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Perfect Book Lovers Vacation – The Open Book, Scotland

Are you a book lover? Do you need a vacation? Are you willing to wait…3 years?!

Well look no further because I got you covered.

This wonderful little bookshop has a room available and for $50 a night, you can run the bookshop!

No better way than to be able to run a bookshop for a week with a little less commitment. Sounds perfect, right?!

CBS did a wonderful little segment on it, which you should check out below!

While it does hurt me a little bit that the bookshop isn’t run by a massive book lover (she watches the movies more than reads the books) it’s still a fantastic idea. There’s also a potential up-and-coming movie about this place. Not sure how to feel about that, but I guess well see.

But if you’re looking for a little quiet get away, and are willing to wait about 3 years for a spot (as she’s completely booked up until then) then this is your destination!

 

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic at The British Library

Do you love Harry Potter?

Do you fancy a trip to London?

Then you had better get your passport organized and start planning a trip because this is just too good to miss!!

The British Library in London, England  has one of the coolest exhibitions ever! Going on right now.

Just about to open is Harry Potter: A History of Magic  (October 20  2017 – 28 February 2018)  their newest exhibition and it looks to be absolutely incredible.

Go and look at the history of magical creatures and study the stars!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! 

I think this calls for a field trip!

 

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Banned Books Week 2017

Banned Books Week 2017

We are just about half way through Banned Books Week 2017. How is your rebellious reading going?

Despite the coverage there are still some people who aren’t clear what it is or why it came about.

Or why it is important.

Why you should be able  to read what YOU want.

The New York Public Library, a most wonderful place  in New York City, a  happy place full of really bookish people has quite a lot of helpful ideas to understand, get fresh reading and more. For a little understanding on the importance of this week and to take a quiz on how well you really know your banned books (and this is one reader who did really embarrassingly badly 🙁 ) jump over to here.  This also has a list of suggested books to read that were banned!

If you have young readers in your life Salon has a great piece on why young readers should read banned books. Very compelling. Common Sense Media, the website that monitors and rates all media for appropriateness for children, also has a thoughtful piece on this topic.  You don’t have to be a parent to read these! And really? Captain Underpants and Roahl Dahl books were banned?

And what about once the week is over? Book Riot is celebrating the week with a “bookish bundle” that would carry your books and you expressing yourself on the subject of book banning!

Happy reading!

Banned Books Week 2017