The Lisa Simpson Book Club Tumblr is Hard to Put Down

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Jul 17, 2011 • References: lisasimpsonbookclub.tumblr and lisasimpsonbookclub.tumblr
The Lisa Simpson Book Club Tumblr is a collection of images and videos that showcase the brainy pupil’s love of literature. Posts range from classic pieces like Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” to more playful reads, like her favourite teen magazine “Non-Threatening Boys.” The blog also documents some of the series’ most memorable scenes and episodes, including Rev. Lovejoy’s “Book Burning Mobile.”

Some of the most popular jokes on the show derive from literary references, and this blog is the perfect place to revisit those bright moments. The tongue-in-cheek comments made about Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” may be lost on younger viewers, but can definitely be appreciated by older generations. The growing popularity of ‘Lisa Simpson Book Club’ shows how effective and comedic intelligent wordplay and references can be. The site is even being used to promote reading programs in schools and libraries. The power of spiky-haired cartoon brainiacs is not to be underestimated.

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