Saturday, March 14, 2009

Super Shout Outs, Awesome Awards and Literary Links (edit)

(Inspired by The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison Photo Credit: Jeff Wall)

Hey. Hi. Hello.
Hey there loyal readers Padfoot and Prongs here bringing you a new post that is not a review or a contest for the first time in what seems like forevvverrrr. When we started this blog we had hoped to have more posts such as the one we are about to update, so from now on we are going to stay true to our
vision and try to get you some more interesting links more often.

But before we can start with the links we both feel that we need to take the time out to mention some extremely amazing blogs/bloggers who have been beyond loyal to our own blog.
These bloggers not only have some of the most interesting blogs around, they are also some of the most sincerely nice people that we have come across. And they
all like books which is obviously a huge plus. If you enjoy our blog at please feel free to swing by theirs as well and leave a nice comment, they deserve it! We will continue to plug them shamelessly since they have done the same for our blogs countless times.
The Chick Geek
Desert Rose

And on that note, we have
also recieved from fantastic awards from some very loyal followers. We appreicate the awards so much as it shows that you all are enjoying what we do, just as much as we do!

Click on each award to see the post where we received them, and check out the other winners of the same award. So once again big shout outs/high fives to Jenners, Bingo, and Desert Rose, and Chic Geek for being so kind as to acknowledge our blog with these awards. We hope to return the favor someday to everyone.

Alright, thats enough gushing. We are starting to feel to girly and when ever that happens we have to go crush beer cans on our foreheads and grunt while watching football. So with out further ado here are the links we were promising. Hope you find something that you enjoy.
  1. Literature to Music - This is by far one of the coolest sites that we have come across in awhile. It can be hard to get the hang of it at first, but once you start playing around you can make some pretty cool little melodies. Just input a piece of text (long or short) and it will turn the text into a little musical diddy. Each letter is based on a different note, and you can change the types of instruments that you play it in. Our favorite thing to do is put in some favorite literary passages, and then hear them played out.
  2. Tree Library - This is probably one of the most unique ideas for a library that we have ever come across. In the library there are multiple tree trunks that have different fonts and quotes carved into the drunk. Most have to do with something literary. The irony of the literary tree trunks being right beside the books that were once a part of them is just to poetically beautiful to think about.
  3. Cheap Books - Both Padfoot and Prongs are dedicated to the quest at finding books for the cheapest possible price. Partly because we are broke college students, and partly because we find that the more money you save, the more books you can buy. Duh. So here we have a site that you can find just about every book imaginable at a fairly discounted rate. The only real downside is that since each book comes from an individual seller, you can not bundle shipping costs. However if you have one specific book that you have been eying forever and are just dying to have (ohmygod I can't wait until Less than Zero gets here- Prongs) then this site is definitely for you.
  4. Book Title Origins - Have you ever wondered how an author decided on a certain title? I mean a title is a big can make or break the book. Here we have an extremely interesting blog that contains some interesting back stories to how some of the worlds most famous authors landed on the titles for their books. Moby Dick is pretty interesting. The author of the blog has also written a book entitled Why Not Catch-21 which has even more stories of title origins. You could use the link above to get this book!

Alright folks that is all the fun literary things that we have for you for today. Do not be sad though! We will be back soon this week with many more. Also hopefully a review of Invisible Man from Prongs and Babbit from Padfoot!
Catch you on the flip side.
-mischief managed-


  1. Hahaha, thanks for the shoutout! Yeah, the first part is too girly. I am straight but that is over the top. Hahaha!

    Thanks for the sites, I tried out Literature to Music! That is just way cool! I tried putting in some quotes too and messed up with the tempo and instrument.

    The Tree Library is so interesting too! Someday if I get my house up, I'm gonna have to consider putting texts somewhere!

  2. Awwww, you guys are so sweet for putting a link up for me...Thanks! (misty eyes)
    I love your blog too. You guys amaze young and smart and creative. It's a joy to visit :)
    The links are fab too!
    Have A Great Weekend!

  3. I can't wait to check out some of these links. Keep up the good work.

  4. Awww...thanks for acknowledging me acknowledging your greatness! ; )

    Those are the best links -- I'm bookmarking them for late fun!

  5. By the way, went book shopping earlier and I finally got Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Bought it after reading that wonderful review last time! Thanks! Will read it after I finish a certain book! :)

    Tried looking for Cannery Row too but they don't have it. They only have The Pearl and Of Mice And Men.

  6. I've got an award for you guys :) Stop by my blog and pick it up if you like!
    Have A Great Day!

  7. Abebooks is a goldmine! They have the most ridiculously hard to find copies of everything. And the tree library is such a lovely idea.

    I now own Atlas Shrugged. Whether I'll get around to reading it before next year is another matter, but it is in one of the to-read piles.

  8. Ha well I still strongly suggest reading The Fountainhead first if you can get yours hands on it. Or at the minimum Anthem. But yea ABE is pretty much the new love of my life

  9. The links are a great idea. Which reminds me, I saw an entire encyclopedia of books called about the author at the library. Who knew? A-Z I could read about authors. It was fun. The library [usually] rocks!

  10. Seriously, my link list is already overflowing, but those are going straight in...Ok, I admit, I love links!

  11. Many thanks for your comments, much appreciated! I only recently turned the comments on since I wasn't really getting any hits, but now there's a little more interest. I like your site and your enthusiasm is infectious - I've just linked to it. I'm going to post soon on Fahrenheit 451... all the best.

  12. Gary- No problem we are just glad that we finally can comment! Expect many more in the future. Thanks for the kind words and we can't wait to see 451. I'm sure it is interesting. I was always impressed by 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' (Which I found on in high school was Macbeth)

  13. Hi :)

    I was just passing by to tell you that you have an award waiting for you here :)

    Please come and pick it up ;)

  14. I'm a relatively new reader. I have also given you an award on my post today!


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