booksnotbulletsMalala Yousafzai

Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai notes that

Just eight days of military spending could educate the world

To bring attention to that, she has launched the #BooksNotBullets hashtag and asks people to post a photo of themselves holding one of their favorite books and a statement on why they prefer “books not bullets.”

Anyone here want to add their selfie?

Read more HERE

At Buzzfeed, Farrah Penn gives us

11 Charts That Accurately Sum Up Being A Book Nerd
Book nerdSee the rest HERE

At Mental Floss, Jennifer M Wood looks at

11 Famous Books That Have Proven Impossible to Film

Historically, Wood writes, about a third of all Hollywood productions are adaptations of novels, and that over the past three years, at least half of each year’s 10 highest-grossing films have been adapted works.

But just because a book reads well doesn’t mean it will film well (see: Dune), which is why history is filled with much-beloved books that have proven impossible to film (though not always from a lack of trying). Here are 11 of them.Confederacy of DuncesRead the whole story HERE

The Author Who Wrote in Bookstore Windows

Writer in the windowIt was a challenge, a dare, Jake Rossen tells us at Mental Floss.

One by one, the pages went up in the window.

The author started at 1 p.m., craning the necks of passerby outside the shop. They wondered about the man sitting in the window, hunched over a typewriter. It was like a piece of glass that allowed you to see the gears and pistons of a machine.

When the Dangerous Visions bookstore in Sherman Oaks, Calif., closed that day, Harlan Ellison had completed a short story that included a pregnant corpse and three suspects.

Read the whole story HERE

9 of the World’s Most Beautiful LibrariesAdmont Abbey Library, AustriaAdmont Abbey Library, Austria

Indulge your inner bibliophile. Whether you’re a voracious reader or you haven’t picked up a book since college, swoon over these spectacular libraries.

Read the Pure Wow story HERE


How well do you remember The Baby-Sitter’s Club books?

Take the quiz HERE

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