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How-to Tuesday: A Roundup of DIY Bookish Crafts

 
Paper Flowers via the Tiny Painted Blog
 
Books are a wellspring of DIY inspiration– whittling all the amazing stuff out there to our top 10 was no easy feat! This list has a variety of crafts at varying skill and book-destruction levels for everyone's skill and comfort level, so hopefully you'll find a way to get your creative juices flowing.
 
However! Before you start, we recommend that you to do a little research, especially if you're working with an unfamiliar garage-sale find. A quick google search of the title, author, and year should affirm that you're working with a book that could use a second life and not a priceless first edition. After you're certain, let the crafting begin! 
 
1. Paper Flowers (Tiny Painter Blog): These are all the rage right now, and while they do look beautiful with colorful paper, the book worm in our hearts wants to chomp on these blooms from the Tiny Painter Blog. Om nom nom!
 
2. Book Vases (Confetti Sunshine): The nice thing about these book vases is that as long as you don't mind a little water in your book, you don't need to rip it apart to make these flower arrangements. We think they would be perfect centerpieces at a book lover's wedding. 

Read like Rowling: Five Books that Influenced "Harry Potter"

 
The magic of the Harry Potter series (besides, you know, the wand-waving and stuff) is how easy the books are to sink into: the characters are delightful, the language is beautiful, and the lessons are profound. But these beloved tales of adventure and coming-of-age become even more rewarding when you’ve read all the books that its author relished as a reader.
 
The creatrix of the most beloved children’s series of ever is herself a ferocious bookworm (surprising, right?) who read and wrote stories all through her childhood and earned a BA in French and Classics at the University of Exeter. Here are five titles that cast a spell on Joanne Kathleen Rowling.
 

Six (More) Authors Who Rock

People often take for granted that musicians who write their own songs are very much like authors, except they put their stories to music. It comes to no surprise then that many musicians have published books, whether it be poems, short stories, or novels. Here are six talented musicians who have found success in the world of literature as well!

Literary Events in Philadelphia This Week: July 13th - July 20th

 
Now that the holidays are over and there’s no better way to pass the time than by reading, writing and enjoying the bookworm lifestyle, get ready for another week of awesome Philadelphia literary events, including, this week, readings, readings, and readings!
 

How to be Awesome at Binge-Watching a Television Series

Binge-watching a season of Game of Thrones? Yes please.

Bring your binge-watching to the next level. Follow these six steps to show that TV show who’s boss and make the most of your procrastination.

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