When you download Keepster, you can organize years of messages into cute, easy-to-navigate folders. Then - the real reason we’re obsessed - you can turn those folders into books.
We all love Pride and Prejudice, and one list just wasn’t enough. Has anything been more embraced? More memed? There’s just something about this book. And don’t get me started on the movies. That’s controversy I don’t need. Though there are probably an endless number of god tier Pride and Prejudice memes, but I’m only human, so here are five.
He’s a Smooth Man
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He has to know he has no idea how to small talk. Has he met himself? Has he even seen the show? He was like, you know what I need? To endear myself to this woman. What are my most charming skills? Oh, I know, saying absolutely nothing and being nice. What could be better than mixing them? Nice house, also I’m in love with you. I guess at least he’s being positive for once.
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Poor Elizabeth’s expression just communicates so much. Am I mad though? It’s true, her mom is a terrifying person whose energy is hard to deal with, but she does care. A lot. Too much. It’s INCURABLE. Obviously Elizabeth didn’t want Darcy to talk shit about her mum, but wasn’t he kind of right? It’s like she makes peace with her mother’s eccentricity just out of spite. What an icon.
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Oh, sure, it’s accurate, but it’s so short and simple! Mr. Collins would never be so to the point. He would just max out the word limit and then talk to customer service to see if he could write more. He didn’t even mention Catherine de Berg once. It could never happen. Please, though? I confess, I don’t remember if he begged, but it feels perfectly accurate.
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Just reacting the way any functioning adult would to the presence of their crush. Just mentally yelling at yourself to be cool, and covering your entire face. All his mystery and mystique is just the the panic of an absolute nerd. This man is doing his absolute best, and I think that’s admirable. Sure, he’s failing catastrophically, but he’s trying. I think we can all relate.
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To be real, if someone confessed their adoration to me, I’d turn into Gonzo too. Me? My me? There’s also the element of outrageous insults leading into it. Nothing like getting mad at your nemesis insulting people you care about, and then they beg you to marry them. There might be weirder situations, but I don’t know what they could possibly be.
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1. Holden Caufield
Not into phonies. 6”2, if that matters. Smoker. Drinker. I’m probably the biggest sex maniac you ever saw, but recovering from an operation on my clavichord.
Looking for a ring. Something to call precious.
3. Patrick Bateman
Return some videotapes and chill?
About Huey Lewis and the News: Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in ’83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He’s been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
4. Big Brother
You WILL love me.
There will be no fault in our stars…as long as you aren’t a Virgo or a Pisces.
Looking for someone who can cook, clean, and tuck me in. Older women are my Achilles.
7. Elizabeth Bennet
I am a gentleman’s daughter; so far we are equal. On here looking around, but not looking for your approval.
8. Nancy Drew
I’ll learn all your dirty secrets before you can even figure me out.
9. Lisbeth Salander
If you touch me, I’ll more than alarm you.
10. Hester Prynne
Independent. Not on here to get slut-shamed. Into religious dudes.
11. Anna Karenina
A married woman, but curious. I don’t love you yet, but I’ll respect you.
12. Jane Eyre
I may not be your first, but I will be your last.
You know what they say, you can’t judge a book by its cover; but let me ask you this, would you read a book even if you couldn’t see the cover?
Throughout the country, booksellers are captivating readers to be risk takers and read books solely based on the seller’s’ opinion. If you’ve ever been set up on a blind date, then you know that it’s all about taking chances — and booksellers want you to take a chance on them.
There are many locations that have adopted this idea, each offering a unique quality to their “blind date” process. For instance, at Book Culture, an NYC-based bookstore with three locations throughout the city, they wrap the book in a paper bag and the only clue they provide is a “read me if you liked these” list of book titles. This idea might seem crazy, but Cari Quartuccio from Book Culture says, “It’s been the most successful table we’ve ever put together.”
If you consider yourself a “bookworm” and like being adventurous, then this concept might be the perfect fit for you.
To learn more about the different locations, check out the full article here.
Feature and in-text images courtesy The Wall Street Journal