Weekend Reads: Literary Shock Edition

Parc De Guell, Spain

“The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin.”

Oh you read that right! It’s one of the 25 craziest opening lines from awesome books. And just so you know, that’s from Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez. It’s a great, short, read so check it out!

Pictures of Hipsters Taking Pictures of Food. That is all.

What should you say when an interviewer asks you “So, do you have any questions for me?” Five great answers that will make you look smart AND sassy (a bonus).

In relationships, are you the flower or the gardener? The lover or the beloved? I’m a flower. This is a surprise to no one.

I’ve already talked about how important sleep is to #GSD. But now a study from Duke says not only are women grumpier than men when we wake up, but “females need far more sleep than men and suffer more mentally and physically if forced to go without it.” To this I say: duh. But thanks for giving me science to fall back on when I just want to sleep!

My friend Allison and her gorgeous fiance were featured on Apartment Therapy for having a swoon-worthy apartment. I wish I had half their DIY spirit.

New mantra? Good things come to those who wait. Or those who are willing to get up and get shit done.

In nerdy news, a dad hacks Donkey Kong so his daughter can play as Pauline and save Mario.

This Star Wars soundboard lets you mash up your favorite lines and sounds from all the characters. Ewok sounds FTW!

Everyone is asking what to use now that Google Reader is dying. There’s a ton of lists out there, and even a petition if you want to go all activist on ’em. I’m trying out what seems to be the two most popular options right now and will report back in a couple weeks! Stay tuned!

And last but not least, on the heels of SXSW – things people don’t say at social media conferences!

Photo credit: Alejandra Owens (me!)

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