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Cobie Smulders to Star In ‘Stumptown’

Variety reports that star of How I Met Your Mother and A Series of Unfortunate Events Cobie Smulders will lead ABC’s  upcoming adaption of the comic book series, Stumptown. 

The comic book series won the Eisner Award for Best Limited Series in 2011. It first launched in 2009 with four-issues—and then Oni Press revived Stumptown for five-issues in 2012. In 2014, it became to an ongoing series.


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Created by writer Greg Rucka and artist Matthew Southworth, Stumptown follows protagonist  Dex Parios (played by Smolders) who resides in Portland, Oregon and an ex-military private investigator with a gambling problem. With a complex past, Dex is uses her sharp intellect to try and solve other people’s problems while running away from her own.

This not Smolders’ first comic book adaptation. She was was an agent of S.H.E.I.L.D. in several of the Marvel movies, starting with 2012’s The Avengers, and is expected to return later this year in both Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. She also made guest appearances on ABC’s Marvel TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


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This will be Smulder’s first regular series role since she portrayed Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother which finished its ninth and final season since 2014. Produced by ABC, Stumptown is written and executive produced by Jason Richman. Other executive producers include Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, Justin Greenwold, Ruben Fieischer and Dave Bernad.


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5 of Your Favorite Bookworm Characters from Literature!

August 9th is Book Lovers Day! As a book-obsessed kid, I often found myself latching on to bookworms within the books themselves. It’s awesome to read a book and find your own passions reflected in a character. Here are a few amazing book lovers we find in our pages (and screens)!






Hermione Granger

(Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)


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[…] She was dashing back, an enormous old book in her arms.

“I never thought to look in here!” she whispered excitedly. “I got this out of the library weeks ago for a bit of light reading.”

Light?” said Ron, but Hermione told him to be quiet.





Matilda Wormwood

(Matilda by Roald Dahl)


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“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” 





Tyrion Lannister

(A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin)


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“I have a realistic grasp of my own strengths and weaknesses. My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind… and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. That’s why I read so much, Jon Snow.” 





Liesel Meminger

(The Book Thief by Markus Zusak)


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“She said it out loud, the words distributed into a room that was full of cold air and books. Books everywhere! Each wall was armed with overcrowded yet immaculate shelving. It was barely possible to see paintwork. There were all different styles and sizes of lettering on the spines of the black, the red, the gray, the every-colored books. It was one of the most beautiful things Liesel Meminger had ever seen.

With wonder, she smiled.

That such a room existed!” 





Klaus Baudelaire

(A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket)


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“Klaus sighed, and opened a book, and as at so many other times when the middle Baudelaire child did not want to think about his circumstances, he began to read.” 





(Beauty and the Beast)


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“Look there she goes, that girl is so peculiar
I wonder if she’s feeling well
With a dreamy, far-off look
And her nose stuck in a book
What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle…”




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10 Lemony Snicket Quotes About Reading That Are Wickedly Accurate

Author Lemony Snicket is widely known for his iconic series A Series of Unfortunate Events, a series which has taught readers perseverance, the incredible bonds between siblings, and to keep an eye out for devious caretakers who may or may not adorn different disguises to trick you.


Above all, perhaps, through his insightful advice on and off paper, Snicket has offered readers one particularly important lesson: the value of books. Here are ten  Lemony Snicket quotes about reading that are wickedly accurate:




“Well-read people are less likely to be evil.” 


“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”



“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.” 



“It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.” 


“All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk.”



“Wicked people never have time for reading. It’s one of the reasons for their wickedness.”



“A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.” 


“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”


“No matter who you are, no matter where you live, and no matter how many people are chasing you, what you don’t read is often as important as what you do read.” 



“The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight…When someone is burning a book, they are showing utter contempt for all of the thinking that produced its ideas, all of the labor that went into its words and sentences, and all of the trouble that befell the author.”



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Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Wraps Final Season

The third and final season of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has finished shooting, Express reports. Although the show’s second season was only released at the end of March, Neil Patrick Harris (who portrays the main antagonist, Count Olaf) recently tweeted out a picture of himself in costume, along with a message:


Can’t believe that tomorrow is my last day as Count Olaf. For over two years I’ve gotten to play in the most creative, visual, challenging, fantastical sandbox of my career. I’m super proud, and will miss it greatly.



Harris as Olaf

Harris as Count Olaf in season two | Image Via Variety


Season three is expected to cover the final four books in the children’s series by Daniel Handler (under the pseudonym ‘Lemony Snicket’) – The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, and The End.



The first two seasons consisted of eight and ten episodes respectively – two for each book being adapted. But showrunner Barry Sonnenfeld says that the final book, The End, will only be adapted as one episode, saying “We just didn’t think there was enough material to turn it into a two-episode show.”



No release date has yet been announced for the final season.



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