And I can’t love the above TED talk of Shawn’s enough; it’s on happiness and changing the lens with which you view your circumstances. What great advice!
♥ Casee of Literary Inklings has put together a stellar list of 16 free online literature courses you can take (for fun!). I’m pretty excited for Comic Books & Graphic Novels and the Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner classes myself.
♥ How to Be the Best Version of Yourself
♥ Here are 10 Words That You’ve Probably Been Misusing
♥ I’m not surprised that Moby Dick is one of the 20 books people pretend to have read. I still have no desire to ever touch the thing.
♥ Mondo has released 2 Miyazaki prints, that have already sold out. Doesn’t make them any less stunning! I’m in love with the Spirited Away poster!
♥ For my fellow classic lit nerds, here are 10 Pieces of Shakespeare Swag and 10 Pieces of Jane Eyre Swag (I’m in love with the silhouette sweatshirt!)
♥ There is a Kickstarter project in the works for a live action Final Fantasy VII web series and I cannot contain my excitement! This is one of my favorite games to date, and I’ve been drooling over the prospect of an update or live action take for ages. It just looks incredible and I really hope it happens!
♥ This dress is made out of a book. That is all.
♥ The decline and fall of the book cover. I know I’ve made some questionable choices in the past based off of covers alone, but I do miss the diversity; every cover seems to look the same nowadays!
♥ Paleofuture has put together a trip through the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair where I can satiate my World’s Fair fix (for a little while, anyway)
♥ Neil Gaiman reads The Graveyard Book in its entirety!
♥ Zenhabits on Living the Quiet Life. I’ve been trying to simplify and slow down myself, and Leo’s got some great ideas on how to make space in your life for those moments.