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8 Authors and Their Beautiful Typewriters

For a twenty-first birthday many people may ask for a car or a designer bag or perhaps a holiday somewhere tropical, but not me. For my twenty-first birthday all I wanted was a typewriter. Yes, I am serious. And yes, I did receive one. I was beyond happy!

Check Out These 11 Amazing Bookish Sand Sculptures!

Summer is here, which means many people will be heading to the beach. Maybe books and water don't mix too well, but that doesn't mean that people can't show their love of literature. Check out the sand sculptures below of some of the most beloved characters and places from books.


9 Quotes to Octavia Butler Quotes to Set Your Mind Alight

June 22nd marks the day that the late and great African-American science fiction writer, Octavia E. Butler, would’ve turned seventy-one. She began writing sci-fi stories as a shy teen and found her creative outlet every time she picked up a pen.

9 Books That Will Make You Do a Double Take

Sometimes when I'm browsing through the shelves of my local bookstore or library, I'll read a title on a spine that makes me stop and look again just to make sure I read it right. Below are some of the best examples of this that the Internet has to offer.  Some are meant to be ironic.

5 Summer Reads and the Perfect Drinks to Go with Them!

With the heat of the summer upon us, people come out of hiding for all the awesome seasonal festivities to enjoy. Whether it’s parties, holidays, barbeques, or going to the beach everyone comes out in droves to soak up a little sun. Yet it also feels like summer is in slow motion.

6 of the Most Gorgeous Fictional Libraries

Libraries are a great device for story-telling, and creators know it. They are an invaluable way to get characters the information they need in stories where the protagonist can't just use Google, as well as a setting that provides a scene with a unique ambiance.

10 Zen Quotes to Help Bring out Your Inner Yogi

Whenever I see people who have a calm and easy demeanor about them, I’m pretty jealous. I’m always laid-back, but my mind is guilty of some frazzled moments. Today is International Yoga Day and every time I meet a yogi I’m in awe. How are they so calm? How are they so relaxed?

12 'Lord of the Rings' Quotes for Dark Days

In The Fellowship of the Ring, Lady Galadriel gives Frodo a phial of starlight, "a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out". While we can't get our hands on anything like that, words can provide their own kind of light.

9 Amazing Songs Inspired by Literature

Books can change the way you think about things; the right strand of words can strike something up inside of you. It's not unlikely to feel uneasy, dizzy, overwhelmed, inspired, or full after reading the right essay, poem, story, or novel. (Words are, like, insanely cool.)


8 of The World's Most Unique Libraries

I love libraries. Even if I'm not looking for a particular book, I can spend hours perusing the shelves and walk out with several books I would have never read otherwise, all for a grand total cost of nothing as long as I have my library card on me.

5 Memorable Quotes From Fictional Fathers

Father's Day was this past Sunday, and it got us ruminating on the wisdom of fathers, so here are some memorable quotes from fathers and paternal figures in fiction. Enjoy!