Best Literary Bromances (LINK)

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We love this piece from The Huffington Post on some of the best literary bromances. From Potter and Weasley to Hamlet and Horatio, these best buds of literature reflect the relationships that have been around for ages: The concept of a ‘bromance,’ however, is not revelatory or new. They’ve been occurring for ages (see: Homer). [….]

Coolest Pro-Reading Ads Ever

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We love this piece from The Huffington Post on Israeli advertising agency ACW Grey Tel-Aviv¬† and bookstore chain Steimatzky creating a cool ad campaign for books and reading.¬† The ads feature readers sleeping next to their favorite literary characters. Check out a few of the print ads in the following and all of the ads [….]

Most Well-Read Cities in the U.S.

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From The Huffington Post: Alexandria, Va., and Knoxville, Tenn., are cities for readers, if not always the kinds of books your parents wanted you to read. Alexandria and Knoxville ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on Amazon.com’s annual list of U.S. cities buying the most books, newspapers and magazines per capita from the online retailer. [….]

Owen Egerton on Great Writing Wisdom

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Just like any writer, we love to hear great writing advice. Sure, said advice is not always wanted, but pearls of wisdom can be gathered from even the most unwelcome bits of useless “advice.” Owen Egerton, an Austin writer, posted on The Huffington Post Blog about the collection of advice that he’s come to listen [….]

Director Chris Columbus Pens His First Novel

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Director Chris Columbus, who has helmed such Hollywood blockbusters as “Home Alone” and the first two “Harry Potter” films has tackled publishing. In a blog post with The Huffington Post, Columbus says his debut novel, co-written with Ned Vizzini, was something that he’s tinkered with for over a decade: The story of this novel starts [….]

Beautiful Animation of Pablo Neruda’s ‘The Me Bird’

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From The Huffington Post: Pablo Neruda’s poem, “The Me Bird,” is the Chilean writer’s ode to a “bird of a single feather.” The words are gorgeous enough, but Brazilian design and graphics studio 18bis took it upon themselves to create a stunning layered animation that brings the short work to life: