by Tom Gauld myjetpack:
3 of our lovely writers were include in TIME’s list of 21 Female Authors You Should Be Reading
So… You know the whole dragons kidnap virgin princesses and all that?
What if they kidnapped them to protect them from men?
What if they taught them how to be dragons and how to fight back against knights who only saw them as prizes?
What if dragons aren’t born? But rather they’re taught.
All dragons are princesses who learned this and became so much more.
For good measure, complement with Maurice Sendak’s little-known and lovely posters on the joy of reading.
OUT TODAY: Sh*t Rough Drafts: Pop Culture’s Favorite Books, Movies, and TV Shows as They Might Have Been by Paul Laudiero
Sh*t Rough Drafts collects imagined misguided early drafts of classic books, screenplays, and contemporary literature, creating visions of alternate works that would exist had the authors not come to their senses.
MacBeth, Moby Dick, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility, The Lord of the Rings, and many more are each presented as if they were the actual typed or handwritten pages by the authors themselves, revealing the funny and frightful works they might have been with a little less capable judgment.
Today we celebrate the legacy of a remarkable author - Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Although he left us too soon, his words remain. So visit your local library today and check out your favorite book - whether it’s 100 Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera or The Autumn of the Patriarch - and love the words of the exceptional Gabriel Garcia Marquez.