I am so, so sorry that we’ve all been neglecting you guys. We’ve had a lot going on due to the holiday season, so we’ve been super busy and having to deal with other things. I have put up a general discussion for The Princess Bride and we’re just going to go ahead and extend that book for December as well. Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving to those who celebrated it, and that you guys continue to enjoy the holidays!
I know I’ve been super duper MIA, and for that I apologize. Right now I have a lot going on with school and work and doing observations hours for my credential, and I need your help once more. For one of my classes I have to create a video that would be used during an educational lesson. it can be on anything that we want, and if you know me well enough, you should know that I’m a big advocate of the body beautiful movement. You can be a size 0 or a size 30, it doesn’t matter to me; I think you’re all beautiful. so I’m asking you beautiful people for a favor. All I’m asking is for a video clip of you saying “I am not defined by ______” (eg i am not defined by my shoe size, I am not defined by the calories I eat, etc) as well as a picture/video of you doing something kick ass. You can continue to elaborate and tell me how awesome you are. All I’m really “demanding” is you saying that you are not defined by something. I would be eternally grateful for all your help and I will most definitely show you guys the final product. If you would like to – with the kindness in your hearts – feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much, my beautiful nerds.
PS. This is not gender specific. Men can have body image issues as well.
Ninja edit: The due date is Sunday November 17,2013
Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll! The results are in and we’ll be reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be…well…a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad’s recitation, and only the “good parts” reached his ears.
Now Goldman does Dad one better. He’s reconstructed the “Good Parts Version” to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
What’s it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
In short, it’s about everything.
Discussion pages will be made in the following weeks.
Thanks to everyone who submitted suggestions! We’ve compiled everything into the poll below. The poll will be open until 11:59 PM (PST) on Wednesday, November 6th. There are synopses of the books under the cut.
For November, we’re going to be going with Classics! Please email all suggestions within the classic genre to email@example.com with the title, author, and a description. We will take up to three suggestions from each person, but please specify your preferred choice out of the three. We’ll post a poll for the book vote in a couple of days.
Happy Readings! (And Happy Halloween to those who celebrate!!)
Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll! Our horror read for the month of October is Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Discussion pages will be made within the next few weeks.
A masterpiece of modern Gothic literature, Something Wicked This Way Comes is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a “dark carnival” one Autumn midnight. How these two innocents, both age 13, save the souls of the town (as well as their own), makes for compelling reading on timeless themes. What would youdo if your secret wishes could be granted by the mysterious ringmaster Mr. Dark? Bradbury excels in revealing the dark side that exists in us all, teaching us ultimately to celebrate the shadows rather than fear them. In many ways, this is a companion piece to his joyful, nostalgia-drenchedDandelion Wine, in which Bradbury presented us with one perfect summer as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old. In Something Wicked This Way Comes, he deftly explores the fearsome delights of one perfectly terrifying, unforgettable autumn.