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Literature Muse

 This is lovely - you can actually buy it in the Etsy shop.

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.etsy.com/listing/199913511/the-muse-of-literature

Sherlock Holmes - The Case Study

I don't know anyone who doesn't know or like Sherlock Holmes. This sophisticated gentleman gained more respect and likeliness than any other know fictional detective regardless of how irritating, stubborn and sassy guy he is. Well, who doesn't like intelligent and witty badass boys? ;-)

 

Adam Frost and Jim Kynvin from The Guardian looked through Sherlock's adventures and ended up with impressive number of data presented in elegant infographics. Love them! To see all click here.

 

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2015/jun/29/sherlock-holmes-examining-the-evidence-in-charts?CMP=twt_gu&CMP=twt_gu

In honor of Caitlyn Jenner - trans reading list

 

I think it was very brave of Caitlyn Jenner to expose herself and to speak openly about her life choices. I guess she'll experience a huge amount of positive and negative emotions from all people around her, her family, friends, sport-mates, fans, strangers etc. Regardless of what people's opinions are I'm sure of my opinion that such a brave act deserves a huge respect. I was positively surprised to view the reading list created by one of the US bookstore with a list of books from, by and about trans people. In honor of Caitlyn Jenner. 

 

Here's the list preview - to view full list of books click below: 

 

   

   

    - you can vie the whole reading list here

What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

It seems I am well-adjusted, logical and creative. How about you?

 

Source: http://www.pens.com/handwriting-infographic

A Surprising History of Pen Names

I had no idea that Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, or George Orwell are all pseudonyms! 

 

Source: http://www.printerinks.com/a-history-of-noms-de-plume-infographic.html

Westeros on Google Maps

Fan of Ice and Fire series created a google map-like Westeros map. WOW :-)

 

 

 

If you'd like to see more detailed map, no problem ;-) Here it is - click the map to enlarge and go to the interactive map page.

 

Source: http://mashable.com/2015/05/07/westeros-google-maps

Beautiful mix of andscapes and photographs of animals

Created by the Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie.

 

Source: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/05/double-exposure-animals-andreas-lie

10 idioms about books - a perfect lexicon for a book lover

Source: http://ebookfriendly.com/idioms-about-books

Happy #NationalLibraryWeek! 11 of America's most spectacular libraries

"My library is the place where I find inspiration, information,

and connection with the world - and peace." - Ruth W. Crocker

 

 

 

Step into amazing libraries, click here

21 Things Only People Madly In Love With Books Understand

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1. You’re completely against judging a book by its cover, but you will absolutely judge a person by their favorite book, without hesitation.


2. The main reason you fear death is because there are just so many books to read and you have to read them all and damn it if death doesn’t understand that! Heaven better be a giant library, that’s all I’m saying.

 

3. “Just one more chapter” is the most valid argument you’ve ever heard.

 

4. One of the greatest joys is reorganizing your bookshelf. And by “reorganizing,” we mean taking all the books off the shelf, cleaning the shelf, and putting all of the books back exactly where they were before, but taking the time to individually reminisce on each book as it’s lovingly placed back on the shelf. You’re basically Scrooge McDuck counting and recounting all of his gold.

 

5. You need a minimum of a week to recover from a truly fantastic book.

 

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Source: http://thoughtcatalog.com/johanna-mort/2015/04/21-things-only-people-madly-in-love-with-books-understand

Bands Named After Classic Literature

I love reading while listening to good music so I've read the article about bands and origins of their names with great attention. Musicians are often perceived as merrymakers, addicts or playboys. Good to know that for many inspirations came from high classic literature. The full lint of bands can be found here.

 

 

THE DOORS

The Doors took their band name from Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception, which was itself taken from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell from English poet William Blake:

 

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”

 

 

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

Bassist Mikey Way was working at a Barnes & Noble when he was taken with the title Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance from Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh. His older brother and co-founder Gerard Way suggested the word "My" at the beginning of the band name.

 

 

MOBY

Born Richard Hall, the electronic songwriter got his middle name "Melville" and the nickname "Moby" from his parents, who told him at a young age that Moby Dick author Herman Melville was in their family lineage. "The basis for Richard Melville Hall—and for Moby—is that supposedly Herman Melville was my great-great-great-granduncle," he told CNN.

MORE BANDS

What the sleep habits of famous writers tell us about their wrtitings

 

you can enlarge here

Source: http://www.fastcompany.com/3026741/work-smart/what-the-sleep-habits-of-famous-writers-reveal-about-their-productivity

33 Books You Should Read Based On Your Favourite Films

I didn't know I'm such a cinema fan! I've watched nearly all movies listed below but I need to catch up with all those books! The book covers and titles are clickable, telling the truth, I have to add quite a few of the titles to my shelf...

 

The list was created by the BuzzFeed staff. 

 

 

 If you love Lost in Translation, try A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.

  

A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki 

 

If you love Inception, try Ubik by Philip K. Dick.

  

Ubik - Philip K. Dick 

 

If you love Mean Girls, try Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

   

Only Ever Yours - Louise O'Neill 

 

If you love Pulp Fiction, try The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

  

The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt 

 

If you love Seven, try The Treatment by Mo Hayder

  

The Treatment - Mo Hayder 

 

If you love Star Wars, try Saga by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples

   

Saga, Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples 

 

If you love Juno, try Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

   

Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell 

 

If you love The Matrix, try Neuromancer by William Gibson

   

Neuromancer - William Gibson 

 

If you love Gosford Park, try The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

   

The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton 

 

If you love Raiders of the Lost Ark, try Sandstorm by James Rollins

   

Sandstorm - James Rollins 

 

If you love The Usual Suspects, try The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

   

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie 

 

 

If you love Spirited Away, try The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

   

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman 

 

If you love Memento, try The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

   

The Face of a Stranger - Anne Perry 

 

If you loved Terminator 2: Judgment Day, try Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

   

Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson 

 

If you love Back to the Future, try When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

   

When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead 

 

If you love The Departed, try The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins

   

The Friends of Eddie Coyle - George V. Higgins 

 

If you love Groundhog Day, try The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

   

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August - Claire North 

 

If you love Gladiator, try The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden

   

The Gates of Rome - Conn Iggulden 

 

If you love Contagion, try Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

   

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel 

 

If you love Alien, try Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

   

Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer 

 

If you love Up, try The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

   

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson 

 

If you love Amélie, try The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

   

The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery 

 

If you love The Hurt Locker, try Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

   

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk - Ben Fountain 

 

If you love The Royal Tenenbaums, try The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson

   

The Family Fang - Kevin Wilson 

 

If you love Blue Valentine, try Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

   

Dept. of Speculation - Jenny Offill 

 

If you love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, try Q by Evan Mandery

    

Q - Evan Mandery 

 

If you love Pan’s Labyrinth, try Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

   

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs 

 

If you love Midnight In Paris, try The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

   

The Paris Wife - Paula McLain 

 

If you love Donnie Darko, try Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter

   

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid - Douglas R. Hofstadter 

 

If you love Bright Star, try Frances & Bernard by Carlene Bauer

   

Frances and Bernard - Carlene Bauer 

 

If you love Gravity, try The Explorer by James Smythe

   

The Explorer 3 (The Explorer, Book 3) - James Smythe 

 

If you love Caché, try Threats by Amelia Grey

   

Threats - Amelia Gray 

 

If you love Little Miss Sunshine, try The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick

   

The Good Luck of Right Now - Matthew Quick 

 

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/pulp-fiction#.karKMrkoX

Creative Examples of Bookish Advertising via Book Riot

 

More on Book Riot

Source: http://bookriot.com/2015/02/25/12-creative-examples-bookish-advertising

Men look better with books

The Instagram account Hot Dudes reading tracks down and takes photos of man reading while commuting. The people behind the project say they "appreciate men with good looks and good books." And continue: "Reading is fundamentally hot, and who doesn't like to fantasize a little bit about the sexy stranger we spot sitting across from us?"

 

I think all people, regardless of their sex, look great with books in their hands. I don't think I would have enough courage to photo strangers in the metro but I think it's an interesting project. One thing I would add - a book title. I think I would be more interested in the books than in the man's looks ;-) 

 

Here are several of the photos: 

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/hot-dudes-reading-instagram-proves-books-are-sexy_n_6656406.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

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