Coronavirus Chaos: An Update From Bookstr

Coronavirus Chaos: An Update From Bookstr

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We, at Bookstr, wish all of our readers courage, safety, and health amidst the coronavirus pandemic. While we self-isolate (and read more than ever!), we will be focusing on the following:  Supporting book lovers in helping them find new ways to get through, and keeping their love and passion for reading alive during this uncertain time. Supporting the independent businesses that are going to be disproportionately affected like independent bookstores and publishers. Creating articles featuring authors and books that will help people in managing their well-being. Creating ways for authors and publishers to reach the audience now that there will …

InstaNovels: The New York Public Library Is Bringing Classic Tales to Your Instagram Stories

InstaNovels: The New York Public Library Is Bringing Classic Tales to Your Instagram Stories

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This must be one of the most brilliant ideas of the last decade. ❤ ❤ ❤   According to Electric Literature, New York Public Library is redefining what a “story” is by making the Instagram stories more “readable” and “storytelling” which a service is called “InstaNovels.” Unlike the common usage of Instagram stories (people sharing their daily lives, dogs, birthdays, selfies, you name it), InstaNovels will bring classic literature to your Instagram stories. From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carol, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, to The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, you will start being able to read these classics on Instagram!   …

5 of Your Favorite Bookworm Characters from Literature!

5 of Your Favorite Bookworm Characters from Literature!

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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) Image Via Pintrest   […] 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 …

15 Book-Themed Instagrams to Enrich Your Feed

15 Book-Themed Instagrams to Enrich Your Feed

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You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach as you’re nearing the end of a really good book; that growing sense of excitement to see how it all unfolds, that thrill of feeling so deeply invested in a life other than your own, and that impending, dark-cloud feeling of “oh no, what will I do after?” knowing that your time with these characters is drawing to an end?   I think we grow so close to the characters in the books we read because it’s the only time we are truly invited to enter the world of someone other …