Happy Birthday to Hermione Granger! 39 Today!

Happy Birthday to Hermione Granger! 39 Today!

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Thanks to the note from Gwen Glazer, a librarian from NYPL, we should remember that September 19th is Hermione Granger’s birthday! This fact is also revealed by J.K. Rowling once here and Pottermore.   And one thing you need to know is that…she is 39! Yes, she’s born in 1979, according to Mama Rowling.   Let’s see how Hermione fans celebrate her birthday:   To honor #HermioneGranger, I think today we should all go to a library… pic.twitter.com/ShkVett1nD — Professional Book Nerds Podcast (@ProBookNerds) 2018年9月19日     happy birthday hermione granger we love you girly pic.twitter.com/JsUPlisSNo — cameron?? (@GRANDESDEVOTlON) 2018年9月19日     9/19 …

‘No Friend But the Mountains’ Was Written by an Imprisoned Journalist Via WhatsApp

‘No Friend But the Mountains’ Was Written by an Imprisoned Journalist Via WhatsApp

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Escaping from Iran, a Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochan ended up in the refugee camp on Manus Island, where he had been illegally detained for five years. During these years without freedom, Boochan wrote down his thoughts, anxieties, and memories on his WhatsApp, which has now been compiled into a book.   Image via Crosslight   In 2013, there were a lot of Middle and South Asian refugees flooding into Australia, longing for political protection. The Australian government stated that those refugees who do not have appropriate documents of identification would be transferred to Manus Island, New Guinea, or Nauru.    Behrouz Boochan is one of …

London’s Harry Potter-Themed Pop-Up Bar is Opening in NYC

London’s Harry Potter-Themed Pop-Up Bar is Opening in NYC

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Magic really happens, in the city!   This is a common phrase I used when something unexpectedly, good and bad, takes place in New York City, and I know lots of my friends say that too. But now, this is literally meaning something enchanted is around us! As the following posts from newyork_instagram and nybucketlist show:             在 Instagram 查看這則貼文                   ⚡️ There’s a new #HarryPotter wizard pop-up bar on Stone Street (Diagon Alley) — check it out on @NYbucketlist ⚡️?‍♀️? Photo @m_bautista330 New York Instagram(@newyork_instagram)分享的貼文 於 PDT 2018 年 9月 …

Timothée Chalamet Discusses the Importance of Talking About Drug Addiction at ‘Beautiful Boy’ Premiere

Timothée Chalamet Discusses the Importance of Talking About Drug Addiction at ‘Beautiful Boy’ Premiere

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Yo, Bookstrs, if you’re following us, you may have already known that the Call Me by Your Name boy Timothée Chalamet has a new film Beautiful Boy which is based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff. The film adaptation stars Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan, and tells a story between a father and his drug-addicted teenage son.     Covers of the Sheffs’ books | Image via eBay and Simon & Schuster UK     At the world premiere of Beautiful Boy at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chalamet attracted global attention with his new haircut, a style shorter than …

Kristen Stewart Talks about Sexual Ambiguity in Her Upcoming Memoir-Based Movie

Kristen Stewart Talks about Sexual Ambiguity in Her Upcoming Memoir-Based Movie

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If you are loyal Bookstrs, you must have already known that our Twilight-girl Kristen Stewart is currently working on her directional debut The Chronology of Water which is based on American writer Lidia Yuknavitch’s same name memoir. Recently, in her interview for Mastermind Magazine, Stewart honestly shared her thoughts about sexual ambiguity and her favorite line from the screenplay writing.      Image Via Portland Mercury   The Chronology of Water is Stewart’s first try in directing a long movie after her directing music video “Down Side of Me” and short film Come Swim. Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Chronology of Water tells a her personal story of being a sports girl exploring her …