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review 2017-12-27 15:36
The Hunger Pains: A Parody (Harvard Lampoon) - The Harvard Lampoon

 

For more reviews, check out my blog Craft-Cycle

I read The Harvard Lampoon's, Nightlight, a few years ago and thought it was worth a few laughs so when I found this in the clearance section, I thought it was worth a try.

Unlike Twilight, I actually like The Hunger Games so I wasn't sure how this would go. However, I freaking loved this book. It was hilarious. Great mix of stupid and clever humor. The names were perfect (Cinnabon, Buttitch Totalapathy). It was like reading Captain Underpants for adults. Hilarious.

Yes, there were jokes made in poor taste (Pita's fatness, the Capital's "tranny" creations), but the book did not rely heavily on such ill-made punchlines. Overall, the book was filled with clever changes and funny critiques of popular YA literature (especially love triangles- what's with all the love triangles?). 

I also surprisingly enjoyed the new ending, probably more than the actual ending. Good read.
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text 2017-07-17 12:47
10th July 2017
The Works of Anne Bradstreet (John Harvard Library) - Anne Bradstreet

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. 

 

Anne Bradstreet

 

July 10, 1666: On this day, a fire destroyed the home of English poet Anne Bradstreet. She used the disaster as inspiration for a poem, rather fittingly titled "Verses upon the Burning of Our House, July 10, 1666."

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review 2017-01-28 11:09
The Best of the Harvard Lampoon: 140 Years of American Humor by The Harvard Lampoon

 

 

The first volume of the Harvard Lampoon was published in February 1876 written by seven undergraduates.

The idea? Re-create Punch, a British magazine all dedicated to humor.
Twelve hundreds copies all sold out.

Since there what characterizes the Harvard Lampoon is satire and great humor.

The Golden period from 1926 to 1945. In that case students were influenced by the The New Yorker following more or less the same guidelines of the prestigious New Yorker's magazine.

With the decades the students considering also the weight that their reality was assuming decided to start a good tradition: the ones of the honorary members.

It was simple to include Winston Churchill. Billy Crystal and Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Kurt Vonnegut and David Foster Wallace
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In this book the first one of the series: The Best of the Harvard Lampoon: 140 Years of American Humor published last Nov 15t an introduction at  the humor, characteristics, modus vivendi and thoughts of the Harvard students through the time and and thanks to the reality that they created long time ago with many sketches, little short stories, historical covers. My favorite short story remains the one of the finger. So funny!

With the time Hollywood interested at The Harvard Lampoon. The students became collaborators with the creators of the Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, and other countless prestigious shows.

I fall in love for the funny introduction by Simon Rich, and the cover is absolutely wonderful!

Contributors: B.J. Novak, Henry Beard, Andy Borowitz, George Plimpton, Conan O’Brien, John Updike, Patricia Marx, and many others.


Many thanks to NetGalley for this book.
 
 
Anna Maria Polidori
Source: alfemminile.blogspot.it
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url 2016-12-04 02:46
The Best Science Books of 2016
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - Janna Levin
The Polar Bear - Jenni Desmond
Time Travel: A History - James Gleick
The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time by Maria Konnikova (2016-01-12) - Maria Konnikova
Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz (2016-10-04) - Alexandra Horowitz
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World - Rachel Ignotofsky
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars - Dava Sobel
Felt Time: The Psychology of How We Perceive Time (MIT Press) - Marc Wittmann,Erik Butler
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - Ed Yong
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries From a Secret World - Peter Wohlleben

Listen to the best books of science 2016. Nice introduction. 

 

There are more books that I could link, so have a listen. 

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review 2016-09-19 05:48
Goal is love
The Goal - Elle Kennedy

This is book # 4 in the Off-Campus series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  The characters and situations will make more sense to the reader, however, if you read them in order.  Plus, it is a seriously phenomenal series!

 

Sabrina has a hot past with Tucker.  Even if it is a short one.  One that he does not want to let go.  If Sabrina could just work him into her schedule...

 

Tucker has always been his own man.  Even when a close friend says stay away from Sabrina, he chooses for himself.  He knows her better than they do.  Now, if he can just convince her to make a future with him.

 

This great series continues as we find out why the last book left us in a cliffhanger.  I won't spoil it for you, but I will say hurry to get your copy!  Such a great couple, these characters have heat and tenderness almost from the start.  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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