Enter For a Chance to WIN an iPhone 11 For Keeps(ter)

Enter For a Chance to WIN an iPhone 11 For Keeps(ter)

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you! A brand new iPhone 11 can be yours for the Keeps(ter). We’ve teamed up with Keepster, the one-stop-shop app for organizing years of texts and messages, and turning your fondest memories into books. We’re here to show you all of the awesome things you can do with their app – and equip you with the necessary tools to use it. Whether you are looking to organize years of texts in a clean, coherent and easy way, you want to optimize space on your phone, or you’re planning a unique and personal gift for …

Harry Potter Cast Return to Voice ‘Hogwarts Mystery’ Mobile Game

Harry Potter Cast Return to Voice ‘Hogwarts Mystery’ Mobile Game

So, having memorized all of the dialogue for each character across all eight Harry Potter films, you thought you would never again hear any new lines from the Potterverse uttered by the original actors. You were wrong. ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ is a role-playing game set in the Potterverse, and, Variety reports, you will be hearing some pretty familiar voices, while living life as a Hogwarts student through your avatar.    Dame Maggie Smith, who played Professor Minerva McGonagall in the films, has said  “If I could attend Hogwarts as a student, I would be most excited to attend the potions …

New App Allows Readers to Find Writers of Color at the Tap of a Screen!

New App Allows Readers to Find Writers of Color at the Tap of a Screen!

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Software engineer Kaya Thomas designed an absolutely awesome app called We Read Too. It lets readers easily find children’s books by writers of color featuring characters of color. It’s not always easy to find diverse children’s literature, and Thomas noticed this growing up. We Read Too should help future generations read from a wider array of authors.   The app is sleek, colorful, and easy to browse. It allows users to filter by picture, chapter, middle grade, and young adult books. With over 600 books included, the simple browsing system allows parents, teachers, tutors, guardians, and basically all adults help children …

If You Love Reading, You’ll Love These Six iPhone Games

If You Love Reading, You’ll Love These Six iPhone Games

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I don’t know about y’all, but when I can’t concentrate enough on whatever I’m reading, I always end up playing some kind of game on my phone. So! We’ve put together six of our favorite bookish iPhone games for when you’re in the reading mood but just don’t have the attention span for a book.   PSA: all of the games below are paid games, ranging from $1.99 to $4.99.   1. To Be or Not To Be     What started out as a choose-your-own-adventure book of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, To Be or Not To Be is now an addicting …

These Imagined Literary Texts Are Hilarious, Part II

These Imagined Literary Texts Are Hilarious, Part II

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Reading has a way of making us believe our favorite characters are real. Sometimes we believe they breathe the same air as us, or walk the same ground. But they don’t text (besides in part one, which you can read here).   Some mad geniuses have somehow got into contact with some famous literary figures, though. We’ve collected a few of the funniest ones.   1. “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger via Esquire   2. “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens via The Poke   3. “The Sorrows of Young Werther” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe via Sparknotes …