We’re Sorry to Inform You That Harry Potter Isn’t Perfect, and Here’s How We Know

We’re Sorry to Inform You That Harry Potter Isn’t Perfect, and Here’s How We Know

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There are people who like Harry Potter, there are people who love Harry Potter, and then there are people who buy Harry Potter underwear. And even though we don’t really want to think about it, there are probably some people who don’t really care for Harry Potter and aren’t all that curious about what house they’re in or what their Patronus is.    If you’ve ever been curious to know who these strange people are and what their rationale is, you can always hop onto Goodreads and delve into the dirty underworld of the one-star Harry Potter book reviews. Their numbers …

We’re Going to Need Sunglasses for This One: Cracked Throws Shade J. K. Rowling’s Way

We’re Going to Need Sunglasses for This One: Cracked Throws Shade J. K. Rowling’s Way

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I’m not always the most sociable person. When I’m in social settings I tend to shut down a little, especially if I happen to be surrounded by people I don’t know who all seem to know each other. When I find myself in such a situation, I look for the nearest non-human entity (dogs are best, cats are fine, and fish will suffice), or retreat to a corner near the food spread and silently consume a week’s worth of calories.    But if there is one thing that can draw me out of my anti-social slump, it’s Harry Potter. For …

11 Bookshelves That Will Warm Your Bookworm Heart

11 Bookshelves That Will Warm Your Bookworm Heart

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There’s nothing more beautiful to a reading fanatic than a bookcase stuffed full of immaculately organized books. But sometimes you need to spice up your library with something a little different. So check out these lovely bookshelves that’ll make you insanely jealous!   For the Harry Potter fans, there’s this curvy masterpiece that will either make you feel like you’re in Diagon Alley, or make you feel like you’re about to fall over.      For the lazy reader who doesn’t want to have to get up to grab a book, there’s this multifaceted chair-slash-bookcase that only needs a massage function to be utterly …

Become a Jane Austen Character in This Role-Playing Game!

Become a Jane Austen Character in This Role-Playing Game!

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If you ever find yourself longing for the good old days (namely, those of Regency-era England), then I have a delightful surprise for you that will make you happier than Elinor Dashwood at the end of Sense and Sensibility.   Via Giphy   No, time travel still hasn’t been invented (we should probably stop holding our breath), but the next best thing has actually been lurking on the internet for over a year. Ever, Jane is the online virtual reality game you never knew you needed, in which players get to create their own avatars using some of Jane Austen’s most beloved characters …

These 3 Amazing Writers Score MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant!

These 3 Amazing Writers Score MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant!

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Here’s a nice daydream to fuel you through your mid-week slump: you wake up on a feather mattress to a butler handing you a perfectly brewed mug of your favorite coffee and a pumpkin cheese danish. You slip on a cozy robe and take your coffee onto your private patio, where you breathe in the crisp autumn air while overlooking the skyline of your kingdom. Snuggled up on a tastefully upholstered chaise lounge, you are are just about to doze off into a well-earned post-wakeup nap when your phone rings.   It’s a stranger on the other end, and the stranger says, “Congratulations, you’re a …