A Literary Mind

A taste of the likes and interests behind the minds of Laptop Lit Mag, the online literary magazine aimed at the Y Generation.

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Star Wars Droid Leg Lamp, Inspired by ‘A Christmas Story’

Combing two of our favorite movies!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”

—   F. Scott Fitzgerald (via unexposedexposae)

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Books We’ve Read in 2013

9. Inshallah by Oriana Fallaci

"No matter how a story (lived or invented) concludes, and whether or not we’ve divined how it will conclude, there’s something disquieting in the curtain that begins to lower over its epilogue. Something that recalls the precariousness of life, its unrepeatability, its inevitable and ineluctable goal. While the wires of the mechanism holding the curtain slacken and slowly bring down the folds, we seem to be looking at a candle that little by little dies out to leave us in an obscurity full of perils."

“Every day is a men’s only literary prize.

Obviously, the best solution would be to make all literary prizes fair and equal, to ensure there’s an equal number of male and female (or genderqueer) authors considered for each one, that the judges are equally consistent. But it just ain’t that way, and after viewing the VIDA numbers year after year, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to have a miraculous literary gender equality revolution any time soon. I know there are the women who have indeed won prestigious prizes recently and throughout history, your Jennifer Egans, your Louise Erdrichs, your Toni Morrsons. But even when women do succeed in publishing, they’re more often than not treated, and marketed, differently. There are still female authors today who wish to be known by non-gendered first initials only, and there’s a reason for that. And I don’t think most of this is insidious evildoing, that people are blinded by testosterone and determined to bring the ladies down, or anything. It’s just how the game is already rigged, not just in publishing but in society.”

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BEFORE THEY WERE THE BLUTHS
Jessica Walter battled Wonder Woman. Alia Shawkat and Mae Whitman were the stars of Fox Family’s “State of Grace.” Tony Hale was a doctor on “Dawson’s Creek.”
Check out the “Arrested Development” cast’s early roles here!

So excited for Arrested Development season 4!!

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BEFORE THEY WERE THE BLUTHS

Jessica Walter battled Wonder Woman. Alia Shawkat and Mae Whitman were the stars of Fox Family’s “State of Grace.” Tony Hale was a doctor on “Dawson’s Creek.”

Check out the “Arrested Development” cast’s early roles here!

So excited for Arrested Development season 4!!

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OR Books Tests Name-Your-Price eBook For ‘Hacking Politics’ - AppNewser

Originally found this link from Book Riot’s post (but didn’t want to reblog the entire thing). This reminds me of when Radiohead released their album In Rainbows as a pay-what-you-want download, and it supposedly generated more money than their last record. (They followed up with an official mp3 download later).

I wonder if this name-your-price would work better for a more popular-pushed book?

Can we just talk about Enjolras in the book?

(Source: cniehauses, via twirlyeleven)

How To Throw The "Great Gatsby" Wedding Of Your Dreams

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I will be one of the best things you read this year.

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You will fall in love with my characters.

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I'm so good, you'll lose sleep over me.

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I'm part of a series.

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So you can feel the pain of a character dying in each book.

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I will break you emotionally.

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I will make you forget the real world.

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I will ruin all potential future love interests for you.

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You will be emotionally attached to me.

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You are mine.


Josh Dallas at the ‘PUNK Chaos to Couture’ Costume Institute Gala.

Josh Dallas at the ‘PUNK Chaos to Couture’ Costume Institute Gala.

(Source: meghanodallas, via twirlyeleven)