How often do you visit a library? Do you go to borrow books? Do research? Check out the multi-media center? Hang out with the friendly and knowledgeable staff? Are you there out of love or out of need?
When I was a grad student I frequented the library out of both love and need. One biggest distraction to thesis-writing was pleasure reading. You know these things that you can't find in traditional or electronic books - databases and repositories that your university or company is subscribed to, are addicting. It's a world you may not mind spending hours or days in. Practically all collection of knowledge you can imagine is there; not to mention the 'scientific gossip.' And they say academic life is boring ;p
Thursday 13: authors and their food and drink. Let's have fun with who ate or drank what? There's a clue after the names. Answers are on the bottom of the list. And - many T13 participants are authors as well. We'd love to know what you like to eat or drink, if you want to mention that in the comments.
1. Daiquiri - Edward Thomas / Randall Jarrell / Robert Frost
"The land was ours before we were the land's..." read at a presidential inauguration
2. Apples - Charles Dickens / George Orwell / Henry James
“... It was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light..."
3. Liver sausage - Oscar Wilde / Frank O' Hara / Boris Pasternak
He had "liver sausages in the Mayflower shoppe." He died of ruptured liver. Larry Rivers, his long-time friend and lover delivered the eulogy at his funeral.
4. Claret - Percy Bysshe Shelley / John Keats / Lord Byron
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever..."
5. Champagne - Oscar Wilde / George Bernard Shaw / Frank Harris
"Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much."
6. Eggs - George Orwell / Victor Hugo / Charles Dickens
One of his masterpieces was recently released as a musical
7. Vanilla pudding - Jean Paul Sartre / Boris Pasternak / Gunther Grass
recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature
8. Soda water - Robert Frost / Lord Byron / George Bernard Shaw
One of his most famous poems was sang at the opening credits of the film Vanity Fair: "...like the night, of cloudless climes and starry skies..."
9. Rabbit stew - Sylvia Plath / Virginia Woolf / Emily Dickenson
She advanced the genre of confessional poetry
10. Plum cake - Elizabeth Browning / Jane Austen / Charlotte Bronte
Her most famous novel is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year
11. Oysters - Vladimir Nabokov / Leo Tolstoy / Anton Chekhov
He once said, "medicine is my lawful wife; and literature is my mistress"
12. Milk - Honore' de Balzac / Frank Kafka / Moliere
Le Peau de chagrin, Gobseck. "A mother who is really a mother is never free."
13. Espresso - Alexandre Dumas / Marcel Proust / Jules Verne
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower. "Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind."
~Idea: theawl. The rest of the research is mine~
Answers: 1 Robert Frost 2 Charles Dickens 3 Frank O' Hara 4 John Keats 5 Oscar Wilde 6 Victor Hugo 7 Gunther Grass 8 Lord Byron 9 Sylvia Plath 10 Jane Austen 11 Anton Chekhov 12 Honore' de Balzac 13 Marcel Proust