I actually happened to save a bunch of interesting links recently, so I will be able to pop those up here for your Sunday morning perusal. “Morning” is used relatively here as I realize some of my readers live in different parts of the world. Without further ado, linkage:
If you recently graduated from high school, you probably have a college picked out already–if you plan on going to one–but if you happen to want something more literary, I definitely have a list for you! Flavorwire compiled a list of the 25 most literary colleges in the US, and it is well worth looking over, in my opinion. If the colleges themselves don’t interest you, you should still feel inspired by the images of the buildings and some of the pictures of libraries.
I am an introvert–no big surprise there–so I tend to enjoy reading articles about other introverts. The Huffington Post wrote up a list of successful introverts which includes historical figures and contemporary celebrities. The list begins with J.K. Rowling, so that makes me pretty happy.
The Mary Sue pointed out an artist’s interpretations of what Disney Princesses’ Instagrams might look like, which made me chuckle. This one is my favorite, but there are more here.
E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and other beloved children’s novels, wrote a letter in 1952 to explain to his editor his inspiration for writing about a pig doomed to death and a spider who saved his life. It is an enchanting read, and may induce warm fuzzies and misty eyes.
One of my friends writes movingly about the difficulty of transitions here. Like me, he grew up moving around frequently and knows the bittersweetness of saying hello, knowing that sooner or later, you will have to say goodbye.
In certain circles of the internet, folks have been buzzing about a cartoon series from Pakistan called the Burka Avenger. The first episode is up on YouTube (with English subtitles). The animation is beautiful, and it really is a great concept. The Burka Avenger’s motto is “Justice, Peace, and Education for all.” What do you think?
And finally, another one of my friends is doing something amazing over here at A Penguin Class. Her goal is to read through all of Penguin’s Classics collection and to blog her opinion following the novel. That means she has over 1,000 novels to read. Why don’t you go check it out and cheer her on?
With that, happy Sunday!