Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lit: Uniquely Portable Magic

I tend to look at Facebook on my phone, during lunch or in the evenings when my husband is using the computer or while I'm waiting in the car for some reason. While I'm browsing, I tend to save things to look at later and then I forget to actually look at them, other than to occasionally remember to use one of the many recipes that has piqued my interest. 

As part of my recent 40 Bags In 40 Days, my "bags" included cleaning up some computer things, including my Facebook saves. Turned out, there were some pretty interesting things there, among them a lot of bookish saves.

In December 2014, Buzzfeed published a list of 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature.  

From comes a list of The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels.

In March last year, Polka Cafe showcased Top Indian Women Authors Whose Books Should Be On Your Summer Reading List. You all know how much I love books by Indian authors so I was very happy to rediscover this list.

Again from Buzzfeed, here is a list of 53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down.

If you're looking for some foodie, nonfiction reads, here are a few from Book Riot.

Jane Smiley

Check out The Writer's Room, courtesy of The New York Times. I'm always interested in seeing the environments that result in creativity.

Speaking of authors, check out these movies about authors, courtesy of Book Riot.

Finally, also from Buzz Feed, comes a list of 20 Incredible Books From The Past Year That You Need To Read.


  1. Oh what fun! You've saved some fascinating things. I'm definitely going to go check out 12 Great Novels of the 21st Century, foodie nonfiction reads, and the books I won't be able to put down. And probably a few more!

    1. I do love lists but I'm also looking for those books that appear again and again on lists. Those are the ones I know I really do need to make a point to read.

  2. Thanks for sharing these - I love lists!

  3. I have the same "bag" of things saved on Facebook. Maybe this will push me to clean out my saves also. There are some interesting links here. I'm sure I'll add a few books to my "to be read" list before I'm done.

  4. I'm trying to get the recipes I've saved there tried as well and then move them to Pinterest if we liked them, too. So many places we might find recipes we were interested in now!