Famous Rock Albums transformed in Books Collections by Standard Designs
1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
2. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
3. Lou Reed - Transformer
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico
5. Depeche Mode - Violator
I scanned past these without realizing what they were, they looked so authentic as books.
We’ve always thought that basketball could use more books. Yesterday kicked off Lit Madness, where our and your favorite fictional characters face off in genre-specific brackets (with the final four, of course, duking it out later this month). Check out the character bracket and tell us—who would you place your bets on?
Happy Anniversary, Lizzie & Darcy! Pride & Prejudice was published on this day in 1813. Can’t get enough of L+D? Check out our list of 8 other couples who remind us of these literary lovers.
This was so fun to write. Almost as fun as Kate Beaton’s comic.
For all of you who wept over never getting chosen for Nickelodeon’s Super Toy Run… here’s your chance to live that dream. Enter to win a $100 Bookish shopping spree! Because we know you have a reading wishlist a mile long.
You’ve got until February 4 to enter; two winners will be selected at random. All rules here. Good luck!
In celebration of Edith Wharton's birthday, Zola Books presents a free, beautifully formatted ebook edition of this masterful, gripping novel.
It’s the Gilded Age in New York City society and Lily Bart, the heroine of Edith Wharton’s first masterpiece House of Mirth, is beautiful, high-born, and trained to enter into marriage with a suitably wealthy man from this world of elegant brownstone residences, glittering society ballrooms, and grand country houses. But it’s a world, too, where one hostile whisper can destroy a reputation, where women are expected to be little more than decorative objects, and where a woman’s punishment for resisting the ironclad social rules can be merciless and severe.
Lily Bart, raised in this elite world but without a family fortune herself, must marry rich to continue living the only life she knows, but she has a streak of independence, she has character and spirit along with beauty, and finds that she cannot blindly play by the rules of this highly mannered game. The consequences, in a novel fueled by Wharton’s anger at the hypocrisy and rigidity of a world she knew so well, are tragic, as her heroine falls from grace socially, and through a combination of bad luck, missed opportunities, and societal viciousness, finds herself spiraling down into debt, addiction, menial jobs and isolation.
Happy birthday, Edith Wharton!