Hotel with over 50,000 Books Is a Bibliophile’s Dream

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Travel and reading are great ways to broaden one’s mind, and this hotel in Óbidos, Portugal called The Literary Man is home to over 50,000 books that may see true book lovers never even leaving their hotel!

As The Huffington Post reports, located just outside the historic center of a small medieval town called Óbidos, this hotel is packed full of books, some of which are even for sale. The Literary Man is in good company as Óbidos itself has seen an increase in bookshops opening as well as its own literary festival.

The books you’ll find in the grand hotel range from vintage classics, recent bestsellers, and even cookbooks. As if that weren’t enough to tempt book lovers, the hotel also features a gin bar and a massage parlor. The rooms are simple but cozy and begin at only $90 per night.

No doubt there is plenty for tourists to do and see in Óbidos, but we get the feeling that most bookworms wouldn’t leave the room, unless maybe to get a massage. For more information, be sure to check out the hotel’s official website.

Iconic Literary Homes Imagined

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When reading any book the characters are the most important thing, but often their surroundings are as iconic as the characters themselves. Many of the classic novels feature houses that almost have a personality of their own, where would the Bilbo be without Bag End, or Mrs Havisham without Satis House, and can you even imagine Mrs Weasley without the Burrow? Read More

5 Ways to Upcycle Old Books

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Old and forgotten books are being reincarnated as pretty trinkets thanks to some clever folk all over the internet. Butterflies, flowers, and even lampshades are being sculpted from the pages of dusty old books left to rot in attics all over the world.

DIY Everywhere collated some of the best ways to recycle old tomes, using the pages to bring us novel ideas…

Check out the images below and see if anything grabs your fancy! If you find one you like then head over to the website to watch their videos, and to cut, fold, and stick along with them. If book folding and origami are your thing just follow the links below and find your perfect book match.

Happy paper folding!

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Accurately Titled Novels from Writers’ HQ

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The clever minds of Writers’ HQ on Facebook have come up with these hilarious and scathing titles for books- inspired by real life tomes and completely tongue-in-cheek.

Writers’ HQ are a bunch of no nonsense writers on a mission to help other writers “stop fucking about” and get on with their writing. They offer support online and have writing retreats around the UK “for badass writers with no time or money”. Check out their website for inspiration.

The witty folk at Writers’ HQ Facebook page created some seriously funny honest book titles for their followers which we have compiled here. Just head on over to their page and give them a Like after you have laughed your socks off here.

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Stunning Literary Art Installations with James Trevino

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Literary art on Instagram is becoming such a popular form of creative expression and we are absolutely in love! After discovering Elizabeth Sagan’s bookish blog on Instagram, we have now discovered her masculine literary art twin: James Trevino, ‘bookstagrammer’, cat dad, and self-professed Potterhead.

James’s art is just as inspiring and creative as Elizabeth’s, and full of literary references for the keenest readers. Check him out on Instagram if you like what you see below!

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Neil Gaiman LEGO? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.

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Lego Ideas gives Lego fans the chance to show off their own creations and hope for it to become a real Lego set. Winners include rocket ships, Lego trophies, 3D perspective illusions, and so much more.

Alongside the contests Lego have thought up themselves, Lego enthusiasts can enter a creation they have made at home. One such person, Lego user Hwachtman, painstakingly designed a house from Coraline (a dark fantasy children’s novella by Neil Gaiman), with an amazing attention to details. It started as a sketch taken from the movie adaptation of the book, and ended up a 3,000 Lego brick construction complete with lights. Any Lego fan can register on the site and vote for their favourite set, in hopes that it will be available to purchase one day.

Check out the images below, and the Lego Ideas website for more details, and to vote!

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10 More Humorous Reviews of Classic Novels

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A few months ago, we posted an article about 10 amusing reviews of classic books from Harry Potter to Wuthering Heights. A quick look on Amazon will reveal that there are plenty of funny reviews to be found for classic books, some serious, some genuine, but all worth a chuckle. We’ve taken another look and found ten more reviews of classic books that made us smile. Read More



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