Check out These 7 Photos of Famous Authors’ Diaries

Check out These 7 Photos of Famous Authors’ Diaries

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Lets face it, it’s really wrong to read someone else’s diary. It crosses all sorts of boundaries that you don’t want to cross. It also makes you completely untrustworthy and kind of a piece of shit, unless of course the diary belongs to one of our favourite authors. Then it’s totally okay.   The main difference between diary entires written before the great wave of Facebook and Twitter and those written after is that before people started offloading every little detail of their lives onto their public profiles, writers actually wrote concisely what they really feel into their diary. It wasn’t a …

Why Interactive Comics Journalism Is Exploding and Your Paper Bin Is Not

Why Interactive Comics Journalism Is Exploding and Your Paper Bin Is Not

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In recent years, interactive comics and virtual reality have found their way to journalism. Comics journalism is a hybrid medium combining elements of sequential art, journalism, documentaries, and political cartoons.   On the importance and relevance of this burgeoning art form, we turn to Dan Archer, a Brooklyn-based Englishman who is ready to embrace the potential of virtual reality as a journalistic tool. Archer is the founder of Empathetic Media, a multimedia agency that uses graphic journalism—virtual and augmented reality—to tell news stories in an immersive new way.   Archer has drawn comics on topics ranging from the recent closing ceremony …

Grab a Tissue and Read These Love Letters to and From Famous Writers!

Grab a Tissue and Read These Love Letters to and From Famous Writers!

Love can throw you in a thousand directions. Some people mellow out completely, some people go a little crazy, and some people start out mellow and then go crazy. The first love will probably be the hardest to lose, and after that, it’s safe to say that they get better with age and experience, just like a fine wine or cheese. We have compiled a list of the eight sauciest love notes exchanged by literary all-stars.   Via Metro   Zelda Fitzgerald to F. Scott Fitzgerald:   I look down the tracks and see you coming—and out of every haze & mist your darling rumpled …

Hit up 6,000 Children’s Books Online Free Thanks to This Library

Hit up 6,000 Children’s Books Online Free Thanks to This Library

Here at Bookstr, we’re all about making you wiser, and sometimes richer. Here’s why free virtual libraries are our newest obsession, and now, they’re going to be your kid’s newest obsession too.   The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature at the University of Florida contains more than 130,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to the present day. The library also has manuscript collections, original artwork, and assorted ephemera such as board games, puzzles, and toys. They have put 6,000 children’s books online, for free.   Image Via UFDC.com     Children’s …

Ireland’s Most Famous Book Might Actually Be Two Books

Ireland’s Most Famous Book Might Actually Be Two Books

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The history of the Book of Kells, which for those who don’t know is the most famous early medieval manuscript surviving today and arguably the coolest artifact on display in Dublin, is currently being rewritten due to new revelations that came to fruition last week.    The lavishly illustrated manuscript attracts over 500,000 visitors down to Trinity College Dublin each year to study the pages themselves. The Book of Kells is thirteen inches wide and ten inches high and consists of 340 folios made from calfskin vellum, and it really is a sight to behold…even if Medieval art and scripture isn’t your thing.   Image Via …