Hilarious Book Reviews: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Edition

Hilarious Book Reviews: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Edition

Despite being a best-seller, Fifty Shades of Grey has received more criticism than most popular books. Some readers did not buy into the hype and turned to the internet to write their opinions. Yet, in a lot of reviews, people were very unspecific as to why exactly they were giving the book a poor star rating. Here are a couple of our favorite reviews we saw on Amazon.    No, December 12, 2016 By  Amazon Customer Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, Book 3) (Kindle Edition) My daughter cracked my code and is charging my card. I …

Did This Super Fan Figure Out Jon Snow’s Real Name?

Did This Super Fan Figure Out Jon Snow’s Real Name?

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After watching the Tower of Joy scene from the season six finale close to 50 times, one fan possibly figured out Jon Snow’s real name. Be warned: Possible spoilers ahead!   In the episode, we see the Tower of Joy in a Bran flashback, which confirms the Rhaegar + Lyanna = Jon theory. In the scene, Lyanna starts telling Ned the baby’s name that starts with J and contains three syllables. Using Game of Thrones history, Reddit user and general GoT lover, sparkledavisjr figured that Jon’s real name might be…   Jaehaerys!   Jon Snow doesn’t even know his real name…     Here is sparkledavisjr’s explanation …

6 New Book Adaptations Coming in Summer 2017

6 New Book Adaptations Coming in Summer 2017

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Instead of watching the entirety of The Office for the tenth time in a row this summer, indulge in some new TV shows and movies! You know what makes the best shows and movies? Those that are based on books, of course. Here’s a list of six new movies and television shows based on books coming out in the summer that we are super excited to watch.    1) The Dark Tower Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/2sllyNB   This story actually takes place after the last book in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, but it is based on the story and world …

Hide Your Secrets in These Harry Potter Safety Boxes

Hide Your Secrets in These Harry Potter Safety Boxes

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Are you looking for a gift for the friend who won’t stop talking about Harry Potter? Are you that friend?   Either way, you have to check out these Harry Potter Safe Boxes. You can use it to hide a gift, your valuables, or even use it as a way to propose.   Image courtesy of Imgur    From the front it just looks like a hardcover version of the individual the Harry Potter books. Imagine every time you go to reach for your jewelry, you get to open The Half-Blood Prince and relive when you first read the series!    Image …

Reading Helps Adult Brains Develop

Reading Helps Adult Brains Develop

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Researchers are constantly finding that reading is healthy for your mind and overall well-being. A new study conducted for Science Advances that focused on the effects of learning to read as an adult showed that reading activates deeper parts of the brain than scientists previously thought.   The research committee taught 30 adult women, from two villages in India, how to read. Participants went under functional magnetic resonance imaging scans to study brain functions before and after learning to read the Devanagari alphabet. Over the course of six months, they learned letters, then monosyllabic words, and eventually left the program with the ability to read and write at a …