Friday Things: 05/10 - bookish parodies, an excerpt, and the story of Nellie Bly

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[It's a beautiful Saturday, so let's bang these out shall we...?]

On Books and Reading:

Olde Book Pillow Classics

They're books. That you can sleep on. Because they're pillows! Click on the image to be taken to the listing on ThinkGeek. :)

There's a new graphic novel out that I'm dying to read, but I'll settle for an excerpt for now. This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki.

John Green discusses why adults dig YA fiction.

This post on BookRiot is over a month old, but it touches on something I plan to vlog about soon: likeable/unlikeable characters. Linking doesn't necessarily mean I agree with everything stated, just that I think it's a good and interesting discussion.

On Music:

(via C|Net) The Game of Thrones theme as you've never heard it before: on wine glasses.

A new line of Disney soundtracks, called The Legacy Collection, will be released to celebrate film anniversaries, and The Lion King is getting the re-release treatment first with 30 minutes of never-before-released score.

Apparently, Miami is ranked the third most stressful US city to live in, owed in part to the high cost of living.

Great little list on BookRiot of bookish song parodies. I have to agree with the post author, I can't even with some of these.

This is important:

If you're a bit confused about what's going on with Net Neutrality and all that, Vi Hart explains it fantastically well in this video.

Fantastic read on FlavorWire about an overlooked woman in history. I quote: "A pioneering female journalist at a time when women were relegated to the lifestyle section, Elizabeth Jane Cochran, writing under the pen name 'Nellie Bly,' pulled off stunt journalism that entranced America and had its part in shifting the world a bit."

[Enjoy the weekend!]