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These are actually the best t-shirts ever

Never in the whole entire world have better shirts existed. Litographs prints the entirety of beautiful books onto shirts, posters and tote bags, while donating one new, high quality book to communities in need with every purchase. The shirts are so cool, I’m not even sure which one(s) I want. GIVE ME ALL THE SHIRTS!

Originally, I thought the Sherlock shirt was my favourite

Originally, I thought the Sherlock shirt was my favourite

But how awesome is the Edgar Allen Poe shirt?

But how awesome is the Edgar Allen Poe shirt?

And the Moby Dick shirt is just beautiful.

And the Moby Dick shirt is just beautiful.

But so is the Leaves of Grass shirt. Almost as beautiful as Whitman's writing itself

But so is the Leaves of Grass shirt. Almost as beautiful as Whitman’s writing itself

But I think my favourite would have to be Hamlet. Spooky!

But I think my favourite would have to be Hamlet. Spooky!

Check out Litograph’s website for even more shirts, and how to order: http://www.litographs.com/

~ Julia Maurice Sabre-Ocean

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Moving timez

Well moving day is nearly upon us (three days to go!) so I’ve been in major, major packing mode. The first day I started packing (Monday) I packed for nearly the whole day and felt like my apartment seemed significantly emptier. It turns out I had just filled ten boxes with books. Gracious I have a lot of books. But, now that the books are safely packed up, the only things left for me to pack are my dishes, food from the fridge, and shower/bathroom stuff. I am on a roll. Continue reading

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What I’m reading right now: The Gunseller by Hugh Laurie

Yes, that’s right, the beloved House actor is not only English, but also an aspiring author and jazz singer. I’ve heard rather conflicting accounts of Laurie’s music (I don’t mind it, being a fan of both piano and Dick Van Dyke who Laurie sounds eerily alike), but make no mistake: The Gunseller is good, and there are no two ways about it. Continue reading

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As The End of School Arrives…

I will be graduating this year after what feels like an extremely long time, especially when it comes to particular classes, such as A History of Literary Production, in which the books are far longer than my attention span and the professor seems to talk excessively. Honestly, I don’t know how she manages to make an eighty minute class feel like it’s literally lasted days, but she definitely has a knack for it. And what a useless skill. Continue reading

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Middlemarch: Far Too Long

So I’m still reading Middlemarch. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but Middlemarch is yet another 900-page Victorian serial that I have to read for my History of Literary Production class. This is the same class for which I had to read Dickens’ Bleak House, the first 900-page novel. Continue reading

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Left behind

I know that Kobos and Kindles are really popular. I know that people these days tote around iPads. I know that “ultrabooks” are replacing the laptop (read: laptop without CD/DVD drive). Those things seem great. But I love my little DVD/CD drive, and I love all my books. Sometimes technology is great, sometimes I just get left behind. Continue reading

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Why people irritate me: Conversation edition

I so completely woke up on the wrong side of the bed today and have been getting grumpier by the minute.  So on that note, today, when I’m especially cranky, is the perfect time to air some conversational grievances. People. Stop being so annoying. Continue reading

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What I’m reading right now: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson

Fans of Sarcasm Soapbox, if you like us, you would love Jenny Lawson. She blogs at The Bloggess  but more importantly she wrote this ridiculously hilarious book Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. Her writing style kind of reminds me of Hilary and I but rather than writing about avant-garde music and how Hilary Duff is a surprisingly adorable mother, she’s written a memoir about growing up with the craziest family I’ve ever heard of. Seriously, insane. Her dad was a taxidermist and there’s a lot of blood and disrespecting dead animals of all sorts. I really enjoy laugh-out-loud-hilarious non-fiction and I really love this stuff. Continue reading

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How Did I Amass So Much Crap?

I have slowly been cleaning out my room this week, part by part. Yesterday I tackled the books. Like my mother, you are probably thinking, “how could any one person need a whole day to sort through their books exclusively?” And you obviously haven’t seen the small library I have apparently begun without realizing. Holy. There were books on my shelves that I don’t actually recognize. Continue reading

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