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How-To Tuesday: How to Make a Dr. Seuss-inspired Truffula Tree Pom Pom Rug

For parents-to-be who happen to be literary nerds, take a page from Dr. Seuss' books to decorate your new little one’s room with an adorable and sweet nursery theme. You can pull inspirational quotes from the books of Seuss, play up bright colors that will keep your little "Who" entranced, and of course load up the library with all of the Seuss classics. To tie it all together, you can make a Truffula Tree Pompom rug as a subtle and stylish nod to Seuss' The Lorax. This project requires very little in the way of materials and is simple enough to make that any level crafter can do it. Not only will it be a stylish room accent, it can be the perfect backdrop to the endless newborn photo shoots.

Remember, a handmade project adds a personal touch, no matter how small!

Bookish Events in New York City: March 30th–April 3rd

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It’s another busy and exciting week for bookish events in New York City. This week offers writing inspired by Drake, as well as work curated by The Catapult. There are multiple opportunities to partake in some poetry, including at the celebration of an amazing new anthology. On Thursday, head over to Housing Works to listen to some local authors discuss writing about New York City. Make sure to tweet at us to let us know which events you loved!

Learn to Bake Delicious, Boozy Sweets with Quirk author Krystina Castella on

Fans of boozy-flavored cake: are you ready for more? Quirk author Krystina Castella is launching a class on Tipsy Cakes for, based on her and Terry Lee Stone’s fabulous book Booze Cakes. The class paired with the Booze Cakes book is now the most comprehensive assemblage of technique and tested recipes on baking with alcohol out there. Check out what Krystina has to say, and how to get a discount on the class, after the jump!

Women in Comics Part III: 10 Awesome Graphic Novels by Women

For the final part of this series, I want to talk about all of the incredible graphic novels by women that are floating around in book and comic stores out there. These women are putting out beautiful, lengthy, amazing works of art and calling them graphic novels, and you can just buy them! With regular money! At a store! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!

Bookish Events in Philadelphia: March 27th–April 2nd

April, already? Almost! We can’t believe how quickly the year’s going. April is National Poetry Month and we can’t wait to see what Philadelphia has in store. The ground is blossoming pink and yellow and though it’s not quite warm yet, we can feel it just around the corner. The last fews days of March are promising but we can’t wait for warm weather adventures and poetry in Clark Park! Check out this week's Bookish Events:

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