8 Writing Apps That Will Change Your Life

8 Writing Apps That Will Change Your Life

Via Giphy Computers have changed the nature of writing due to all the help with which we are offered by dedicated writing devices. These devices allow us to power through a draft without stopping to read over and over again. Some might say the distinction between revision and composition has begun to erode entirely.   Many are of the opinion that the pen is still mightier than the keyboard, but for those of you who are breaking the tradition and typing out your work, here are some brilliant apps to help you create the perfect piece of prose in less time than you ever imagined. …

11 Literary Festivals to Attend and Rejoice with Fellow Bookworms

11 Literary Festivals to Attend and Rejoice with Fellow Bookworms

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Sleep, eat and breathe literature by attending these eleven literary festivals around the world. Whether you are a public speaker, an author or just someone with a passion for anything literary, these festivals are the perfect opportunity to hang out with fellow literati (bookworms) and immerse yourself in discussions, debates, workshops and other cultural and arts events that will blow your mind.   1. Shanghai International Literary Festival, China.   Having grown from small beginnings, this is now China’s leading English language literary festival, at which all genres are celebrated and discussed in order to create a taste for the current literary landscape. Each March, you can attend …

Sleeping is a Waste of Time at These Literary Inspired Hotels

Sleeping is a Waste of Time at These Literary Inspired Hotels

Some people love reading so much that they try and sleep surrounded by as many as possible. Luckily, there are people out there designing and building such places of sorcery just for them. Bookstr has compiled a lovely list of 9 hotels where you can have a unique literary experience for as long as your bank account lets you. Sleep surrounded by books, sleep under them, have a bookshelf for a door, sleep in a Virginia Woolf themed room, we don’t really care. Just do you.    1. Book and Bed, Tokyo.   Image Via Pinterest Image Via Pinterest   The atmosphere of …

Black Mirror Fan? You’ll Love Theses Books Challenging Modern Society

Black Mirror Fan? You’ll Love Theses Books Challenging Modern Society

There are a few things that remain the same every time I am subjected to an episode of Black Mirror, the hit TV show blending science fiction and horror to appeal to our deep rooted anxieties about modern society. The first being that I must be feeling pretty head-strong to agree to watch an episode in the first place. You don’t want to be in a fragile state with only your pillow to hide behind. Second, each time the episode is over and the deed is done and we can all finally go back to a less terrifying existence, I scan the room for my friends …

Top 10 Author-Dog Relationships of All Time

Top 10 Author-Dog Relationships of All Time

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Just when you thought you would be seeing less fluff on your newsfeed now that National Puppy Day has been and gone, THINK AGAIN, because we at Bookstr have found the furriest of archives documenting famous authors kicking it with their dogs and it is just about as much cuteness as we can take in this lifetime.   In the humble words of Jon Katz:   Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s the one thing …