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






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.



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?



A Surprising History of Pen Names

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



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.



Beautiful mix of andscapes and photographs of animals

Created by the Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie.



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


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.




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 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.”




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.




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.


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


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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 



Creative Examples of Bookish Advertising via Book Riot


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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: 



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