Hey folks! Sorry for the lack of updating; busy bees we are. I am currently working on my Atlas Shrugged review, but seeing as I am a slow writer, and also how I want this review to be superb so I can be sure to do this wonderful book justice, it looks like it's gonna be a few days. I tried to read Lord Jim and my A.D.D. kicked in after the first chapter; so I am currently beginning The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson. So since we are review-less right now I am going to, once again, show you some random stuff that I love (book-related of course).
First-off, we shall start with some videos of Johnny Depp reading letters he received from Hunter S. Thompson himself. It is quite entertaining, and if you have not read any of Thompson's books, these quirky letters just might get you to. These videos are linked to a website by Martin Flynn who has a lot of good info on Thompson:
Second, I decided to share my idea for my next tattoo, to see what you readers think! I have one tattoo currently, and it is video-game related. So for my first literary tattoo I want it to be something very special. I am a Classical Humanities major (as well as English major) and I absolutely love Greek mythology. I was in Greece for the summer and that cemented the fact that I feel the need to get a tattoo in Ancient Greek. I have been reading the Iliad for years and years, and I cannot count the number of times I've read it in class.
So here's the plan: my favorite line in the Iliad is from Book 22, where Hector and Achilles are fighting to the death. It is translated into English in many different ways, but basically, from the movie Troy, "There are no pacts between lions and men." I am thinking about getting on my forearm in two lines of ancient Greek text.
οὐκ ἔστι λέουσι καὶ ἀνδράσιν ὅρκια πιστά
^Here is the line in ancient Greek
Ultimately, these are just ideas being thrown around, nothing is set in stone. I also have Harry Potter, Atlas Shrugged, and Lord of the Rings tattoo ideas floating around as well so I may look like a biker in a few years. Anyway, I digress, let me know what you think!
Well, looks like that is all you get for tonight, seeing as I should probably study for my midterms tomorrow. Although I have literature midterms later on in the day, so it is not all bad. Let's hope I know my Canterbury Tales. So as always, leave us some comments!
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