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  • Every year we get to celebrate our parents with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. But what about those awesome people who watch the kids when the parents are busy or at work? While we are happy to celebrate parents’ contributions, we would like to take a moment to appreciate those whose job is to take care of children when the parents are away. So, in honor of them, we have compiled a list of our favorite childcare providers in books.

     

    Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  • The library is every reader’s best friend – borrowing books, doing research, scooping up bargains on second-hand books from the library sale shelves, or just enjoying the atmosphere. Many libraries are architecturally stunning, with floors of carefully preserved and catalogued tomes – if only my jewelry collection was quite so organized!

    These cute pieces will help you show your love of book borrowing without going overboard – perfect for the next time you are putting an outfit together to head down to the library for a study session.

  • Happy Birthday, L. Frank Baum! A heart. A brain. 

    Courage. Your characters all want so much, so, in honor of your birthday, we decided to give them story recommendations that will help them. Believe us, our ideas are way better than the Wizard’s. Really, a silk heart? That is supposed to cut it?

     

  • Podcasts are a great way to catch up on all your favorite topics. But what if fictional characters were allowed to host? Here are 5 literary characters that should have their own podcast.

  • Let’s set the facts straight—books don’t exist without an inciting incident. Everything after the inciting incident is the story. Everything before is backstory. It’s the spark that gets the plot rolling. But what would have happened to these characters if nothing had ever changed? Read on to discover the disastrous (and for some, preferable) results.

  • The tradition of playing harmless tricks on friends and neighbors goes back hundreds of years, and has been mentioned in literature as far back as 1392 in Chaucer’s ‘Nun’s Priest’s Tale’. Many famous authors have taken their pranking off the page and into real life, as well. Virginia Woolfe participated in the Dreadnought Hoax of 1910, posing with friends as Abyssinian royals. Even the dour Edgar Allen Poe perpetrated a series of scientific hoaxes in the 1840s, including a fictional balloon trip!

    From Shakespeare to Harry Potter, here are eight of the best tricksters in literature.

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