9 Couples That Were Meant To Be But Never Were

9 Couples That Were Meant To Be But Never Were

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Missed connection: you were two characters in the same novel. You had every opportunity to fall in love and make my dreams come true, but you didn’t! You were perfect for each other, and I don’t know why others can’t see that.   It’s so frustrating when two characters who are meant to live happily ever after end up taking different paths without one another. We’re here to talk about a few couples who we felt had potential, and we’re still sad they’re not an item.   1) Heathcliff and Catherine from Wuthering Heights   Via Giphy   You can’t deny it: There’s …

4 Ways Books Help Friendships

4 Ways Books Help Friendships

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Friendships, like books, are bound together with love. Day-to-day life can make it hard to keep in touch, especially if you and your friend live far apart (or you’re bad at keeping up with texting like me). That’s where books come in! There are a few ways that you can keep up with your pals through reading, and anyone can do it.   1) Pick a book to buddy read   Reading the same book will give you and your friend something to talk about as you’re going through all the emotions that come with a really good book! If you …

This Map Breaks Down America’s Most Popular Books By State

This Map Breaks Down America’s Most Popular Books By State

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Are you a fan of American literature? If you’re feeling ambitious, now is the time to challenge yourself to read across the United States!   It’s actually quite simple all thanks to a map that names each state’s most popular book. Some of the titles sound like a perfect fit, others we didn’t see coming!   Check out this beauty!       Look at all of these books! If you live in the US, what’s your state book?       Images courtesy of Tech Insider

Did You Know? 8 Facts About ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

Did You Know? 8 Facts About ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

J.R.R. Tolkien’s incredible Lord of the Rings series has inspired generations of fantasy lovers around the globe to imagine the intricately detailed world that is Middle Earth. You may consider yourself a fan of the series or the movies, but let’s see if you know everything! Here are 8 facts about Tolkien’s epic tale.   1) Legolas may not have had beautiful golden locks!   While Orlando Bloom looked incredible in the movies, Tolkien never actually describes Legolas’ appearance in full detail. Yet, he describes every other elf! Why not our archer? Does this mean that he’s been a red …

Authors’ Love Letters To Public Libraries Will Melt Your Heart

Authors’ Love Letters To Public Libraries Will Melt Your Heart

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  I, like many others, have very fond memories of visiting my local library and being swept into a world of what seemed like never-ending books. We’ve written about why we love libraries and how to support them, but English high school librarian Lucas Maxwell took it a step further and asked authors to share an inspiring message for library lovers.   Out of 100 queries he received 50 responses from authors of all genres, and they were pretty amazing!   Children’s book writer and animator Mo Willems seems pretty excited!   Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2sAH8Ov   “I wrote most of …