Inspired by Literature

5 Brilliant Bookish Inventions

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Through the ages humans have wanted to make our own lives, and the lives of others, easier. The inventiveness of our fellow readers has brought about some really interesting, bonkers, and brilliant ideas, some of which I am not convinced I would use in my day-to-day life…

Here are five examples of some of the most fascinating ideas other book lovers have had over the years.

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Twitter’s #LiteraryTypos Hashtag is Hilarious

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Twitter provides some pretty funny and clever literary quips and we’re proud to be a part of the Twitter literary community. Over the last couple of days, the #LiteraryTypos hashtag has been trending to hilarious effect, showing some real imagination and creativity.

These games are so much fun to get involved in, but they’re also a great way to find new followers and seek out all the best literary members of the Twitterati. Here are a few of our favourites from the #LiteraryTypos hashtag, why not head over there and get involved yourself? Read More

Gaze upon This Great Map of Classic Literature

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It can sometimes seem like all mainstream books these days are written by either American or British authors, but of course there are still plenty of great books out there written all across the world. If you’re interested in broadening your literary horizons then you’ll want to gaze upon this great literary map created by a user on Reddit named Backforward24.

One of the great things about books is that they can transport the reader to different places and eras and show us things that we may never encounter in our everyday lives. This fantastic map shows each country represented by arguably the most classic book written by an author from that part of the world. Read More

Macbeth Witches Appear at Glamis Castle

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Glamis Castle is situated in the stunning valley of Strathmore, only 12 miles from Dundee, Scotland. It is a truly royal and magical place; owned today by Simon Patrick Bowes Lyon, 19th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, the castle was also notably the childhood home of Her Majesty The Queen Mother, and birthplace of Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret.

Many of you may also recognise the name Glamis Castle as the setting for Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’…

“First Witch: All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!

Second Witch: All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!

Third Witch: All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter.”

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Hollywood Set To Remake Harry Potter!

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J.K. Rowling has sold the rights to her magical book series Harry Potter to Hollywood execs for a new set of movies!

The last lot of Potter films were criticised for not having diverse enough characters so an LA production company is ensuring this latest edition covers all bases: Harry and Draco will be romantically involved, Hermione will be a Muslim muggle and will wear a headscarf covering her trademark frizzy hair, and Dumbledore and Snape will be recast as women. Even Hagrid will have a makeover, by making him a transgender giantess who faces discrimination from the Giant Community.

We have explored what the new movies will look like, and are very excited to see the new take on our favourite stories. Take a look below for some ideas of what we have to look forward to.

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H.P. Lovecraft Inspires New Anime!

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Yamatoworks presents Force of Will, a movie inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu.

In the movie a young girl has the power to give life to the stories she writes, and although little is known about the release, the people involved are well-renowned for their high quality work. Tokyo Ghoul‘s Yutuka Yamada is in charge of the soundtrack so we are in for a real tour-de-force, especially since he is working alongside director Shuhei Morita, known for the critically acclaimed ‘Possessions’ (2013). 

Check out the trailer below for a glimpse into the dramatic anime, coming soon!

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Monopoly to Release Winchester Version to Celebrate Austen Anniversary

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This year Winchester is celebrating Jane Austen, on the 200th anniversary of the author’s death, and today it’s been announced that there is to be a Winchester Monopoly, created to mark Austen 200.

Winchester is the final resting place of novelist Jane Austen who died in the city in 1817, aged just 41, an event that will be marked this year in a series of events in the city and around the world. Read More

10 Comical Tweets About Classic Literature

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Sometimes Twitter provides the best means for procrastination and is often a rich treasure trove of hilarity. This is one of those times. So you don’t have to trawl through a bunch of boring tweets about what someone is having for their lunch just to get a giggle out of a pun further down, we have collected 10 of the funniest literary quips there.

Readers can be some of the funniest, punniest, most comical tweeters around, just take a look…

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8 Fictional Literary Destinations You Can Visit in Real Life

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We get lost among the pages of our favourite novels, happily so, and those fictional worlds become our own. However, many of us still dream of visiting the imaginary places in our favourite novels, and while we can’t walk the halls of Hogwarts, or visit Middle Earth, we can look at places that inspired our favourite books, or the filming locations of adaptations for some inspiration for a literary holiday!

Today we have ten fictional destinations that you can – kind of – visit in real life, bringing your fictional worlds to life. Read More