I never had Dr Seuss books as a child, perhaps they weren’t as popular in the UK then…? Who knows, but I think if I had come across them in the library, I would have read and loved them.
As it is, I’ve only recently had the chance to read his books – and how good are they? I have to admit, I don’t really like the live-action film versions (Cat in the Hat / The Grinch) – but the cartoons aren’t bad, like The Lorax.
But, it’s the books themselves that are great – if you enjoy your Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll nonsense rhyming, then Dr Seuss would be right up your street.
And if you’re a little bookworm like me, wouldn’t you like this picture on your wall? 🙂
Ooh, I fell off the pinning bandwagon for a couple of weeks there. Not that I stopped pinning – I just didn’t make it over to WordPress to share my favourites of the week with you.
Whilst I was off ‘being busy’ I did manage to see the fantastic new Avengers film – Age of Ultron – and as a Marvel comic, Buffy loving, superhero fan, the films don’t come much better than this!
So, what better to share from my pin board this week than TWO of my favourite Avengers-themed pins (*whispers* because there are just so many of them).
So, which do you think is best? Dancing Avengers or cutie cartoon ones… I have to admit, I can’t decide, which is why I shared both.
In the image, I love it that Thor is cuddling Loki, whilst Hulk has him by the ankle (“Puny god” 🙂 he he he). And Tony and Hawkeye are spot-on too.
As a literary student (former, current? It’s a state of mind 🙂 Probably) poetry is one of the areas I will admit that I often overlook. I can reel off the novelists I love and the books that I read and re-read, but if I’m honest my sphere of knowledge on poetry is somewhat lacking. Although usually much shorter than a book, I find poetry, for me, is often less accessible – unless it’s a limmerick 😉
Conversely, with children’s books, I find that my favourites are usually poetic – obviously, I’m a conflicted person.
Anyway, of the few poets I actively choose to read, Ted Hughes is one of my favourites and here this is one of my favourite quotes from him, on life and love.
One of my Pinterest boards is ‘People’, which simply showcases a mixture of famous people I admire from actors and actresses, to writers and scientists. In general, I try to pick photographs of them that say something about the person they come across as, to me; where they appear normal, ‘real’… Usually I pick ones where they look genuinely happy, or are doing the thing they loved. Gene Kelly, flying through the air mid-dance… Sylvia Plath reading in her study, surrounded by books…
There are several pictures of Christopher Reeve on this board, in his Superman/Clark Kent role, which I always loved as a kid. In addition to being a great actor, he was such an inspirational character, perhaps even more so after the accident which changed his life.
When I was pinning a picture of his the other day, I came across the attached letter that he’d sent to a teacher and his class at school and felt it should be shared. It says a lot about him as person.
One of my (many) quotes boards is one that covers wonderful words from music and film… With this little one from Katie Perry’s Firework I like the image, as much as the words itself. Nice and inspirational, for whatever it is you need a little push on…
One of my largest boards on Pinterest is ‘Beautiful World’ – with images of all the fantastic places I’ve been lucky enough to get to in my life, but in general, places I hope I get to see someday. Top of the location pin list (at a quick glance) are Iceland and America. The landscapes in Iceland are just so unusual and extreme that it could almost be another planet altogether; with America, it is the diversity of the geography that gets it pinned so often.
Here’s one of my most recent pins: Horse Shoe Bend, Arizona – from a list of the ‘Top 27 locations in USA that tourists want to visit.” I guess by pinning it, that makes me one of them 🙂
There isn’t much that isn’t great about Harry Potter and there are so many things to quote.
As a ‘visual’ quote – I love that all it takes is a pair of glasses to know who this is about. But, my favourite thing about this is who actually said the words…
Professor McGonagall always said divination was a waste of time, but in the first book, she made the most accurate prediction of them all – both within the wizarding world and outside it.
Not a surprise to see me posting Einstein quotes as a favourite pin 🙂 I have his quotes on my desk at work, as well as in pride of place in my little writing corner at home. I love that such a great scientific mind understood the value of creativity and imagination, as well as logic and intelligence.
When it comes to Pinterest, I probably pin Quotes above everything else – so much so that I’ve had to start separating them out onto new boards dedicated to particular areas: Life, Quoting Films and Music, Literary Quotes… So much to pin, so little time! 🙂
Combining two of the best things in my geek life: 80s movies and Tolkien. There are lots of good nerd-ery mash-ups on Pinterest, so I don’t expect this to be the only one I post as a pin of the week. If this were a t-shirt and not a guys vest, I would absolutely want this 🙂
I do think I have some hobbit genetics in my lineage (and no, not that I am short and have hairy feet!) When it comes to food, I can definitely do the breakfast like a king thing, when I’m not working: first breakfast, second breakfast, brunch and then elevenses… Sets me up for the day and then I don’t really need much else.
My pin for the week today comes from my ‘Smiles and Laughs’ board – and quite simply, I stick stuff on here that makes me smile or laugh, when it doesn’t fit onto one of my other (ever expanding) collection of boards. Any why did I find this funny? Because, it’s pretty much true for me 🙂 (Just ask my sister!)