Link-N-Blogs: May 10, 2013

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” -Leonardo da Vinci

  1. Movies based on Poems: it seems like every other new movie that’s coming out is based on a book. But what about other forms of literature? In answer, Flavorwire has composed a list of ten great movies based on poems.
  2. Libraries Seek Graphic Novels: Once considered a low form of literature, graphic novels are getting more and more popular and have now became the hottest section at many libraries. This Publisher’s Weekly article explores this phenomenon.
  3. Shire Homes: Ever wanted to travel to the land of Middle-Earth and stay in a hobbit-hole? Well now you can. People all over the world have been creating their own little holes in the ground inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s peaceful locale. Io9 has put together this list of some examples.
  4. Microsoft Looks into Nook: Microsoft has offered $1 billion to acquire Nook Media LLC. Check out this article from for more details.
  5. Isaac Newton’s Language: aside from being known for calculus and apple-related concussions, Sir Isaac Newton also wanted to shore-up language and create a universal tongue. See some examples of his words in this MentalFloss article.

“I am in fact a Hobbit in all but size. I like gardens, trees, and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food (unrefrigerated), but detest French cooking; I like, and even dare to wear in these dull days, ornamental waistcoats. I am fond of mushrooms (out of a field); have a very simple sense of humor (which even my appreciative critics find tiresome); I go to bed late and get up late (when possible). I do not travel much.” -J.R.R. Tolkien

Bag End hobbit hole from The Lord of the Rings movies
Bag End hobbit hole from The Lord of the Rings movies

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