10 Classic Books That Almost Had Different Titles

10 Classic Books That Almost Had Different Titles

Book titles are important: along with the cover, they’re one of the first things we notice when we pick up a novel. We’ve grown so used to some famous book titles that we barely think about them anymore. Of course The Great Gatsby is called The Great Gatsby; why wouldn’t it be? But the truth is, it almost wasn’t. And F. Scott Fitzgerald isn’t the only literary figure who switched up a famous title at the last minute. Here are 10 incredible examples of famous book titles that were almost completely different.   Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Which number followed the “Catch-” in Catch-22 …

New Austen Quote App Makes Every Day Sensible

New Austen Quote App Makes Every Day Sensible

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?” Ever need 19th century sass like this in your life? The Jane Austen Centre has just released the perfect solution. The new app, the Jane Austen Daily Quote, gives you a classic Austen line every day of the year. What’s more, the delivery can be set for any time of day—in case you have particular moments when you’re in need of a witty line.  The app currently comes loaded with 365 beloved lines from the 6 books that comprise Austen’s work: Pride and …

The Ten Greatest Daniel Radcliffe Moments in Harry Potter

The Ten Greatest Daniel Radcliffe Moments in Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans around the world were ecstatic when it was announced so long ago that the series would be turned into movies. The casting was one of the most important parts of this transition, and those in charge made the perfect choice with Daniel Radcliffe as the Boy Who Lived. So, in tribute to his amazing work in the films, we created a list of our favorite Dan moments in the movies.  1) When Harry finds out he’s a wizard. He’s surprisingly cool with a giant man busting down the door, but finding out he’s a wizard? Now that …

A Book Lovers Fantasy

A Book Lovers Fantasy

Not sure what to get the person you love most in your life? We’ve selected some perfect gifts for book lovers to celebrate their love, and indulge their own love of the written word. Got any suggestions? We’d love to hear them.   The Bell Jar Phone Case Courtesy of Etsy Keep this constant reminder close to you.    Famous Book Couples Print Courtesy of Etsy Rank yourself among the best with this print.   “Old Books” Candle    Courtesy of Etsy Because nothing says romance like the smell of old books.    Personalized Book Mug Courtesy of The Literary Gift …

Must-Visit Indie Bookstores

Must-Visit Indie Bookstores

Kathleen Kelly’s “The Shop Around the Corner” will forever be in our hearts as New York’s best Upper West Side children’s bookshop. While we wish the fictional independent bookstore from You’ve Got Mail was real, there are many other bookstores that you can actually set foot inside! From California to New York, and London to Sydney, there’s never a shortage of amazing independent bookstores to visit. The Booksmith, San Francisco, California The independent bookstore located in the Haight-Asbury neighborhood of San Francisco, is loved for its wide selection of books and its many events—including “Shipwreck” and other author events. Run by husband and wife …