Weddings and literature have one thing in common, romance, and it means that literary weddings work really, really well. We’ve covered the topic a few sites at For Reading Addicts and with the wedding season upcoming, we’re at it again.
last year we brought you brilliantly bookish wedding ideas offering a stack of ideas for your literary themed wedding, and today I stumbled across this lovely slideshow, showing all the aspects of a literary themed wedding.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, here it is. If you’re planning a wedding on a literary theme, you might want to take notes.
In case you didn’t know, Towel Day is a celebration that happens every year on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams who died in May, 2001.
On this day, fans around the universe honour him by carrying a towel, reading his novels, and generally spreading the word about the great man.
Fans of Adams’ work, and in particular The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, started this celebration 2 weeks after Douglas died in 2001, and since then many of us have been honouring him in our own ways…
An Italian Orchestra- the Magister Espresso Orchestra– produced this beautiful video as a tribute to Adams, for Towel Day.
His first novel, The Room On the Roof, was written when he was 17 and was partly based on his experiences at Dehradun, in a small rented room on a roof.
His first children’s book was The Angry River, published in 1972. On writing for children, Ruskin said, “I had a pretty lonely childhood and it helps me to understand a child better.”
Ruskin has written a series of autobiographical work: Rain in the Mountains, about his years spent in Mussoorie; Scenes from a Writer’s Life based on his life up until he was 21, and Scenes from a Writer’s Life focuses on his English adventures.
“It also tells a lot about my parents”, he says, “The book ends with the publication of my first novel and my decision to make writing my livelihood…Basically, it describes how I became a writer”.
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His latest work is his memoir and collection of essays Keeping on Keeping on, published in 2016. Here he can be seen reading an excerpt for the audience at the National Theatre, with his recognisable Leeds accent.