Tuesday, January 27, 2015

28 Reasons You Should Stay Inside And Read A Book

Like you need an excuse.


Nobody loves a blizzard.



Unless you're some sort of crazy snow sports enthusiast, in which case this post probably isn't for you. Go snowshoe or whatever it is you're so into.


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But a snowstorm is the perfect time to put a dent in your To Read list.



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(No matter how long your To Read list is.)



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Because nothing beats snuggling up with a good book and a warm cup of cocoa.



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Monday, January 26, 2015

How Many Books From Oprah's Book Club Have You Read?

You can’t consider yourself well read until you’ve delved into Ms. Winfrey’s book club, right?


How Well Do You Know "The Virgin Suicides?"

Are you a stone fox or just meat on bread? Take the quiz to find out!


19 Adult Entertainment Professionals Share Their Favorite Books

At the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, BuzzFeed asked professionals in the adult industry what their favorite book is to prove, once and for all, that you can’t judge a book by its cover.


Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


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Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit


Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit


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Wild Ones by Jon Mooallem


Wild Ones by Jon Mooallem


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The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes, and Brida by Paulo Coelho


The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes, and Brida by Paulo Coelho


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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Which Part From The "Harry Potter" Books Do You Wish Were In The Movies?

Just give me Peeves.


Harry Potter is the best series of books to ever exist, as any Potterhead will tell you.


Harry Potter is the best series of books to ever exist, as any Potterhead will tell you.


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And while the movies are amazing, sometimes you watch and you're just like, "WHAT?"


And while the movies are amazing, sometimes you watch and you're just like, "WHAT?"


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Like, why did they add this random scene to Half-Blood Prince...


Like, why did they add this random scene to Half-Blood Prince...


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...when we could have had the scene where Harry and Dumbledore go to the Gaunt shack and learn about Voldemort's family?


...when we could have had the scene where Harry and Dumbledore go to the Gaunt shack and learn about Voldemort's family?


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Friday, January 23, 2015

21 Reasons "Harry Potter" Has The Most Dedicated Fandom Ever

Tumblr is basically Hogwarts, you guys.


HP Fans will entertain every possible "what if" within the Harry Potter universe. In fact, they probably already have.


HP Fans will entertain every possible "what if" within the Harry Potter universe. In fact, they probably already have.


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They understand the importance of social hierarchy.


They understand the importance of social hierarchy.


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HP-inspired abstract art is a thing that exists.


HP-inspired abstract art is a thing that exists.


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They will pretty much inject Harry Potter wherever and whenever they can.


They will pretty much inject Harry Potter wherever and whenever they can.


which is all the time.


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One coffee cup to rule them all!


A Starbucks barista recently posted a photo of a coffee cup on Imgur featuring an incredibly detailed drawing of Middle-Earth, J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional continent where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place.


A Starbucks barista recently posted a photo of a coffee cup on Imgur featuring an incredibly detailed drawing of Middle-Earth, J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional continent where The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings take place.


Liam Kenny


The cup was given to the barista by Liam Kenny, a 26-year-old artist from Liverpool who created this extraordinary sketch in five hours.


The cup was given to the barista by Liam Kenny, a 26-year-old artist from Liverpool who created this extraordinary sketch in five hours.


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Liam used a HB pencil and a tea bag to give the design an authentic "map" feel, and he even managed to capture the perilous Mordor.


Liam used a HB pencil and a tea bag to give the design an authentic "map" feel, and he even managed to capture the perilous Mordor.


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24 Books You Should Read, Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

The ultimate television show–based book recommendation guide.



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15 Book Quotes That Perfectly Describe Friendship

A tremendous thing.


Clarence Darrow for the Defense, Irving Stone


Clarence Darrow for the Defense, Irving Stone


Sometimes making friends is as easy (or as difficult) as loving the same book. No closeness compares.


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The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis


The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis


It's that spark of learning that, in all this sea of confusion and posturing and ridiculously terrifying wonder, THAT person understands.


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The Diary of Anaïs Nin: Vol. 1, Anaïs Nin


The Diary of Anaïs Nin: Vol. 1, Anaïs Nin


And, beyond enjoying your own thoughts reflected in another person (because, really, who doesn't enjoy that?), there's the excitement of discovering a whole new world in someone else.


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Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury


Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury


You'll bond in moments of kindness, of understanding...


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23 Inspirational Maurice Sendak Quotes To Get You Through The Day

“There’s so much more to a book than just the reading.”



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2. "Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!" - from Where the Wild Things Are


3. "Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children's letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, 'Dear Jim: I loved your card.' Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, 'Jim loved your card so much he ate it.' That to me was one of the highest compliments I've ever received. He didn't care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."


4. "Children are tough, though we tend to think of them as fragile. They have to be tough. Childhood is not easy. We sentimentalize children, but they know what's real and what's not. They understand metaphor and symbol."


5. "I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more."



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