9 Types of Readers You Definitely Know

9 Types of Readers You Definitely Know

We know them. We love them. We are them: Bibliophiles. Just like any type of categorization, there are tons of different types of readers out there that approach the art of consuming literature in unique ways.   Here’s a sampling that we’ll ALL relate to in some way:   1. The “Weekend Warrior” Reader      Let’s start off easy. The “Weekend Warrior” Reader approaches reading with a cool demeanor, as this type of reader doesn’t sweat over an ever-mounting “to-read” list. They read for pleasure on the weekends or whenever the opportunity presents itself. Let’s be honest, this is a great …

These Bookish Pranks Are Actually Hilarious and Totally Do-Able

These Bookish Pranks Are Actually Hilarious and Totally Do-Able

April Fools Day is… creeping… up in two short days, and it’s time to get your prank plans in formation. You could just wing it, but it’s best to remember the 6 P’s: Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Say goodbye to toothpaste pranks of the past. Check out these bookish pranks, instead, courtesy of Barnes and Noble, Huffington Post, and us: 1. Read novels, with outlandish (and fake) book covers, on public transportation. Image Courtesy of Youtube We wouldn’t be worth our salt if we didn’t start this article with the quintessential “fake book covers on public transportation” prank. …

Celebrate #NationalPuppyDay with Puppies Reading!

Celebrate #NationalPuppyDay with Puppies Reading!

March 23rd marks National Puppy Day, and we can’t stop squealing over all these precious puppies surrounded by books. True definition of cuteness overload! But we’re not complaining. Here’s 11 of our favorite puppies reading that we can’t wait for you to see. Without further ado… 1.     Ok, this pup is sitting on books but OMG. Need we say more?! (Source) 2.  Now THIS is my type of book club/study session. (Source) 3. It’s always a good idea to brush up on your species’ history! (Source) 4. Can we switch lives, wittle pug?! (Source) 5. LOL. Such a …

‘Winnie the Pooh’ Banned in China

‘Winnie the Pooh’ Banned in China

It’s a sad day for Christopher Robin and friends in China. According to Newsweek, the Chinese Communist Party has decided to ban the cult-favorite, Winnie the Pooh, as well as James and the Giant Peach, Peppa Pig, and any other foreign picture book that features “subversive ideology.” Why? Beijing plans to implement these measures as a part of a “growing battle to limit foreign influence on Chinese society.” If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. ~ Winnie the Pooh — Love …

Unemployed Poet Wins Prestigious Literary Award

Unemployed Poet Wins Prestigious Literary Award

In today’s heartwarming news of the day, Ali Cobby Eckermann, an unemployed Australian Aborginal poet, won the $165,000 Windham-Campbell Price, one of the world’s richest literary prizes, seemingly out of the blue. NPR reported that when Eckermann received the email notifying her of her win, she was shocked, and “pretty much just cried.” “I’m fascinated they even knew about me,” Eckermann told The Sydney Morning Herald. And it’s about time she’s been recognized for her work. Eckermann has published several powerful poetry collections as well as a novel in verse and a memoir. As described by NPR, Eckermann derived inspiration …