Modern epics and movie adaptations

 

 

ImageI am still reading The Goldfinch, and it has transformed me already. It begins with an accident that alters the trajectory of his life. The reader follows him throughout the years. It is told from the perspective of future Theodore Decker, much in the fashion of Catcher in the Rye‘s Holden Caulfield. This book raises a lot of important existential questions. I feel like a qualifying title could be (What if?)

I am headed to the theaters in two short weeks to watch Divergent, and I can’t wait!

What are you reading?

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POETRY app by the Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation created a new app called POETRY that enables users to create custom searches on topics such as “insecurity” AND “youth,” “insecurity” AND “love,” and “contentment” AND “life.” 

You then tap “spin” and a list of poems appear that are related to your chosen search. It is amazing. I don’t have enough money to buy all the poetry books in the world, and I find it difficult to keep up with poetry on the internet. This app is perfect for keeping up, and it’s also great for a little pick-me-up on the go.

It’s available on Android and iPhone.