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Harry Potter Literary Roundup

Just when you thought the magic was over, it revs right back up. Hold on to your hats, muggles. In honor of the new script, we've rounded up some bookish gear and accessories perfect for writers and readers who love the series. 

Posted by Rose Moore

Ernest Hemingway Rewrites Book Summaries

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Sometimes book summaries are downright lengthy. And who has time for all of that? Like, just give us the necessary details and get on with the actual book.

Hemingway gets it. He's the King of Brevity, the Ruler of Simplicity, the Banisher of Adverbs. His signature terse style is iconic. Instead of hunting lions or seeing a bullfight, which we find to be unethical, we'll have Hemingway do what he does best–give it to us straight. 

Posted by Sarah Fox

Orwell-Inspired Tips for the Perfect Pen Name

In need of a pen name, but lacking inspiration? Take advice inspired by someone whose pen name is so good, you may not have realized it wasn’t his given name—George Orwell. Before the author of 1984 became George Orwell, he was Eric Blair. Although no one knows for sure how Eric chose his pen name, these reasons may help you pick yours.

Read on, comrades.

Posted by Christina Schillaci

Life Hacks for Your Library

Unfortunately, we can't all have Belle's perfect library. But we can sure try to make our own just as cool with these five life hacks.

Posted by Sandra Woolf

Quirk Corral: Darth Bunnies and Cadbury Creme Doughnuts

Photo courtesy of The Nerdist.

A new week calls for a fresh batch of the best bookish, geeky, and crafty links that the internet has to offer. This week you can take some inspiration from J.K. Rowling’s rejection letters, get ready to party with Beverly Cleary, or keep the post-holiday sugar high going by making your own Darth Vader Easter bunny.

Posted by Jennifer Morell

10 Must-Have Things For National Grammar Day

In honor of March 4th being National Grammar Day we thought we’d celebrate with a round-up of products that show we’re not the only lovers of a well dotted i, crossed t's, and the use of the Oxford comma. 

Posted by Jamie Canaves