My latest obsession is the website Literary Starbucks. A few students from Carleton College in Minnesota had this ingenious idea where they write about how your favorite author or character would take their coffee. The students often take on the voice and writing style of the authors or insert clever quips about the plot. Here are a few of my favorites.


Romeo, oh Romeo. I love a great Shakespeare reference. Here’s Hamlet, Cordelia, Lady Macbeth, and Shakespeare himself.


Palahniuk is one of my favorites and several of his novels are in my personal library.


Oh, Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin sure knows how to twist a plot. Red Wedding, anyone?


Gatsby … the single most hopeful person I’ve ever met, and am ever likely to meet again.” I loved Bahz Luhrmann’s take on the novel.


I loved the Series of Unfortunate Events novels by Lemony Snicket. Oh, you did, too? Good news! Netflix is adopting the series into a TV show for all of your binge-watching pleasures (narrated by Snicket himself)!


Oscar Wilde, renowned writer and francophile (he’s even buried in Paris!), wrote this fantastic screenplay called The Importance of Being Earnest. I highly recommend reading it, seeing it in theatre, or watching the film adaptation on Netflix.


Last but not least, Sleeping Beauty, who would love to suffer from insomnia. This photo is from a luxurious themed window display at the London department store, Harrod’s.

There are many, many more that I love – it was really hard to narrow down to these particular ones. Check it out!

Also, take a look at my post on why you won’t find a Starbucks in most parts of France.