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13 Dec 18
DhananJay Parkhe º Public Speaker Mentor

This is the Brain Pickings midweek pick-me-up: Every Wednesday, I plunge into my archive and choose something worth resurfacing and resavoring as timeless nourishment for heart, mind, and spirit. (If you don’t yet subscribe to the standard Sunday newsletter of new pieces published each week, you can sign up here – it’s free.) If you missed last week’s archival […]

12 Dec 18
Jen J.'s Booksheets

As of October there’s still a good chunk of 2018 titles coming in with three starred reviews or more. We’ve also got our first 2019 titles with three starred reviews which are listed down at the bottom below the 2018 information. October 2018 stars tally: 1135 books published in 2018 have been awarded 1812 starred […]

11 Dec 18

I’ve been planning my 21st since MARCH. I’m a huge fan of celebrating the best times in life, and for me- I don’t do anything by halves. So now that it is the Monday post 21st celebrations, as I write this, and I have FINALLY recovered from an epic Birthday WEEK, I thought I’d sit […]

09 Dec 18
DhananJay Parkhe º Public Speaker Mentor

This is the weekly digest by Maria Popova. If you missed last week’s edition — Ursula K. Le Guin on suffering and getting to the other side of pain, Beethoven on the creative process, George Sand’s only children’s book — you can catch up right here. And if you’re enjoying this newsletter, please consider supporting my labor […]

09 Dec 18
Sunflower Entries

[this is the first story of the A Thousand Years from Now: A Series of Stories] “If I told us that a thousand years from now, I would still be alive and you were dead, we wouldn’t believe me.” “A thousand years from now, if you told me that the first time you saw me […]

05 Dec 18

Nominations are in for the 46th Annual Annie Awards and Disney has a big presence with Pixar’s Incredibles 2 and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet scoring several nods. Mary Poppins Returns received nominations in three animated feature categories; character design, production design, and storyboarding, where it will go up against Incredibles 2, […]

05 Dec 18
American Literary Review

Laurie Saurborn Salvage ​Less than halfway through the eulogy, Anna’s head started spinning. Closing one eye to steady her stomach and regain equilibrium, she focused on her father’s oak casket as an unwavering horizon. Immediately after the service she and Rebecca Jean walked out of the church. As they cut through the tall, wet grass, […]

04 Dec 18

Best Animated Feature “Early Man”Aardman Animations “Incredibles 2”Pixar Animation Studios “Isle Of Dogs”Fox Searchlight Pictures / Indian Paintbrush / American Empirical Pictures “Ralph Breaks The Internet”Walt Disney Animation Studios “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”Sony Pictures Animation Best Animated Independent Feature “Ce Magnifique Gâteau!”Beast Animation, Vivement Lundi !, Pedri Animation “MFKZ”Ankama / Studio 4ºC “Mirai”Studio Chizu “Ruben […]

03 Dec 18

Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet stormed the Annie Awards nominations today with 11 and 10 apiece, respectively. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Early Man came in with 8 and 7, respectively, and all were nominated in the top category of Best Animated Feature alongside Isle of Dogs. The big eye catcher of the […]

03 Dec 18

If the Annie Awards nominations are any indication, the race for the animated feature Oscar is shaping up to be a three-way affair between two family sequels and a superhero reboot. The International Animated Film Association announced Monday the full list of nominees for its 46th Annie Awards, which each year recognizes the best animation […]

03 Dec 18

Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” and Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” topped the 46th annual Annie Awards nominations with 11 and 10, respectively. All told, the Walt Disney Company, which owns Pixar, snapped up a total of 42 nominations among a wide array of film and TV projects. Joining “Incredibles 2” and “Ralph” in the contest for […]

03 Dec 18

Pre-existing franchises and IP rule the 46th annual Annie Awards nomination list. To no surprise, the Mouse House has a huge presence on with Pixar’s Incredibles 2 and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet scoring numerous nods while Sony’s buzzy visual wonder Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is swinging into the competition. Incredibles 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spider-Man: Into the […]

02 Dec 18
A Work In Progressive

I’ve been reading the same 1,200 page Stephen King novel for the past MONTH. Omg. 1.1984 by George Orwell 2.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon 5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser 6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt 7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 8. The Diary of a […]

01 Dec 18
Brunching Bookworms

I am a bit slow on enjoying “popular” things and have only recently started watching Gilmore Girls. I am only half way through season 4, so still have a lot of episodes to watch! Rory is not my favourite character in the show, I find her quite selfish at times, she acts like a princess […]

29 Nov 18
Lair of a Bookdragon

Welcome to a new segment on my blog! I love seeing and reading everyone’s book haul posts, but as I’m not allowed to buy more than two books a month (damn book buying budget), I never actually wrote any myself. I went a little crazy this Fall in the book buying department (and now I’m definitely feeling […]