Silly things do cease to be silly

Detail of 'Anatomy of a Janeite'Happy Holidays! Here are a few of my current favorite things on the interwebs, including:

♥ … this “Anatomy of a Janeite” art print. Favorite quote:

Believes that silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.

♥ … these (secretly) lovely fore-edge paintings from early 19th century books, from the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives

♥ … this piece in praise of the real Mary Poppins. I loved the Mary Poppins books by P.L. Travers (as well as the movie version), so I applaud a little spotlight on the original nanny-to-end-all-nannies.

♥ … this in-depth textual analysis of The Hunger Games, the Twilight series, and the Harry Potter books, including favorite adjectives, adverbs, and ways of starting a sentence. Fascinating!

♥ … this round-up of modern celebrity faces in Renaissance paintings. Things confirmed: (1) Robert Downey, Jr. looks totally natural as a Renaissance rake, and (2) Penelope Cruz has a face for the ages.

♥ … and this treatise on velvet paintings. Bullfighters, unicorns, and Elvis Presley all lovingly rendered in paint and velvet? AWESOME. (See the quote above. And we’ve come full circle. 😉 )


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Librarian, blogger, movie lover
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