Jane Austen’s FIGHT CLUB: We Were No Longer ‘Good Society’ [VIDEO]

In recent years, there has been a trend online and offline to make parodies of well-known entities. The idea has been to take the very best, the very worst, and the very ridiculous out of them, turning the new creations into hybrids built on well-intentioned humor.

From Harry Potter‘s Puppet Pals and “The Mysterious Ticking Noise” (over 83 million views), to Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) mockery-extrordinary “The Guild” (over 40 million views combined), to Pride and Prejudice and ZOMBIES —

What?

Yes, zombies. It takes the original work by Jane Austen and [Read more…]

Writing Is…… – #NAACP #NAACPLDF

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Dear Pink Book readers,

I typically do not introduce guest bloggers, but I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to Mr. Lee Daniels, the Communications Director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Daniels recently as the NAACP LDF is a current client of mine.

After reading, COMMENTARY: Writing, Society & the Lack of Education Plaguing Our Nation, Mr. Daniels had some insightful and great comments to share.

Over the past 35 years Mr. Daniels has reported for three of the most well-known and prominent media outlets in the United States, WGBH-TV in Boston, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He has edited The State of Black America, Opportunity Journal and the National Urban League. Mr. Daniels was at the Urban League for nearly a decade and was also the ghost-writer for the weekly, syndicated and acclaimed column, “To Be Equal.”

Without further ado, guys and dolls, I give you Mr. Lee Daniels…

🙂
Sasha x.

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By: Lee A. Daniels, guest blogger

As one who has been fortunate enough to live out a childhood dream – being a reporter and writer of non-fiction all my adult life — your commentary of April 7 about the decline of good writing skills reminded me of my grappling with this very issue in the seemingly long-ago mid-1990s: when computers were primitive by today’s standards and cellphones as we know them today barely visible on the horizon.

The cause, I decided then and am even more sure of today, lies in the negative impact of technology.

Let me explain:

I was then teaching expository writing to first-year [Read more…]

{Bookworm Review & iStyle combo} Overnight Socialite

Image by Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved 2009.

by Jennifer Ortiz

A few weeks ago, an e-mail popped up in my inbox with a proposal to review this book for submission. It wasn’t an uncommon occurrence, but it has been a while since we at the LPB have accepted a submission for review. As you readers probably already know, there have been all sorts of changes going on for Sasha. I’ve been unusually quiet here for similar reasons. Writing my own book, finishing a book that I was hired to write, consulting, and being a mom has left me with little time to read – or at least to read as much as usual. I’ve been re-reading favorites so that I wouldn’t be annoyed with the interruptions. I’m the type that likes to sit down and devour a book, so having to stop in the midst of my savoring the text annoys the living daylights out of me.

But, here was this opportunity to read something that seemed lighthearted. I could see that this wasn’t going to be a Not That Kind of Girl or Locust and the Bird.

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{Bookworm} Relocating for an Entry-Level Job by @HeatherHuhman

Image by Sasha H. Muradali. All Rights Reserved 2009.

I, like so many other people on the job hunt, am looking outside of my hometown for a place of employment because I don’t want to limit myself and I want to broaden my options.

For me, my choice of cities outside of Miami, where I currently reside, are Orlando and New York City. In order to lend a hand to my search, I was recently bestowed a copy of Heather Huhman’s Relocating for an Entry-Level Job: Why You Probably Have to & How to Do It.

Interesting title, isn’t it? I’m sure you can relate. [Read more…]

Love AVATAR? Download the Script from 20th Century Fox

Are you in love with James Cameron’s epic science-fiction, fantasy film Avatar?

Do you wish you could read the ‘book’ and get all the film’s details?

Look no further!

Well, there is no book — but 20th Century Fox has released the script which also includes deleted scenes; what did and did not make it into the final film.

Download below [Read more…]

Voices Soft, Words Inviting: Going Digital Won’t Be the Death of Print

My books 🙂

“And their voices were soft,
And their words inviting…

I dreamed a dream in time gone by,
When hope was high and life, worth living.
I dreamed that love would never die…”

РLes Mis̩rables

I love books.

I blog about them and I think words are these powerful objects that make the world turn around and around.

When I blogged about the e-book being the death of print, a little piece of me died inside. When I tweeted and tweeted about how amazing the new Nook from Barnes & Noble was looking, a little bit more of me died inside and then I read “Beyond Borders: The Future Of Bookselling” and I felt like I got a little bit of my own back.

I concur; I support; I most certainly agree – shopping for books is like shopping for a good husband or that snug fitting dress to make the opposite sex’s jaw drop. It takes time, patience, concentration and yes, you’ll know it when [Read more…]

{Little Pink Beautiful Life} How do you live your everyday, beautiful life?

How do you live your everyday, beautiful life?

I have a guest post on Jenn Ortiz’s (aka Little Pink Book’s {iStyle} writer) blog Daily Bits of Beauty today.

Below is a snippet and the link 🙂 [Read more…]

Jacob Black & Edward Cullen Barbies Kinda Scare Me

I have no words.

Well no, that’s a lie. I always have lots of words. But Ken’s all shirtless, with 1990s shorts, 6-pack abs and a tattoo. It’s like that Kimora Lee Simmons hooker looking Barbie — there is a right way to make a doll and then there is the way Mattel seems to have gone as of late.

Back on June 25, 2009 I blogged about Bella Swan & Edward Cullen Barbie [Read more…]

High Res. New Moon Pictures: Bella Gets Snuggly With Jacob & Edward

Below are a few new photos released by Summit Entertainment from New Moon. They are mixed High Resolution and non-High Res., but each of them is rather decent enough to use for good digital fan art: wallpapers, photo manips etc.

Yes, they include shirtless Taylor Lautner and excellent quality close-ups of Robert Pattinson in full Edward makeup etc.

***Right-click each image to download. Also the images are NOT squished. That’s just the formatting of my blog for the images that have not been shrunk or re-sized to it’s margins — hence, they’ll look normal once you “save as.”***

THIS POST IS IMAGE HEAVY.

Also, if you haven’t already, check out Volvo’s “What Drives Edward” campaign and share your thoughts here.

Enjoy 🙂

All images [Read more…]

Little Pink Book is now available on Amazon’s Kindle

Little Pink Book on Kindle

Have a Kindle? Travel a lot? Don’t always have time or the means to ‘get online’ to read us?

Well, guess what?

We’re now on Kindle! *yay!*

If you’re interested, you can download us here.

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