Archive for the 'Books' Category

23
Apr
10

Art blog entirely dedicated to “Where the Wild Things Are”

I’m supposed to be working on my CO-OP report right now but I got a little distracted and I came across this awesome blog entirely dedicated to Maurice Sendak’s beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are.

Cory Godbey is the creator of the blog and he has loved the book since his childhood. The blog he created contains a collection of works from various artists who share his love for the book. None of the work was done for a profit but has only been created out of admiration for Sendak and the blog is a tribute to his life and legacy.

Here are a couple of illustrations that stood out to me:

Cory Godbey

Juan Chavez

Ekoes

Check out the blog to see many more Where the Wild Things Are illustrations:

http://www.terribleyelloweyes.com/

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30
Mar
10

Help! Essay on The Great Gatsby

Faaaack my life. I just found out last night that I have an essay due tomorrow in my English Literature class. Even though I’m working full time with co-op I’m still enrolled in one class because it happened to be a full year course. I think I’ve attended a grand total of two times so…  serves me right. I accept my punishment.

That being said, my essay topic is as follows:

Offer a reading of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby as a critical commentary on American history and the failure of the “American Dream”. Take the works of at least three of Jefferson (The Declaration), Franklin, Emerson (“Self-Reliance”) and Melville into account in formulating your thesis.

Doesn’t sound that hard, right? Too bad the last time I read The Great Gatsby I was in grade 9 and it probably doesn’t help that the only version I own of the book is Coles Notes.

Anyone have any helpful suggestions or perhaps an essay or two to help me out??

25
Mar
10

What Should I Read Next?

Good morning!

I’ve been waiting for my supervisor to get off the phone for about 10 minutes now so, of course, instead of working I’ve turned to stumbling.

I love reading and I love book stores, but sometimes Chapters gets overwhelming and I find I spend way too much time wandering around looking for that right book. I think this site may have just solved my problem.

It’s called “The Book Seer” and it recommends books based on the last book you read, or whatever book you choose to enter in the search. Try it out:
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2T88eM/bookseer.com/

08
Mar
10

The Wild Things by dave Eggers

I was ordering books on Amazon a while back when I came across this book. I know alot of people have gone to see the movie, and if not then they have at least heard of it or possibly read the children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are”.

The novel is loosely based on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze. It’s about the many confusions of a young boy named Max who is trying to make his way in a world that he can’t control. His father has left him to live in the city and his mother spends most of her time with a younger boyfriend. His sister, with whom he used to be very close, is becoming a teenager and no longer has any interest in him. At the same time, or perhaps because of all this, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness and describes himself as “part wolf, part air” when he wears his full piece wolf suit that his mother and father bought him Christmases ago.

I have been reading the novel out loud to my boyfriend who is recovering from PRK surgery, and am about halfway through. The children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are” was his favorite book growing up so I thought it would be an excellent no occasion kind of present, and sure enough he loves it. I’m really enjoying the novel myself, and can’t wait to read some more to him tonight!




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