Crowds flock to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con

February 20, 2017

(CNN)Dressed all in black with her face exposed, Fatima Mohammed Hussein has come to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con event dressed as Bat Girl. “The minute I stepped in, I couldn’t believe this is happening here,” she told CNN. “It’s a big move for Saudi to have something like that.” Hussein was one of the many Saudis who dressed up and flocked to the coastal city of Jeddah to celebrate pop culture, comic books, video games, and film between …

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Bureau of Labor Statistics uses data to map out the ‘Hunger Games’ districts vs. real places

February 19, 2017

… geography. SEE ALSO: Woody Harrelson joins young Han Solo movie The books (and film adaptations) have made it clear that the 12 “districts” somewhat align with certain states and regions in the current U.S. geographic layout. Ever since the books came out nearly 10 years ago, many maps have attempted to show what Panem looks like. We have some pretty strong data to back up certain states and regions to districts. Take Hunger Games lead character Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer …

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Philip Pullman tweets back at fans who can’t wait for his new books

February 16, 2017

… years old. As news of The Book of Dust emerged, Pullman took to Twitter to respond to excited fans. It was pretty hilarious: @Deanrobyn22 In my spare time. Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman) February 15, 2017 @bee_the_lights No, don’t be dead. Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman) February 15, 2017 Someone even named their daughter Lyra after the main character in Pullman’s books: @CCriadoPerez That’s on my list of things to do, but I haven’t managed yet. Philip …

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New children’s book celebrates iconic artist Keith Haring’s rebellion and generosity

February 10, 2017

Image: Penguin Random House Famed artist Keith Haring was once just a boy who kept drawing. Now, 27 years after his death, Haring’s work and passion will inspire kids today all through a new children’s book encouraging them to use art to change the world. SEE ALSO: 7 inspiring children’s books to motivate your young activist Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing celebrates the lasting impact of the artist’s life, art and activism. The 40-page book, created for …

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Bookstore has free copies of ‘1984’ to help readers ‘fight back’

February 9, 2017

Someone is giving the gift of reading — of very specific books. Image: booksmith/twitter Even if our president doesn’t read, that doesn’t mean that we can’t settle down with a disturbingly accurate depiction of what our country will likely become. At a San Francisco bookstore a mysterious benefactor has made it that much easier to curl up with some dystopian classics by giving away free copies of certain books over the past few days. SEE ALSO: How Trump has already …

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13 Incredible Photos Of Vintage Bookmobiles To Remind Us Of A Simpler Time

February 9, 2017

… each page in a real book. And back in the day, books were one of the few affordable entertainment options for kids and adults alike.It makes sense why they would get so excited seeing their local bookmobile roll down the block with a fresh new batch of stories especially if they lived far out in the country without easy access to the more traditional library buildings. Do you remember lining up for a vintage bookmobile like any of the ones below? Does the bookmobile still stop by in your town? …

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Show off your house pride with new ‘Harry Potter’ book covers

February 5, 2017

Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images If you bought Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S.) when it was first released, get ready to feel tragically aware of the passage of time. This year, the book is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Luckily, publisher Bloomsbury is releasing a set of new Potter book covers to celebrate the occasion. As Pottermore announed on Friday, the designs are by illustrator Levi Pinfold, and there’s one for each of …

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Baileys Prize: Why do book awards keep changing their name? – BBC News

January 31, 2017

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‘Game of Thrones’ universe getting new story from George R.R. Martin this year

January 29, 2017

… sweet sip from the fountain of Martin fiction until he finally finishes his next book. BONUS: The ‘Game of Thrones’ Show Will End Before the books More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPushLotus Pro Send ‘push notifications’ to your website visitors. Just copy/paste a piece of code on to your site to start building your list. The Standard version ($67) works in Chrome, Mozilla and Safari. No software installation necessary. The Pro version ($97) workWP Member …

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