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Drop Everything, It’s Gryffindor Pride Day and Here Are The Tweets to Prove it

Hey! Gryffindor enthusiast here. I know what you’re thinking: “but are you actually a Gryffindor?” Yes. No, I did not take every sorting hat quiz available on the internet multiple times until I got Gryffindor. Yes, I took the *official* Pottermore quiz, and yes, I got Gryffindor the first time. Settled.

It’s no secret that all Hogwarts Houses have dedicated members with the pride of their loyalties running deep through their veins. Every house has a day to shine, and it’s time for Gryffindors near and far to unite and celebrate. Clearly, I have a lot of love for my house. But trust me, I’m not the only one. Check out these tweets by members of Gryffindor House expressing their pride.

 

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Sing your praises!

 

Gotta love some good lyric changes!

 

 

ALL THE FEELS… 

 

Every time.

make that social distance fun! (and productive of course)

 

Who said you can’t boast your Gryffindor pride while social distancing?

 

 

Loud and Proud!

 

And we love you for it!

 

 

love from ravenclaw 

 

We will throw this love right back to you on your special day!

 

 

quarantine but make it comfy 

 

Yes.

 

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Take a Bite Out of These TV Shows and Movies!

We’re back with more recipes! This time, we bring you cookbooks based on some favorites from the big and small screen. Take a culinary trip to Westeros or Monica Gellar’s kitchen with these fantastic culinary creations. Enjoy!

 

A feast of ice and fire: the official game of thrones companion cookbook– chelsea monroe-cassel and sariann lehrer

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Are you surprised? Just because Game of Thrones is over, it doesn’t mean we have to stop our obsession. In fact, we can further our obsession with these recipes that allow us to indulge in the fantastical cuisine of Westeros.

 

the star wars cookbook: wookie cookies and other galactic recipes– ROBIN DAVIS

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Take a break from fighting intergalactic crime and cook up some of these out-of-this-world recipes!

 

 

The official Downton abbey cookbook– Annie gray

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An elegant cookbook for an elegant series!

 

The one with all the recipes: an unofficial cookbook for fans of friends– teresa finney

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You can practice your culinary skills before cooking up a huge feast for the Friends reunion this spring!

 

The Casablanca cookbook: wining and dining at rick’s– Sarah key, jennifer newman brazil, and vicki wells

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Take a step back in time with this one. Plus, there’s fun trivia to spice up your cooking experience!

 

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Fairytale Retellings You’ll Wish You Wrote

It’s National Tell a Fairytale Day! We here at Bookstr absolutely love classic fairytales. They remind us of simpler times when all we had to worry about was what we wanted to eat for lunch and who we wanted to play with on the playground. But as we grow, we expand our *very sophisticated* taste for literature, and we find ourselves fascinated with fantastical worlds with modern elements. So, to satisfy your thirst for classic tales with modern twists, we’ve compiled a list of magical fairytale retellings that will make you wish you wrote them.

CInderella- ‘cinder’ by Marissa Meyer

 

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Cyborgs and androids and princes, oh my! Cinder combines the best of the beloved fairytale with the best of science fiction, action, and romance. This book will capture your attention and pull you into the world of New Beijing, a world where technology rules and interests collide.

 

beauty and the beast-  ‘A court of thorns and roses’ by Sarah j. maas

 

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Beauty and the Beast takes on a fantastical new life through this complex story complete with faeries, curses, and of course, romance. A Court of Thorns and Roses brings a fantastical addition to the world of fairytale retellings.

Queen of Hearts- ‘heartless’ by Marissa Meyer

 

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Think you’ve had enough of Wonderland? Think again! Marissa Meyer completely transforms this classic world from a new perspective. Far from the character we think we know, Heartless allows us to dive deep into the world of the Queen of Hearts when she was just Catherine, a beautiful young baker in Wonderland.

SNOW WHITE- ‘THE SHADOW QUEEN’ BY C.J. REDWINE

 

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Snow White gets a fiery new twist with this one. Heir to the throne and fugitive Lorelai is armed with a vengeance and ready to kill the Queen who murdered and took her family’s throne. When Prince Kol of a neighboring kingdom makes a wicked deal with the Queen, he finds himself torn between his promised task and Lorelai, who has completely subverted his expectations.

 

Cinderella- ‘geekerella’ by Ashley poston

 

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Geekerella steps beyond the fantasy world and tells the story of Ellie Wittimer, book superfan. Sound familiar? As this fandom fanatic crashes into the world of heartthrob Darien Freeman, both learn they may have more in common than they think. This lighthearted story positions the classic fairytale in a modern, realistic setting, complete with movies, meet-and-greets, and cosplay. What’s not to love?

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These Cookbooks Bring Your Favorite Stories To Life

If there’s one thing we love as much as books, it’s food! There’s nothing better than eating some good food while you dive into your favorite literary world. But, are you ever sitting there, happy as can be, when suddenly your whole world is turned upside down because the characters are eating some delicious food, and now all you can think about is eating the exact food they’re eating, no matter how far-fetched? Reading experience ruined. Well, the day has finally come. No longer will you be tortured by fantastical cabbage soup or just plain old chicken nuggets. We look out for you here at Bookstr, and we’ve compiled a list of cookbooks that will tell you exactly how to bring foods from your favorite worlds to your own table. Bon appetit!

 

The unofficial harry potter cookbook: from cauldron cakes to knickerbocker glory–more than 150 magical recipes for wizards and non-wizards alike– dinah bucholz

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Phew! You’ll definitely work up an appetite after reading that title! Words can’t describe how excited we are that we can cook all the magical recipes that we’ve grown up reading about.

 

Green eggs and ham cookbook: recipes inspired by dr. Seuss– Georgeanne Brennan and frankie frankeny

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Why not take a trip down memory lane? These recipes based on Dr. Seuss classics like Green Eggs and Ham (and more) will ignite your inner child!

 

The unofficial Narnia cookbook: from Turkish delight to gooseberry fool–over 150 recipes inspired by the chronicles of narnia– dinah bucholz

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Didn’t we all wish we had a magical wardrobe that sent us to a magical world where we could be beloved kings and queens? The answer is yes. This cookbook will take you one step closer to befriending a wise and benevolent lion.

 

The little women cookbook: tempting recipes from the March sisters and their friends and family– wini moranville

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With the recent release of the beautiful Little Women remake, we are craving more of the Marches. These recipes will definitely make you feel like a member of this wonderful family, from their table to yours.

 

dinner with Mr. darcy: recipes inspired by the novels of jane Austen– pen volger

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This innovative cookbook reimagines the plethora of food that appears in these beloved novels. Dinner with Mr. Darcy brings the best of Jane Austen’s novels to your table with a modern, easy twist.

 

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Galentine’s Book Picks To Share With Your BFF

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to spoil your significant other, but its also the perfect day to spoil your BFF! Everyone has their favorite things to do for Galentine’s Day, so why not add some awesome books into the mix? Here are five recommendations to share with your bestie!

 

Little Women- Louisa May Alcott

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An undisputed classic, Little Women tells a story with incredibly strong women and timeless themes. A perfect addition to this Galentine’s Day!

Since You’ve been gone- Morgan matson

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Since You’ve Been Gone tells the story of best friends Emily and Sloane as they make their way through an unconventional summer. If you have a best friend that constantly encourages you to be the best you can be, you’ll connect with this one.

 

The unexpected Everything- morgan matson

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Clearly, we’re loving Morgan Matson this Galentine’s Day! The Unexpected Everything has it all: friendship, romance, ice cream, and dogs. Tons of dogs. What could be better? You’ll definitely enjoy reading about this quirky group of friends as they navigate their summer with some unexpected twists.

 

A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS- khaled hosseini

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This heartwarming book tells the story of two young women, Mariam and Laila, as they share life experiences while living in Afghanistan. A Thousand Splendid Suns beautifully explores the precious nature of life and will definitely inspire you.

 

 

sisterhood of the traveling pants- ann Brashares

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Another classic here! The friendship between Lena, Carmen, Bridget, and Tibby is surely something extraordinary, and you’ll definitely want to share these special girls with your own group of besties. This book makes us wish we had a magical pair of jeans!

 

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