost Wasn't

This episode was the episode that almost wasn't. Jeane and Karena were wrought with technical difficulties before the recording even began. Luckily CWAtC's fearless Techtator saved the day. 

On this episode Classics Without All the Class is still in the middle of Life of Pi by Yann Martel and a new logo has been unveiled. Karena goes a bit fangirl over the Edgar Allan Poe game and Jeane shares her Jane Austen experience. The Booktators share where their bookmarks are and then go into the featured segment of notable African American authors for Black History Month then wrap up the episode revealing the Top 10 Classical Literary couples in honor of Valentine's Day.

Where's My Bookmark:

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