Thursday, April 24, 2014
oysterbooks:

Our graph shows reading speed (on the y axis) over the words of the novel (on the x axis) for Pride and Prejudice. Because everyone reads at a different pace, we compared the relative increases and decreases in each person’s reading rate and took the average. 
The data revealed three periods of especially speedy reading that correlate directly with heightened moments in the plot and also, perhaps predictably, with increased mention of Mr. Darcy’s name. This is an infographic love letter. 
Yours truly dear Darcy, 
Team Oyster

oysterbooks:

Our graph shows reading speed (on the y axis) over the words of the novel (on the x axis) for Pride and Prejudice. Because everyone reads at a different pace, we compared the relative increases and decreases in each person’s reading rate and took the average.

The data revealed three periods of especially speedy reading that correlate directly with heightened moments in the plot and also, perhaps predictably, with increased mention of Mr. Darcy’s name. This is an infographic love letter.

Yours truly dear Darcy,

Team Oyster






Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 The Shadows of the Past can’t save you from the Shadows of the Present. 

The Maya come alive in Pat Murphy’s Nebula Award-winning novel, The Falling Woman. 

 The Shadows of the Past can’t save you from the Shadows of the Present.

The Maya come alive in Pat Murphy’s Nebula Award-winning novel, The Falling Woman. 






Thursday, March 20, 2014
“The beginning of genius is being scared shitless.” 
- Louis-Ferdinand Céline
(Jonathan Carroll)

“The beginning of genius is being scared shitless.” 

- Louis-Ferdinand Céline

(Jonathan Carroll)






Monday, March 3, 2014
ilovecharts:

Kick-ass women crime writers for Women’s History Month. These crime-fighting pioneers don’t fear a little murder and mayhem—they welcome it. 

ilovecharts:

Kick-ass women crime writers for Women’s History Month. These crime-fighting pioneers don’t fear a little murder and mayhem—they welcome it. 






Friday, February 28, 2014
Our salute to this year’s 86th Academy Awards consists of paying homage to the spectacular crop of nominees.It’s the movie that made us ponder life’s big questions while dealing with heavy subjects such as AIDS, homosexuality, and confusion about one’s own preferences. For further reading on the above subjects, please see below.

Our salute to this year’s 86th Academy Awards consists of paying homage to the spectacular crop of nominees.

It’s the movie that made us ponder life’s big questions while dealing with heavy subjects such as AIDS, homosexuality, and confusion about one’s own preferences. For further reading on the above subjects, please see below.







Thursday, February 27, 2014
Our salute to this year’s 86th Academy Awards consists of paying homage to the spectacular crop of nominees. 
The movie about a glamorous socialite who falls from grace is a tale so captivating most people didn’t want it to end. In the vein of women everywhere who have had a long fall from grace, the novels below are just up Jasmine’s alley.

 

Our salute to this year’s 86th Academy Awards consists of paying homage to the spectacular crop of nominees. 

The movie about a glamorous socialite who falls from grace is a tale so captivating most people didn’t want it to end. In the vein of women everywhere who have had a long fall from grace, the novels below are just up Jasmine’s alley.

 






Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Our salute to this year’s 86th Academy Awards consists of paying homage to the spectacular crop of nominees.
Do the twisted family dynamics in Osage County make you yearn for your own zany clan? If so, the reads below are chock full of kooky mothers and quarreling siblings.

Our salute to this year’s 86th Academy Awards consists of paying homage to the spectacular crop of nominees.

Do the twisted family dynamics in Osage County make you yearn for your own zany clan? If so, the reads below are chock full of kooky mothers and quarreling siblings.






Thursday, February 20, 2014
Black History Month is a time to reflect on the struggles and celebrate the victories of African Americans throughout US history. Here, we’ve selected five mystery authors whose harrowing stakes, thrilling trails, and masterfully crafted deductions are as much informed by black history as they are expansions upon it. 

Black History Month is a time to reflect on the struggles and celebrate the victories of African Americans throughout US history. Here, we’ve selected five mystery authors whose harrowing stakes, thrilling trails, and masterfully crafted deductions are as much informed by black history as they are expansions upon it. 






Friday, February 14, 2014