Five Bookish Halloween Costumes Someone’s Gotta Try

Five Bookish Halloween Costumes Someone’s Gotta Try

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With a week left until the big day, it’s time to iron out your costume. Here are a few based on books that break the mold a little (or a lot). But they’re mostly just straightforward to execute. Requiring things you probably have and very little explanation, try these outside the box ideas that’ll tell everyone “This is the one day a year I put down my book and leave the house.”     Queen of Hearts Image via Good Housekeeping   The card ruff makes this so simple. Red dress, red lipstick, and a pack of cards. All you …

Be Inspired By Our Nonfiction Biography Picks!

Be Inspired By Our Nonfiction Biography Picks!

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Each week, Bookstr scans bestseller lists across the Internet to learn what people are reading, buying, gifting, and talking about most — just so we can ensure consistent, high quality recommendations. This week’s nonfiction picks are new biographies for you to dig into and be inspired! Dig in and enjoy!   5. ‘The Ride of a Lifetime’ by Bob Iger    image via amazon   The Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger is a biography by the CEO of Disney, offering tips and life advice from Iger’s fifteen years of service to the company. When Bob Iger became CEO, the Disney …

Full Trailer For ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Has Dropped!

Full Trailer For ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Has Dropped!

Good news for Disney fans! The full trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has dropped and it looks to be an exciting preview of the next chapter of the adventures of the villainess turned hero played Angelina Jolie. The sequel is follow up to the 2014 box office hit, which chronicled the tale of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of Maleficent, who was originally the villain of the 1959 animated film. Jolie will obviously reprise her role as the dark fairy, while Elle Fanning returns as Princess Aurora. The film also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda …

Teaser for ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Arrives!

Teaser for ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Arrives!

Exciting news for Disney fans! The trailer of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has arrived and it looks to be a darker tale than most Disney productions. Fan favorite Maleficent, the mistress of all evil, returns in this sequel to the 2014 version. The first film told Maleficent’s origin story, offering a different perspective on the classic Sleeping Beauty. The upcoming sequel will pick up a few years after the original, and will see the dark sorceress join with Princess Aurora to protect the kingdom from greater threat. The film will explore the relationship between Maleficent and Aurora, while crafting a beautifully realized fantasy world. …

9 Books New York Times Recommends This Week

9 Books New York Times Recommends This Week

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The New York Times’s senior editor Gregory Cowles lists nine books he regards highly in terms of their literary merit. Hop on the imagination train to escapism and check out the reads below!   The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell       1904. On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there is a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. In a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. This sets off a cycle of …