Show your stuff, Potter buffs.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
We know Eddie Redmayne’s likely to play main character Newt Scamander, but who else would we like to see populate this new (old) wizarding world?
Reports circulated this week giving us our first real glimpse at who will populate Newt Scamander's life during his explorations of the North American wizarding world.
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Tina and Queenie are sisters, while Jacob is said to be Newt's rival.
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Love is in the air.
If you haven't heard, Aziz Ansari, along with sociologist Eric Klinenberg, has written a book.
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Modern Romance explores romance in today's technology-fueled times in Aziz's sharp comedic voice.
Need some love advice? Let Aziz help.
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Let us in on the secret.
Get this: Each year more than 300,000 books are published in the United States alone.
That's more than 800 every single day.
But for some reason, we always seem to be talking about and quoting the same ones, whether it's The Great Gatsby or Harry Potter.
Truth is, though, there are TONS of hidden gems out there that could seriously use more hype.
Maybe it's Richard Yates' Disturbing the Peace, which chronicles the mental breakdown of an advertising salesman who struggles with addiction.
Yates is remembered for writing Revolutionary Road in 1961.
Friday, May 29, 2015
From Lonely Planet’s The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures.
Discover a whole spectrum of colors in the corals of Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
You can keep your distance with a glass-bottomed boat, or strap on your snorkel to get up close and personal.
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Gape at the Limestone Karsts of Halong Bay, Vietnam.
The clusters of limestone islands loom over crystal blue water, and none look exactly the same.
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Hike to Iguazú Falls, on the borders of Argentina and Brazil.
Look specifically for Garganta del Diablo (aka Devil's Throat) — at 82m high, it is the highest of the falls.
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Dive at Ko Phi Phi, Thailand.
Scuba divers and snorkelers can check out plenty of coral, or go deeper to explore the sunken King Cruiser.
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Add these beauties to your reading list!
Obernewtyn Chronicles, Isobelle Carmody
What it's about: The book series so far contains six novels, with a seventh on the way. It's set in a post apocalyptic setting, depicting a world long after its destruction by a nuclear holocaust.
Why you should read it: "The writing style and quality really transports you into the book setting. The characters are rich and varied and I have never come across another book with a similar storyline." – Rebecca Jean Bennett, Facebook
The Tomorrow Series, John Marsden
What it's about: The Tomorrow series captures a world where a small band of teenagers wage a guerrilla war on the enemy base after they find their home town in ruins. A movie adaption was released in 2010.
Why you should read it: "The Tomorrow when the War began series by John Marsden, His writing, as usual shows the perfect understanding of both the difficulties of being a teenager, a teenage girl, and puts it in this amazing backdrop. How he manages to so fluidly develop the characters throughout the series is a wonder." – Jess O'Toole, Facebook
Came Back to Show You I Could Fly, Robin Klein
What it's about: The novel explores a complex and unlikely friendship between a lonely 11-year-old boy and a drug-addicted, pregnant young woman.
Why you should read it: "A story of an unconventional friendship and learning about life the hard way." – debsw2
“Harry had a thin face, knobbly knees, black hair and bright green eyes.”
There's no way Voldemort would try to kill this baby.
Now there is a boy who lived.
Just look at those secret chambers.
Don't forget the classic eye-roll.